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WTA Rising Star Of The Month: Vekic

Donna Vekic had a stellar run at the BMW Malaysian Open, capturing her first career WTA title. For that reason she has been named WTA Rising Star Of The Month for April.

Published May 09, 2014 12:11

WTA Rising Star Of The Month: Vekic
Donna Vekic

MONTE CARLO, Monaco - It was third time lucky for 17-year-old Donna Vekic at the BMW Malaysian Open. There she won her very first WTA title. And the icing on the cake? She scored her first Top 10 win over Dominika Cibulkova to do it.

For that reason she has been named WTA Rising Star Of The Month for April.

Vekic also became the first player under 18 to win a WTA title since 2006. The last to do so was Vania King in Bangkok.

"I'm so happy - I don't know what to say, I'm so, so happy!" Vekic said after the final.

"It was a very tough match. 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."

Vekic received twice as many fan votes (50%) than fellow Rising Star of the Month finalists Caroline Garcia (25%) and Jana Cepelova (25%).

2014 WTA Rising Star Of The Month

April: Donna Vekic
March: Elina Svitolina
February: Kurumi Nara
January: Genie Bouchard


Topics: 2014, news, donna vekic
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