The tennis player from Florence crowns her everlasting dream by imposing herself in the final against the American 6-2 6-1. Now destination Roland Garros
The first acute of the season for Italian tennis arrives at the WTA in Rabat and Martina Trevisan puts his signature on it. A success with a special, unique flavor for Italtennis, but above all for the 28-year-old from Florence who, after numerous ups and downs, and four years spent in the pits (2010-2014) tormented by personal problems, crowns the dream of a lifetime by putting the first career title on the showcase. She beat the American Claire Liu in two sets, to whom Trevisan left just three games for 6-2 6-1, in an hour and 32 minutes of the match. A week full of emotions that experienced by the blue who in his path towards the title lost only one set, beating in sequence the Chinese You Xiaodi, the number one seeded Garbine Muguruza, the Dutch Arantxa Rus and compatriot Lucia Bronzetti , in the semifinal. Waiting for Trevisan now there will be Roland Garros where she has reached the best position in a Grand Slam tournament, thanks to the quarter-finals of 2020. She will challenge the British Harriet Dart at her debut.
It is not a brilliant start to the match for both finalists on the serve. Trevisan immediately breaks him at the opening but on the fifth counter-break opportunity, at the end of a fifteen-point game, he sees the advantage just obtained vanish. In the fourth game Liu comes dangerously forward with two balls for the 3-1 but Martina does not let herself be intimidated and not only manages to save the game, but even reacts by obtaining three chances for the 3-2. The third ball is the good one, you turn with the blue in control. Out of seven games played, five have passed to the advantages with Liu who continues to be the least consistent in the service: for her only 15/27 first in the field, supported by just 6 points won. Reason for which the consecutive games become four from 2-2 for the 28-year-old from Florence, who goes to serve for the set at 5-2. The path towards the end of the set can only be uphill, which lasted 56 minutes and ended with the score of 6-2 at the fifth set point, thanks to a wide backhand from Liu.
The advantages still dominate in the opening of the second set. The American saves a break point but in the third game she is forced to give way to her opponent, hitting 30 with the unforced. At the 31st mistake, three consecutive break points are automatically triggered for Trevisan, in her half of the field in full confidence. A long smash from Liu materializes the 2-1 in the Italian abacus, which is enriched by a double break a few minutes away. Collected the 4-1 follows a short and effective turn of service that sees the blue concede a single point to the n. 92 to the world. Liu continues to fight with herself, as well as with her opponent and with a backhand on the net at 5-1, she delivers three championship points to Trevisan, who triumphs 6-2 6-1.
May 21 – 3:23 pm
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