‘Sunshine Double’ Frustration…Rivakina “Every game is an experience” 

“Every game I play is an experience.”

Elena Rivakina (24, Kazakhstan), the new strong player on the Women’s Professional Tennis (WTA) tour. The Moscow-born made the remarks after unfortunately missing out on her second win in a row.

Rivakina, ranked 7th in the world, lost 0-2 (6-7 <14-16>) to 12th place Petra Kvitova (33, Czech Republic) in the women’s singles final of the 2023 Miami Open held in Miami, Florida, USA on the 1st (local time). , 2-6).

The Miami Open is a hard-court event held together with the ATP and WTA 1000 series.토토사이트

With this defeat, Rivakina suffered a painful defeat after winning 13 games in a row. He missed the ‘Sunshine Double’, which won two consecutive tournaments, including the BNP Paribas Open and the Miami Open.

Losing 14-16 after a close match in the first set tie-break was a very regrettable part for him.

“I’m not happy with the second set, but I think it’s been a positive month here in America.” At the press conference after the match, Rivakina said that she was satisfied with the results of the BNP Paribas Open (winner) held in Indian Wells and the Miami Off (runner-up).

Rivakina, who became the Cinderella by winning the women’s singles champion at Wimbledon last year. He lost 1-2 to Arina Savalenka (25, Belarus) in her Australian Open women’s singles final this year, and had to be satisfied with the runner-up.

But he started her spring hard-court season on a good note, winning her first WTA 1000 title at Indian Wells. Despite her runner-up this time, she has 21 wins this season, making her the most wins by any player on the WTA Tour.

In particular, Rivakina became the first female player to record 10 or more sub-aces in each game in 6 matches in the same tournament since Serena Williams (USA) at Wimbledon in 2015.

After thwarting Rivakina’s 14-game winning streak, Kvitova won her 30th WTA Tour singles title. He is the 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon women’s singles champion. In her WTA 1000 series, this is her ninth career win. kkm100@sportsseoul.com

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