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Croatia’s Antonia Ružić becomes European junior tennis champion

Croatia's Antonia Ružić becomes European junior tennis champion

Antonia Ružić (Photo: Klosters Tennis)

Croatia has a new European junior tennis champion.

Antonia Ružić (18) has won the gold medal at the European Junior Championships which was played this week in Klosters, Switzerland.

In the final of the U-18 European Junior Championships, Ružić was leading Alina Granwehr from Switzerland 7:5, 2:0 before he opponent retired.

Croatia's Antonia Ružić becomes European junior tennis champion

(Photo: Klosters Tennis)

Antonia, who is from Čakovec in northern Croatia, is not the first Croatian to win the European crown in singles in the under-18 category.

Croatia's Antonia Ružić becomes European junior tennis champion

(Photo: Klosters Tennis)

Croatia's Antonia Ružić becomes European junior tennis champion

(Photo: Klosters Tennis)

In the past, players such as Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander, Caros Moya, Robin Söderling, Karen Khačanov and Stefanos Tsitsipas, Martina Hingis, Conchita Martínez and Ana Kurnikova have won this title. 

Antonia reached the final after defeating the tournament’s top-seed  and world no. 378 Elsa Jacquemot in the semifinals, 5: 7, 6: 3, 6: 2.

(Croatia's Antonia Ružić becomes European junior tennis champion

Antonia and Martina Hingis (Photo: Klosters Tennis)

Croatia's Antonia Ružić becomes European junior tennis champion

(Photo: Klosters Tennis)

 

 

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