BOOOOM! 16-year-old Dayana Yastremska, a member of the “Top Five” team, clinched her first ever win at the WTA-level event in Turkey.
Yastremska, ranked No. 420, recovered from a set down against the World No. 78 and the 8th seed Andrea Petkovic at the Istanbul cup first round, 3-6 6-0 6-3.
For the second year in a row the Ukrainian rising star recieved a “wild card” for the Istanbul Cup main draw. Last season Yastremska lost in a tight opening match against World No. 65 Nao Hibino in three sets.
This year Dayana has played at the WTA-level event in Bogota, Colombia and failed to serve out the match in the first qualifying round.
In 2016 Dayana Yastremska became the first player born after the year 2000 to win an ITF 25K title in Campinas, Brazil.