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Super Sunday for Croatian Tennis…Lučić Wins WTA Title, Croatia Promoted to Davis Cup World Group

CroatiaJust days after Marin Čilić thrilled the tennis world with his US Open win, Sunday has been another day to remember for Croatian tennis…

Mirjana Lučić-Baroni (32) has made history by winning the WTA tournament in Quebec on Sunday, beating Venus Williams in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. It was her first title in 16 years.

“Thanks to the fans who supported me. This was an amazing week for me. I am unbelievably happy. I hope nobody comes and wakes me up, because this is like a dream,” an excited Lučić-Baroni said after the win, before taking the court in the doubles final and also claiming that title to cap off an amazing week.

The hard-hitting Croatian now holds the world record of the longest gap between titles (16 years), breaking a record previously held by Japan’s Kimiko Date (13 years), and has now won 3 titles.

Meanwhile Čilić has given Croatia a 3-2 win over Netherlands in the Davis Cup on Sunday. Fresh from his US Open win, Čilić won the deciding match of the rubber beating Thiemo de Bakker 67-(4) 6-4 6-2 7-5 as Croatia earn promotion to the Davis Cup World Group for 2015.

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