In her match against Anastasia Potapova in the Prague Open final, Marie Bouzkova had the last say. The Czech, who was the eighth seed in the competition held in the nation’s capital, defeated the seventh-seeded player 6-0, 6-3 in 71 minutes.
Potapova and Bouzkova were the only two competitors who had not dropped a set in any of the four preliminary rounds going into the championship match. Potapova was in danger in the most recent encounter because Bouzkova denied her the opportunity to play the style of tennis that had allowed her to advance so easily to the final round.
Marie Bouzkova has won the Prague Open.
Potapova only won 37% of her first-serve points, compared to Bouzkova’s 66%, and had five double faults in the match. With Potapova’s second serves, Bouzkova went on to win 50% of her points and 77% of the points she received in return.
Only one of the champion’s three break points could be saved, but seven out of the ten break points she had on Potapova’s serve were successful. It’s a dream come true for me to win my maiden championship here at home, Bouzkova said after her victory.
I simply cannot be happier… It’s a dream come true, and I loved performing for my supporters at home. Anastasia Potapova was going for her second career victory at the Prague Open. In the end, Marie Bouzkova, who won this first career title, found luck in her home arena.
The 24-year-old was competing in his second year and fourth final. She had previously competed in the Guadalajara final and fallen to Sloane Stephens. Following this performance, Bouzkova will move up 20 spots to 46th in the WTA rankings when they are updated on Monday, August 1st.
As the world’s 48th-ranked player, Potapova will set a new career high. Image courtesy of Prague Open Twitter