Elina Svitolina won her first WTA title today. Svitolina, seeded 7th, defeated 5th seed Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the WTA 125 event in Pune. The 24-year age gap between the opponents made for interesting tennis news all by itself. The Japanese veteran was attempting to become the oldest player to ever win a WTA title.
Svitolina also beat Andrea Petkovic on her way to the final. The 18-year-old Ukrainian turned pro in 2010.
Nina Bratchikova and Oksana Kalashnikova won the doubles title. They defeated Julia Glushko and Noppawan Lertcheewakarn 6-0, 4-6, 10-8. The winning team was seeded 2nd. Bratchikova was the top seed in singles, but was defeated by Petkovic in the quarterfinals.