Bouchard Comes Up Short, Kecmanovic First Title! - Weekend Recap
While the US Open was happening, we had multiple tournaments that continued to happen from around the world. Two clay court tournaments, one on the ATP and one on the WTA side, played on while the world was watching the "bubble" was happening in New York City.
Tig's Istanbul Title
Patricia Maria Tig, 26 years-old Romanian player, claims her first ever WTA International title in Istanbul over Canadian, Genie Bouchard. As a new mother and a fighter, Tig had to dig deep to come back from a set down against former World Number 4 in the world to win. After being a set down in less than half an hour, it seemed pretty clear that Bouchard had the upper hand very quickly.
The Romanian kicked in another gear and finally converting on 8 MATCH POINTS... EIGHT?? You would of thought that the seven Tsitsipas couldn't convert at this years US Open was a lot... you were wrong! Tig will move up significantly in the rankings after her win. Moving thirty spots from 88 to 58 in the world!
Kecmanovic Wins First Pro Title
The 21 year-old Serbian became the second #NextGen player to capture their first ATP tour level title (Thiago Seyboth Wild was the other one). In Kitzbühel, Kecmanovic faced the likes of: Nishikori, Thompson, Delbonis, and Huesler on his route to the finals. In the finals, he faced off against Yannick Hanfmann where he took him out in straight sets, 6-4 6-4.
The young Serb will jump up into the Top 40 for the first time in his career, moving from 47 to 39 in the world. Kecmanovic has proved that he is ready for the big stage by reaching the semi-finals of the Qatar and New York Open as well as being the 2019 Antalya finalist.