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Vekic downs Tauson in Courmayeur for first title since 2017

The Croat won her third career title, just eight months after undergoing right knee surgery

Donna Vekic Indian Wells 2021 AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Eight months after having right knee surgery, Donna Vekic is a WTA title-winner once again.

The 25-year-old Croat saw off Danish teenager Clara Tauson 7-6 (3), 6-2 after a one-hour, 46-minute battle to win the title in the WTA 250 event in Courmayeur.

It’s been a long wait between titles for Vekic, whose last win came in Nottingham in 2017. After taking the first set on the tiebreak on Sunday, she pulled away to deny Tauson a third title in 2021 and clinch her third WTA Tour title.

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