Backed by Olympic bronze, Luisa Stefani decides on title in Cincinnatic

Posted on 8/21/2021 3:14 PM / Updated 8/21/2021 3:14 PM

Luisa Stefani and Canadian partner Gabriella Dabrowski were champions in Montreal last week – (Credit: Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images/AFP)

Louisa Stefani has made tennis history. The first Brazilian Olympic medalist in the sport, he is currently ranked in the top 20. Last week’s Montreal WTA 1000 champion, along with new Canadian partner Gabriella Dabrowski, is at her best on the 24-year-old circuit and will settle for another title on Saturday, this time in Cincinnati, USA.

On Friday (20/8), she defeated current Olympic champions, Krejcikova/Siniakova (Czech Republic), to secure a place with Dabrowski in another final at the WTA in Cincinnati, United States. The victory went from 2 sets to 1, with sections of 7/5, 3/6 and 10/6.

It was the duo’s ninth consecutive win since the trophy in Montreal. In the final this Saturday, Stefani and Dabrowski will face Chinese Zhang Shuai and former world best pair, Samantha Stosur of Australia. They won the match against Double Shoors/Melicher by 2 sets, 1 partial 6/3, 6/7, 10/4.

The Cincinnati WTA is the final major preliminary competition for the US Open – the final Grand Slam of the year – which takes place between August and September. The final match will be broadcast on ESPN at 20:00 (GMT).

Bronze in Tokyo

At a historic juncture, women’s pairing Luisa Stefani and Laura Pigosi won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games. With this result, he starred in the best campaign in the history of the sport at the Olympics for Brazil.

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In contention for bronze, the Brazilians passed the Russians Elena Vesnina and Veronika Kudermatova with partials of 4/6, 6/4 and 11/9 and guaranteed a medal for Brazil.

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