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YASTREMSKA PAYS TRIBUTE TO UKRAINE PLEDGING TO DONATE LYON OPEN PRIZE MONEY

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Ukraine’s Dayana Yastrzemska who escaped Russian bombings just over a week ago, fell short of a remarkable title victory at the Lyon Open after being beaten by Zhang Shuai in the final.


The 21-year-old, who said she would use her prize money of about £12,000 to aid Ukraine, was beaten 3-6 6-3 6-4 in the decider as Zhang twice fought back from a break down in the third set to clinch her third WTA title.


Yastrzemska, decorated in her country’s flag, tearfully addressed the Lyon crowd and thanked the public for their support.

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