Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, 16 April 2018 |

Rising Australian star Destanee Aiava has won her first tournament on international soil.

The 17-year-old claimed the ITF $25K Fuji Yakuhin Cup in the Japanese city of Osaka, beating former world No.38 Rebecca Marino in the final. Aiava had too much firepower for the Canadian, scoring an impressive 6-3 7-6(2) victory in the final.

It is Aiava’s third ITF title, having also won $25K events in Perth and Mornington last year.

The No.212-ranked Aiava now turns her attention to this weekend’s Fed Cup tie against the Netherlands, where the 17-year-old will represent Australia alongside Ash Barty, Daria Gavrilova and Sam Stosur.

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Aiava currently plays a restricted schedule due to age-eligibility rules, which will lapse when she turns 18 next month.