Diana Shnaider, 18, won the Montevideo Open this week after a strong season saw her win her first WTA 125 title. She defeated Leolia Jeanjean 6-4, 6-4.
In the clay-court competition in Uruguay, Shnaider defeated Jeanjean in the final in 1 hour and 38 minutes to win, extending the teenager's meteoric climb this year. Shnaider, a left-handed player, reached her junior circuit peak at No. 3 and has won three Junior Grand Slam doubles championships. But Shnaider's professional career is also taking off; before winning the trophy in Montevideo, he had already won four ITF Challenger singles championships.
In the first round of this week's competition, Shnaider faced off against former Roland Garros finalist Sara Errani. Nevertheless, Shnaider persevered to win that match 7-6(3), 7-5, and she later won the title without dropping a set.