CiCi Bellis wins Hawaii Open, becomes youngest player in WTA Top 100

by: Kamakshi Tandon | November 28, 2016

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CiCi Bellis has been on a tear since reaching the third round of the U.S. Open. (AP)

CiCi Bellis won her first WTA title this past weekend, taking the 125K event in Hawaii with a win over top seed Shuai Zhang.

The 17-year-old has been on a tear since reaching the third round of the U.S. Open, getting to the quarterfinals in Quebec City and winning two International Tennis Federation titles coming into the week. She has now won 14 straight matches.

At No. 75, she is the youngest player in the Top 100 in the WTA rankings.

Bellis chose to turn pro following her run at the U.S. Open, having previously considered playing college tennis at Stanford.

The teenager's rankings rise means that she will no longer have to qualify at Grand Slams, as well as some WTA events. 

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