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American teenage Coco Gough, 17, won her second title in her career by defeating Chinese Wang Qiang 6-1 6-3 in the final of the Parma tournament on dirt courts on Saturday.
It is the second title for Gove, the world number 30, in her career after the Linz Austria tournament in 2019.
It has also achieved its 20 wins in its last 26 matches.
It took Gove, ranked third in the tournament, to save all four attempts to break her service, to beat her sixth-seeded opponent in their first meeting.
Later, Gove won a second title the same evening after winning the doubles title with her compatriot Katie McNeely.
The two players defeated the Croatian duo Daria Jaurak and Slovenian Andrea Klebach, 6-3, 6-2.
At 17 years and 70 days, Gove became the youngest player to win the singles and doubles titles in a tournament since Russia’s Maria Sharapova, who won both titles together at the Birmingham tournament in 2004, at the age of 17 years and 55 days.
Sharapova achieved her achievement 92 days after Goff was born.