WTA 2016 Coupe Banque Nationale

Oceane Dodin Wins First WTA Title

Oceane Dodin captures her first career WTA title by defeating American Lauren Davis in the final of the 2016 Coupe Banque Nationale.

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Oceane Dodin wins her first WTA title as well as becoming the only teenager to take a championship this 2016.
Oceane Dodin wins her first WTA title by defeating American next generation talent Lauren Davis in the 2016 Coupe Banque Nationale final.

19-year old Oceane Dodin captures her first career WTA singles title by defeating American world no. 83 Lauren Davis. The French world no. 83 hoists the 2016 Coupe Banque Nationale championship trophy after a 6-4, 6-3 straight sets win in a one-hour and thirty-eight minute final. Oceane Dodin becomes the first teenaged player to win a WTA title this 2016 season.

Beyond a Wimbledon quarterfinal finish for two consecutive years (2015, 2016) as well as second round appearances in the 2015 Australian Open and the 2015 US Open, Oceane Dodin has never gone past the opening round of a WTA tournament in her four-year professional career. The Quebec City victory also gives Dodin first blood over 23-year old Lauren Davis in their singles head to head match record.

Lauren Davis kicks off the Coupe Banque Nationale championship match by winning the first two games for an early 2-0 lead. Oceane Dodin suddenly seizes control of the first set with four straight wins for a 4-2 advantage. Lauren Davis manages to equalize with Dodin by winning two consecutive games. Dodin then closes out the match opener with a final spate of back-to-back wins after forty-five minutes of back-and-forth tennis.

Oceane Dodin and Lauren Davis won four second serve points apiece during the first set. However, Oceane Dodin wins the service game through the first serves, as she finishes with 14 of 21 (67%) first serve points against an 11 of 20 (55%) total from Lauren Davis. Dodin also fired 4 aces to love against Davis to help her claim the opening frame. Oceane Dodin had a slight edge of the breakers, as she converts three of her four break point opportunities. Likewise, Davis missed just one of her three break point attempts to break Dodin twice during the first frame.

The second set begins with Oceane Dodin winning her fifth consecutive game of the championship bout, as she establishes a commanding 3-0 lead over Davis. Lauren Davis cuts the lead down to one, 3-2, by winning back-to-back games, but Dodin responds by taking the next game to extend her lead back to two at 4-2. Lauren Davis gains ground on Dodin once again by winning the seventh game. Oceane Dodin then seals the Quebec City title with back-to-back wins after a fifty-three minute final frame.

Oceane Dodin dominated the service game over Lauren Davis during the championship winning set. Dodin won 15 of 21 (71%) first serve points as well as 7 of 21 (33%) second serves. By comparison, Lauren Davis finished sorely behind on both fronts with 6 of 15 (40%) first serve points and a 3 of 9 (33%) performance on the second serves. Dodin also broke Davis three times out of seven break point opportunities while managing to save a prodigious nine of Davis’ fifteen break point tries.

“After the first set I started thinking ‘One set and you’re going to win this tournament,” said Oceane Dodin in her post match interview. “I started getting a little bit nervous. She [Lauren Davis] made a little comeback, so at the end I was very nervous. I was thinking, ‘You can’t play a third set so you absolutely have to win the second.”

Oceane Dodin was clearly ecstatic about winning her first WTA title, and was very appreciative of the Quebec City crowd. “It’s very special for me. This is a very nice tournament. I feel like I’m in France because the people are very friendly and supportive of me. Everyone was with me today and that helps so much when it’s a tough score.”

The 2016 Coupe Banque Nationale title also allows Oceane Dodin to crack the top one hundred in WTA rankings for the first time in her career. The lone teenaged 2016 champion rises to world no. 93 following her Quebec City championship finish.

Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka win their eleventh WTA title against Alla Kudryavtseva and Alexandra Panova in the 2016 Coupe Banque Nationale doubles final.
Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka win their eleventh WTA title against Alla Kudryavtseva and Alexandra Panova in the 2016 Coupe Banque Nationale doubles final.

In other 2016 Coupe Banque Nationale finals results, the top seeded, all-Czech team of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka win their eleventh WTA title as a doubles team in the final of the Quebec City doubles draw. Doubles world no. 11 Hlavackova and doubles world no. 12 Hradecka sweep the all-Russian team of doubles world no. 26 Alla Kudryavtseva and doubles world no. 73 Alexandra Panova 7(7)-6(2), 7(7)-6(2) in a one hour and thirty-nine minute championship match.

Both teams finished the match with 4 breakers per team. Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka trailed 3-0 against Alla Kudryavtseva and Alexandra Panova on the aces. Hlavackova and Hradecka also lagged Kudryavtseva and Panova on the first serves, finishing with just 27 of 42 (64%) first serve points to 33 of 50 (66%) from the Russian team. Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka recover through the first serves, as they win 24 of 38 (63%) second serve points against a meager 7 of 29 (24%) second serve total from Kudryavtseva and Panova.