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Paolini topples Kalinskaya for Dubai title!

Paolini topples Kalinskaya for Dubai title!

Jasmine Paolini has just won the 2024 edition of the Dubai Tennis Championships, her very first WTA 1000 title. In the final, she managed to turn the tables on Anna Kalinskaya, winning 4/6, 7/5, 7/5 after 2 hours 23 minutes.

Paolini had to be mentally tough to win the most important trophy of her career at the age of 28. She was first down by a set and a break to Kalinskaya, who then seemed to have the match in hand (6/4, 3/1). But the Italian was able to turn the tide and level the match at one set apiece 30 minutes later.

In the final act, it was once again the Russian who seemed to make the difference. She broke in the 3rd game and held on to lead 3/1 then 5/3. The title seemed to be in her grasp, but Paolini decided otherwise. The Italian dominated the last 4 games of the match and, 12 minutes later, took the title (4/6, 7/5, 7/5).

Il y a 53 jours
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RUS Kalinskaya, Anna [Q]
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ITA Paolini, Jasmine
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Jasmine Paolini
14e, 2865 points
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26e, 1959 points
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Considering rafa is playing one of the quickest players on tour and that this is only his 3rd tour match in well over 300 weeks I don't think this is too bad. Not too say I wouldn't have liked to see
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Christine N Christine N
I said earlier that Rafa would win in 3 sets & I still believe he can
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Aladdin Sane Aladdin Sane
Rafa never lost a 2R match at Barcelona before. It's really heartbreaking to see my idol going down like this. But I guess, if this is what it takes for him to be 100% fit for French Open then I will
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Sabah_Kazmi Sabah_Kazmi
It was just one break . Rafa will come back to win
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Richard R. Richard R.
Let's just say Trevisan is a better clay courter and played as such and Naomi has yet to master the surface.
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tiarastar008 tiarastar008