It is never too late if bliss is good, the saying goes. And it goes to the hair of Nuria Parrizas, Granada tennis player who lives the best season of her career at the age of 30. This Saturday he qualified for the Columbus Ohio Tennis Championships final, a WTA 125, by winning the semifinals by 5-7, 6-3 and 6-4 in 2h48 to the Chinese Saisai Zheng, fourth favorite who became 15th in the world in 2016. This Sunday she will face the winner of the duel between the American team. Coco Vandeweghe and another Chinese, Xinju Wang.
Parrizas overcame a crazy start, in which there were seven breaks, and little by little he dominated his rival, especially in a second set that started at full speed, with a 4-0. In the third, she lifted five break points and broke her rival’s serve in the last game, after wasting three match points against a brave Zheng who saved two of them with serve and net.
Nuria will play the second WTA final of her career, after winning another WTA 125 a few months ago in Bastad (Sweden). Weeks ago, he won an ITF disputed in Landisville, on the American soil that he treads now, where he later debuted in a Grand Slam, the US Open, and where he can now enlarge his record. These days, Parrizas has risen ten places in the ranking, to 76, the best of hers ever, and if she is champion on Monday she will come out as 71st.