It was an eventful Sunday on the clay courts around the world as we saw four finals played on both the ATP and WTA circuit.
The first of those finals was played in Cagliari where Laslo Djere and Lorenzo Sonego met in the Sardegna Open final. It was a great start for Djere who won the opening set 6-2 and it seemed like Sonego was in big trouble. The Italian played a lot more tennis than Djere that week participating in the doubles as well and it showed early on. His level increased in the 2nd set where he took a 3-1 lead before Djere pulled it back. Eventually, Sonego won the tiebreak and the 3rd set as well lifting the title in his native Italy.
The 2nd semifinal was played in Marbella at the Andalucia where Pablo Carreno Busta played Munar. PCB was rolling early on winning the first set with 6-1 before Munar responded with much better play in the 2nd. PCB could not handle his intensity and lost the 2nd set 6-2. A proper battle ensued in the 2nd set where PCB had a break up but Munar fought back. Eventually, Carreno Busta broke Munar and ended with 6-4.
The 3rd final was played in Bogota at the Copa Colsanitas where native Osorio Serrano took on Zidansek. Expectedly we saw a very interesting match with a lot of twists and turns. Zidansek was better early winning the first set 7-5 but Osorio Serrano fought back from a break down to win the 2nd 6-3. After several broken serves Osorio Serrano wrapped up the dream week with her first title. The 19-year-old becomes the first Colombian winner since 2004.
The 4th final was played in Charleston at the Volvo Car Open with Kudermetova besting Kovinic for the title. The Russian had an amazing week similar to Kovinic but the difference in quality showed in the final. Kudermetova, as the more established player, had no issues winning 6-4 6-2. The 23-year old Russian won her first WTA title and tomorrow she will enter the top 30 for the first time in her career.