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By Chris Oddo | Sunday June 18, 2017

Anett Kontaveit claimed her maiden title at the Ricoh Open with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Natalia Vikhlyantseva on Sunday. Kontaveit is the first Estonian to take the title and the first from her country to take a title since 2013 when Kaia Kanepi won in Brussels in 2013.

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Kontaveit won 18 of 27 second-serve return points and converted four of six break points to take the victory over first-time finalist Vikhlyantseva in 73 minutes.

She broke initially for 3-1 and claimed the opening set on her second break for 6-2.

Vikhlyantseva took an early break lead in set two but could not hold Kontaveit off. Kontaveit broke to level at three-all and then broke again for 5-3 before serving out the victory.

Kontaveit will rise to a career-high ranking of No.36 in the world as a result of her triumph.


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