Year-old Anisimova celebrates first WTA singles title

Year-old Anisimova celebrates first WTA singles title

Awaiting Sharma in the final will be sixth seed Amanda Anisimova, who came from a set down to beat Brazilian qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-2.

Astra Sharma described reaching the final of the Bogota Open as "unreal" after the unheralded Australian stunned former victor Lara Arruabarrena in the last four on Saturday.

With the win in Bogota, Anisimova earned 280 points and jumped over 20 spots in the rankings to No. 54.

American Anisimova won the battle of the 17-year-olds in Bogota, where she outlasted wildcard Maria Camila Osorio Serrano 6-2 1-6 6-3 on Saturday (AEST).

A year ago, Anisimova was well outside the Top 100, she'll now climb into the Top 55.

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The world No.76 then served for the match at 5-1 to lift her first-ever WTA singles trophy and leave her Australian challenger empty-handed.

World number 76 Anisimova was playing in only her second WTA final after making the last two in Hiroshima a year ago, while the Australian Sharma, ranked 138th in the world, had not made it to a quarter-final prior to this week. Hercog is seeking the third title of her career and her first since July of 2012 (Swedish Open).

The teenager picks up some big confidence on clay as her road to the French Open continues.

"I've been playing well here, I'm going to keep doing what I was doing, and we'll see how it goes", Anisimova said.

"I definitely got a lot of confidence from it, and hopefully it will bring me more experience ahead of the clay court season this year".

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