Amanda Anisimova wins first WTA title, on clay, in Bogota

Amanda Anisimova wins first WTA title, on clay, in Bogota

The 17-year-old American defeated Astra Sharma, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.

On Sunday, 17-year-old Iga Swiatek, a former junior Grand Slam champion, came up short in trying to win her first WTA title.

Later that day, 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova, a former junior Grand Slam champion, scored one for the highly-touted teens.

Anisimova, whose play at tournaments much larger than Bogota augurs well for her future, won her first  tour title at the Copa Colsanitas with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Astra Sharma. The victory capped a week in which Anisimova, the sixth seed in Colombia, defeated five unseeded players; the most notable names, Sabine Lisicki and Varvara Lepchenko, were her first two opponents. But that's hardly an indictment of Anisimova, who won four three-set matches, the last three after losing the first set. For a young player, even one with a pedigree like Anisimova's, it might be the most impressive takeaway from her memorable week.

The American began this season with a fourth-round run at the Australian Open, but she wasn't able to replicate her success at the big hard-court events in March. Anisimova has quickly turned the page on clay, and she'll be a fascinating follow as she, along with the rest of the tour, slides from the Americans to Europe.