Sara won her third title of the year in Budapest!
Her opponent, Elena Vesnina, started the match really well, and took a double break lead. Sara got one break back right away, but at 5-3, Vesnina served for the set. However, she failed to do so, and from that point on, Sara won 7 games in a row to take a 7-5 3-0 lead. Vesnina got that break back, but at 5-4, Sara broke her again, including a double fault on matchpoint. Hence Sara won 7-5, 6-4 and got her third trophy of the year. She said about the match:
“Elena was playing really strong today – my congratulations to her for that. I had to run a lot and fight hard to keep up with her today.” And about her year: “I didn’t expect to win any titles this year, and now I have three!” And Vesnina said about the match: “I was playing very well at the beginning, but Sara is the kind of player who destroys your game and makes you feel uncomfortable on the court. I tried to play aggressively throughout the match but the slow court suited Sara’s game better than mine, and all credit to her for winning.”
Thanks to this win, Sara will move up to 24 in next weeks ranking, her first time in the top25.
Here‘s a nice article about Sara from yesterday.