Tennis – WTA: Mladenovic regains confidence in singles by dominating Caserte

Published June 12, 2022 to 13H35 – to June 12, 2022 to 13H50

Aurélie SACCHELLI

Roland-Garros doubles winner Kristina Mladenovic a week ago, winning the Italian tournament of Caserte, ranked WTA 60, singles, on battered ground.

While most of the players chose to go straight to the grass after Roland-Garros, in view of Wimbledon starting in five days, Kristina Mladenovic decided to play the extensions on battered ground. And he has been well taken since the French won the WTA 60 tournament in Caserte. Ranked in the 119th World Rank this week, the 29-year-old player preferred to go to contest this $ 60,000 tournament, which offers, as its name suggests, 60 points to the winner, rather than going to contest ‘s- Hertogenbosch or Nottingham, where the two WTA tournaments of the week (280pts for the winner) take place. In the city not far from Naples, where Clara Burel was the head of Series No. 1, Kristina Mladenovic, head of Series No. 2, signed a very beautiful week, benefiting from a fairly weak competition. She defeated Romania Cristina Dinu (255th), Norwegian Malene Helgo (320th), Italian Lisa Pigato (401st), Japanese Moyuka Uchijima (196th) and finally Italian Camila Rosatello (330th) to take over.

Only one win on the main circuit in 2022

In the final this Sunday, the French had to battle for 2:25 before they prevailed 6-4, 4-6, 7-6. She led 5-2 in the first set, before losing one of her breaks ahead but finally concluding without a hitch. In the second, “Kiki” was thought to have been the toughest in breaking 3-3, but she then lost three games in a row. He therefore had to fight a third set, where the two players broke through to 2-2 at 5-5, then Mladenovic saved a 5-6 game ball on his service, before taking the tie-break (7-3). So there are 60 winning points, which will allow him to grab four places in the standings. This victory includes a great good for the French, who marked the first part of the catastrophic season in simple, with no victory from early January to the end of April, until a success in the first round of qualifiers in Madrid. She clinched her first win in the main table of a WTA tournament in Rabat, just before Roland-Garros, before losing entrance to Porte d’Auteuil against 18th World Cup winner Leylah Fernandez. Kristina Mladenovic will now be training on grass, as her next tournament will be Wimbledon.

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