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Kenin beats Bencic in Mallorca final

24 Jun 2019, 04:12 GMT+10

Santa Pona - American seventh seed Sofia Kenin saved three match points to defeat third-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in the Mallorca final on Sunday.

For the world number 30, it was a second career title and first on grass after taking the Hobart trophy in January.

Bencic, ranked at 13 in the world, saw three match points come and go at 5-4 in the second set.

Kenin, just 20, had defeated Serena Williams at the French Open and Sunday's win was a timely boost ahead of Wimbledon which starts on July 1.

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