The singles match didn’t go so well, the favorite won. The Pole achieved this in doubles
The one in Cherbourg had a slightly higher budget (ITF W25+H), but in the singles match it did not go as the Pole expected. Kubka, who trained in Warsaw with her peer Iga Świątek at the beginning of September, lost the first match against the third-seeded Frenchwoman. Albie Audrey. Although it was long, lasting three hours, Audrey won the third game 6:4. The Pole made up for this failure in doubles.
Friday’s final with her participation was again very short – lasted only 61 minutes. The Pole and the Kazakh won the first game to zero, and even in the first game, when Kulamabjeva served, their opponents did not score a point. The fast and hard surface in the hall in the north of France favored the Pole, while Kubka impressed with her serve. The Frenchwoman Mansouri and the Belgian Salden never managed to take away the first team’s serve, so it is difficult to think about winning in such a situation.
It was a bit different in the second set, the crowd finally saw some fighting. Down The score was 4:3 for the Polish-Kazakh duo and there were no breakthroughs. And that’s when it happened, Kubka and Kałambajeva jumped to 5:3.
Because the 22-year-old from Zielona Góra served in the next game, the fate of the match was practically decided. The Pole did not disappoint and left no doubts to her rivals. The match ended after her extremely impressive play – she lobbied her opponent from a rather difficult position.
A record ranking for a young Polish woman. He may improve it further in the coming weeks
Another doubles success, the third tournament won in a short time, will allow Martyna Kubka to advance to around the 200th position in the WTA ranking – not yet next Monday, but the next one – October 30.
The Pole can improve it even more, as she plans to take part in several more races. Next week he is on the starting list of the ITF W25 tournament Istanbuland at the beginning of November – she should play in the ITF W60 qualifiers Bratislava.
The main bracket there is extremely strong: the list includes, among others: Clara Tauson, Tamara Korpatsch, Jule Niemeier, Timea Babos Whether Kristina Mladenovic.
ITF W25+H tournament in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, indoor hard courts. Doubles final
Martyna Kubka/Żybek Kulambajewa (Poland/Kazakhstan, 1) – Yasmin Mansouri/Lara Salden (France/Belgium) 6:0, 6:3.