Donna Vekic Advances to her First WTA Final
- 19 September 2012
16 year old YONEX player Donna Vekic (VCORE 100S) reached the final of the Tashkent Open 2012, a WTA tournament held between September 10th to 15th.
Donna defeated seeded player Eva Birnerova in the semifinals, winning 6-1 3-6 6-1. This put her in the final where she met Irina-Camelia Begu. This was Donna's first taste of a WTA final and she put in a very strong performance narrowly losing 4-6 4-6 in what was a closely matched final.
After the tournament the WTA announced their latest world rankings on September 17th. Donna jumped from No. 185 in the world to No. 121 - a big step for her as she continues to improve her game.
Tashkent Open 2012 [Final]
Irina-Camelia Begu def. [Q]Donna Vekic (VCORE 100S) 6-4 6-4