SYDNEY - Young Aussie tennis sensation Alex De Minaur has taken out his first ever ATP single's title on Saturday evening, knocking over Italian veteran Andreas Seppi in straight sets.
悉尼-周六晚上，年轻的澳大利亚网球明星亚历克斯·德米纳尔（Alex De Minaur ）首次摘取了ATP单打冠军，并以直落球击败了意大利老将安德烈亚斯·塞皮（Andreas Seppi ）。
The 19-year-old managed to overcome two tie breaks in the nail-biting contest, winning the match in front of adoring home fans 7-5, 7-6 (7-5).
Overjoyed by the experience, the world number 29 told reporters after the match, "it's surreal. I couldn't think of a better place to get my first win!"
"It's been tough, because I have played a couple of finals and things haven't gone my way. And to finally be able to take that step further and get my first win, it's something that's really special in front of friends and family and in the courts I grew up," he said.
"That's definitely memories that are going to last forever."
But while it was ecstasy for one young Aussie, fellow countryman Ash Barty came up short in the women's final against Czech hitter Petra Kvitova.
但是当一个年轻的澳大利亚人欣喜若狂的时候，同胞阿什·巴蒂（Ash Barty）在女子决赛对阵捷克选手佩特拉·克维托娃（Petra Kvitova）的比赛中却表现不佳。
Down in the first set and looking in trouble in the second, the two-time Grand slam winner fought her way back to edge out Barty in a three-set thriller 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3).
"It was such a great final, to be honest. It was a big fight until the end. That's the way final should be, I think," Kvitova said.
"I left everything out there. I was cramping in the end."
"She's Aussie, so she (is) used to these conditions. I played three times in the night, so for me it was totally different conditions, which from the beginning I feel very, very slow. So it just took me a while to get used to the rhythm and get back to the play."
Considered somewhat of a warm up to the Australian Open in Melbourne next week, the finalists will now make the trip south to battle it out for the prestigious Grand Slam.