Rivakina wins WTA Tour Rome Open Abstained from Kalina

Elena Rivakina (23, Kazakhstan, world number 6) won the victory over Angelina Kalinina (26, Ukraine, world number 47), women’s professional tennis (WTA) Tour Rome won the Open Championship.

Rivakina won the 2nd set victory over Kalinina in the singles final at the WTA Tour Masters 1000 Tour Masters 1000 Italy Rome Open held in Rome, Italy on the 21st (Korean time).

Rivakina, 안전놀이터who won her Wimbledon last year, was runner-up at this year’s Australian Open. Having won the Masters 1000 event, the BNP Paribas Open, in March, he lifted her second championship cup of the year. She also reached the top of the Masters 1000 for the second time in her career.

In the quarterfinals held on the 18th, Rivakina also withdrew from Iga Sibiontech (21, Poland), the world’s No. 1 player. In the semifinals, she defeated Yerena Ostapenko (25, Latvia, world number 8) 2-0 (6-2 6-4).

▲ Elena Rivakina serves in the 2023 WTA Tour Rome Open final.

Rivakina, who met Kalinina in the final, won the first set 6-4. With a 1-0 lead in the second set, Kalinina abandoned her match complaining of pain in her left thigh.

Rivakina enters the top 5 in the newly announced world rankings.

Meanwhile, Kalinina battled Beatrice Hadad Maia (26, Brazil, world No. 10) in the quarterfinals at 3 hours and 41 minutes, the longest time on her WTA tour this year. Having won this game 2-1 (6-7<2-7> 7-6<8-6> 6-3), he shed tears and said, “I feel good, but I can’t feel my body or my legs right now.” said.

▲ Angelina Kalinina receiving medical treatment for a left thigh injury during the 2023 WTA Tour Rome Open final

In the semifinals, she beat Veronica Kudermetova (26, Russia, world number 5) 2-1 (7-5 ​​5-7 6-2) after a close match lasting over 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Kalinina, who played long games in both the quarterfinals and semifinals, suffered an injury in the finals and eventually announced her withdrawal.

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