Tennis: Siniakova wins first singles grass-court title by beating Bronzetti in Bad Homburg final

AP , Sunday 2 Jul 2023

Top-ranked doubles player Katerina Siniakova won her first grass-court singles title by beating Lucia Bronzetti 6-2, 7-6 (5) in a rain-affected final at the Bad Homburg Open on Saturday.

Katerina Siniakova
Czech Republic s Katerina Siniakova kisses the trophy after winning the WTA tennis final against Italy s Lucia Bronzetti in Bad Homburg, Germany, Saturday, July 1, 2023. Photo: AP

 

Siniakova served for the match at 5-3 in the second set but the Czech player double-faulted twice as Bronzetti broke back. The Italian then saved three match points before Siniakova closed out the win for her fourth career singles title.

The start of the match was delayed by rain and play was also suspended by another shower after the first set.

Going into the tournament, Siniakova had not won a singles match since the Miami Open in March, where she sustained a wrist injury that sidelined her until the French Open.

Bronzetti received a walkover to the final after top-ranked Iga Swiatek withdrew before their semifinal on Friday with an illness.

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