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Kenin beats Bencic to claim Mallorca title

Kenin beats Bencic to claim Mallorca title”

Having rescued three break chances in her first service game of the decider, world number 13 Bencic broke Kerber immediately and that advantage proved enough to see her through to her second final of the year, having triumphed at the Dubai Tennis Championships in February.

After an incredible battle, Kenin took down Belinda Bencic 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 in two hours and 42 minutes, fending off three match points in the tenth game of the second set to stay in contention and find the way towards the victory.

"This is my special tournament and I'm going to keep coming back here for many more years to come", a delighted Kenin said afterwards. And the 20-year-old just shocked Serena Williams at the French Open last month.

Anastasija Sevastova's bid to reach a fourth consecutive Mallorca Open final fell short as Sofia Kenin prevailed over three sets in the last four.

The young American Sofia Kenin had kicked off the 2019 season from outside the top-50, winning the first WTA title in Hobart in the second week of the season and never looking back. But it was Kenin who faltered first in that set, as three straight errors gave Bencic triple set point in that game.

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The 30th-ranked Kenin will climb into the Top 30 at a new career-high of No. 28.

Kenin dug deep, though, holding her nerve to eventually break serve.

She would go on to force a tie-break and won six of the first eight points before levelling the match.

The decider was a tense affair but another Bencic double-fault helped Kenin break for a 5-4 lead and she closed out it in nerveless fashion.



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