Towson dodges 5 match points to set up the Vekitchi final in Courmayeur – Tennis Sports

Danish up-and-coming talent Clara Tauson made an incredible comeback on Saturday, saving five match points to defeat Russia’s Ludmilla Samsonova to advance to the final of the Courmayeur Ladies Open in Italy. After the Croats are dispatched, they will play against Donavekic. Home Hope Jasmine Paolini lost just two games.

She was in very good service, always pushing me and hitting me so hard that I always kept. As many know, I like to attack, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. Clara Tauson

In the first semi-final of the day, 18-year-old Towson advanced to the third final on the indoor hard court, winning the WTA singles title in Lyon and Luxembourg earlier this year.

“I thought it ended with a tiebreaker,” Towson admitted. “She’s such a big server that I just tried to put the ball on the court.

“I was trying to guess where she was last serving, but I don’t know what happened.”

It was the thriller of the first Courmayeur Ladies Open match that took place over 2 hours and 27 minutes, and saw Towson return from the brink to confuse the third seed.

At the start, Sam Sonova dragged 1-3, but after pulling back the serve, he converted the third breakpoint with the forehand winner in game 8 to pull the 4-4 level and the forehand winner. Provided the first set to fall in love with. And 3 ace.

With the second power, the problem was solved with a tiebreaker. There, a ridiculous groundstroke winner gave Sam Sonova a big 6-2 lead and four match points, but Towson, 49th in the world, pulled an error from Russia and wiped out each one. Turn off 5 points in a row to reach the 7-6 setpoint.

Sam Sonova stopped it with an ace and took fifth place 8-7, and Towson also defeated it without returning a serve.

Dane grabbed the second set point of 9-8 with another powerful serve and stole the set after Sam Sonova sent a wide forehand.

In the deciding factor, Towson missed another 3-1 lead, but regained the break 5-4, and the winner of the return reorganized down the line, firing three consecutive aces and triple match points. Arranged.

Danish teenagers needed only one and blew up the winner to complete a remarkable comeback victory.

“She was providing very good service, always pushing me and hitting me so hard that I was always defending,” Towson later said. “As many know, I like to attack, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do.”

Seed 5, Towson earned 77% of the first service points and converted four of the seven breakpoints at the tustle effectively determined by the second set breaker.

In a fierce incident, both joined to knock down 28 ace, 16 from Sam Sonova, and 12 from Towson between them, while the Russian earned 84 percent of her first service points.

The match was marked by a second set of tiebreakers, as each player has a 4 to 7 breakpoint conversion rate. 16 more unforced errors, although it was certainly a very disappointing loss.

Donna Vekic has defeated the locally popular Jasmine Paolini and has not yet dropped the set in Italy for the finals.

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In the second semi-final, Vekitchi passed the 7-seeded Paolini 6-2 6-0 to take revenge on the Italian player in the previous match in the Cincinnati qualifying round.

“It may seem easy from the score, but it was actually a really tough match,” Vekitch said on the court after the match. “She is a very tough player. She made me play a lot of balls and was also aggressive.”

An unseeded Croatian player hasn’t dropped the set yet this week after being absent from the tour for three months due to knee surgery. As a result, her ranking dropped to 97.

On this occasion, Vekitchi took just over an hour to get rid of the last Italian remaining in Courmayeur, breaking in the second game of the first set to 3-0 and Paolini in the second game. Returning to love 3, the Croats broke two more times to take the opening set.

She defeated Saab again with a 2-0 lead return winner and held 3-0 with 3 ace before Paolini scored 4 game points 0-5, but Vekitch she took the bagel. Transformed the second chance of.

This is her first WTA singles final since she finished second in Nottingham 2019.

By 2020, Vekitchi was ranked 19th in the world, now winning one win for his third WTA singles title and appearing on the Nottingham lawn for the first time since 2017.

Her 22 winners doubled Paolini’s total as the Croats closed the last nine games of the encounter to set up their first meeting with Towson.

“I plan with my coach and try to focus on my game and play my game,” Vekitch said. “Hopefully tomorrow will be good enough.”

The title of the Cool Meyer Ladies Open Doubles was also decided on Saturday, and the all-Chinese duo of Wang Jin Lin and Zheng Saisai upset the three seeds of Japan’s Eri Hozumi and China’s Zhang Shuai. 6-43-6 [10-5]..

Wang & Zheng took 1 hour and 25 minutes to make the seeded pair last longer and lift the trophy at the second event as a team.

This year it was 7-0 at all levels and won the doubles title at the WTA 125 event in Columbus, Ohio in September.

Having reached the 12th WTA Doubles Final in his career, Chung is currently winning 5 WTA Doubles titles. This is the tour-level doubles title since 2019, when we won the Azarenka partnership with Victoria Azarenka.

Wang is currently 2-0 in the WTA Doubles final and, along with his compatriot Zhu Lin, won in 2019 at Nanchang’s home base.

– Tennis Sports

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