Sara Sorribes wins her first tournament as a professional

Sara Sorribes is ranked 71 in the WTA.

Sara Sorribes is ranked 71 in the WTA.

The Spanish Sara Sorribes won her first professional title this Saturday by winning by 6-2, 7-5 to Canadian Eugenie Bouchard and win the Zapopan Tennis Open, in Guadalajara, western Mexico.

In the first set Sorribes, 71 on the WTA list, saved a break opportunity from her rival in the second game and that encouraged her to come out aggressive and achieve a ‘break’ in the third.

With a good game from the back of the court, the Spanish was more exact in difficult moments, key to the first round in which she deciphered Bouchard’s serve with two breaks on five occasions and came out unscathed from seven break points.

In the fourth ‘game’ she escaped from a 15-40, in the sixth, she saved her serve twice and that frustrated the Canadian who lost her serve again in the seventh, after which she flew into a rage and shattered the racket.

The Castellón tennis player had 66.7 percent of points won with the first service, less than the 72.2 of Eugenie, 144 in the ranking, who made 22 unforced errors and let the set go there.

In the second heat the two started with failures. In the fourth game the Canadian, again impatient, let go a ‘break’, which Sorribes took advantage of, who kept the service and escaped 3-1.

It seemed that the Spanish was heading to victory, however the North American was better with her ‘drive’ in the sixth game and tied 3-3 to take oxygen.

With numerous winners, Bouchard, who reached the main draw via ‘wild card’, broke in the eighth, however again he made many unforced errors, lost serve in the tenth and eleventh and there he signed his defeat.

“I have no words, I don’t know what to say. I have goose bumps, I hope to return next year,” said the tennis player from Castellón.

Sorribes and Bouchard will play the Monterrey Open next week. The Spanish will make her debut against a rival who has come from the classification and if she wins, she will again face an opponent from the ‘qualy’, while Bouchard will start against China’s Lin Zhun.


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