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Sport Tennis - WTA - Luxembourg: Ostapenko defend his title in the final against Tauson

19:55  18 september  2021
19:55  18 september  2021 Source:   sport365.fr

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Sacred in Luxembourg in 2019, Jelena Ostapenko has once again qualified for the final thanks to his success in two sets on Liudmila Samsonova. For the title, will face Latvian Clara Tauson, femme fatale Marketa Vondrousova.

Jelena Ostapenko has not lost its brands in Luxembourg. sacred during the last edition of the Capital Tournament of Grand Duchy, played in 2019, Latvian qualified for the final at the expense of a first match and then hung against Liudmila Samsonova. Indeed, if the two players have won without forcing their first layout, the number 3 series header then tight the game. If she had to rule out a shot in the fifth game, Jelena Ostapenko knew Win five games consecutively to win the first set in 28 minutes. A final whose outcome seemed agreed when the World 30th player continued his series lead to four games to nothing then five games to one. It was then that Liudmila Samsonova woke up , winning five games consecutively to take his opponent into a decisive game that seemed far from far before. Russian even won the first three points of the Tiebreak before cracking. Led four points to one, Jelena Ostapenko won the following six points to conclude this meeting at his first match bullet (6-1, 7-6 in 1h28 ').

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Sacred last March in Lyon, Clara Tauson will have the opportunity to add a second line to his resume. The Dane has indeed stopped Marketa Vondrousova in the second semi-final in Luxembourg. With the input break, the 70th World meeting started well but after having lost three balls double break, it left the head of series number 5 of the tournament back up. However, with a new opponent winning service game, Clara Tauson made the difference definitively in the first set. If before reacting, Marketa Vondrousova immediately took the service of his opponent before dismissing a ball débreak in the fifth Thurs On a shutout and commitment Clara Tauson, the Czech was able to return to one set all . The final round began with an exchange of breaks but at the last moment that this semi-final was played. In the ninth game, the Dane took advantage of a less compelling game of his opponent to make a decisive break. At its second match, Clara Tauson knew conclude and validate his ticket to the final (6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in 2:05 ').

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LUXEMBOURG (Luxembourg WTA 250, inside hard, 189 708 €)

Defending champion (2019) Jelena Ostapenko (LET)

Final

Ostapenko (LET, No. 3) - Tauson (DAN)

Semifinals

Ostapenko (LET, No. 3) beats Samsonova (RUS, # 7): 6-1, 7-6 (4)

Tauson (DAN) beats Vondrousova (PSTN, No. 5): 6-4, 2 -6, 6-4

Quarterfinals Samsonova (RUS, 7) beats Bencic (SUI, No. 1): 6-1, 6-4

Ostapenko (LET, No. 3) beats Cornet ( FRA, No. 8): 7-6 (6) 6-2 Tauson (DAN) beats Bouzkova (RTC): 6-3, 6-2

Vondrousova (PSTN, No. 5) beats Mertens (BEL , n ° 2): 7-5, 6-2 Round of

Bencic (SUI, No. 1) beats Diyas (KAZ): 6-1, 6-3

Samsonova (RUS, 7) beats Dodin (FRA): 7-6 (5) 7-6 (3)

Ostapenko (LET, No. 3) beats Hartono (PBS, Q): 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Cornet (FRA, 8) beat Minella (LUX, WC) 6-3 6-3

Bouzkova (RTC) beats Minnen (BEL) 6-3, 6-1

Tauson (DAN) beat Alexandrova (RUS, No. 4): 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1)

Vondrousova (PSTN, No. 5) beats Fett (CRO, Q): 6-2, 6-4

M ertens (BEL, 2) beats Sasnovich (IBE): 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 First round

Bencic (SUI, No. 1) -

Bye Diyas (KAZ) beats Schmiedlova ( SLQ): 6-0, 1-6, 6-4

Dodin (FRA) beats Zakharova (RUS, Q): 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3

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Samsonova (RUS, No. 7 ) beats Doi (JAP): 6-2, 6-3

Ostapenko (LET, No. 3) beats Niemeier (ALL, Q): 6-2, 6-2

Hartono (PBS, Q) beats Friedsam (ALL): 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (4)

Minella (LUX, WC) beats Gracheva (RUS): 6-3, 6-4

Cornet (FRA, # 8 ) beats Potapova (RUS): 6-4, 6-2

Bouzkova (RTC) beats Zhang (CHN, No. 6): 6-2, 6-7 (3) 6-3

Minnen (BEL) beats Parrizas Diaz (ESP): 7-6 (4), 6-7 (1), 7-6 (2)

Tauson (DAN) beats Sharma (AUS): 6-2, 6-2

Alexandrova ( RUS, # 4) beats Voegele (SUI, WC): 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Vondrousova (PSTN, No. 5) beats Van Uytvanck (BEL): 6-2, 6-3

Fett (CRO, Q) beats Makarova (RUS, Q): 6-3, 6-3

Sasnovich (IBE) beats Tsurenko (UKR, Q): 7-5, 7-6 (6)

Mertens ( BEL, 2) -

Bye

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