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Tsurenko beats Radwanska to win Istanbul Cup

Tsurenko beats Radwanska to win Istanbul Cup and claim first WTA title

Tsurenko beats Radwanska to win Istanbul Cup

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Lesia Tsurenko won her first WTA Tour title on Sunday after beating Urszula Radwanska in the final of the Istanbul Cup.

The Ukrainian saw off her Polish counterpart in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1.

"When I saw the draw it looked tough, but I believe that if you go to a tournament you can win it," Tsurenko said.

"You have to think like this. I'm so happy I could win here and show good tennis. That's my goal, getting good results."

Tsurenko saved three set points on serve in the opening set before winning nine of the next ten games to secure her maiden title in one hour and 32 minutes.

It's the second time Radwanska has been defeated in a WTA final after her loss in Rosmalen three years ago.


Updated : 2021-09-26 02:24 GMT+08:00