Tennis – Tennis: Qualifier Samsonova surprised at Berlin – SPORTS

Tennis - Tennis: Qualifier Samsonova surprised at Berlin - SPORTS

Halle/Westphalia (DPA) – French outsider Yugo Humbert and Russian qualifier Lyudmila Samsonova have won German lawn tennis tournaments. Humbert won the WTA event in Berlin in Halle, Westphalia, Samsonova.

ATP Tournament

The unseeded 22-year-old from Metz defeated favorite world number seven Andrei Rublev (Russia) 6:3, 7:6 (7:4) in the final of the event, which was concluded with 1.455 million euros, and In this way the biggest success of his career was celebrated.

“I’ve enjoyed every moment on the court this week and I’m very proud of this title,” said Humbert. The left-hander took his first two tournament victories at Hall in 2020. Humbert is the first French title holder since Henri Leconte in 1993.

In dress rehearsals for the All England Championships at Wimbledon, which begins in week one, Humbert defeated Germany’s number one Alexander Zverev in the round of 16 in the quarterfinals, Rublev knocking out Philipp Kollschreiber in the quarterfinals. For the victory, the Frenchman received a bonus of 133,785 euros.

Nevertheless, there was a German victory. Two-time French Open winner Kevin Kravitz (Coburg) won the doubles final against his teammate Horia Tekau (Romania) 7:6 (7:4), 6:4 against Felix Auger-Aliassim (Canada) and Hubert achieved. Harkaz (Poland).

WTA Tournament

In the final in Berlin, Samsonova surprisingly defeated Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 1:6, 6:1, 6:3. With her maiden tournament win, Samsonova jumped from 106th to 63rd in the world rankings on Monday. With her success she succeeds her compatriot Dinara Safina, who in 2008 was the last player to win in Berlin, then on clay.

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Andrea Petkovic is in the round of 16, at the premiere of the women’s tennis tournament in Bad Homburg. Darmstadt Women won their first match against Romanian Sorana Cristia 6:3, 6:4 on Sunday. Like Petkovic, Tamara Korpatsh also advanced to the next round with a net worth of $235,238. The 26-year-old from Hamburg defeated Rebecca Petersen of Sweden 7: 5, 2: 6, 7: 6 (7: 5).

On the other hand, Mona Barthel failed early. The 30-year-old from Neumünster lost 6:7 (4:7), 3:6 to Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig. Mara Guth from Euzingen is also out. She lost to Argentina’s Nadia Podorowska 0-6, 3-6. Angelique Kerber, who crashed out in the round of 16 in Berlin, will begin the tournament this Monday.

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