Rival Russian tennis star loses final in Rabat

Rival Russian tennis star loses final in Rabat

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Tennis star Julia Grabher failed to win the WTA tournament in Rabat. The Austrian, next Tuesday’s opponent of the Dutch Arantxa Rus in Roland Garros, lost in three sets to the Italian Lucia Bronzetti: 4-6 7-5 5-7. For Bronzetti, currently world number 102, it meant his first overall victory at the highest level.

Rus won three qualifying matches at Roland Garros last week and is the only Dutch woman in a major tournament. The 32-year-old tennis player is ranked 113 in the world. The 26-year-old Grabher is 74 years old.

Nicolas Jarry won the Geneva ATP tournament. The 27-year-old Chilean defeated Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in 1 hour and 37 minutes: 7-6 (1) 6-1. It was Jarry’s third win. South America won the soil three times. Earlier this year he won the competition in Santiago in his home country and in 2019 he was the best in Bastad, Sweden. Dimitrov is still on eight titles at the moment.

18-year-old Frenchman Arthur Fils won the Lyon ATP tournament. He settled in two sets with Argentine Francisco Cerundolo: 6-3 7-5. Fils is the youngest champion in the tournament’s history.

In the doubles final in Lyon, the Dutchman Matwé Middelkoop lost together with the Frenchman Nicolas Mahut in the final match against the American Rajeev Ram and the Englishman Joe Salisbury.