MORALE-BOOSTING TITLE FOR AYLA

Koza World of Sports player Ayla Aksu won the biggest title of her doubles career alongside British partner Harriet Dart at the Lale Cup ITF 60K tournament held in Istanbul.

Third seeds Aksu and Dart did not drop a set throughout the week as they stunned second seeds Olga Doroshina/Anastasia Potapova from Russia 6-4, 7-6(3) to notch first team crown.

21-year-old Aksu, who received main draw wild card in singles at the 2018 TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup, has now 14 doubles trophies overall.

Meanwhile in singles, Uzbekistan’s Sabina Sharipova overcame Russian Elena Rybakina 7-6, 6-4 to claim the most prestigious title of her career.