Bernhard Pera of the United States won the Hamburg Open Title against world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit by Estonia in straight sets 6-2,6-4 in an hour and 14 minutes. She played some amazing shots and looked totally in control. She had a fantastic season in which she defeated all of her opponents without dropping a set, which allowed her to win 12 consecutive matches.
Last week, the American won her first Tour title in Budapest, where she survived the qualifying draws. She won seven matches in straight sets and continued her A-Game until the clay court tournament in Hamburg. With this second consecutive title win, she will rise to 55th career high. In the previous clash with Kontaveit at the All England Club, the result was completely the opposite of what happened in the Hamburg Open final.
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Bernarda Pera wins her second title in a row
Professionally, Bernarda Pera is on cloud nine and has won two titles in a row. But she personally went through a lot of pain and emotional turmoil when she lost her coach Kristian Schneider in a long battle with cancer in April. He was not only her coach but also a mentor, guide, friend and most importantly family to her. She dedicated her win to her former coach and wished she could keep his dreams alive.
She spoke “I was lucky enough to be coached by him. I would like to dedicate this trophy to his memory and I hope that I can bring a little bit of his shine, his passion and his zest for action into the world.She missed her coach terribly and became very emotional and speechless during the post-game interview.
The 27-year-old joins the likes of Iga Swiatek, Ons Jabeur and retired Ashleigh Barty as the sixth player to win multiple WTA Tour singles championships in the 2022 season. With this win, her confidence in her performance will be very high and she will be one of those players who are supposed to be on a good run US Open 2022.
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https://firstsportz.com/tennis-news-hope-i-can-bring-his-shine-passion-and-drive-into-the-world-bernarda-pera-dedicates-her-win-at-the-hamburg-open-to-her-deceased-coach-kristijan-schneider/ “I hope I can bring his shine, his passion and his zest for action into the world,” Bernarda Pera dedicated her victory at the Hamburg Open to her late coach Kristijan Schneider