The final of the WTA-500 tournament in Berlin was quite unexpected. First of all, the fact that 22-year-old Lyudmila Samsonova was able to reach the final match. The Russian woman takes 106th place in the ranking. She met with Belinda Bencic. The Swiss tennis player is ranked 12th in the world rankings.
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Review of the first set of the final of the WTA-500 tournament in Berlin: Lyudmila Samsonova - Belinda Benchich
Benchich was the first to serve. She wins 1 game. Already in the second game, a fight ensued. Lyudmila was leading: 40 - 30, but Belinda evened the score. After a few "exactly" Benchich implemented a break-point. She increased her set advantage. In game 3, Belinda effortlessly wins her serve. The score becomes: 0 - 3. In game 4, the Swiss tennis player converted a break point. In the 5th game, he confidently takes his serve. The score in the set becomes catastrophic for the Russian tennis player: 0 - 5. In the 6th game, Samsonova tried to return to the game. She wins her serve. Thus, she reduces the score in the set: 1 - 5. Bencic went to serve for the set. She wins her serve. The result of the first set: 1 - 6.
Review of the second set of the final of the WTA-500 tournament in Berlin: Lyudmila Samsonova - Belinda Benchich
Samsonova was the first to serve. Lyudmila wins 1 game under "0". In the second game, Lyudmila realized her first break point in the set and match. She doubled her lead. Ludmila wins 3 games on her serve. Now she leads: 3 - 0. In the 4th game Samsonova implemented another break point. She took the lead: 4 - 0. Lyudmila confidently wins 5 games on her serve. She needs to win one point in the second set. In the second set, Bencic already wins the 6th game on his serve and makes the score: 5 - 1. She wins the first point in the set.
Samsonova went to serve the set. In the 7th game, the score became "exactly". Lyudmila put the squeeze on Belinda and won the gem on her serve. Set score: 6 - 1. Result of the match: 1 - 1.
Review of the third set of the final of the WTA-500 tournament in Berlin: Lyudmila Samsonova - Belinda Benchich
Belinda Benchich was the first to serve. Samsonova immediately implemented a break point. Immediately confidently wins his serve. In game 3, Bencic wins his serve. She reduces the gap in the score: 2 - 1. In the 4th game, Samosnova was able to realize her serve. Score: 3 - 1. Belinda Bencic wins 5th game. She narrows the gap: 3 - 2. In the 6th game, Samsonova wins her serve. Score: 4 - 2.
In the 7th game, after "straight", Belinda wins her serve. She again reduces the gap in the score: 4 - 3. In the fight, after a few "40 - 40" Samsonova wins the 8th game on her serve. The score becomes: 5 - 3. In the 9th game Samsonova was leading: 40 - 30. Benchich ace compares the score. But still, Lyudmila wins 2 draws in a row. Set score: 6 - 3. Result of the final match of the WTA-500 tournament in Berlin: 2 - 1 (1 - 6, 6 - 1 and 6 - 3).
Thus, the 106th racket of the world, Lyudmila Samsonova, wins the tournament in Berlin. She earns 470 ranking points. Reward: $ 55,300 Thanks to this victory, Lyudmila Samsonova breaks into the TOP-100. She immediately rises to 63rd line in the World Ranking.