The Budapest sun brought good luck to Bernarda Pera, unstoppable this week. Coming from the qualifications, the American won seven consecutive matches without losing a single set to afford her first victory on the WTA circuit.
In the final, Bernarda Pera, 130th player in the world, easily dominated the Serbian Aleksandra Krunic (6-3, 6-3) Sunday in the middle of the day, at the Római Tennis Academy in Budapest. The 27-year-old played a perfect game by breaking her opponent four times without shaking for a moment.
She dismissed Spanish lucky loser Marina Bassols Ribera (6-2, 7-5), Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich, seeded n°5 (7-5, 6-2), Italian Elisabetta Cocciaretto (6-4 , 6-3), and Hungary’s No.9 seed Anna Bondar (6-3, 6-4), earlier in the tournament.
Thanks to this superb week in Hungary, Bernarda Pera will make a tie of 49 places in the WTA ranking next Monday and will be 81st in the world.