The final of the Hamburg European Open will be held on Saturday between Anett Kontaveit and Bernarda Pera. Both players progressed to Saturday’s final after winning their semifinal matches on Friday. After an hour and 20 minutes of play, Pera defeated Maryna Zanevska, the seventh seed and the previous opponent in the first semi-final, 6-2, 6-4.
To the Belgian’s 56%, Per a won 73% of her first-serve points. She had one service loss and four break points against Zanevska’s serve, all of which she capitalized on. Also, compared to Zanevska’s 14, Pera had nine more winners and two fewer unforced errors.
Following her victory, the American explained to the press, “I’ve been working hard for a long time, and I felt good in practice, and I wasn’t able to execute that in matches.” Something shifted, and I found myself feeling a bit more at ease.
With each successive victory comes an increase in self-assurance and a subsequent shift in attitude.
With a winning streak at the European Open in Hamburg, Bernarda Pera is red hot.
Meanwhile, the top-seeded Estonian defeated Anastasia Potapova 6-3, 7-5 in an hour and 43 minutes in the second semi-final.
However, despite dropping serve five times, Kontaveit broke Potapova’s serve seven times to win. Following her victory, Kontaveit said, “I thought I had to play really good tennis to beat Anastasia today.” I’m proud of the way I fought and how hard I worked for every point.
It will be Bernarda Pera’s second consecutive and third final of her career, and she’ll be competing for the second title of her career at the Hamburg European Open. Her rival is aiming for her seventh victory.