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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Friday October 29, 2021

 
Clara Tauson

Danish teen Clara Tauson is looking like an indoor queen at Courmayeur.

Photo Source: Courmayeur Ladies Open

It’s been a season of milestones for 18-year-old Clara Tauson, and Friday at the Courmayeur Ladies Open was no different. Tauson won from a set down at the WTA level for the first time in her career, taking out rising American Ann Li, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 to book a semifinal clash with Russia’s Liudmila Samsonova.

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Samsonova blasted past compatriot Anna Kalinskaya, 6-1, 6-2, while Donna Vekic (d. Wang Xinyu) and Jasmine Paolini (d. Yastremska) were also winner at the WTA 250 indoor hard court event.

The World No.49 continued to excel on indoor hard courts and moved a step close to booking a third title in 2021. She has already won Lyon and Luxembourg.


The No.5 seed couldn’t convert any of her three break point chances in the opening set, but she took care of things in the second and third set, converting all four break opportunities and surrendering just a single break of serve in the final two sets.

Li, who was fresh off taking the title at Tenerife, was bidding for her 20th win of the season.

Tauson hit 15 winners against 19 unforced errors, while Li hit 21 winners against 16 unforced, but it was the Dane who played better when it counted most to close out the victory in one hour and 51 minutes.


 

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