Tiafoe won his first title on grass, Alexandrová defended in Hertogenbosch

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Stuttgart/Hertogenbosch/Nottingham – US tennis player Frances Tiafoe won the ATP tournament for the first time in Stuttgart on grass. Russia's Yekaterina Alexandrova defended last year's title at the tournament in Hertogenbosch. Katie Boulter celebrates her first career title after winning the British final in Nottingham.

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Tiafoe won the first title on grass, Alexandrova beat in Hertogenbosch

Tiafoe won first title on grass, Alexandrova defended in Hertogenbosch

Tiafoe wins first title on grass, Alexandrov defends in Hertogenbosch

Tiafoe wins first title on grass, Alexandrov defends jila in Hertogenbosch

Tiafoe won his first title on grass in Stuttgart and will be in the top 10 for the first time

Tiafoe defeated the German Jan-Lennard Struff 4:6, 7:6 and 7:6 in the final. The 33-year-old domestic player did not use a match point in the tie-break of the third set and missed the chance to win the first title on the elite circuit in his career.

Tiafoe, who eliminated the Czech number one Jiří Lehečka in the second round, won after two hours and 12 minutes. From the eleventh place in the world rankings, he will move into the top ten for the first time on Monday and will join compatriot Taylor Fritz, who is eighth. The US tennis power will have two representatives in the elite ten after 11 years.

Twenty-five-year-old Tiafoe won the second title of the season after the April triumph in Houston and the third in his career. His opponent did not succeed even in the third final in which he entered. The last domestic winner of the tournament in Stuttgart remains Michael Stich, who triumphed on clay in 1991.

Russia Alexandrova defended last year's title in Hertogenbosch

In the longest final of the year on the WTA Tour, Ekaterina Alexandrová beat compatriot Veronika Kuděrmětová, the top seed, 4:6, 6:4, 7:6, whom she defeated in the Netherlands last year in the semifinals.

The match lasted 2:52 hours, in addition, it was interrupted twice due to rain and also started with an hour delay due to the rain.

Both Russians played in the sixth final in their careers. The 28-year-old Alexandrova won her fourth title and, unlike last year, she can try to confirm her form on grass at Wimbledon as well. Last year, Russian and Belarusian tennis players did not receive an invitation from the organizers of the London Grand Slam after the beginning of Russian aggression against Ukraine, this year they can start at the All England Club under the condition of neutrality. van Rijthoven. The champion from the Pune tournament in January defeated Australia's Jordan Thompson 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 in the final to claim his second title in one season, becoming the first Dutchman since Sjeng Schalken in 2003.

The British final at tournament in Nottingham was won by Boulter

Boulter defeated compatriot Jodie Burrage twice 6:3 in the final in Nottingham in the battle of players from the second hundred ranking.

Both tennis players played the final on the grass in Nottingham for the first time ever on the WTA circuit. They provided the first British elite title fight since 1977 when Sue Barker defeated Virginia Wade in San Francisco.

Twenty-six-year-old Boulter had the upper hand from the start and confirmed her role as the paper favorite. She defeated today's opponent for the third time in back-to-back matches and can look forward to a new personal best in the world rankings.

Thanks to the premier title, she will return to the top 100 for the first time since 2019, in the new edition Boulter should be ranked 77th . Until now, her record was the 82nd place, currently she belongs to the 126th position. The 24-year-old Burrage is ranked 131st.

Results of tennis tournaments

(sorted according to the amount of the subsidy):

Tournament of men and women in Hertogenbosch

(grass, men subsidy subsidy 750,950 euros/women 225,480 euros):


Singles – final:


Griekspoor (6-Netherlands) – Thompson (Aust.) 6:7 ​​(4:7), 7:6 (7:3), 6:3.


Singles – final:

Alexandrovova (4-Russia) – V. Kuděrmětova (1-Russia .) 4:6, 6:4, 7:6 (7:3).


Men's tournament in Stuttgart

(grass, subsidy 795,730 euros):

Singles – final:

Tiafoe ( 3-USA) – Struff (Germany) 4:6, 7:6 (7:1), 7:6 (10:8).

Doubles – final:

Mektič, Pavić (2-Croatian) – Krawietz, Pütz (4-German) 7:6 (7:2), 6:3.

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Nottingham Women's Tournament

(grass, $259,303 endowment):

Singles – final:

Boulter – Burrage (both British) 6:3, 6:3.

Fours – final:

Eikeri, Neel (Nor./Est.) – Dart, Watson (Brit.) 7:6 (8:6), 5:7, 10:8.