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Donna Vekic earns first WTA title

Updated: April 20, 2014, 1:12 PM ET
Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Seventh-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia clinched her first WTA title on Sunday after beating top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the Malaysian Open final.

The 17-year-old Vekic, playing in her third final, prevailed in a match that stretched to almost three hours.

Vekic, who fired 11 aces, failed to serve out the match when leading 5-2 in the third set but regained her rhythm in the tiebreaker.

Cibulkova, who reached the final ...

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