Jiménez Kasintseva, 14, claims the Grand Slam first for small Andorra
MELBOURNE: Victory of fourteen Jiménez Kasintseva he became the first Andorran to capture a title in a Grand slam when she won the Australian Open Women's tournament on Saturday.
Jiménez Kasintseva , who was the youngest player in the draw and was making her Grand slam debut, beat 17-year-old Pole Weronika Baszak 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 in 2 hours 4 minutes.
It was a very tough tournament, I actually didn't think that I would win, said Jiménez Kasintseva, who divides her time between the tiny European state - sandwiched between Spain and France - and Barcelona, where her father has a tennis academy.
I guess I fought a lot for that. I was about to lose in some games, and I kept fighting. I think that's how I won.