Illustration photo – Australian Open tennis Grand Slam tournament in Melbourne, women's singles – round of 16, January 23, 2023. Belinda Bencic of Switzerland.
Abu Dhabi/Dallas/Linec/Montpellier – Swiss tennis player Belinda Bencic averted three match points and dominated the tournament in Abu Dhabi. Russia's Anastasia Potapova triumphed in Linz and won the second title of her career. Italian Jannik Sinner, who won the tournament in Montpellier, has his seventh title.
Bencic saved three match points and dominated the tournament in Abu Dhabi
Bencic saved three match points in the final in Abu Dhabi and beat Russia's Lyudmila Samsonova 1:6, 7:6 after a reversal and 6:4.
After an unsuccessful first set, Bencic took the lead 5:2, but Samsonov equalized and a tie-break had to be decided. In the shortened game, the 25-year-old Swiss woman faced three match points, but managed to win the third set.
Although Bencic was the first to lose her serve, she immediately took it back and immediately gained a decisive lead of 4:2, which she had already defended and she went for her second title this year. The current world number nine triumphed for the first time in January in Adelaide.
In total, the Olympic champion from Tokyo extended her collection of achievements to eight titles. Despite the defeat, Samsonova will move to the 15th place in the new edition of the world rankings.
Ruska Potapova won the second title of her career in Linz
In the final in Linz, Potapova beat Petra Martičová from Croatia 6:3 and 6:1. The semi-final defeater of Markéta Vondroušová won the second title in her career.
Potapova improved her final record to two wins and three defeats. The only title so far for the 21-year-old Russian, who will move to 31st in the rankings and set a new personal best, was won last year in Istanbul.
Sinner beat Cressy in Montpellier and has the seventh title of his career
< p>Twenty-one-year-old Sinner won 7:6 and 6:3 over the American Maxim Cressy in the final in Montpellier.
The tournament's number two Sinner confirmed his role as the favorite and defeated his unseeded opponent in one hour and 36 minutes. The 17th player in the world finished without losing a set on his way to his first title of the season.
Wu I-ping will be the first Chinese to play for a title on the ATP circuit in Dallas
Wu I-ping will be the first Chinese tennis player to play in the final of the ATP circuit tournament. In the semi-finals in Dallas, he surprised the home seed Taylor Fritz, whom he defeated 6:7, 7:5 and 6:4.
23-year-old Wu I-ping, who was the first Chinese to reach the third round last year, won the title US Open, he will play with John Isner, who also defeated another American Jeffrey John Wolf 3:6, 7:5 and 7:6 after a turn.
Wu I-ping avoided all nine break points and Fritz was not helped by twenty es. “I played patiently because I know I'm strong on the baseline. And when I have a break, I can hit it,” Wu Yiping was quoted as saying by AP.
Isner decided to advance in a tie-break, which he won 7:4. The record holder in the number of winning shortened games helped himself to 31 aces to participate in the final. “I saved a lot of break points,” he said.
“If I didn't have this weapon, I would have been blown away 6-3 and 6-4,” added Isner, who is awaiting his 31st career final. He last won the title in 2021 in Atlanta, with a total of 16 tournament successes.
Results of tennis tournaments
(sorted by the amount of the subsidy)
Dallas Men's Tournament:
(hard surface, subsidy $822,175):
Singles – semi-finals:
Wu I-ping (China) – Fritz (1- USA) 6:7 (3:7), 7:5, 6:4, Isner (5-USA) – Wolf (6-USA) 3:6, 7:5, 7:6 (7:4).< /p>
Abu Dhabi Women's Tournament
(hard court, $780,637 endowment):
Singles – final:
Bencicová (2-Switzerland) – Samsonova (8-Russia) 1:6, 7:6 (10:8) , 6:4.
Fours game – final:
Stefaniová, Zhang Shuai (Braz./China) – Aojamaová, Chan Chao-ching (Jap. /Taiwan) 3:6, 6:2, 10:8.
Montpellier Men's Tournament< /p>
(hard surface, subsidy 630,705 euros):
Singles – final:
Sinner (2 -It.) – Cressy (USA) 7:6 (7:3), 6:3.
Women's tournament in Linz
(hard surface, subsidy 259,303 euros):
Singles – final:
< p>Potapova (8-Rus.) – Martičová (6-Croatia) 6:3, 6:1.