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Alexandrova beats Rybakina in final to claim her maiden WTA title

Alexandrova beats Rybakina in final to claim her maiden WTA title”

Alexandrova needed only 76 minutes to beat the Spaniard, a two-times Grand Slam victor, to reach her second WTA singles final and she will look to win her first trophy on the tour when she takes on Kazakh seventh seed Elena Rybakina.

Alexandrova won 50% of her second service points while Rybakina managed to win around 38% of her second service points.

"It was a tough match right from the start", said Alexandrova.

The fifth seed, playing only in her second clash for the WTA title and the first since Linz in 2018, was ignited in the first set and saved a potential comeback by her Kazakh opponent in the next to be become the first champion of the 2020 tournaments.

The second set was tense. I won my first title, and it feels awesome.

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Spain's Muguruza, 26, had a poor run previous year but showed signs in southern China of rediscovering the form that made her world number one in 2017.

The seventh-seeded Rybakina defeated Kristyna Pliskova 6-2, 7-5 in the other semifinal match.

Osaka then saw the third set slip away with two service breaks.

From 0-2 down and staring a semi-final exit in the face, the eighth seeded Keys broke back to make it 2-2 and surged ahead to level the match.

She was all power and precision as she dominated the centre of the court and moved the teenager around, running down Anisimova's drop shots and blunting opportunities for the young player to unleash her telling forehand.



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