Robin Anderson/Anhelina Kalinina and Rebeka Masarova/Rebecca Sramkova will compete for the win in the doubles of Bella Cup 2019.
Anderson (USA) and Kalinina (Ukraine) defeated the Montenegrin-Brasilian team Kovinić/Pigossi 7:5, 2:6, 10:8. In the deciding tie-break match both teams were fighting head to head, but in the end it was the American and Ukrainian who were more focused and they will compete for the grand trophee on Saturday.
They will play againts Rebeka Masarova (Spain) and Rebecca Sramkova (Slovakia). That duo has won with the Romanian representatives, Irina Maria Bara and Elena Bogdan 6:3, 6:3.
We also found out who will join the semi-finals of the singles. The most exciting match was between two players representing Ukraine. Seeded number 3 Anhelina Kalinina was playing againts Marta Kostiuk. Kalinina went through the first set like a lightning. She has won 6:1. In the second set, the situation changed drastically. Two breaks from Kostiuk gave her the lead with 5:2 and she ended up winning 6:3. Younger of the two players had all the luck on her side in the third, deciding part of the match. Marta Kostiuk triumphed again, scoring 6:3 and earning a place in the semifinal.
– I was extremely nervous during the first set, but I was able to focus during the break and that was the key to win this match.
– said Marta Kostiuk.
Im the semifinal Marta Kostiuk will stand againts American player Allie Kiick. Tournament’s “number 2” has won with Danka Kovinić from Montenegro 7:5, 6:3.
– I am happy with this win. It was a nice retaliation. Few years ago I lost with her 0:6, 0:6 in 44 minutes and you can never forget such defeat. Today I was consistent and I moved on the court well. I did not lose focus im the deciding moments of the match. I hope I will keep playing that way till the finale.
– said Allie Kiick.
Second pair in the semifinal will be Irina Maria Bara from Romania and Rebecca Sramkova from Slovakia. Bara has won with another Romanian player, Nicoleta-Catalina Dascalu 6:2, 6:3. Sramkova, last year’s finalist, defeated Anastasia Zarycka from Czech Republic 6:1, 6:3.
Singles semifinals will begin at 11 am. The grand finale of the doubles tournament is planned for 3 pm.