Coming from the qualifications, she won the tournament!

Russian tennis player Liudmila Samsonova, 106th in the world, won the first tournament of her career in the WTA circuit on Sunday, after, coming from qualifying, she defeated in the final in Berlin the Swiss Belinda Bencic, number 5 favorite and occupant of the place 12 in the WTA rankings.

Samsonova (22 years old) won in 3 sets, with 1-6, 6-1, 6-3, after an hour and 39 minutes, returning after a first set in which she was definitely dominated and after which the favorite of the β€œpaper “He didn’t seem to have a problem winning.

The Russian player made an exceptional set two, giving up one game at 5-0 and ending the situation in sets.

In the decisive set, Samsonova made a break right in the beginning, saved 3 rebreal balls at 4-3 and closed the match with another break.

For the Russian athlete, it is the first title won in the professional circuit, eliminating on the way to winning the trophy in Berlin better ranked sportswomen such as Marketa Vondrousova, Veronica Kudermetova, Madison Keys and even Viktoria Azarenka.

For her performance, the Russian will be rewarded with 55,300 euros and 470 WTA points, which will propel her to the top 100 on Monday, for the first time in her career.


Source: Cotidianul RO by www.cotidianul.ro.

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