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MADRID, Jan. 11 (SportsFinding) –

Russian tennis player Ekaterina Alexandrova lifted the first title of her career on Saturday by winning (6-2, 6-4) to Kazakh Elena Rybakina in the final of the Shenzhen (China) tournament, thus being the first winner of the 2020 season in the WTA circuit.

Alexandrova, who eliminated the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza in the semifinals, scored the International category appointment for the WTA from a 4-0 start, which could be 5-0 with four other 'break' balls in that game that saved his rival. The respite gave Rybakina some life and regained a 'break'.

However, he did not change the script of the Russian, who noted the first set below. In the second the Kazakh reacted with strength and quality, but seeing 2-4 he ended up giving up the game with four games followed by a Alexandrova on a roll, since the 125k event in Limoges (France) had just won last month.