Veronika Kudermetova blasted her way to her first career WTA title with a straight-sets win over Danka Kovinic at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston.
The Russian hit six aces on her way to a 6-4 6-2 win, enough to overtake Ashleigh Barty and put her on top of this season's ace chart with 130.
It marked a fine finish to a stunning week for the world number 38, who did not drop a set throughout the tournament.
Kudermetova told the WTA’s official website: "It means a lot. It shows me that I can play really well, that I can beat good players, and if I play like this and keep working, I can be in the top 10."
Kudermetova broke her opponent early and despite being pegged back, soon re-established her advantage to move one set away from victory.
A break in the fifth game of the second set moved her closer to victory and after extending her advantage, she served out to seal her win in 96 minutes.
Teenage wild card Maria Camila Osorio Serrano completed a dream week by winning the Copa Colsanitas tournament in Bogota with a 5-7 6-3 6-4 win over Tamara Zidansek.
The Colombian hit back from a set and a break behind to claim a victory which makes the world number 180 the lowest-ranked winner of a WTA tournament since 2018.