WTA Croatia Bol Open: Zidanšek Wins Second Title!

Daniela Rogulj


June 10, 2019 – In a wonderful atmosphere, about a thousand and a half spectators came out to watch Slovenian Tamara Zidanšek defend her WTA Croatia Bol Open title against Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo 7:5, 7:5.


It was an uncertain match where several balls went to the side of the Slovenian tennis player. The spectators were able to enjoy a series of exciting rallies, and a more aggressive and riskier game for the Slovenian tennis player eventually brought her the victory. 

It was nice to finally see the almost filled stands of the Bluesun tennis center at the Central Court, which is proof that, step-by-step, tennis is coming back to Brač.


Before the start of the match, an excellent concert was held by Nina Badrić, and before the announcement of the winner the song “We are the champions” was performed by the world-famous pianist Lola Astanova. 


Cristina Romero, the tournament supervisor, gave a special acknowledgment for the promotion of women’s tennis to the mayor of Bol, Tihomir Marinković, and Antun Plenković, director of the “old” WTA tournament in Bol, who was never able to receive proper personal recognition.


“The tournament will grow and we will try to be better, better and better,” said Marinković.

Doris Pinčić then led the announcement of the winner, and Tamara Zidanšek was thrilled with the audience at the tournament.

“Thanks to my team, but first of all to you, who were so wonderful to me,” said Zidanšek nearly in tears.

How does she feel about winning her second consecutive tournament in Bol?

“It is a special feeling, I cannot imagine Nadal winning 12 times at Roland Garros, this is fantastic,” the Slovenian admitted. 

And if she gets up to 12 titles in Bol, she’ll need to buy a place in Bol! 

“Yes, yes, I will have an apartment, it would not be bad,” Zidanšek admitted.

Sara Sorribes Tormo was not too upset about not winning her first WTA title.

“I made too many mistakes, more than usual, I’ll wait a bit longer. I believe I will win the tournament soon,” said Sorribes Tormo.

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