Australia: Runner-up in doubles, Hadad happy with win

Australia: Runner-up in doubles, Hadad happy with win

Brazilians Biya Haddad and Kazakh Anna Danilina did not lack courage in the doubles title dispute at the Australian Open in the early hours of this Sunday (30). However, the Czechs Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova, the current Olympic champions, won by 2 sets to 1 (partial of 6/7, 6/4 and 6/4), taking the title at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. Nevertheless, Haddad has already entered the history of tennis in the country by becoming Brazil’s first finalist at an Australian Grand Slam in the Open Era (beginning in 1968).

Losing is part of the game, but being in the Melbourne final for Bea had a special meaning: winning. Brazil has faced several months of suspension in the last two and a half years. doping And the last surgery was to remove a tumor.

“It was very hard for me. I came back from four surgeries, then I came back from doping after a year and three months, and then when I came back I got a tumor on my finger after winning four tournaments. Then I spent Done fighting five months straight. Earlier I was playing 25k qualifying in South Africa and today I was playing against No. 1 in the world in Rod Laver”, got emotional.

During the overcoming process, the 25-year-old woman from So Paulo was supported by the coach, and when she received the trophy, she thanked him on the court.

“That’s why I dedicated the title to my coach Rafael Pacciaroni who was with me at the moment. Tennis level I know I have and I have presented it in these weeks, but I have to improve a lot during this year”, the Brazilian revealed.

And Biya actually has a lot to celebrate: Along with Kazakh Danilina, the Sao Paulo native ran a successful campaign. Nine consecutive victories were recorded till the final this Sunday (30) and on day 15 he won the WTA 500 in Sydney.

“Very happy with what we did in these three weeks. Personally, it was a huge achievement and a great learning experience. I was able to face myself, I felt pressure in most games and it made me feel pressured. Served and returned in many moments. I’ve learned that it’s also very important not to create expectations. Anna and I lived every moment, every game and every point. I’m sure it was a great delivery on both sides”, Biya added. said.

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