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Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk won her first WTA title Sunday with victory over Russia’s Varvara Gracheva and dedicated it to her country and “all the people who are fighting and dying”.

The 20-year-old Kostyuk collapsed to the court sobbing after winning the final of the ATX Open in Austin, Texas 6-3, 7-5.

Being in the position that I am in right now, it’s extremely special to win this title.

I want to dedicate this title to Ukraine and to all the people who are fighting and dying right now.

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