Development News Edition
Give Feedback

Danilovic became first player born in 2000s to win WTA defeating Potapova

Having squandered an opportunity to close out the match in the second set, Danilovic was forced to recover from a break down in the decider as she became the first lucky loser to win a WTA title.


Reuters 29 Jul 2018, 02:56 PM Serbia

Serbian teenager Olga Danilovic became the first player born in the 2000s to win a WTA title, defeating fellow 17-year-old Anastasia Potapova 7-5 6-7(1) 6-4 in the Moscow River Cup final on Sunday.

Having squandered an opportunity to close out the match in the second set, Danilovic was forced to recover from a break down in the decider as she became the first lucky loser to win a WTA title.

World number 187 Danilovic is also the youngest title winner at tour level since Ana Konjuh's triumph at Nottingham in 2015.

The left-handed Danilovic, who was granted a place in the main draw despite losing the final round of qualifying, demonstrated an impressive commitment to all-out aggression in her first career final, with 49 winners and 46 unforced errors.

Russian wildcard Potapova, who had won both the previous singles encounters with Danilovic at the junior level, fought hard to stay in the contest but was undone by 32 unforced errors as opposed to only 18 winners.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


add banner

LEAVE COMMENT