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Wang Yafan wins Mexico Open for first WTA Tour title

Yafan Wang

China’s Yafan Wang kisses her trophy as she poses for photographers after winning her Mexican Tennis Open final match against Sofia Kenin of the U.S., in Acapulco, Mexico, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)


ACAPULCO, Mexico -- China’s Wang Yafan won the Mexico Open on Saturday night for her first WTA Tour title, beat fifth-seeded Sofia Kenin 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the hardcourt event at The Princess Mundo Imperial.

The 24-year-Wang, ranked 65th in the world, overcame a 2-0 deficit to win the second set.

“This is my first time in Acapulco, and I really like it here,” Wang told the crowd. “It was an amazing week. This is a good tournament and everything is very nice.”

In the men’s final, second-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany faced Australia’s Nick Kyrgios.

In women’s doubles, Victoria Azarenka won a title for the first time since giving birth to son Leo in December 2016, teaming with Zheng Saisai to beat third-seeded Guiiana Olmos and Desirae Krawczyk 6-1, 6-2.