Kungens Kanna & Drottningens Pris is over for this year. Saturday’s finals offered some fantastic entertainment. It was an all Russian show where practice partners fought it out. Understandably there was some nerves before the matches.
The Drottningens Pris was an impressive final, high tempo and power in the game of both finalists. Olesya Pervushina won with relative ease once she managed to turn the match around after losing the first set. Pervushina’s victory was a little suprising since Anastasia Potapova however has the opportunity to come back to Stockholm and win the Drottningens Pris next year due to the fact she is a year younger.
The Kungens Kanna final was even more dramatic! The match swung several times and finally it was the second seeded Nikolay Vylegzhanin which suprisingly defeated Europe’s number one Alen Avidzba 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Avidzba seemed a bit taken back by the seriousness of the moment and did not dare to play all of his weapons. The last part of the match ended with drama when Nikolay had 5-3 40-0 but lost the game with two double faults… Finals on his seventh match point he managed to close the match and tournament out.
“It has been a fantastic week with an extremely high tennis level. We are so happy and proud to see the Kungens Kanna & Drottningens Pris attracting such high caliber international players” – says tournament director Joe Beaton.