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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Sunday August 9, 2020

France’s Fiona Ferro is the first champion to emerge from the WTA’s restart.

Tennis Express

The 23-year-old Frenchwoman defeated fourth-seeded Anett Kontaveit 6-2 7-5 to claim her second career title at the Palermo Ladies Open.

Ferro dropped only one set during the week and increased her current winning streak to 15 matches, counting two French exhibition events that she won in Nice and Cannes over the summer.

“It was a tough match because she's a really consistent player who doesn't give you too many points,” Ferro said. “I had a good intensity throughout the whole match, I didn't miss a lot, made a lot of winners, so I'm really happy to have the trophy with me."

The unseeded Frenchwoman will make her Top 50 debut next week at No.44 in the world. She was down by a break in the second set with Kontaveit serving to force a decider but she swept through the final four games to claim the title.

Ferro improves to 2-0 lifetime in finals. She won the title at Lausanne last July, defeating Alizé Cornet in the final.


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