Bernarda Pera won the tennis tournament in Rothenbaum

AOutsider Bernarda Pera won the tennis tournament at Rothenbaum in Hamburg. In the last of the European Open Championship, the 27-year-old American defeated the favourite of the tournament, Anette Kontaveit of Estonia, 6:2, 6:4 on Saturday in Ganza. World No. 81. After profitable her second WTA title in per week in Budapest, Kontaveit, world quantity two and coached by Germany’s Torben Beltz, missed out on her first clay-court win.

In a conflict of finalists, neither of whom had dropped a set in the clay-court competitors up to now, Pera discovered the higher of the match. He took three service video games from his opponent and won the first set in 31 minutes.

Top-seeded Kontaveit, who knocked out Darmstadt’s Andrea Petkovic in the quarter-finals, improved in the second spherical however made too many unforced errors. Finally, after 74 minutes, a twelfth consecutive victory was good for the left-handed Pera.

Tim Puetz misplaced in the doubles semifinals

Meanwhile, Germany’s hope that Tim Pütz will succeed in the doubles competitors was not justified. 34-year-old Michael Venus from Frankfurt and New Zealand misplaced to British Lloyd Glasspool and Finnish Harri Heliovaara 4:6, 4:6. Their opponents in Sunday’s last are Rohan Bopanna of India and Matve Middelkoop (Netherlands).


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