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Zverev stuns Wawrinka for first title

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Promising German 19-year-old Alexander Zverev won his first tour title Sunday, beating U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka in a tight battle in the St. Petersburg Open final.

Zverev took the first set before Wawrinka responded to draw level. The German was a break down in the decider, but fought back to win 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.

Zverev becomes the first man to beat Wawrinka in a tour final since 2013, snapping an 11-match win streak in finals for the Swiss star, who had been trying to win back-to-back titles in his first tournament since the U.S. Open. The loss also ends a 10-match unbeaten run for Wawrinka.


2016 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 14,040
2 A. Murray 9,345
3 S. Wawrinka 6,260
4 R. Nadal 4,940
5 K. Nishikori 4,875
6 M. Raonic 4,760
7 R. Federer 3,730
8 G. Monfils 3,545
9 T. Berdych 3,390
10 D. Thiem 3,295
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2016 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 A. Kerber 8,730
2 S. Williams 7,050
3 G. Muguruza 5,830
4 A. Radwanska 5,815
5 S. Halep 4,801
6 K. Pliskova 4,425
7 V. Williams 3,815
8 C. Suarez Navarro 3,330
9 M. Keys 3,286
10 S. Kuznetsova 3,250
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