17-year-old Linda Fruhvirtova wins 2022 Chennai Open becoming youngest to do so since Coco Guaff

17-year-old Linda Fruhvirtova of the Czech Republic became the youngest player since Coco Gauff to win a WTA trophy by beating Linette 4-6 6-3 6-4 in Chennai.

Gauff did it last year in Parma at 17 years and 70-something days with Fruhvirtova doing it also at 17 years. She's only a couple of months older than Gauff was when she did which is remarkable because Gauff was a far more established player than Fruhvirtova is before it happened.

The Czech player is a known name in the tennis sphere as her talent was apparent ever since she won her first professional match at the age of 14. Since then, the player worked hard and became even better becoming a WTA champion today.

The opponent was an experienced player in Magda Linette and the Polish player was up in the match with a clear chance to secure the win. However, that experience meant nothing as Fruhvirtova battled back from a break down to take the final set and the match.

Linette was up 4-1 in the set but Fruhvirtova went on a 5-0 run to close the set in the match as if she was the seasoned pro and Linette was just a rookie on the Tour. It's quite extraordinary when you put into perspective that she did the same thing against Podoroska yesterday. She was down a break in the final set but battled back.

Fruhvirtova will make her top 100 debut at number 74, jumping 56 spots from number 130.

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