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No stopping Casanova

The 16-year old has triumphed in her first ever WTA tournament

(Keystone Archive)

The rising Swiss tennis star, Myriam Casanova, has qualified for the final of the WTA championships in Hungary, after another spectacular performance on Saturday.

The 16-year old Casanova beat fourth seeded Eleni Daniilidou of Greece 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 in the semi-finals of her first ever WTA tournament.

Casanova was clearly in control of her nerves as she fought back to take the third set. Daniilidou is ranked almost 300 places higher than her Swiss opponent, who is currently 348th in world.

The victory comes a day after the St Gallen resident beat Bulgarian Lubomira Batcheva 3:6, 6:1, 6:1. In Sunday's final Casanova will now take another player from the world's top 100 when she comes up against Germany's Martina Müller (WTA 77).

Regardless of how that match goes, the young Swiss Fed Cup team member is set to rocket up the new rankings when they are published on Monday.

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