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Pera stretches winning run, faces Kontaveit in Hamburg final

  Pera stretches winning run, faces Kontaveit in Hamburg final HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — American Bernarda Pera will play top-seeded Anett Kontaveit in the women’s final of the Hamburg European Open after both won their semifinal matches in straight sets on Friday. The 27-year-old Pera, who secured her first WTA title in Budapest last week, advanced with a 6-2, 6-4 win over seventh-seeded Maryna Zanevska. It was Pera’s 11th straight win going back to the Budapest qualifiers after losing her previous five matches.Kontaveit beat Russian-born Anastasia Potapova 6-3, 7-5 to reach her 16th career final and her first since losing to Iga Swiatek in Doha in February.

adrian mannarino atp lyon 20220515 © Panoramic Adrian Mannarino ATP Lyon 20220515

drafted after being eliminated during qualifications, Adrian Mannarino was brilliantly qualified for the quarterfinals of the ATP tournament Atlanta by dominating Andres Martin in two rounds.

Adrian Mannarino does not make complexes. Eliminated in the last qualifying round in Atlanta and then drafted after the package of Nick Kyrgios, the Frenchman invited himself in the quarterfinals. For this, the 78th world took the best on Andres Martin, beneficiary of an invitation and who points to the 736th rank in the ATP ranking. The American, who participates in his very first tournament on the main circuit, was immediately comfortable. From his first break ball, he took the service of Adrian Mannarino to lead three games to nothing and even had two opportunities to double the bet. However, Adrian Mannarino was able to find solutions to reverse the trend and equalize four games everywhere.

Pera stuns Kontaveit in Hamburg for 2nd title in 7 days

  Pera stuns Kontaveit in Hamburg for 2nd title in 7 days HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — American player Bernarda Pera stunned top-seeded Anett Kontaveit 6-2, 6-4 to win the Hamburg European Open on Saturday for her second title in seven days. The 81st-ranked Pera, who won her first WTA title in Budapest last week, saved three of the four break points she faced and took four of the six she created to beat Kontaveit, the world No. 2. It was Pera’s 12th straight victory going back to the Budapest qualifiers after losing her previous five matches.Kontaveit was playing in her 16th career final and her first since February in Doha. She had been going for her seventh singles title in the final against Pera.

Making good on his second chance ????

Lucky Loser @Adrianmannarino Defeats Martin 7-5 6-3 for His Maiden Atlanta Quarter-Final. #atlantaopen pic.twitter.com/2pflvkpm6r

- tennis tv (@tennistv) July 28, 2022

mannarino ended up finding the solution

he then left the slightest asperity at the service that his opponent could have to exploit. The Habs grabbed his luck to Breaker in turn and then conclude the first set on a white game. The second round started with neither of the two players who offered the other an opportunity to take the advantage. A situation that continued for six games. It was then that Adrian Mannarino played his experience to run the match definitively in his favor. chaining four games won consecutively with two breaks as a bonus, the native of Soisy-sous-Montmorency sealed the fate of the game at his first match ball (7-5, 6-3 in 1h25 ’) . Adrian Mannarino will thus compete in his fifth quarter-final in 2022 after Montpellier, Dallas, Delray Beach and S-'HeroGenbosch. He will face Alex de Minaur, seeded number 3, or James Duckworth.


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