January 27, 2023

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Mertens wins seventh WTA title in Monastir

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Belgian Elise Mertens thrashed France’s Alize Cornet to win her seventh WTA title and first this yr in Monastir on Sunday.

The fifth seed romped to a 6-2, 6-0 victory in 80 minutes towards Cornet, the third seed, within the inaugural event in Tunisia.

Mertens broke for a 3-2 lead within the first set, reeling off 11 straight video games to wrap up the match.

It was the 26-year-old’s first title since Melbourne final February and her first ultimate since April 2021.

Cornet, 32, had superior to the ultimate with out dropping a set and had additionally been focusing on her seventh profession title however first since Gstaad in 2018.

The Monastir occasion is simply the second WTA event organised in Africa, after that of Rabat in Morocco.

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