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Kenin downs Bencic to pick up Mallorca title

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Sofia Kenin, Mallorca Open

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ByEurosport UK
23/06/2019 at 16:34 | Updated 23/06/2019 at 18:08

Sofia Kenin defeated Belinda Bencic in Mallorca to claim her second career title - both of them coming in 2019.

Kenin, the seventh seed, triumphed 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 6-4 and continues her good firm, having reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time at Roland Garros last month, including an eye-catching win over Serena Williams.

Kenin was forced to dig deep in the second set, being forced to save three championship points at 6-4 before eventually emerging victorious in a two hour and 42 minute marathon.

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"This is such an amazing place. I love coming here," she said after the win.

"This is my special tournament and I look forward to coming back here in many years to come."

Kenin has enjoyed a breakout year. She claimed her first career title against Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in Hobart and defeated fourth seed Elise Mertens and second seed Anastasija Sevastova in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively.

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