6 hours and 7 minutes for two days.  Hell.  Rywalka Iga resigns from Dubai

This is what Scary asks in Russia to face Irina Camelia Peugeot in the semi-finals (6:4, 6:7 (4), 6:3) and in the final with Annette Kontaveit (7:5, 6:7) (4), 5:7 ). After them, the most annoying competitor Ega Šwieciek (balance sheet with Poland 3-0) announced that she had given up and resumed from the Dubai Tennis Championships. And no wonder – if she puts in the effort, she will probably have to pay for it quickly. And in the UAE and later during the season.

Journey into ecstasy

So the Greek woman decided not to risk it. Instead, the winner of the tournament in Saint Petersburg, Estonian Kontaveit, will go to the Persian Gulf – at least that was her decision on Sunday. I played only one of these long thrills, on Saturday I beat Ostapenko faster, so I decided to go on another trip. She travels to the next party in ecstasy – after one of the most impressive series in women’s tennis history.

Kontaveit has already won 20 indoor games and is one of the longest running series on the Women’s Tour. The longest was Steffi Graf from 1989-1990 – 43 victories. She was succeeded by Monica Seles – 32 in 1991-1993. Lindsey Davenport (2001-2002) and Justin Henin (2007-10) won 22 games in the hall, Jana Novotna won 21 games in the 1994 season. Annette was the first to win 20 (wins in Ostrava, Moscow, Cluj-Napoca and Saint Petersburg) A player for more than a decade.

A tennis player from Tallinn, in sterile conditions, feels like a fish in water. It has proven against drunkenness. I played with it for the thirteenth time and won for the seventh time. In the second and third sets, the opponent was advancing with the breakthrough advantage, but she was not able to gain the advantage at the finish line. Kontaveit fought to the end and was awarded a prize …

The Estonian was also difficult and had no intention of giving up on Dubai. Whether he sticks to that decision, we’ll likely find out only on Monday. Right now, her muscles weren’t stiff enough to let another start. A seasoned competitor, flying from town to town in the fall and mowing in subsequent tournaments, she once again makes use of her body to the fullest.

– I can feel what I’ve been through in this tournament, but my opponent stands behind it more. She is a great fighter. I hope we have many of these finals ahead, as well as important matches. It was an epic duel – said the winner. And the plane took off another long way.

Rosolska is close to complete success

We were also pleased with the good performance of Alija Rusulska. The 36-year-old Russian and New Zealander Irene Rotliff did not win the title, losing the final to Russia’s Anna Kalinska and American Katie McNally. The score of 3:6, 7:6 (7-5), 4-10 shows that the match was very difficult and was very close to a complete success. This was the 22nd final in which the 36-year-old Warsaw player played. Rosolska has nine wins in WTA events, each with a different partner. The last win was in 2019 in Charleston.


St. Petersburg. WTA 500 Championship (total prizes $703,000)

Singles – Final:

Annette Kontaveit (Estonia, 2) – Maria Skari (Greece, 1) 5:7, 7:6 (7-4), 7:5.

My husband – final:

Anna Kalinska, Katie McNally (Russia, USA) – Alicia Rosolska, Irene Rotliff (Poland, New Zealand) 6:3, 6:7 (5-7), 10-4.

Experience the Kontavit Scary Marathon in St. Petersburg. It was a real war of destruction!

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