Davis claims maiden WTA title

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Lauren Davis took out her first WTA Tour title with a straight-sets win over Ana Konjuh in the ASB Classic final on Saturday.

The 23-year-old American only needed 71 minutes to brush past Croatian Konjuh 6-3, 6-1 in the decider in Auckland.

Davis had lost her only two previous WTA finals - both last year - but it proved to be a case of third time lucky.

She caused a below-par Konjuh problems from the outset, breaking serve five times in a comprehensive victory.

Davis and Konjuh traded breaks in the first set, but the former dominated from the moment she took a 5-3 lead.

After Davis had raced to a 4-1 lead in the second set, the match was sealed when Konjuh sent a cross-court forehand wide.