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Monica Puig becomes first Puerto Rican to win a WTA title
Monica Puig becomes first Puerto Rican to win a WTA title

Monica Puig became the first Puerto Rican player to win a WTA title by beating Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain, 6-4, 6-3, on Saturday in the Strasbourg International final in France. “It's amazing to do this coming from such a small island, where tennis isn't necessarily recognized as one of the main sports,” Puig said. “I'm just happy I'm able to be here playing tennis not only for myself, but for my country too.” In a match between two players appearing in their first final, the 20-year-old Puig was on top from the start as she broke the Spaniard in her first service game. She also broke twice in the second set, including in the final...

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