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Crèdit Andorrà Open: American Parks wins title, breaks top 100 for the first time

Alycia Parks lifted the trophy on Sunday evening against Rebecca Peterson.

Alycia Parks of USA reacts during the WTA Agel Open 2022 women’s tennis tournament match against Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic in Ostrava, Czech Republic, October 4, 2022. () || 243338_0023 Czech ostrava sport tennis Tournament Women

American Alycia Parks lifted the Crèdit Andorrà Open trophy by defeating Swede Rebecca Peterson 6-1, 6-4 on Sunday evening.

The victory gave the 21-year-old her first WTA125 title and ensured she climbed into the world’s top 100 for the first time. She will also be in the main draw for the Australian Open in January.

In the previous rounds, Parks, ranked No 134, beat Czech Linda Noskova, the No 4 seed (7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-2), Frenchwoman Oceane Dodin (6-3, 7-6 (6)), German wildcard Sabine Lisicki (7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3) and Spaniard Cristina Bucsa, the No 8 seed (6-3, 6-3).

Peterson, ranked No 136, defeated Dutchwoman Arantxa Rus (6-4, 7-5), Ukrainian Daria Snigur, the No 7 seed (6-4, 6-1), Chinese Shuai Zhang, the top seed (6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-1) and Croat Ana Konjuh (6-3, 6-1) earlier in the tournament.

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