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By Chris Oddo | Wednesday June 14, 2017

 
Antonia Lottner

Germany's Antonia Lottner won her first tour-level match in style, defeating top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova in three sets at 's-Hertogenbosch.

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Germany’s Antonia Lottner stunned top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova out of the Ricoh Open at ‘s-Hertogenbosch on Wednesday, hammering nine aces and winning 45 of 63 first-serve points to claim her first career WTA win, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4.

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The 20-year-old German qualified for the tournament and entered with a 0-8 record at the WTA-level, but she was able to battle past the World No.6 in two hours and 12 minutes.

Lottner saved a set point at 4-5 in the opener before taking the game and then breaking Cibulkova in the next.

Cibulkova, who won nine of ten matches on grass last season, winning the Eastbourne title and reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals, saved both break points she faced in the second set to force a decider.

After a trade of breaks in the third stanza, Lottner notched the pivotal break to set up a second-round encounter with Evgeniya Rodina of Russia.


No.7-seeded Lesia Tsurenko (d. Krejsova), Anett Kontaveit (d. Flipkens), Carina Witthoeft (d. Giorgi) and Natalia Vikhlyantseva (d. Petkovic) were also winners on Wednesday.

 

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