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Coco Gauff captures second WTA singles title

/ 05:39 PM May 23, 2021
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FILE PHOTO: Tennis – WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 15, 2021 Coco Gauff of the U.S. in action during her semi final match against Poland’s Iga Swiatek REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Coco Gauff cruised to her second career singles title with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Qiang Wang of China on Saturday in the finals of the Emilia-Romagna Open in Parma, Italy.

The third-seeded American dispatched her sixth-seeded opponent in 74 minutes after fending off four break points. The title was her first since winning in Linz, Austria in 2019.

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Gauff, 17, has won 20 of her last 26 matches on the WTA Tour. She also captured the doubles title with Caty McNally on Saturday, as the duo posted a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Andreja Klepac and Darija Jurak 6-3, 6-2.

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Fourth-seeded Paula Badosa of Spain claimed her first career WTA title after Croatian qualifier Ana Konjuh retired due to injury in the second set in Belgrade.

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Badosa, who has won 13 of her last 15 matches on tour, was leading 6-2, 2-0 before Konjuh elected to call it a day due to a right hip injury.

Badosa advanced to her first WTA singles final after cruising to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Bulgaria’s Viktoriya Tomova in 63 minutes. Konjuh punched her ticket with a 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) win over Maria Camila Osorio Serrano of Colombia.

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