The Spanish player doubles in the Araba World Tennis Tour, after winning the singles and doubles titles.
From less to more. Rebeka Masarova reached the final of the II edition of the World Tennis Tour “Araba en femenino” held at the Peña Vitoriana courts.
The Spaniard, was world junior number 2 and won Roland Garros junior in 2016, overcame the handicap of her physical, after two years of injuries, and took a step in the mental. All of them in a complete tournament, where he has gradually become great. In the round of 32 and round of 16, she was able to overcome a first set against Han Na-Lae and Ángela Fita. “Whoever says that the mental aspect is not important in this sport, does not know it,” he said these days in Vitoria. In the quarterfinals and semifinals she only needed two sets to beat the Uruguayan Cepeda and the Japanese Mai Hontama. She knows how to take advantage of her height, 184 centimeters, to have a powerful serve. She serves with criterion, has winning points with her backhand, dares to bole and score points at the net, but above all, she feels confident in the rally and with her forehand. She is complete and also likes to dominate the matches. She closed the final in two sets (7-6, 6-4) against Ane Mintegi. The Basque holds on to the matches and exhausts her opponents in the baseline hitting. Her forehand is a blow that will give her titles. The Basque was in command in the middle of the first set, despite having to be attended by the medical services due to a leg injury that caused blood. She did not lose concentration, and until 3-5 she was comfortable on the court, subduing Masarova. Several errors from Mintegi and a more solid game from Masarova, gave a turnaround, with three consecutive sets to revolutionize the clash and go 6-5. Mintegi defended her serve to take the first set to a tie break at 6-6. A tie break where the Idiazabal’s errors cost her the set.
The blows at supersonic speed were happening in the Motor Gorbea center court. Mintegi wanted to please his audience and went for the second set. It seemed that the reaction of the player from Guipuzcoa would end up taking the match to the third set. Both players kept their serve as a great treasure. Masarova’s experience helped her to break Mintegi’s serve in the ninth game. She was able to finish off the match in the tenth game, to take the set 6-4 and win a title that makes her add 80 WTA points and move up in the world ranking.
The president of the Spanish Tennis Federation, Miguel Díaz Román, was present in the VIP box and recognized the high sporting and organizational level of the ITF major in Euskadi, one of the three best in Spain.
The Araba World Tennis Tour has assured its continuity in 2022.
Rebeka Masarova, champion of the Araba World Tennis Tour