The 15-year-old, ranked 71 in the world, won her maiden WTA title – the Linz Open – just days ago to become the youngest player to win a WTA title in 15 years.
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"I'm very happy with my performance," world number 66 Blinkova said post-match.
I didn't make a lot of mistakes and I had the right tactics. I was calm and I did my job well today.
"I was very focused. I know she's a great player and I knew she was coming off a WTA tournament win, so I was well prepared."
Blinkova will now face Tatjana Maria in the second round.

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