Buyukakcay makes history with #IstanbulCup win

Rising Turkish tennis ace Cagla Buyukakcay beats Montenegro's Danka Kovinic 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to win Istanbul Cup.

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkey's Cagla Buyukakcay in action against Danka Kovinic of Montenegro during the TEB BNP Paribas İstanbul Cup finals on April 24, 2016.

Cagla Buyukakcay, 26, made history on home soil after becoming the first Turkish woman to win a top-level Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour final after winning the Istanbul Cup.

The player came from a set down to propel herself to a convincing 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Montenegro's Danka Kovinic.


The unseeded world number 118, will on Monday break into the world's top 100 for the first time in her career when the latest WTA rankings are released.