Beatriz Haddad wins with her fellow Kazakh in the early hours of this Saturday Anna Danilina, the WTA 500 doubles title in Sydney, the preliminary tournament for the Australian Open. Against Hungarian Panna Udvardi and German Vivian Heissen, they won 2 sets to 1 with partials of 4/6, 7/5 and 10/8.
The title is the most significant in the career of the 25-year-old Brazilian doubles champion at two editions of the WTA 250 in Bogota, Colombia. In addition to the cup, Haddad and Danielina receive 470 points in the rankings, which should drop the So Paulo tennis player from 485 to break into the top 200.
At the end of the match, after celebrating and thanking her partner, with whom she made a last-minute pairing, Biya Haddad dedicated the trophy to the flood victims that caused tragedy in various Brazilian states, mainly in Minas Gerais. are. Bahia.
“I want to dedicate this trophy to all the people in Brazil who are going through a difficult time because we have been suffering from heavy rains in the last few weeks. People are dying. So I can only send them good vibes. Me Know that a match tennis is not as important as the loss of a life. Thank you very much”, commented.
On the court, the Brazilian and Kasak started well and even led the set at 3/1, but Udvardi and Heissen broke serve twice and took partials. In the second set, a balanced brawl ended with a great play by Biya to force the match tie-break and decide on the tiebreaker set, requiring seven match-points to define the winners.
Now, Haddad is getting ready to start the Australian Open singles brawl. Her first opponent will be American Katie Volinetes, who is due in Monday’s duel with no set schedule yet.
Following the celebration of the doubles title, the WTA 500 in Sydney also had the definition of singles champion. The current number 9 in the rankings lifting the trophy was Spanish Paula Badosa, who played a controversial match against Czech Barbora Krejcikova and won the grand final by 2 sets to 1 with partials of 6/3, 4/6 and 6/3. 7/6 (7/4).
At the WTA 250 in Adelaide, North American Madison Keys won a duel against fellow countryman Alison Riske in 1h06 of the match with 6/1 and 6/2 partials. In doubles, Japanese Eri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya were the champions with 1/6, 7/6 and 10/7 wins over Czech Tereza Martinkova and Marketa Vondrosova.
A thrilling doubles final was played on Friday, with Eri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya winning their first title as a team. The Japanese pair saved a match point in the second set and defeated the All-Czech team of Terezza Martinkova and Marketa Vondrosova 1-6, 7-6 (7/4), 10-7 in a tie-break match.