Tennis: teen Aiava claims Perth Tennis International #2


Teenager Destanee Aiava won the Perth Tennis International #2 at the weekend.
Teenager Destanee Aiava won the Perth Tennis International #2 at the weekend.

AUSSIE teen Destanee Aiava has taken out her maiden Women’s Pro Tour Title, winning the Perth Tennis International #2 last Sunday at the State Tennis Centre in Burswood.

The young gun stormed to victory 6-1, 6-1 against fourth seed Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia, in just 57 minutes.

The victory sees the 16-year-old take home valuable world ranking points and a share of US$25,000 in prize money.

It capped off a dream start to 2017 for Aiava, who not only secured a wildcard to the Australian Open, but also became the first player born in the 2000s to win a WTA main draw match, after upsetting Betthanie Mattek-Sands in three sets at the Brisbane International.

Aiava will continue her Pro Tour journey as she makes her way to South Australia for the Clare Valley Tennis International.

The Perth Tennis International is part of the Australian Pro Tour, a series of professional tennis events that bridge junior events and the ATP/WTA Tour.