WTA Tour

Svitolina wins on Istanbul clay

2017-04-30 19:06
Elina Svitolina (Getty Images)

Istanbul - Ukraine's world No 13 Elina Svitolina beat Belgium's Elise Mertens 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday to clinch her third title of the season on Istanbul's clay courts.

Having previously won at Taipei and Dubai the 22-year-old was top seed in Turkey and she lost just a single set, in the first round, on her run to the title.

The 21-year-old Belgian Mertens was in just her second final after her win in Hobart in January, and will climb to a career-high 53rd in the WTA Tour's rankings.

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