Ekaterina Alexandrova

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Alexandrova beat Kudermetova and reached the final of the first grass tournament of the season

Ekaterina Alexandrova outplayed Veronika Kudermetova in straight sets. In the final of the grass tournament in the Netherlands, the Russian woman will meet the winner of the pair Arina Sobolenko – Shelby Rogers

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Ekaterina Alexandrova

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Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova defeated compatriot Veronika Kudermetova and reached the final of the tournament in Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. The meeting ended in two sets with a score of 6:3, 6:1.

The match lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes. Alexandrova (30th racket of the world and fourth in Russia) filed for relegation six times, made five double faults and converted five break points out of six. Kudermetov (24th racket of the world and second in Russia) never played an ace, made two double faults and converted one break point out of four.

In the final of the tournament, Aleksandrova will play against the winner of the pair Arina Sobolenko (Belarus, 6th in the WTA rating) – Shelby Rogers (USA, 42nd racket of the world).

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The women’s tournament in Hertogenbosch has been held since 1996. Its winners were Simona Halep, Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters, Martina Hingis, Anette Kontaveit, as well as Russians Anna Chakvetadze and Nadezhda Petrova. In 2020 and last year, the tournament was not held due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year the total prize pool is $251.75 thousand.

The tournament in Hertogenbosch runs from 6 to 12 June and opens the grass season. The premier field tennis tournament, Wimbledon, will be preceded by six WTA tournaments in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands, including two WTA 500 events in Berlin and Eastbourne.

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