16 May 2017

Ukrainian joins an exclusive list of champions


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By Nick Fishpool

Photo: Krisztina TamasMarta Kostyuk (UKR)

With victory in the singles final in Hungary at the weekend Marta Kostyuk from Ukraine joined an exclusive winners list as she became the first 14-year-old singles title winner on the ITF Pro Circuit since American Claire Liu in 2015.

Other players to have won singles titles on the ITF Pro Circuit whilst still 14-years-old include a seven time Grand Slam winner in Justine Henin.

 

Full list

Anna Kournikova (twice in 1996)

Justine Henin (1997)

Lina Krasnoroutskaya (1999)

Dinara Safina (2001)

Aleksandra Wozniak (2002)

Monica Niculescu (2002)

Timea Bacsinszky (2003 and 2004)

Alisa Kleybanova (2003)

Sesil Karatantcheva (three times in 2003)

Nicole Vaidisova (2003 and 2004)

Tamira Paszek (2005)

Sharon Fichman (2005)

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (2006)

Nicole Gibbs (2007)

Laura Robson (2008)

Ines Ibbou (2013)

Sofya Zhuk (2014)

Claire Liu (2015)

Marta Kostyuk (2017)



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