Cagla Buyukakcay becomes first Turkish woman to win a WTA title

  • Istanbul
  • Updated: Apr 25, 2016 01:13 IST
Cagla Buyukakcay became the first Turkish woman to win a WTA title, doing so in her home tournament at the Istanbul Cup. (Photo: Twitter handle @CaglaBuyukakcay)

Cagla Buyukakcay capped a historic week at the Istanbul Cup by becoming the first Turkish winner of a WTA tournament following a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic.

Unseeded Buyukakcay, the world number 118, had become the first Turkish woman to reach a top-level tour semi-final, before progressing to Sunday’s title decider, where she recovered from a set down to beat 60th-ranked Kovinic.

Buyukakcay, 26, is set to break into the world’s top 100 for the first time in her career when the latest WTA rankings are released on Monday.

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