SIEGEMUND MAKES STUTTGART OPEN FINAL
Stuttgart native Laura Siegemundhas surged to the final of the tournament for the second year in a row.
The home fans would be very happy with the development as she edged past No. 4 seed SimonaHalep. She knocked out Halep 6-4, 7-5.
Since the event was turned to clay, the German has posted victories over Venus Williams, Karolina Pliskova, and Svetlana Kuznetsova. At the Volvo Car Open, she reached the last four but she did better at the Stuttgart Open as she saw off competition from Halep. She broke twice as she battled Halep relentlessly, going up 4-0. As the game progressed,Halep fought back, winning three games.
Siegemund fought hard to win the set eventually.
As the second set started, Siegemund maintained her aggression. Halep was serious competition and the set stood at 5-4. With the crowd solidly behind her, Siegemund rallied to get the victory.
“I think it’s a combination of the support I get from the spectators and the surface. It’s a combination, and it brings out my best tennis, I think. This surface suits my game. It allows the variety you can put on clay, but also you can make the game quick and put pressure on people,” the excited tennis said her victory.
Siegemund sets up a final clash against Kristina Mladenovicat the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. Mladenovic is the star that ended the run of Russian tennis superstar Maria Sharapova at the tournament. Sharapova returned from her 15-month absence, zooming to the last four until she clashed against Mladenovic.
The five-time Grand Slam winner defeated Mladenovic in the first set 6-3, but slipped, crashing 7-5, 6-4 in the last two sets, paving the way for a Siegemund-Mladenovic final. The German is the favourite ahead of the much anticipated game.