Bouzková defeated in first WTA final

Czech tennis player Marie Bouzková has lost her first ever final on the WTA circuit. The 21-year-old lost 5-7 6-4 4-6 to number one seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in a three-hour battle in the final of the Monterrey Open in Mexico.

Bouzková, a past junior US Open winner, has now climbed to 47 in the world rankings, her first time in the top 50.

Author: Ian Willoughby