Found April 20, 2014 on Tennis Panorama :
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(April 20, 2014) Seventh seed Donna Vekic of Croatia won her first WTA title on Sunday after defeating top seed  and Ausralian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the Malaysian Open final in Kuala Lumpur. The 17-year-old Vekic who rallied from 7-5, 5-4 down blasted 11 aces in the almost three-hour match. Vekic had to regain control of her composure after failing to close out the match leading 5-2 in the final set. At 17 years, 10 months and 23 days, Vekic is the youngest player to win a WTA title since Vania King won Bangkok in 2006 at 17 years, 8 months and 12 days. It’s Vekic’s first top 10 win stopping No. 10 Cibulkova. “It was a very tough match,” Vekic said. “She played very well throughout the whole match. I was up 5-1 in the third set and she came back out playing insane – so I’m happy I was able to get through in the end.” “She played really well today,” Cibulkova said. “In the second set I was really close to winning, but she played really well, really strong, and it was just about a few balls out there, really.”
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