Bia Haddad Maia wins in the semifinals of the WTA 125 in Paris



Photo: Pierrick Contin

Beatriz Haddad Maia beat the Romanian Ana Bogdan this Saturday (14) in the singles semifinal of the WTA 125 in Paris. The Brazilian turned the tables to win 2-1 (5-7, 6-3 and 6-1) and qualify for the final of the individual dispute in the French capital. Bia still plays this Saturday, fighting for the doubles title alongside Frenchwoman Karolina Mlsdenovic.

The game started evenly with the two athletes confirming the service at the beginning. In the eighth game of the game, Bogdan broke Bia’s serve and went to serve to close the set. The Brazilian managed to stop the Romanian, saving a set point and returning the break. But two games later, Bogdan managed to break Bia Haddad Maia’s serve again to close the set at 7-5.

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The second set started better for the Brazilian, who broke the Romanian’s serve in the first game. Bia stayed ahead of the score throughout the partial and closed the set with another break in the last game. In the decisive set, Beatriz Haddad Maia dominated. He converted two break points on the way to winning the partial 6-1.

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With the result, Bia Haddad Maia is guaranteed to be in the Top-50 of the WTA singles ranking, in 49th place. If she wins the final this Sunday (14), she climbs to 42nd place, surpassing Teliana Pereira’s 43rd place as the best singles ranking by a Brazilian in WTA history.

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Carolina Meligeni Alves will also play in a final this week. The Brazilian beat Swiss Simona Waltert 2-0 (7-5 ​​and 6-4) in the semifinal of the ITF W60 in Saint-Gaudens, France. If she wins the final, Carol could return to the top-200 of the WTA singles rankings.

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