Croatian teen Konjuh stuns No. 1 seed Vinci in ASB Classic

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP)

Only four days after her 16th birthday and in her first match at WTA level, Croatia's Ana Konjuh pulled off a major upset by beating top-seeded Roberta Vinci 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday in the opening round of the ASB Classic.


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Konjuh, who won the Australian Open and US Open junior singles titles in 2013, finished stronger than Italy's Vinci who is ranked 14; 245 places ahead of her opponent.

Konjuh said her ''Mom was going crazy'' when she rang home after her win. ''It was a great experience. It was a great match,'' she said. ''I'm just really happy to be here and have a chance to play with these great players.''

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