Dayana Yastremska becomes youngest inside the WTA Top 75

by: Matt Cronin | October 16, 2018

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Dayana Yastremska holding the 2018 Hong Kong title. (Twitter/@HKTennisOpen)

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At 18, Dayana Yastremska has become the youngest player ranked inside the Top 75 following her first WTA title victory in Hong Kong last week.

The Ukrainian is now ranked No. 66 after having started the season at No. 188. She is among just six teenagers inside the WTA Top 100, behind 19-year-old world No. 51 Sofia Kenin, but in front of Marketa Vondrousova and 17-year-olds Olga Danilovic, Anastasia Potapova and Amanda Anisimova.

Yastremska is the second teenager to win a title on the WTA Tour this season, following Danilovic's title at the Moscow International event in July. Though confident, Yastremska acknowledged having nerves before her final on Sunday against Wang Qiang.

“I woke up and I felt a bit too nervous,” Yastremska told the WTA. “I knew that when I go on court, I would forget everything and just play point by point."

The teen is represented by Top Five Management, and occasionally works with former world No. 1 Justine Henin at her academy in Belgium.

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