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By Chris Oddo | Saturday April 15, 2017

Marketa Vondrousova

17-year-old Marketa Vondrousova has reached her first career final in her second tour-level event.

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The splendid week for 17-year-old Czech Marketa Vondrousova continues at the Ladies Open Biel Bienne. The 17-year-old notched her first career Top-20 win and reached her first career final with a 7-6(3), 6-2 win over compatriot Barbora Strycova to set a final clash with Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit.

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Kontaveit edged Aliaksandra Sasnovich, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, to reach her first career final. She has been in good form this spring, with wins over Misaki Doi, Kurumi Nara and Ekaterina Makarova on the North American hardcourts.

Vondrousova rallied from 5-3 down in set one and locked up the decider in the tiebreaker when she ripped a clean backhand crosscourt winner past Strycova.

In the second set Vondrousova broke twice and won 11 of 12 first-serve points. She never faced a break point and dropped only four points on serve in four service games to close off the top seed in impressive fashion in one hour and 34 minutes.

The Czech has gone 29-4 at all levels this season, including two ITF titles and another two finals. But this week she has outdone herself. In her second tour-level event she has earned her first two Top-100 wins than topped it off with today’s upset of Strycova, the World No.18.


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