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Ukraine's Svitolina Tops Mertens To Win Istanbul Tennis Title


Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina (file photo)

Ukraine's Elina Svitolina, ranked No. 13 in the world, beat Belgium's Elise Mertens 6-2, 6-4 on April 30 to capture her third title of the season on the clay courts of the Istanbul Cup tennis tournament.

Svitolina, 22, was the top-seeded player in the event and lost just one single set, in the first round.

She previously won this season at tournaments in Taipei and Dubai.

Mertens, 21, is No. 53 in the women’s rankings.

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters
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