The Argentine tennis player won the ITF W60 in Saint-Malo and will now seek to enter the main draw at Roland Garros.
Nadia Podoroska enjoys a great time on European brick dust. This Sunday she was crowned champion in the ITF W60 of Saint-Malo, France, by defeating the Spanish Cristina Bucsa 4-6, 7-5 and 6-2 and added his third title of this 2020 and the most important of his career. Also. made sure to break into the top 150 of the world rankings for the first time, as it will climb to 147th place.
The Rosario closed an excellent contest, in which she barely lost one set, precisely in the final against Bucsa, 177th in the WTA classification. On her way to the title duel, she had beaten Latvian Diana Marcinkevica, France’s Harmony Tan and Oceane Odin, and Colombian María Camila Osorio Serrano.
Thus, Argentina extended a very positive streak in the season, accumulating 35 victories and just six defeats.
“Without a doubt it is a great tournament for me. It is the first time I have won a W60, but above all I really liked the way I played this week. I did not show my best tennis, but I was all the time focused, very positive. I think that’s the most important thing, “he commented after his triumph.
The one he got in the French tournament was his third title of the year. In January he had celebrated at the ITFs in Malibu, United States, and Petit Bourg, France.
Last week she reached the semifinals at the WTA in Prague, where she said goodbye to the Italian Elisabetta Cocciaretto. But in the Czech tournament she was also runner-up in doubles, since together with the Italian Giulia Gatto Monticone she lost the final of the couples table against the British Harriet Dart and the Swedish Cornelia Lister.
The next objective of Podoroska -pan American champion in Lima 2019 and already classified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which due to the coronavirus pandemic was postponed to next year- will be the Roland Garros classification, which will be the last Grand Slam of a stranger season and will go live on September 21.