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Veronika Kudermetova wins the Volvo Car Open in Charleston;  Pablo Carreno Busta wins in Marbella |  Tennis News


Veronika Kudermetova sealed her first career WTA title at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston; the joker teenager Maria Camila Osorio Serrano was victorious in Bogota; Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta and Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego both won at home

Last updated: 12/04/21 8:00 am

Veronika Kudermetova won the Volvo Car Open in Charleston

World 38th Russian Veronika Kudermetova made her way to her first career WTA title with a straight set victory over Danka Kovinic at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston.

Kudermetova hit six aces on her way to a 6-4 6-2 victory, enough to overtake Ashleigh Barty and place her atop the ace chart this season with 130.

It marked a fine end to a breathtaking week for the 23-year-old from Kazan, who has not lost a set throughout the tournament.

Kudermetova told the WTA official website: “It means a lot. It shows me that I can play really well, that I can beat good players, and if I play like that and keep working, I can be in the top 10.”

Kudermetova broke her opponent early and despite being tied up, quickly restored her advantage to move one set away from the win.

A break in Game 5 of the second set brought her one step closer to victory and after extending her advantage, she sealed her victory in 96 minutes.

Teenage joker card Maria Camila Osorio Serrano ended a dream week by winning the Copa Colsanitas tournament in Bogota with a 5-7 6-3 6-4 victory over Tamara Zidansek.

The Colombian fired back after a set and a break behind to secure a victory that makes the world No.180 the lowest-ranked winner of a WTA tournament since 2018.

Veronika Kudermetova wins the Volvo Car Open in Charleston;  Pablo Carreno Busta wins in Marbella |  Tennis News

Pablo Carreno Busta won his first ATP Tour title at home

Pablo Carreno Busta won his first ATP Tour title at home after beating compatriot Jaume Munar to win the Andalucia Open in Marbella.

The seed and world No.15 was pushed to the limit by his inexperienced opponent before passing 6-1 2-6 6-4 in two hours and 21 minutes.

Carreno Busta looked set to sail to his fifth title after sweeping the opening set, but Munar responded to set up a decider in which both players found better form.

In the end, the favorite’s nerve held on and he converted his seventh break point opportunity at 4-4 in the decider to prepare to serve for the title.

In an interview on the pitch, Carreno Busta said: “It’s a pleasure to win a title here in Spain, at Marvella. It’s my fifth title and it’s very special.”

Veronika Kudermetova wins the Volvo Car Open in Charleston;  Pablo Carreno Busta wins in Marbella |  Tennis News

There was home success at the Sardinian Open in Cagliari as Lorenzo Sonego won the title

In another host country, success, Lorenzo Sonego became the first Italian to win an ATP Tour event in his home country for 15 years with a victory at the Sardinian Open in Cagliari.

Sonego’s 2-6 7-6 (5) 6-4 victory over Lajos Djere of Serbia saw him emulate Filippo Volandri, who won the Palermo Open title in 2006.

Sonego, who also won the doubles title on Saturday with Andrea Vavassori, was shattered in the game’s opener by Djere, who completed the first set in 46 minutes.

Sonego established a 4-1 lead in the second set, but was brought down to level and had to keep his cool in a tight tie-break to stay in the game.

The home favorite seized his chance to take a 3-1 break in the decider and despite added pressure he held on for popular success.

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