It is the last day of the great tournament in Bol, Croatia’s hope for the title is gone, as Ana Konjuh was forced to retire in the semi-finals.
Disappointingly for the local Croatian fans, No.5 seed Ana Konjuh was forced to retire from her match against Luxembourg’s Mandy Minella on June 4, 2016 due to a lower back injury. Konjuh was down 3-6, 1-2 before calling the trainer for a medical time out and withdrawing.
“I’m sorry for the fans and I’m sorry for the tournament,” Konjuh told the media after the match. “I tried to go on but today it didn’t work. I hope it will not be anything serious.”
Konjuh also added that she hopes to be back on court in time for Nottingham next week, where she is the defending champion and has been drawn to meet Britain’s Laura Robson in the first round.
Minella is set to face Slovenian Polona Hercog in her first WTA-level singles final, as the seventh-seeded Hercog stormed into the final of the WTA Bol Open 125K in dominating fashion. She dropped just two games in her 6-0, 6-2 romp over No.4 seed Nao Hibino and didn’t face a break point all match long.
The final kicks off in Bol on 15.30 CET, and before the final guests will enjoy a dancing performance by Cuban flamenco star Ana Karla Suarez at the Central court of Bluesun Tennis Center.