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Alison Van Uytvanck wins first WTA title

Nov. 10, 2013 at 7:40 AM   |   Comments

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Alison Van Uytvanck defeated second-seeded Yanina Wickmayer in straight sets Sunday and won the title of the OEC Taipei WTA Challenger tournament.

Van Uytvanck, 19, didn't allow Wickmayer a break point in a 6-4, 6-2 win. She won 70 percent of the points on serve. Van Uytvanck had one break in the first set and finished off both of her break opportunities in the second for the victory in the all-Belgian final.

It was the first WTA title for Van Uytvanck, who is 9-5 in ITF tournament finals -- all coming since February 2011. She reached five ITF finals this year, winning three times.

Wickmayer dropped to 3-7 in WTA title matches. She has lost in five consecutive finals appearances since winning the ASB Classic in New Zealand in January 2010.

Van Uytvanck picked up $20,000 along with the Taipei title and is likely to move into the Top 100 in the WTA rankings. Wickmayer's second-place check for $11,000 pushed her career winnings to more than $2.9 million

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