Katarzyna Kawa and Maja Chwalińska were the best in the doubles at the Bella Cup 2018. In the singles’ finale Barbora Krejcikova will face Rebecca Sramkova.
The doubles’ finale at the 24th International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup 2018 lasted only over an hour. Kawa/Chwalińska duo went through the first set quickly as a lightning strike. They crushed Albina Kabibulina from Uzbekistan and Helena Scholsen from Belgium 6:1. In the second set, rival couple played stronger and even reached the lead with 4:2. Since the, however, Kawa and Chwalińska gained full control over the match and won the rest of the games and won 6:4.
I am very happy that we have won the double. It is some kind of compensation for my setback in the single game.
– said Maja Chwalińska.
On Saturday we also learned who will be playing in the single game finale.
In the first semi-final, seeded number 6 Rebecca Sramkova from Slovakia stepped on the court to face Ksenia Laskutowa from Russia. It was a very fast and single sided game. Russian player, who reached the main tournament through eliminations, was able to break the agresively playing rival’s serve only two time during the match. Sramkova won 6:3, 6:4 and reached the final after that 80 minutes face off.
The conditions on the court were pretty harsh. There was a very strong wind, but I was able to fight through it and advance to the finale.
– said Rebecca Sramkova after the match.
Match was not much longer for Katarzyna Kawa and Barbora Krejcikova. It started with two breaks and two winning serve games for the Czech player. Katarzyna Kawa was not able to fight against it in that se and in the end she lost it 2:6. Second set started in a very similar matter, with Krejcikova’s break, but Kawa was able to even the game and reach the 3, and then 4 points tie. Last two games were all the hands of the tournaments „number 1” once again. Barbora Krejcikova won that set 6:4 and will face Slovak Sramkova for the Bella Cup championship.
I came here with a plan to win all my matches. I did so in three of them, which is still a pretty good result. I am glad, that I am still in a good condition, even though I was hoping for more
– Katarzyna Kawa summed up the semi-final match.