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Elina Svitolina won the Baku Cup title by beating Shahar Peer of Israel 6-4, 6-4 in the final on Sunday.
The 18-year-old Ukrainian, the 2010 French Open junior champion, landed four aces and broke Peer decisively in each set to claim her second career title. She won her first last November in Pune, India.
The 149-ranked Peer, whose ranking has fallen from a career-best No. 11, was bidding for a sixth career title in her first final appearance since losing in Washington in July 2011.
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Shahar Peer of Israel advanced to the Baku Cup final by routing Polish qualifier Magda Linette 6-1, 6-1 on Saturday.
The 149th-ranked Peer will face Ukrainian teenager Elina Svitolina, the 2010 French Open junior champion who defeated fourth-seeded Alexandra Cadantu of Romania 6-1, 6-4.
Peer is bidding for a sixth career title in her first final since losing to Nadia Petrova in...
Israel's Shahar Peer defeated third-seeded South African Chanelle Scheepers 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Baku Cup.
Peer will face Tadeja Majeric on Friday. Majeric stopped Tereza Martincova 7-6 (5), 6-3, securing victory with three second-set breaks.
Elina Svitolina beat Nastassja Burnett 6-0, 7-6 (3) and will face Donna Vekic.
BAKU CUP Baku, Azerbaijan July 22-July 28, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Outdoors Results – Friday, July 26, 2013 Singles – Quarterfinals (7) Elina Svitolina (UKR) d. (2) Donna Vekic (CRO) 62 63 (4) Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) d. Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) 63 67(3) 63 Shahar Peer (ISR) d. Tadeja Majeric (SLO) 60 64 (Q) Magda Linette (POL) [...]