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Ferro beats club teammate Cornet to win Lausanne final

July 21, 2019
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Fiona Ferro from France returns a ball to Alize Cornet from France during their final match at the WTA International Ladies Open Lausanne tennis tournament, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
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Fiona Ferro from France returns a ball to Alize Cornet from France during their final match at the WTA International Ladies Open Lausanne tennis tournament, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Fiona Ferro beat her friend and French club teammate Alizé Cornet 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 in the Ladies Open Lausanne final on Sunday to win her first WTA singles title.

The 98th-ranked Ferro plays for the same club in Nice as No. 48 Cornet, who described her as “like my little sister on the tour.”

Ferro clinched the title with her seventh break of serve from nine chances when Cornet sent a forehand long.

Third-seeded Cornet was the defending champion, though the clay-court event was played last year in the ski resort of Gstaad.

The 22-year-old Ferro was playing her first final on tour, while Cornet dropped to a career record of 6-7 in title matches.

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