Martina Trevisan: semifinal in Hamburg fades amid regrets

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WTA Hamburg: semifinals slip away for Martina Trevisan

Martina Trevisan exits the Hamburg WTA amid regrets. The Italian, who started with the favorable odds, was surprised in the quarterfinals by the young German Noha Akugue, who defeated her in a comeback with a score of 5-7 6-4 7-5 after 2 hours and 42 minutes of play.

The match was characterized by a very fluctuating performance: in the first set, Martina got off to a rocket start and took a 3-0 lead, only to be caught up and come back by the German, who took the lead 4-3 and had a set point at 5-4: the Italian cancelled it and won the first partial 7-5. In the second set it is again the Tuscan tennis player who starts better (2-0) but Akugue recovers and overtakes her (3-2), even taking one break ahead (5-3). Here Trevisan again cancels a set point but still fails to avoid the third set, with the German closing the score at 6-4.

In the third and decisive partial this time Akugue places the initial break, but the number five of Italian tennis immediately evens the score. On 4-4 Trevisan gets the break advantage and goes to serve for the match but does not materialize, suffering three games in a row that are worth the victory for the German wildcard.

Trevisan thus has to say goodbye to the Hamburg WTA while Noha Akugue flies to the semifinals where she awaits the winner of the challenge between the tournament’s number three seed Bernarda Pera and Russia’s Diana Shnaider.

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