Saturday, 22 June 2013

Eastbourne and Dan Bosch: Vesnina and Halep claim their 2nd titles

Eastbourne final:

Elena Vesnina def. Jamie Hampton 6-2 6-1

Elena Vesnina is having the season of her career. From being an eternal bridesmaid who's known for choking the most finals, to winning 2 titles in one season. It was a windy day which wrecked havoc on both players' game. The only difference is that Elena played better on the important points. Jamie shouldn't be too dejected as she won 7 matches in 7 days. Let's hope she's not too tired for Wimbledon. For Vesnina, I'm sure she will carry the confidence forward with her first premier title and look to do some damage in London.

Dan Bosch final:

Simona Halep def. Kirsten Flipkens 6-4 6-2

Looks like the bridesmaids will eventually have their day. Simona Halep caps off an impressive 2 weeks with 2 titles on 2 different surfaces. She had lost 3 finals prior to her triumph last week but now is on a winning streak. Rain interrupted play but there was no stopping Simona. She has found the correct balance between aggressive and defensive play. Looks like her coach change did the trick. Simona will go into Wimbledon ranked in the top 30 and I believe players will be trying to avoid her. Well done Simona!

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