The journey of a brave Sara Sorribes at Tennis in the Land in Cleveland ended this Friday with a loss to Anett Kontaveit, which imposed its offensive power against the Castellón, who competed well despite playing with a bulky bandage on the thigh of the right leg. The 25-year-old Estonian and 30th in the world won by a double 6-4 in 1:45 and for the first will face in the final, the third for her this season (ninth in her entire career), Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu, who beat Polish Magda Linette (7-6 (5) and 6-2 in 1:45). Kontaveit will attempt to lift the second WTA trophy of her career. If Begu succeeds, it will be the fifth of his record.
Sorribes came very close to taking the lead in the first set, when he took advantage with a break in the seventh game, but later conceded a 3-0 run. against and Kontaveit pointed the sleeve, who went all out in the second. In it he threatened to sentence with a break for 2-0.
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However, the Spanish found a way to hurt her with long stitches., changes in height, cut backs and the odd winning shot to regain lost ground. And when it seemed with options to force the third set, his rival played a great game to the rest and closed the victory, fourth against the Castellón in five clashes. Sorribes goes to the US Open in the best position of his life in the ranking, 41st, in the brightest year of his career, one step away from having played his second WTA final, after winning the title in Guadalajara just a few years ago. months.