April 17th, 2017

American Teen Anisimova Falls to Govortsova in Florida USTA Pro Circuit Tennis Final

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Amanda Anisimova

Olga Govortsova of Belarus won the all-unseeded final on Sunday at the 12th annual Revolution Technologies Pro Tennis Classic, an $80,000 USTA Pro Circuit event, defeating 15-year-old Amanda Anisimova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.

In the final the 28-year-old Govortsova broke for a 5-3 lead in the third set, and closed the match out on her fourth match point. The two players combined to hold serve only 12 times over 28 games.

The semifinals saw Anisimova end the run of Vicky Duval, who was making her return after a bout with cancer, defeating her fellow American 6-0, 6-2. Duval earlier in the tournament had toppled No. 1 seed Eugenie Bouchard of Canada. Govortsova in her semifinal outlasted No. 5 seed Ons Jabeur of Tunisia 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.

Olga Govortsova

Govortsova was a runner-up at the event in 2007. Currently in her 15th year as a pro, she is 0-4 career in WTA-level singles final, and 8-6 in doubles finals.

Anisimova, last year’s French Open juniors runner-up, dropped to 0-2 in ITF/USTA Pro Circuit finals. Last month she fell to Russian Anastasia Potapova in three sets in the final in Curitiba, Brazil, where she was a main draw qualifier. This year she also received a wild card into the WTA-level Miami Open, losing in the first round in three sets to American qualifier Taylor Townsend.

In the doubles final, unseeded Americans Kristie Ahn and Quinn Gleason won their first title as a team, defeating No. 2 seeds Laura Pigossi of Brazil and Renata Zarazua of Mexico 6-3, 6-2.

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