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Sevastova wins Mallorca Open

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 Jun 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Calvia, June 26: Latvia’s Astasija Sevastova won the 2nd Mallorca Open by defeating Germany’s Julie Goerges 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 at the Santa Ponça Tennis Club here.

The 27-year-old Sevastova, placed 19th in the WTA rankings, had to stage a comeback to deal with the No. 54-ranked Goerges, after her rival won the first set on Sunday, reports Efe news agency.

This is the second fil Sevastova has played in Mallorca, and the first title she has won in seven years. Last year, she went down to in this tourney to France’s Caroline Garcia, who this time around was elimited in the semi-fils.

The Mallorca Open drew several of the world’s best players, including Roberta Vinci (Italy), Kiki Bertens (Holland), Kristy Pliskova (Czech Republic), Astasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia), Timea Babos (Hungary) and Laura Siegemund (Germany). Also participating in the tourney were Spain’s Carla Suarez, Sara Sorribes and Lara Arruabarre, all of whom were elimited in the first round.

Belarussian Victoria Azarenka, the former world No. 1 player, reappeared in Mallorca after a year of ictivity after becoming a mother, and although she made it through the first round by defeating Japan’s Risa Ozaki, she was elimited by Croatia’s A Konjuh. IANS

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