Amanda Anisimova picked up her first WTA title on Sunday in Bogota, calling it a "huge deal" and improving to 12-6 in 2019.
The Florida teen was playing in her second career WTA final after losing in the Hiroshima championship match last September against Su-Wei Hsieh.
With the win in Bogota, Anisimova earned 280 points and jumped over 20 spots in the rankings to No. 54. The 17-year-old is the 18th WTA champion in 2019, in the 18th tournament of the year.
In the final, Anisimova beat unseeded Vanderbilt standout Astra Sharma, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, to win the WTA International as the No. 6 seed. On the slow red clay in South America, she played four three-setters in her five matches, coming back from a set down in three of them.
What a crazy week ???? so grateful for my first wta title, thank you to everyone who helped me this week ???????? I had an unreal experience ???? hasta luegoo pic.twitter.com/jhwyqpCvkf— Amanda Anisimova (@AnisimovaAmanda) April 15, 2019
The teenager picks up some big confidence on clay as her road to the French Open continues. She's played in Paris just once before, a first-round loss in 2017.