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Tauson claims first profession title at Lyon Open

LYON, France — Danish teenager Clara Tauson clinched her first profession title in model, beating Viktorija Golubic 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday to win the Lyon Open with out dropping a set after coming by means of two qualifying rounds.

The ultimate between the 2 qualifiers was even till Tauson reeled off six straight video games, after Golubic had damaged again to path 5-4 when Tauson served for the primary set.

The 18-year-old Tauson broke straight again to take it and was 5-0 up within the second when her Swiss opponent lastly received one other sport.

Tauson entered the ultimate with a robust benefit in serve, too, with 25 aces in comparison with only one for Golubic, and he or she added seven extra to make it 32 total on the match.

Golubic broke Tauson thrice, solely to drop her personal serve six instances.

The 139th-ranked Tauson is a former Australian Open junior champion and have become the primary Dane to prime the world junior rankings in 2019. Her efficiency in Lyon is much more spectacular contemplating she confronted top-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova within the first spherical.

The 28-year-old Golubic, ranked a hundred and thirtieth, was in her third profession last and first since dropping at Linz, Austria, in October 2016.

Golubic received her solely profession title in July that yr, on dwelling clay at Gstaad, and ended it with a profession excessive rating of 57.

She was two factors away from defeat with second-seeded Fiona Ferro serving for the match of their semifinal on Saturday.