Tennis – WTA – Budapest: Pera deprives Bondar of a home final

Published on July 16, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. – updated on July 16, 2022 at 5:04 p.m.

Mathieu WARNIER

Coming from the qualifications, Bernarda Pera qualified for the final of the WTA tournament in Budapest by defeating the last Hungarian still in the running, Anna Bondar.

Bernarda Pera will contest her very first final on the WTA circuit. The American, who was able to get out of qualifying last weekend, frustrated the Budapest public by getting the better of Anna Bondar, the last Hungarian representative in the running. However, over-motivated at the idea of ​​​​playing a final on home soil, the 53rd in the world launched a drum beating the meeting with the break made at the first opportunity in order to lead three games to nothing. But it took more to unseat Bernarda Pera. The 130th player in the world immediately reacted and subjected her opponent to the same treatment. At the third break point, the American erased her delay to equalize at three games everywhere. But the latter did not cut her effort. Indeed, it is achieved in a series of six consecutive games that the native of Zadar was able to achieve.

Pera held on

Taking Anna Bondar’s serve for a second time, the American went to conclude the first set on the engagement of the Hungarian, on the fifth occasion. An ascendancy that Bernarda Pera has extended at the start of the second round. On a shutout, the American took her opponent’s service for the fourth time in a row to quickly lead three games to nothing. The two players then neutralized each other but, as the conclusion approached, Anna Bondar raised her voice to try to come back. After missing two break points, it was when Bernarda Pera served for the match that the Hungarian erased her late service game. However, when it came time to engage to call back to five games everywhere, the native of Szeghalom cracked. The second match point was good for the American (6-3, 6-4 in 1h36′), who joined Aleksandra Krunic in the final.

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