Well, hello world! Clara Tauson wins first career WTA title
When Caroline Wozniacki retired last year, Danish tennis was left wondering how long it would be before someone would take up the mantle for Denmark.
Well, they may not need to wait too long.
Wozniacki was 18 years and 54 days old when she won her first WTA title.
Yesterday, aged just 18 years and 76 days, Clara Tauson won her first WTA title when she ousted Viktorija Golubic 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the ATP Lyon Open.
Grand slam … yes ma’am
Tauson dominated the field in Lyon and didn’t drop a single set during the tournament – she knocked out the world number 33, 73, 81, 105 and 130 on her way.
The win sees the 2019 junior Australian Open champion burst into the WTA Tour top 100 in the world, jumping from 139 to 96.
And that’s interesting because the top 104 in the world automatically qualify for the Grand Slam tournaments – the next being the French Open in May.
Like the ATP Lyon Open, the French Open is contested on clay.