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Can you Bol-ieve it? Zidansek wins in Croatia after 18 breaks of serve

  • Keeping hold of serve proved a tough task for Bol Open finalists Tamara Zidansek and Sara Sorribes Tormo.
Modified 10 Jun 2019, 03:24 IST
Bol Open champion Tamara Zidansek

Tamara Zidansek retained her Bol Open title with a straight-sets defeat of Sara Sorribes Tormo in a match that featured 18 breaks of serve. 

The top seed only held serve twice in each set in a strange final on Sunday, but sealed a 7-5 7-5 victory.

Zidansek saved a match point in a battling defeat of Kaja Juvan in an all-Slovenian semi-final and made hard work of beating second seed Sorribes Tormo.

The 21-year-old bucked the trend by winning her service games to lead 6-5 in both sets and followed up those holds with breaks as Sorribes Tormo was punished for struggling badly on serve.

Zidansek was a beaten finalist in Nurnberg last month, but she was not to be denied a second title at the same tournament where she won a first.

Published 10 Jun 2019, 03:24 IST
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