2021 Slovenia Open: Paolini wins maiden WTA title

PORTOROZ, SloveniaJasmine Paolini (ITA) won her first WTA singles title at the Zavarovalnica Sava Portoroz (Slovenia Open).

The 25-year-old entered the tournament at her career-high ranking of 87, but she will leave with another career-best – now ranked 64 – after defeating four seeded players, including three in the WTA top-50 en route to the title.

"I think it’s been an amazing week here in Portoroz," said Paolini. "I feel just very happy. It’s a big achievement for me, to win my first title.

Road to the Title
Round of 32: def. [6] Dayana Yastremska, 7-6, 4-1 ret.
Round of 16: def. Anna Kalinskaya, 6-3, 6-2
Quarterfinals: def. [4] Sorana Cirstea, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
Semifinals: def. [2] Yulia Putintseva, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
Finals: def. [3] Alison Riske, 7-6, 6-2

Jasmine’s Gear
Racquet: VCORE 100
Bag: Pro Series Racquet Bag
Overgrip: Super Grap

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