Wang blasts past Rakhimova in Golden Gate Open at Stanford final for biggest win of her career

Chinese qualifier Yafan Wang won the Golden Gate Open at Stanford title on Saturday night, dominating second seed Kamilla Rakhimova in a little over an hour

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Chinese qualifier Yafan Wang has continued her brilliant run of form at the Golden Gate Open at Stanford this week, defeating second seed Russian Kamilla Rakhimova 6-2, 6-0 to win the trophy on Saturday night.

Wang was dominant behind the serve, winning 76 percent of her first serve points and only facing one break point all match. She also came in clutch in the big points, breaking serve five times from six opportunities.

Wang, ranked No 158, beat Ukrainian Daria Snigur (1-6, 6-2, 6-1), German Tamara Korpatsch, the top seed (6-1, 7-5), Japanese qualifier Mai Hontama (6-3, 6-3) and Japanese Moyuka Uchijima (6-3, 5-7, 7-5) ahead of her victory.

Earlier in the tournament, Rakhimova, ranked No 80, defeated wildcard Angelica Blake (7-5, 2-6, 6-1), American Robin Montgomery (7-5, 6-3), Belarusian qualifier Iryna Shymanovich (6-3, 2-6, 6-4) and Chinese Yue Yuan (6-3, 6-7 (10), 6-3).

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