Ivashka rolls over Ymer to capture Winston-Salem Open title
Los Angeles: Ilya Ivashka became the first Belarusian since 2003 to win an ATP title, steamrolling Sweden’s Mikael Ymer 6-0, 6-2 on Saturday in the final of the Winston-Salem Open. The 27-year-old Ivashka dropped just two points on his serve in the lopsided match, needing just 55 minutes to win the shortest final of the season and claim his first ATP title. “It was a dream week. An amazing tournament,” said Ivashka. “I was waiting for this for so long.” The last Belarusian to win an ATP title was Max Mirnyi in 2003 in Rotterdam. Ivashka blasted four aces and was a perfect 18 of 18 on first-serve points in the final men’s tune-up for the US Open that starts on Monday in New York. – AFP