Teenager Dayana Yastremska stages brilliant comeback to win Thailand Open

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Dayana Yastremska celebrates

Dayana Yastremska overturned a 5-2 deficit in the deciding set to beat Ajla Tomljanovic in the Thailand Open final.

The 18-year-old Yastremska looked set for an easy afternoon after winning the opening set 6-2, but her Australian opponent hit back by winning the second set by the same margin.

Although Tomljanovic lost her opening service game of the third set, she turned the tables on the Ukrainian as she won the next five games to open a 5-2 lead.

However, Yastremska then won the next four games and, after both players held their serve, it went to a tie-breaker.

And it was the teenager, who beat top seed and two-time Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza en route to the final, who held her nerve to win 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3) in two hours and 24 minutes.

It is Yastremska second WTA Tour trophy as she also won the Hong Kong Open in October 2018 while Tomljanovic’s wait for her maiden title continues.


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