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Rybarikova claims Aegon Classic

Magdalena Rybarikova
Magdalena Rybarikova claimed her first career title

Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova won her first career title after beating Na Li in straight sets in the Aegon Classic final at Edgbaston on Sunday.

The 20-year-old ranked 58th in the world needed just 73 minutes to despatch her Chinese opponent.

Rybarikova cruised past the number four seed in the opening set claiming it 6-0 but needed a tie-break in the second to earn victory, winning 7-6 (7-2).

The Slovakian had been seeded 13th ahead of the pre-Wimbledon warm-up.

"It's a great feeling, it's definitely the best moment of my career," said Rybarikova.

"I was nervous, yes, but not in the first set. I was okay to start with, and then in the second set I got very nervous. But now it's absolutely great. It's a dream."

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