Suzanie Pretorius upset top seed, Elizaveta Shebekina, to win her first-ever ITF title on Friday, 12 March 2021.
SUZANIE DOES IT! 🙌🏽
🇿🇦Suzanie Pretorius wins her first @ITFTennis title at the J4 Pretoria (ITF Junior Grade 4) by upsetting top seed 🇷🇺Elizaveta Shebekina 6-3, 6-3. 🏆
— Tennis South Africa (@TennisSA) March 12, 2021
The 16-year-old easily swept passed her Russian opponent, with a 6-3 6-3 score-line, in 1 hour and 45 minutes.
“It is always a privilege playing against a top seed player like Elizaveta Shebekina. It was a next level experience, with so much to learn,” Pretorius said to Tennis South Africa.
“Winning is every player’s dream no matter at which level. And to succeed is a privilege.”
Pretorius will be back in action on Monday, 15 March, at North-West University in Potchefstroom, for the ITF Junior Grade 5 tournament.
Photo Caption: Suzanie Pretorius upsets No.1 seed, Elizaveta Shebekina, to win her first ever ITF title. Photo: Suzanie Pretorius (Supplied)
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