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Sevastov and Ostapenko will fight for Jurmala winners – Tennis – – Sports


The final game in the single game on the central court will not begin earlier than 7 pm, because before double finalists will go there. The matches will be broadcast live at Best4Sport TV.

Sevastov is ranked 11th in the WTA ranking and number one in this tournament, while Kava is in the 194 place and debuts in Jurmala in the final of the WTA. Previously, the athlete passed the competition qualification.

The Latvian goalkeeper won 180 WTA points for the final, but she will be nine points away from the top ten when she will win at this tournament.

The two halls will first meet.

Sevastov defeated Russian athlete Varling Finkin (WTA 128) in the first round with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Slovene Dalil Yakupovich (6-7 (3: 7), 6-2, 6-4 in the second round ( WTA 147). , but in the third round they won 7-6 (7: 3), 6-2 over Romanian Irina Mary Bar (WTA 213). Meanwhile, in semifinals, 6-4, 6-2 beat the talented player of Russia Anastasia Potapova.

Cava, on the other hand, started from qualifying, where Anna Danilina de Kaza & Sstana (WTA 373) was beaten in the first game with 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7: 5), but in the decisive match for participation in the main match with 6-1, 6 -2 defeated Nick Bain from the United Kingdom (WTA 235). Qualifying for the Main Event, Hava defeated Belgian Isalin Bonaventuri (WTA 109) in the first game with 2-6, 6-4, 6-1, followed by 6-3, 6-0 loss to Iran Feta from Croatia (WTA 316 ), but 6-1, 6-2 defeated Chloe Pace of France (WTA 156) in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, the 6-2, 6-3 polan quickly fought American Bernard Peru (WTA 74).

During her career, Kava never played in the WTA Tournaments, and the semifinal on Saturday was the first of his career. Previously, the tennis player mostly played at the Tennis International Tournament (ITF), where he managed to win one single title during this season, ending in the W25 test in early April. The tennis player also hit the semifinals twice, but defeated 25 games in 35 games this season.

Sevastova played 41 games this season, earning 25 wins. Last week she could not defend the title she won last year at the Bucharest International Contest of Trials.

Ostapenko's second track of Latvian women in one player stopped in the first round, while the third caterpillar Diana Marcinkevich lost in the second round. Meanwhile, the one-player qualifier was not won by Kamilla Bartone and Daniel Vismane.

Ostapenko remains the only Latvian representative in the double tournament. The Latvian player player and her assistant Galina Voskoboyev from Kazaujo will play the final strike today before starting the match against Sharon Fitchman from Canada and Nina Stojanovic from Serbia for the Sevastov reason.

In the first round, the Latvian Kaza duo won 5-7, 6-0, 10: 8 over the Latvian Diana Marcinkevich and Vivian Heisen from Germany, and defeated the Russian duo Anastasia Potapov / Jan Sizikov in the quarter finals at 6-4 , 6-2. Meanwhile, in semifinals, 7-6 (7: 1), 6-2 beat Baron and Yakupovich.

In order to reach the final, Ostapenko won 180 WTA-double ranking points.

Ostapenko reached this season five double semifinals, but before finishing this match, the Latvian secured Wimbledon's recent match, where she managed to reach the final in the mixed double contest.

For the first time in history, Latvia hosts such a WTA championship. The match is organized by the Russian sports agency "UNU SGM", but earlier this event took place in Moscow, but last year it was decided to move them to Jurmala.

At the Baltic Open, tourists compete for a premium of USD 250,000 (€ 223,000) and the winner will receive 280 WTA points.

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