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Rybakina reached the final in Rome – Elena’s coach cursed Ostapenko. Schedules and grids

Date: March 4, 2024 Time: 01:47:01

Rybakina reached the final in Rome – Elena’s coach cursed Ostapenko. Schedules and grids

Alexander Nasonov May 20, 2023 00:45 UTC Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.

In the decider, the 2022 Wimbledon champion will fight Ukrainian Angelina Kalinina, the offender of Veronika Kudermetova.

On Friday, May 19, at the super-tournament in Rome (Italy), whose total prize fund is almost 11.3 million euros, the semifinal matches were held in the women’s singles category. Russian tennis player Veronika Kudermetova played her match against Ukrainian Angelina Kalinina. And the men rested that day. But first things first.

Results of day 11. Friday, May 19

Kudermetova and Kalinina, seeds 11 and 30 respectively, were the first to enter the court. Their meeting lasted almost three hours and ended with the victory of the Ukrainian – 7:5, 5:7, 6:2. Read more about this in our material.

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In the second and final match of the day, 2022 Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina (7), representing Kazakhstan, and 2017 Roland Garros winner Elena Ostapenko (20) of Latvia faced each other. Rybakina defeated the world’s first racket Iga Sviontek in the quarterfinals; however, there is a caveat. Elena lost the first set (2:6), won the second game in a tie-break, and in the decisive set Swiatek, with a score of 2:2, refused to continue the fight due to injury.

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As for Ostapenko, in her quarterfinals she won a difficult victory over the former second racket in the world, Paula Badosa – 6:2, 4:6, 6:3. And before her match with Rybakina, he said that everything would depend on her. “I played Rybakina a couple of times, so I know how it works. Everything will depend on me. She is a great player, but I will focus on myself and my game. I will try to just have fun, ”the press service of the tournament in Rome quotes Ostapenko.

Prior to this match, the head-to-head score was 2-1 in favor of Ostapenko. The Latvian won Linz 2019 and Eastbourne 2021, while Rybakina was stronger at the Australian Open this year, in the quarterfinals. All three head-to-head matches ended in straight sets.

Rybakina and Ostapenko in AO-2023

Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

In the first set, Rybakina dominated the court. Of the first six games, the athlete from Kazakhstan won five – 5:1. The most stubborn, oddly enough, was the first game, which Elena won only from the third break point. And Ostapenko took only the third game in this segment, with his serve. In the seventh game, the Latvian broke her opponent’s streak by taking her serve, but then Rybakina served for a set. And then the representative of Kazakhstan faced difficulties: first she missed three set points, then she recovered three break points, two of which arose after double faults, but from the fourth set point she ended the game in her favor: 6: 2.

The second set Ostapenko started strong. He won the first game by hitting three aces in a row, and then broke for the first time – 2: 0. Then the rivals took two games each on his serve (in the fifth game, Ostapenko saved a break point), and when the score was 4:2, the game had to be stopped due to rain. The break lasted approximately 15 minutes. In the seventh game, the tennis players played only four draws, and with the score at 15:40, the match was again stopped by Ostapenko, this time for more than 40 minutes. This was not without scandal. During the break, Rybakina’s coach told the pupil about the rude words that the Latvian addressed to her.

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At the resumption of the game, Rybakina made a break, after which she took her serve and equalized the score – 4:4. She didn’t stop there and made another break, after which she requested the match using second match point: 6:2, 6:4.

This is how Rybakina reached her fourth final in the 2023 season. Elena already has a title this year – she became the best in the “thousand” in Indian Wells. Will there be a second? We will know tomorrow.

Women. 1/2 finals

Kalinina (Ukraine, 30) – Kudermetova (Russia, 11) – 7:5, 5:7, 6:2 Rybakina (Kazakhstan, 7) – Ostapenko (Latvia, 20) – 6:2, 6:4


Schedule of day 12. Interesting matches Saturday May 20

The men will have both semifinals. World No. 3 Daniil Medvedev (3) will take part in one of the games against Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas (5). The matchup between Medvedev and Tsitsipas has a rich history. The athletes played 11 matches against each other, and in seven cases the Russian won. Scandalous situations arose more than once in their matches.

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Holger Rune (7) and Kasper Ruud (4) did not meet that often. All four matches were played on clay and ended in victory for Ruud. However, Rune did beat 22-time TBS champion Novak Djokovic in this tournament. And this means that he can literally cope with any opponent. By the way, there have already been scandals in this duo.

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Men. 1/2 finals 14:00 Moscow time Rune (Denmark, 7) – Ruud (Norway, 4) 15:30. Medvedev (Russia, 3) – Tsitsipas (Greece, 5)


And the women’s final match will take place, in which the Ukrainian Angelina Kalinina, who turned out to be stronger than Veronika Kudermetova in the semifinals, will play Elena Rybakina, who defeated Elena Ostapenko. Kalinina and Rybakina have already met on the court once. And in the final of 1/16 of Charleston 2022, a Ukrainian won: 6: 4, 2: 6, 6: 4.

Women. The end 20:00 Moscow time Rybakina (Kazakhstan, 7) — Kalinina (Ukraine, 30)


The super tournament in Rome takes place from May 9 to 21. Follow all the events in the “Championship”.

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