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Ukrainian refugee Yastremska falls just short in Lyon final 

The 21-year-old Yastremska only fled her home in war-torn Odessa, Ukraine, last week following the Russian invasion.

Published: 07th March 2022 11:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2022 11:30 AM   |  A+A-

Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine. (Photo | AP)

Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine. (Photo | AP)

By PTI

LYON: Ukrainian refugee Dayana Yastremska took Zhang Shuai to three sets Sunday in the final of the Lyon Open that the Chinese player eventually won 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

The 21-year-old Yastremska only fled her home in war-torn Odessa, Ukraine, last week following the Russian invasion.

She spent two nights sheltering in an underground car park from missile strikes before escaping with her 15-year-old sister Ivanna through Romania while their parents stayed behind in Odessa.

The 140th-ranked Yastremska had a remarkable run to her fifth career final after being given a wild card to play at the tournament.

She beat second-seeded Sorana Cirstea 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 in the semifinals.

Zhang won her third career title.



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