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Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open: Bencic comes from behind to win title

The Swiss needed three sets to beat Russia’s Liudmila Samsonova

Belinda Bencic at the 2023 Australian Open Belinda Bencic at the 2023 Australian Open Image Credit: Imago / Panoramic
Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open •Final • completed
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Swiss Belinda Bencic, the second seed, lifted the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open trophy by edging out Russian Liudmila Samsonova, the No 8 seed, 1-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 on Sunday.

Bencic, ranked No 9, defeated Ukrainian wildcard Marta Kostyuk (6-4, 7-5), American qualifier Shelby Rogers (7-6 (5), 6-2) and Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia, the No 6 seed (6-2, 6-3) earlier in the tournament.

In the previous rounds, Samsonova, ranked No 19, beat American lucky loser Claire Liu (3-6, 6-2, 6-0), Czech Barbora Krejcikova (7-5, 7-6 (6)), No 4 seed Veronika Kudermetova (6-3, 6-3) and Chinese Qinwen Zheng (6-4, 1-6, 6-4).

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