Ovechkina keeps season ending championship chances alive by reaching the final in Linz.
« Im very confident right now. I’m playing very aggressive and it’s paying off. I’m keeping the rallies short and trying to come to net as much as I can. It’s the key when playing indoors. Playing Bianka next will be extremely difficult. She won Wimbledon this year and she loves to play in these kinds of condition. It will be hard for sure but I have a great record in finals and will be coming on to the court with a lot of confidence. My coach told me I still could qualify for Shenzhen. However, I need to win tomorrow and win Moscow next week hoping that the girls in front of me lose. Let’s make it happen. (Laughs) »
Nice comeback from Ruffy 😘 congratulations!!
Bianka, back on track
Congrats Miranda and Vittoria (we chose to play Linz, so you guys can win a doubles title )
Congrats Sannie and Ericely on winning the doubles title in Linz!!
7# Isidora Islewood qualified for the YEC, congratulations. 👏 Perez and Ovechkina are out of the Race to Shenzhen, Campbell still has a chance, but would need to win Moscow and depending on the results of Karklina, Casanova, Abdiakova and Tyler-Malone. Abdiakova, Tyler-Malone and Casanova will need Karklina to lose early and advancing further than her, but can only overtake her with Semifinal (Abdiakova, Tyler-Malone, Casanova).
As Karklina and Tyler-Malone will play each other in the Round of 16 in Moscow, things will get very interesting.
I'm not sure if my calculations are completely correct regarding the "22-tournament"-Rule, sorry if there are any mistakes.
The last three doubles teams will all play in Moscow next week, but they will all be unseeded so could draw each other early. 470 points to win in Moscow, still a realistic chance for Huubere/Karklina, but a lot will depend on the doubles draw. Things could get interesting if Jugic-Salkic/Ovechkina lose in the first round and Mikhailova/Zabokrecina make the Quarterfinals, Mervana and Larissa will have a lead of 1 (!!!) point. Huubere/Karklina need to make the doubles final to overtake both Jugic-Salkic/Ovechkina and Mikhailova/Zabokrecina.
I'm not sure if we do the "22-tournament"-Rule also in Doubles, sorry if there are any mistakes.
"I feel very proud to take home the title today. Larissa played an incredible match. In fact, it was so close in that second set that I was starting to feel like the match was slipping away but I held on and felt much more confident in the third."
German Bianka Harlow takes home her 2nd FWTT singles title here in Linz over the past five years, making it 4 tournaments wins in 2020.
"This year has been like any other. Obviously, there's a lot going on in the world, first and foremost. And my game was all over the place. I had a great start to the year, a rough patch at the beginning, an amazing grass court season, and then a lull this fall. Needless to say, the tournament is so competitive that I'm just thankful to still be playing."
Harlow will be playing in Moscow next week where she won in 2018 and has already qualified for the Year Ends Championships in Shenzhen in both singles and doubles with partner Anastasia Nemayeva.