Donna Vekić in Nottingham Final, Borna Ćorić Rosmalen Semifinal Suspended

Daniela Rogulj

June 15, 2019 – For the second time in her career, Donna Vekić will play in the final of the Nottingham Open! Croatia’s best female player defeated Germany’s Tatjana Maria (56th on WTA ranking) in the semifinal of the WTA tournament in three sets – 5:7, 6:0, 6:0, reports HTS

After losing the first set from a break in the 11th game, the 22-year-old from Osijek continued to keep up with her opponent. At 5:0 in the third set, the match was briefly interrupted for rain. Interestingly, in the second set, not even the fact that Maria realized 88 percent of her first service (and 74 percent overall) could help. Donna hit five aces and realized 57 percent of the first service.

“I am very happy that I’m in the final and that I finally played my first complete match this week on grass. I enjoy playing on this platform and am looking forward to the Sunday final,” Donna said after winning. The Osijek native is looking to win her third WTA title (after Kuala Lumpur in 2014 and Nottingham in 2017) against the winner of the match between Garcia and Brady. 

Borna Ćorić and his opponent Adrian Mannarino played a dramatic semifinal match at the ATP Rosmalen before it was suspended for rain. 

After they were tied 1:1 in the sets, Ćorić and Mannarino went to the third, decisive set where they were equal at 6:6. Just when the question of who would be going to the final was to be decided, heavy rain prevented the match from continuing. The game will most likely continue on Sunday. 

Otherwise, Ćorić has never defeated Mannarino in two career matches. The winner of their match will go to the final and will play against the winner of the semifinal between Gasquet and Thompson, which was also suspended due to rain.

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