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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Sunday April 11, 2021

 
Maria Camila Osorio Serrano

Maria Camila Osorio Serrano battled past Tamara Zidansek to claim her maiden WTA title at Bogota.

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Maria Camila Osorio Serrano conquered the field at the Copa Colsanitas in Bogota, becoming the first woman from her country to take home the trophy in over a decade.

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The 19-year-old World No.180, the 2019 US Open Girls Singles champion, rallied from a set down to take out Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 in two hours and 48 minutes to become the WTA’s fourth maiden title winner of 2021.

"I still cannot believe that I won the title," she said in a 50-minute virtual press conference after the final. "I did a really great match against Tamara, and I didn't know how I turned the match because I lost the first set and I was a little bit tight, so I still cannot believe I won. But yes, I'm super happy and excited because because with this tournament my calendar also it's going to be more open, I have more options to see and play bigger tournaments, so I'm super, super happy after this win."

Osorio Serrano joins Clara Tauson, Sara Sorribes Tormo and Leylah Fernandez and Veronika Kudermetova on the list, which now includes four teenagers (all but Kudermetova).


In a match that featured 42 break points, the Colombian was the steadier force down the stretch. She saved 12 of 13 break points in the final set and converted two of eight opportunities.

Osorio Serrano saved two break points to hold for 5-3, and after Zidansek held to stay alive, she saved another five break points in the final game to clinch the victory.

The Colombian, who has played just 12 matches at the WTA level, is projected to rise to 135 in next week’s WTA rankings.

 

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