Tennis couple in the spotlight: Sinner and Kalinskaya aim for titles on the same day

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Sunday, 23 June 2024 at 01:30
The recent tennis couple, Jannik Sinner and Anna Kalinskaya, will play the finals of the Halle Open and Berlin Ladies Open and could both end up with titles in the same week. This situation has already happened twice this year with the couple Alex De Minaur and Katie Boulter, as they both won titles at the same time.
The incredible present of Sinner on the ATP Tour is not new after reaching his new position in the ranking as world No. 1 at the Halle Open. The Italian has not had an easy path, but he quickly adapted to the grass and will play his fourth final of the season. At the same time, his girlfriend Kalinskaya will play the second final of her career this Sunday after defeating Victoria Azarenka in the semifinals.

Sinner and Kalinskaya follow in De Minaur and Boulter’s footsteps

There are several prominent couples among ATP and WTA players, although not many can boast of playing a final on the same day. The most recent couple to be revealed is the man of the moment, 22-year-old Jannik Sinner, and 25-year-old Anna Kalinskaya, and coincidentally both reached the final of their respective tournaments.
They could match what Alex De Minaur and Katie Boulter achieved twice this year. At the beginning of March, the Australian won the title at the ATP 500 Mexican Open, with a straight-sets victory in the final against Casper Ruud. The 25-year-old quickly traveled to the San Diego Open to watch his girlfriend Boulter achieve the second title of her career by defeating Marta Kostyuk in the final.
A week ago, both started the grass-swing by being crowned champions again. The Brit defended her 2023 title at the Nottingham Open by defeating Karolina Pliskova, while De Minaur overcame Sebastian Korda at the Libema Open in s’Hertogenbosch.

Sinner and Kalinskaya seek titles on the same day

The world No. 1 defeated Zhang Zhizhen in straight sets in the semifinals and will face Hubert Hurkacz (No. 9) in the final of the Halle Open. The head-to-head is 2-2 with no previous meetings on grass, while the Pole arrives full of confidence after defeating Alexander Zverev and aiming to repeat the 2022 crown.
Sinner will play for his 4th title in the season.
Later, Anna Kalinskaya will take the court at the Berlin Ladies Open against the winner of the match between Coco Gauff (No. 2) and Jessica Pegula (No. 5). In the semifinals, she overcame Victoria Azarenka in three sets and had words for her boyfriend Sinner once the match was over: "I’m just trying to be a little bit as good as him... Let's see if we can watch each other tomorrow. Congratulations to him, I’m gonna text him now. I’m so happy."
The Americans had a tough match that was suspended in the middle of the third set tiebreak when Pegula was leading 7-5, 6-6(3-1). The duel will resume at the start of the German day and will determine Kalinskaya's opponent, who will seek her first professional title after finishing as runner-up at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships against Jasmine Paolini.

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