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Ukrainian teenager lifts Wimbledon junior title

14th July 2019, 15:36 by Simon Barlow

Unseeded teenager Daria Snigur finished her junior career in style by taking the girl's singles title at Wimbledon on Saturday.

The 17-year-old defeated America's Alexa Noel 6-4 6-4 to become only the second Ukrainian to win that title and the fourth from the country to win a junior Grand Slam event.

Snigur battled back from big deficits in both sets as her American opponent, a year younger at just 16, used variation from the baseline to great effect early on.

She won five straight games from 4-1 down in the first set and six of the last seven on offer to take the second after being 3-0 down in the early stages.

"I can't believe it," she said after beating the number 10 seed.

"It was my dream. It's very good for me. I worked hard every day for this trophy. It's incredible.

"I finish my junior career here [with] very good feelings. It's very good for me, for my career I think, because I won 15, 25K [ITF Pro Circuit] women's tournaments. I want to win a Grand Slam, of course. It was my dream."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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