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Rogowska too strong for Barty
Rogowska too strong for Barty

Twenty-one-year-old Olivia Rogowska moved one step closer to realising her latest dream, claiming the women's singles title at the 2012 Cliffs Esperance Tennis International yesterday.

Battling windy conditions, the Victorian blitzed fellow Australian and last year’s junior Wimbledon champion, Ashleigh Barty, 6-0, 6-3.

Currently ranked 113 in the world, the tournament’s number one seed said victory was an important part in her taking the next step.

“Every tournament I win is only going to gain points and help my ranking,” Rogowska said.

“Every win for me is huge.

“These points are really important and I’m really close to reaching my goal.

“The top 100 is now in my sights and hopefully I’ll head to Asia at the end of the year and win a few more matches.”

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