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Olympics Rio 2016: Monica Puig stuns Angelique Kerber, claims Puerto Rico’s first ever gold

Monica Puig claims Puerto Rico’s first ever gold

13/08/2016 at 22:52Updated 14/08/2016 at 00:09

Monica Puig won Puerto Rico’s first ever Olympic gold medal with a stunning triumph over world No.2 Angelique Kerber.

The unseeded 22-year-old – also her nation’s first woman to win a medal of any colour – completed her fairy tale with a 6-4 4-6 6-1 destruction of her German rival.

Her aggressive style was too much for Kerber, who could only mount resistance from 5-0 behind in the third set.

Puig fended off a flurry of break points in the final game before eventually sealing the most unlikely of victories with her fourth match point.

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