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Ferro beats Cornet to win Lausanne final

Switzerland WTA Tennis

Winner Fiona Ferro from France poses with the trophy after the final match of the WTA International Ladies Open Lausanne tennis tournament, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)


LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Fiona Ferro beat her friend and French club teammate Alize Cornet 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 in the Ladies Open Lausanne final on Sunday to win her first WTA singles title.

The 98th-ranked Ferro plays for the same club in Nice as No. 48 Cornet, who described her as “like my little sister on the tour.”

Ferro clinched the title with her seventh break of serve from nine chances when Cornet sent a forehand long.

Third-seeded Cornet was the defending champion, though the clay-court event was played last year in the ski resort of Gstaad.

The 22-year-old Ferro was playing her first final on tour, while Cornet dropped to a career record of 6-7 in title matches.