Croatian tennis player Donna Vekić fought for her third WTA title today in Courmayeur, Italy, against 18-year-old Dane Clara Tauson.
At the start of the match, neither player managed to keep their serve in the first four games. After Tauson broke at the opening of the first set and took the 1:0 lead, Vekić retaliated, but Tauson then took the lead at 2:1. Immediately in the next game, Vekić took the 3:2 lead, and then with another break led 5:2.
The young Danish player then won her serve for the first time and reduced the score to 5:3. Vekić served for the first set and had two set points, but Tauson returned, used the second break point, and reached 4:5. The first set was then decided in a tie-break. Donna furiously started the 13th game, took a 6:0 lead, then lost three points in a row, but served at 7:3 to win the first set.
In the second set, both tennis players had three chances to break, but Vekić used two chances, while Tauson did not realize any of her chances. Vekić then went on to win the second set 6:2!
The Osijek native reached the ninth WTA final of her career and the first after June 2019 in Nottingham. She did not lose a single set in Courmayeur, and in the semifinal, she left only two games to the 56th-best tennis player in the world, Italian Jasmine Paolini (6:2, 6:0).
Donna Vekić won her last of the two titles in 2017 in Nottingham. Prior to that, in 2014, she celebrated in Kuala Lumpur. This was the third final this year for Tauson, in which she had won two titles, in Lyon and Luxembourg.
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