Fiona Ferro, John Isner, Nicolas Jarry, Dusan Lajovic and Elena Rybakina Capture Tennis Titles This Week
(July 21, 2019) It was “First Title Sunday” on the tennis tours on Sunday as four players capture their first singles trophies on the main tours of the ATP and the WTA, while John Isner picked up his 4th Newport title.
Unseeded Fiona Ferro took the Ladies Open Lausanne winning 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 over No.3 seed and countrywoman Alizé Cornet in an all-French battle..
Ferro who dropped two sets on the way to the title, including rallying from 6-1, 5-2 down to upset No.4 seed Buzarnescu in the second round. She’ll rise to career high ranking of No. 75.
Elena Rybakina wins her first WTA title 🏆
It was an emphatic 6-2, 6-0 win against home crowd favourite, Patricia Maria Tig 🔥👏 pic.twitter.com/0DlfNqcgGg
— BRD Bucharest Open (@BRDOpen) July 21, 2019
Elena Rybakina picked up her first WTA singles title in her career first tour-level final when she beat Patricia Maria Tig 6-2, 6-0.
The Kazakh, ranked at No. 106, became the 10th maiden WTA singles title winner of 2019.
Tig was hoping to become the first mother to win a WTA singles title since Tatjana Maria did it at 2018 Mallorca.
— Tennis Hall of Fame (@TennisHalloFame) July 21, 2019
In ATP action, John Isner won his fourth Hall of Fame Open on the grass courts of Newport over Alexander Bublik 7-6(2), 6-3. This was the American’s first title since becoming a father back in September.
“My very first ATP Tour event was here in 2007 and I didn’t enjoy the courts that much back then because I didn’t know how to play on them,” said Isner during his victory speech. “To say that I’ve won this event four times isn’t something I thought would be possible.”
Quite a season, @Dutzee!
First Masters 1000 final at Monte-Carlo in April. ✅
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) July 21, 2019
Dusan Lajovic claimed his first title defeating Attila Balazs 7-5, 7-5 to earnat the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag trophy. The 36-th ranked Lajovic from Serbia, reached his first ATP Tour final back in April at Monte-Carlo Masters.
El primero!! 😄🏆 pic.twitter.com/KqyFbHNAh8
— Nicolas Jarry Fillol (@NicoJarry) July 21, 2019
The grandson of a former ATP player took home hardware from the Swedish Open, as Nicholas Jarry, the grandson of Chile’s Jaime Fillol, beat Juan Ignacio Londero 7-6(7) 6-4 to capture his first tournament trophy at the Swedish Open.
His grandfather won six titles in his career which lasted from 1971-1982.