Tig lost only one set in Istanbul, defeated Bouchard in the…

first_imgPatricia Maria Tigová she did not come to Istanbul in good shape. After the season restarted, she participated in four tournaments and won a single match. Nevertheless, she spent the best week of her career on clay in the Turkish capital.The 26-year-old Romanian woman did not lose a single set on the way to her third final at the WTA tournaments and allowed her rivals Olga Danilovičová, deployed by Misaki Doi and Rebecca Peterson, and Czech qualifier Tereza Martincová, a total of only 20 games.While five years ago on the hard surface in Baku, even last year, after a maternity break at home clay in Bucharest, she failed in the title race, on the third attempt she managed to grab the premiere trophy. In Istanbul in the final, after a two-and-a-half-hour battle in which she needed eight matchballs, she defeated a 2-6 6-1 7-6 (4) Wimbledon finalist and a former world number five Eugene Bouchardovou.In the opening act, Bouchard was clearly on top. The 26-year-old Canadian kept her service confidently, celebrated two breaks and led after 36 minutes. But then she dropped out completely, while Tig improved and won nine of the next ten games. At 4-1 in the deciding set, the Romanian had two chances to take the lead by two breaks, but Bouchard did not allow that.Tig had the first chance to end the match at 5-4, when she served to win. However, she did not use any of the three matchballs. Another chance came at 6-5, this time she worked out three more matchmaps at the reception, but in a row, she didn’t change even those with serial numbers four, five and six. The tie-break had to be decided, Tig had the upper hand in it from the beginning and she had already used the eighth match match.First CareerOn an EIGHTH championship point, Patricia Maria Tig overcomes Bouchard 2-6, 6-1, 7-6(4) to win her maiden WTA title at @TennisChampIst! pic.twitter.com/MKAVHQXMTN– wta (@WTA) September 13, 2020“I want to congratulate Eugenia for a wonderful week. I want to thank my husband and daughter for being here, maybe I’m not very emotional. And thank you to the organizers for creating such conditions here, I felt at home here. I am very happy with the title and I hope that I will return here in a year, “Tig said during the ceremony.Before the finals, Tig was sure that she would improve her ranking maximum (80th place). After the triumph, she will improve even more and in Monday’s issue of the world ranking, she will be the 58th player in the world. After Ekaterina Alexandrov (Shenzhen) and Jennifer Brady (Lexington), she became the third tennis player today to win her premiere title this season.Bouchardová, who had to qualify and, after making her way to her first final since March 2016, eliminated number one Svetlana Kuznetsova, worsened her final balance on the main circuit to 1-6. She succeeded only six years ago on clay in Nuremberg, where she defeated the current Czech number one Karolína Plíšková.Today, Bouchard was able to become the lowest ranked qualifier in history and the fourth lowest ranked player to win a WTA tournament. Even so, he can evaluate his performance at the Turkish crumb of Turkey positively, especially after last year’s disastrous season, in which she won only eight of the 26 matches, recorded a series of 13 defeats and fell into the third hundred. He will jump from the current 272nd place to the 163rd place.“Congratulations Patricia, she played very well today. I want to thank my coach for being here with me for helping me improve every day, my family, friends and fans who watched me on TV screens, I felt the support from a distance In conclusion, I would like to thank the organizers for giving me a wild card to qualify, as my leaderboard was not even enough to participate in the qualification. Thanks for the opportunity to play here. I will not forget this week, I did not play the finals for a long time. “Bouchard said.• WTA INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL •Turkey, clay, $ 225,500Sunday results (September 13, 2020)• Singles – Final •Tigová (ROU) – Bouchardová (CAN) 2-6 6-1 7-6 (4)• Doubles – Final •Guarachi / Krawczyk (1-Chile / USA) – Perezova / Sandersova (Austr.) 6-1 6-3last_img