May 30, the ITF W25 category tennis competition for women “Liepaja Open” ended with the final of the singles tournament. In the tennis courts of Liepāja Tennis sport school in Jūrmala Park, tennis players from all over the world participated in the competition, some of which can also be found in the WTA top 500 tennis rank. As mentioned before, 4 tennis players from Liepaja took part in this competition – Patrīcija Špaka and Elza Tomase started already in the main draw, while Rebeka Margareta Mertena and Enija Paula Aploka began the tournament with qualifying round.
In the qualification round, the draw liked to bring both Liepaja tennis players together in the 1st round game. With the result 6-0 6-0 qualification round continued the most experienced tennis player – Rebeka Margareta Mertena. In the qualifying round, Rebeka defeated Rachel Gailis from the USA 6-2 2-6 10-3, but in the decisive qualifying fight for the main draw, Rebeka lost Julia Avdeeva from Russia with 6-4 6-7(2) 2-10.
In the 1st round of the singles main draw, Elza Tomase acknowledged the superiority of the Italian tennis player Federica Arcidiacono with 5-7 4-6, thus Elza’s singles games in the tournament was over. In the singles 1st round Patrīcija Špaka with 2-6 6-3 6-4 won over the Dutch tennis player Suzan Lamens, who was seeded 7th, but in the fight for the quarterfinals Patrīcija with 3-6 6-0 2-6 lost to Kamilla Bartone.
In doubles Elza Tomase played together with Rebeka Margareta Mertena, but already in the 1st round with 2-6 6-4 4-10 Liepaja women lost to Akgul Amanmuradova from Uzbekistan and Valentina Ivahnenko from Russia. Meanwhile Patrīcija Špaka competed in doubles with Daniela Vismane. In the 1st round, both Latvians gained the lead with 6-1 6-7 (4) 10-7 over Russian pair Vlada Koval and Polina Kudermetova, but in the fight for the semifinals Patrīcija with Daniela with 7-6 (6 ) 2-6 9-11 lost to 3rd seeded Lina Gjorcheska from North Macedonia and Vanda Lukacs from Hungary.
At the end of the tournament, Daniela Vismane from Latvia and Malene Helgo from Norway competed for the singles victory. With the result 6-4 6-4 victory was won by Daniela Vismane, thus ensuring that the representatives of Latvia has won both women’s tournaments of ITF for women in Liepaja. Congratulations to Daniela on her victory. In the doubles competed 1st seeded Valentini Grammatikopoulou from Greece with Shalimar Talbi from Belarus against 2nd seeded Akgul Amanmuradova from Uzbekistan with Valentina Ivakhnenko from Russia. With 6-3 3-6 13-11 doubles was won by Akgul Amanmuradova and Valentina Ivakhnenko. Congratulations!
Thus, the ITF W25 category women’s world tennis tour tournament “Liepaja Open” has concluded. We wish all participants success in the future battles!
There is a photo gallery from each of the competition days:
1st day – https://www.flickr.com/photos/133534587@N02/albums/72157719302057315
2nd day – https://www.flickr.com/photos/133534587@N02/albums/72157719262160401
3rd day – https://www.flickr.com/photos/133534587@N02/albums/72157719263001963
4th day – https://www.flickr.com/photos/133534587@N02/albums/72157719279144884
5th day – https://www.flickr.com/photos/133534587@N02/albums/72157719335188535
6th day – https://www.flickr.com/photos/133534587@N02/albums/72157719292633861
7th day – https://www.flickr.com/photos/133534587@N02/albums/72157719347560795
8th day – https://www.flickr.com/photos/133534587@N02/albums/72157719302261449
Photo: Mārtiņš Vējš
About ITF Women’s World Tennis Tour
The ITF Women’s World Tennis Tour provides entry-level and mid-level professional tournaments and provides a professional pathway between the ITF Junior World Tennis Tour and the WTA Tour. The results of ITF tournaments are incorporated into the WTA Ranking, which enables professionals to progress through to the elite levels of women’s professional tennis.
The ITF Women’s World Tennis Tour offers approximately 500 tournaments across 65 countries and incorporates five prize money levels of tournaments: $15,000, $25,000, $60,000, $80,000 and $100,000. The ITF Women’s World Tennis Tour is also designed to target prize money effectively to help reduce costs for players and ultimately enable more players to make a living.