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Kerber turns into a thriller when Travison wins in Morocco


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They played three hours and 16 minutes on Sunday (AEST) – the longest WTA final of the year – and Kerber eventually finished it 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (0-7) 7-6 (7- 5). ) win his first trophy on the ground in more than six years.

In his only previous meeting in 2020, Juvan upset the former world number one at the French Open, and the 21-year-old once again intimidated Kerber.

The first set had three serve breaks, with none being able to take control before the Germans won the first of three tie-breaks.

Yuvan and Kerber exchanged two breaks in the second, although the Slovenian found more opportunities, forcing the seeded number 2 to keep eight more break points in the network before dominating the second breaker.

None of them were able to win back in the third, Kerber broke up early before Yuvan rebounded. It felt inevitable that the third set would go after the first two in the tie-break, and it turned out.

Kerber finally let go of her determined rival and paid tribute to the 81st racket of the world in her first WTA final during an interview on the court, saying: “Well done, Kaya, you played a great week and a tough final … I wish you all the best in Paris [the French Open] so good luck ”.

In the final of the Moroccan Open, Martin Treviso achieved her first WTA title at the expense of Claire Liu in just over 90 minutes.

The Italian dominated her opponent in a 6-2 6-1 victory after winning 63.0 percent of her first serve points and retaining nine of 10 break points.

Liu simply could not go, winning only 38.7 percent of his first serve points, as he could not restrain Travison, who in 2022 becomes the second champion for the first time after Anastasia Potapova in Istanbul.

Treviso dedicated the victory to her father, saying, “I would like to dedicate this trophy to my dad. He doesn’t see me at the moment, but I know he will be very proud of me. He is a fighter like me during this week, and on for the rest of your life, that’s for you, Dad. “


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