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By Alberto Amalfi | Sunday, February 16, 2020

 
Magda Linette

No. 5 seed Magda Linette did not drop serve stopping qualifier Leonie Kung 6-3, 6-2 to capture the Hua Hin crown.

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Magda Linette made a clean sweep to her second career title.

Linette did not drop serve stopping qualifier Leonie Kung 6-3, 6-2 to capture the Huan Hin crown.

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Playing probing returns, Linette won 17 of 23 points played on Kung's second serve and broke the Swiss, who was playing just her second main-draw WTA event, three times.



The fifth-seeded Linette dropped just one set in five tournament victories.

The world No. 42 claimed her second title in the last six months. Linette played through qualifying winning eight matches in all to capture her maiden WTA title in the Bronx last August.



The title run is a belated birthday gift: Linette celebrated her 28th birthday on Wednesday.

The Polish baseliner scored the lone break of the opening set for 4-2 and consolidated at 15 for 5-2. Linette served out the opening set at 15.




Breaking at love to start the second set, Linette raced through eight of the first nine points seizing a 2-0 lead. Linette scored her third break of the final at 15 for a 4-2 lead.

Deploying a drop shot to help serve out the 76-minute final, Linette raised her finals record to 2-4.

 

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