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19-set futility streak ends for Mladenovic

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Kristina Mladenovic is looking for a big title to consolidate an impressive clay-court campaign. (Stephanie Myles/Tennis.Life)

Kristina Mladenovic finally won a set Wednesday in Moscow.

On the flip side, the French No. 1 and top seed still went down to defeat to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus.

The 19-set losing streak began in the second round at the Citi Open Washington D.C. with a straight-sets loss to Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu.

The last match Mladenovic won was in the first round there.

Astonishingly, she will find herself at a career high No. 11 in the rankings next Monday. And she’s still a lock to qualify for the Zhuhai second-tier WTA final.