By Chris Oddo | Sunday, July 27, 2014
Elina Svitolina became the WTA's only active teenager to have claimed multiple titles with her victory over Bojana Jovanovski in Baku.
Photo Source: Baku Cup
Elina Svitolina became the first WTA teenager to claim multiple titles in three years with a 6-1, 7-6(2) victory over Serbia’s Bojana Jovanovski in the final of the Baku Cup in Azerbaijan.
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The 19-year-old took the opener in just 22 minutes and looked to be headed to an easy victory.
But Jovanovski dialed in her serve and kept pace with Svitolina in the second set. The two headed to a tiebreaker with no breaks of serves claimed in the second set, but Svitolina quickly pounced on her opportunities in the second-set breaker to take a 4-0 lead.
From there she maintained her edge, closing out the victory in one hour and 23 minutes.
The world No. 37 dropped only one set all week (to Francesca Schiavone in the semifinals), and solidifies herself as the WTA’s second-highest ranked teenager, behind only Madison Keys, with the victory. She is also the only active teenager to have multiple titles on tour.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is the last WTA teenager to claim multiple titles. The Russian won three titles as a teenager. Monterrey, 2010-11; Istanbul, 2010.
Alexandra Panova and Heather Watson took the doubles title, 6-2, 7-6(3), over Raluca Oleru and Shahar Peer.