While Noami Osaka has been dominating the Grand Slams, a new young superstar has been steadily rising. Dayana Yastremska won her second career WTA title on Sunday by defeating Ajla Tomljanovic, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (3) in the final of the inaugural Thailand Open.
At just 18 years old, the Ukrainian became the first woman born in the 2000s to break into the Top 100 last summer. Now, not long later, the title in Hua Hin has bumped Yastremska all the way to No. 34 in the world.
For most of the match, it looked like Tomljanovic would finally claim her first title, especially after going up 5-2 in the third set. Yastremska then called for a medical timeout on her left knee, with the trainer returning at each changeover to massage her leg.
Tomljanovic and Nick Krygios were not buying it.
That medical was trash ????????♂️— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) February 3, 2019
Yastremska still did her part to fight all the way back, and earned the title. She dedicated the win to her mother, who suffered an injury in a freak accident at the Australian Open. A champagne bottle burst, damaging her eye and forcing her into a lengthy surgery to save her eyesight.
Yastremska won her first WTA title in Hong Kong last season, and she started off 2019 strong with a trip to the third round of the Australian Open, losing to Serena Williams.
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