The WTA 250 final in Bogota had an amazing squad. Two qualifiers clashed. The title was won by German tennis player Tatiana Maria, a mother of two daughters.

Łukasz Iwanek

Tatjana Maria

Getty Images/Cameron Spencer/Pictured: Tatiana Maria

On Sunday in Bogota, Tatiana Maria (WTA 237) clashed with Laura Pegosi (WTA 212). Both had a great path from qualifying to the final. The German became the champion who defeated the Brazilian 6: 3, 4: 6, 6: 2. It was the first meeting of these tennis players.

There was one break in the first set, and Maria scored it at 5:3. In the second game, the German came close with 2:5 from 4:5 after defending the set ball. She did not compensate for the loss, as she handed the application in the tenth match. In the third set, she achieved two achievements and was able to enjoy the title.

In the two-and-a-half hour match, Maria sent six aces and her opponent had no serve. The German got 42 out of 54 points with her first pass. Saved three out of five points for a break and used four out of 12 breakout chances.

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It was the first time that two female tennis players outside of the top 200 had competed for the title since the introduction of the computer rating (November 3, 1975). Two matches competed for the title for the first time since March 2021. Then Dinka Clara Towson defeated Switzerland’s Victoria Golubek.

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Pegosi won the Olympic bronze medal in doubles last year in Tokyo with Luisa Stefani. On Sunday, she performed in the first final of the WTA Tour. On her way, she blocked four match balls, one in the first qualifying round with Latvian Daniela Vismani and three in the quarter-finals with Ukrainian Dagana Gastremska. In the semi-finals, she defeated Camila Osorio, who was defending the title.

Maria faced the biggest problems in the decisive qualifying round. She returned 0:3 in the third set and defeated 2:6, 6:3, 7:6 (3) of Chile’s Barbara Gatica. The German Woman won her second singles title in the main series. In 2018, she triumphed in Mallorca. She reached the finals as the lowest ranked tennis player since Eugenie Bouchard (Istanbul 2020 as the 272nd racket in the world).

The German won the WTA Championships as the first mother of two children in the 21st century. She has two daughters. Charlotte was born in 2013 and Cecilia was born in April 2021. After her second maternity break, she returned to playing in August 2021. Maria became the lowest-ranked WTA champion since 2018. In Tashkent, Margarita Gasparyan triumphed, then ranked 299th.

The doubles final was held on Saturday. The winners were Astra Sharma and Alila Sutjiadi who defeated American Emina Pektas 4:6, 6:4, 11-9 and Britain’s Tara Moore. For the Australian, this is the third title on the WTA Tour, and the second in Bogota. In 2019, she won alongside fellow countrywoman Zoe Hives. The Indonesian achieved the first victory.

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Cuba Colsanitas, Bogota (Colombia)
WTA 250, clay court, total prize money of 239.4 thousand. dollar
Sunday 10 April

singles final:

Tatjana Maria (Germany, Q) beat Laura Pegosi (Brazil, Q) 6-3 4-6 6-2

My husband is final:

Astra Sharma (Australia) / Aldila Sutjiadi (Indonesia) – Amina Pictas (USA) / Tara Moore (UK) 4:6, 6:4, 11-9

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