Wimbledon, United Kingdom, 8 July 2021 (AFP) – World No. 13 Carolina Bliskova defeated Belarusian Arna Sabalenka (4th) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday. , World No. 1, Ashley Party of Australia, in the first final at Wimbledon.
The former ranking leader was knocked out in the 16th round in the last two editions of the traditional British tournament played on the grass. He has already reached the 2016 US Open final.
“It’s crazy … I haven’t advanced to round 16 until then,” the 29-year-old tennis player exclaimed after the match.
Sabalenka “worked very well and I am very happy to have stayed and won the game,” Czech said.
In fact, in the first set, Sabalenga often got into trouble as he had to save eight break points, but he was the only one who got the only break of the set, on his first break.
But in the next two sets, Bliskova took control early in the set (entering 2-2 and third in the second set), never giving up the advantage despite Belarusian powerful blows.
“The balls sometimes went so fast that we didn’t have time to think about what to do,” Bliskova joked.
Sambalenka, meanwhile, has his best Grand Slam run so far at Wimbledon, having never crossed the ‘Major’ final round at the age of 23.
– Party eliminates Gerber, World No. 1 Ashley Party defeats German Angelique Gerber (28 and 2018 tournament champion) 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) in her first Wimbledon final.
“It’s amazing, it’s the best tennis match I’ve ever played,” said the party, which shot eight aces and 38 winners. “It’s a game from the first ball.”
“I am very proud of myself and will do everything to win the tournament on Saturday. Playing this final will be the biggest experience of my life,” he added.
The party was knocked out in the 16th Wimbledon round in 2019, just weeks after winning the Roland Cross, the only Grand Slam title ever in his gallery.
Against Gerber, he opened the scoring and opened 3-0. The 33-year-old German could not be reached for comment.
But she was the one who broke the serve early in the second to take a 3-0 lead. As in the first edition of the second set, this time in favor of Germany, the party changed the scene and broke the opponent’s service.
Gerber took a 6-5 lead, but the party adjusted ten points in a row and forced a tie break to make it 6-0 with 6-0. Gerber saved three, but lost fourth.
The German tennis player, former World No. 1 and winner of three Grand Slams (Australian and US Open in 2016, Wimbledon in 2018), at least took a rebirth in this edition of Wimbledon, but was eliminated after first being knocked out at the Australian Open in February and round the Roland Cross in June.
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