Kalinina retires after one set, Rybakina is the new Queen of Internazionali d’Italia

Kalinina retires after one set, Rybakina is the new Queen of Internazionali d’Italia

by the envoy to Rome The draw for the Internazionale d’Italia 2023 women’s draw ends at around midnight: Elena Rybakina She became the new queen of Rome after losing at the start of the second set to the Ukrainian opponent Anhelina Kalinina, who was stopped due to a problem in her left thigh.

“I thank everyone who helped me reach this final, I’m sorry I had to withdraw. I thank the Italians who support the Ukrainian people, and I thank you on behalf of my people.” [Anhelina Kalinina]

The first women’s final “night” in the history of the tournament (the reason for the postponement is due to rain that interrupted the men’s semi-final program several times) begins with a break from Kalinina, a new one from the most beautiful course in her tournament career. Foro Italico. Rybakina is hired and takes a few games to get into the match, but when she does, she creates big problems for her opponent: a break in the sixth game (3-3) and four unused break points in the eighth game. The set seemed headed for a tiebreaker, but at 5-4 the Kazakh broke Kalinina’s serve again. The surgical fracture is worth 6-4. Back on the field, Trieste finale, with the 26-year-old from Nova Kaczovka raising the white flag after losing the opener due to a muscle problem in her left thigh. Anhelina consoles herself with an embrace of centralism and a new best rating (it will be 25), Rybakina will be No. 4 in the world from Monday, with her head already in Paris …

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