WTA Tour

Svitolina wins Baku Cup

2014-07-27 14:51
Elina Svitolina (Gallo Images)

Baku - Elina Svitolina won the Baku Cup for the second straight year on Sunday, beating fellow rising star Bojana Jovanovski in straight sets.

The 19-year-old Ukrainian, who dropped only one set in a week of action in the Azerbaijan capital, beat the 22-year-old Serb 6-1, 7-6 (7/2).

Svitolina, ranked 37th in the world, took only 22 minutes to seal the first set. But neither player dropped a game in the second and so the Ukrainian took the title on a tie-break.

Svitolina raced to a 4-0 lead and won with her first match point against her opponent ranked 40th on the WTA list.

Read more on:    wta tour  |  baku cup  |  tennis

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.