Almost at exactly the same time, both finals ended in this year’s Kungens Kanna & Drottningens Pris.

It was Jana Kovackova from the Czech Republic and Andrei Radu from Romania who lifted the 2024 prestigius trophies.

On the girls’ side, the Czech Republic has taken home the Drottningens Pris title four times. In 2018, Linda Fruhvirtova won, and her younger sister Brenda Fruhvirtova won both in 2019 and 2020. This year once again, and it was no surprise that Europe’s number one, Jana Kovackova, went all the way. She lost a total of 17 games throughout the competition (six matches), she didn’t lose a set, and won the final against Xinran Sun from China 6-3, 6-2.

However, it’s the first time a Romanian player wins the Kungens Kanna. Energetic Andrei Radu has worked hard on court throughout the week and got the reward for the effort on Sunday when he won against Johann Nagel-Heyer from Germany 7-5, 6-0. The German has done well from being behind in previous matches, but this time Andrei Radu was simply too good. “I feel so happy to win this Super Category event. This is one of the best tournaments I’ve played with the organization and everything around the competition,” says Andrei.

At about this particular match, he says: “It was a close first set, but I managed to win it, and then I dominated the second set, which was nice,” says the Romanian, who is heading to Finland next to play in the TE category 1.

This tournament is made special not only for its great history but because of everyone involved. A special thank you to Tennis Europe, the Swedish Tennis Federation, sponsors, staff, volunteers, officials, coaches, spectators, ball girls and boys, thank you all for a great and fun week.