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Ekaterina Alexandrova Wins First WTA Title In Shenzhen

"I didn't expect the first set to be so easy so I knew the second set would be so much tougher," said Alexandrova, who is poised for the top 30 in the world.

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Ekaterina Alexandrova Wins First WTA Title In Shenzhen - SportRazzi
Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia won her first WTA singles title at the Shenzhen Open tennis tournament in China

Ekaterina Alexandrova has won her first WTA singles title after beating Elena Rybakina in straight sets in the final of the Shenzhen Open on Saturday.

The fifth seed won 6-2, 6-4 in 73 minutes to start her season and her forthcoming Australian Open preparations with a bang.

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The 25-year-old Alexandrova, who ranked a career-high of 34th in the world, collapsed to her knees after dismissing Rybakina, the seventh seed from Kazakhstan.

“I didn’t expect the first set to be so easy so I knew the second set would be so much tougher,” said Alexandrova, who is poised for the top 30 in the world.

“In the second set I think she played well but after I got the break to make it 4-4, she got a bit nervous.

“It feels amazing to win my first title, I don’t know what to say.

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“The first title is always special.”

Ekaterina Alexandrova, who shined in a WTA 125K event in Limoges, France last month, dropped former world number one Garbine Muguruza in the semi-finals in southern China.

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