August 07, 2022

Dream finals at BCR Iași Open!

Dream finals at BCR Iași Open!

Ana Bogdan will play in the singles final, at 12:00, and Andreea Roșca in the doubles, after 14:00

After a week of top-quality tennis, the first edition of the WTA 125 BCR Iasi Open tournament ends today, when the two finals are scheduled.
In both we have a player from Romania! In the first, the singles, scheduled at 12:00, Ana Bogdan (favorite no. 3) and Panna Udvardy (Hungary, favorite no. 2) will meet, and in the doubles final, not before 2:00 p.m., the pairs will play Darya Astakhova/Andreea Roșca (/Romania) and Reka Luca Jani/Panna Udvardy (Hungary, No. 4).
In the singles final, practically the most fit players present at the BCR Iași Open reached the final.
Before coming to Iași, Ana Bogdan (75th WTA) played the final of the WTA 250 tournament in Warsaw, and Panna Udvardy (93 WTA) won the Cordenons, in Italy, the $60,000 ITF tournament. The two players confirmed the good time at the Ciric Sports Base, where they reached the final after winning all four matches in a minimum of sets.
A very interesting aspect, all four finalists (singles players and doubles pairs) have won their matches until today without dropping a set!
The BCR Iasi Open champion will receive $15,000 and 160 WTA points, and the finalist will remain with $8,000 and 95 WTA points.
In doubles, the champion pair will receive $5,000 and 160 points, and the runner-up will remain with $2,500 and 95 points.

The schedule of the two finals on Sunday:
Singles final (12:00 p.m.)
Ana Bogdan (Romania, No. 3) – Panna Udvardy (Hungary, No. 2)
Doubles final (not before 14.00)
Darya Astakhova/Andreea Roșca (/Romania) – Reka Luca Jani/Panna Udvardy (Hungary, No. 4)

The path of the finalists so far:


Ana Bogdan (Romania, No. 3 / 29 years old, 75th place WTA)
Round 1: 6-0, 6-2 with Oana Simion (Romania)
Optimi: 6-1, 6-2 with Anastasia Zakharova
Quarters: 6-1, 6-2 with Ekaterine Gorgodze (Georgia, No. 8)
Semi-finals: 7-6 (5), 6-4 with Darya Astakhova (qualifiers)

Panna Udvardy (Hungary, favorite 2 / 23 years old, 93rd place WTA)
Round 1: 6-3, 7-5 with Despina Papamichail (Greece)
Best: 6-0, 7-6 (6) with Reka Luca Jani (Hungary)


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