Athlete of the Week - Tennis player Patricia Ţig

athlete of the week - tennis player patricia Ţig Patricia Ţig won the WTA tournament in Istanbul

Last week the city of Istanbul in Turkey played host to a WTA tournament, where total prizes stood at $225,000. Several players in the WTA top 100 were enrolled, including top seeds Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, Polona Hercog of Slovenia and Caroline Garcia of France. Romanian Patricia Ţig, number 88 in WTA standings, won the competition.

In the first round Patricia Ţig ousted Olga Danilovic of Serbia, 6-3, 7-5. In the second round she knocked out the number 8th seed, Misaki Doi of Japan, 6-2, 6-0. In the quarterfinals she took on Rebecca Peterson of Sweden, seeded 2nd in the competition, whom she defeated easily, 6-3, 6-1. In the semi-finals she went up against Tereza Martincova of the Czech Republic, whom she also defeated in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. In the final she played Eugénie Bouchard of Canada, and the match was quite dramatic. The Romanian lost the first set 6-2, but won the second one 6-1. In the decisive set the two players reached the tiebreak, where Patricia Ţig won 7-4. For her win in Istanbul, Patricia was awarded a $25,000-check and 280 WTA points. This achievement has also earned her the title of Athlete of the Week on RRI.

Patricia Ţig was born July 27, 1994 in Caransebeş. In 2009 she played in her first ITF tournament. In 2012 she won her first ITF tournaments, and in 2015 she played her first WTA final in Baku, where she lost at the end of three sets to Margarita Gasparyan of Russia. She took a break in 2017 to give birth to a little girl. She returned to the tennis court in 2019, playing a new WTA final, at the BRD Bucharest Open, losing to Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan. In August 2019 she won the tournament in Karlsruhe, Germany, climbing to the 140th position in WTA standings. This week she also went up another 30 spots, now ranking 58th.

(Translated by V. Palcu)
Publicat: 2020-09-15 13:45:00
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