On Saturday, Bernarda Pera completed her week at the Hamburg European Open by defeating the top-seeded Anett Kontaveit in the final. In one hour and 14 minutes, the No. 62 ranked Estonian was defeated by the No. 58 ranked American, 6-2, 6-4.
Ranks as the world’s No. 2 most popular number. Pera was in command of the match, holding a 6-2, 5-2 advantage. Pera’s only hiccup came when she was serving for the match in the eighth game. But she collected herself and won the match on her own serve in the tenth game.
Bernarda Pera’s joyous journey at the Hamburg European Open continues
During the entire first set, Pera did not face a single break point, and she took advantage of two of the three break point opportunities presented by Kontaveit’s serve. She was successful with two of her three break points against her opponent’s serve in the second set.
Over the course of the match, Pera won 71% of the points on her first serve and 60% on her second. At the same time, Kontaveit was successful in winning 60% of points on her first serve and 47% on her second. The southpaw finished with 57 points, which was 14 more than Kontaveit, who finished with 45.
After advancing from the preliminary round, Pera played in her first WTA final the previous week at the Hungarian Grand Prix. After beating Aleksandra Krunic in the final, she took home the trophy in Budapest. She did so without dropping a single set during the tournament.
This week, Pera also went five matches without dropping a set, just like she did at the Hamburg European Open. In total, Bernarda Pera has won 12 consecutive matches between the two competitions. After these heroics, Pera should reach a new personal best.
On Monday, July 25th, the rankings will be updated, and at that time, we will be ranked #54 in the world. Hamburg European Open Twitter for the photo