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For the third consecutive year, the Hamburg Open women’s event runs alongside the men’s tournament. However, unlike the men’s event, which is an ATP 500 competition, this is a WTA 250 level tournament. That said, 32 players set their sights on this year’s Hamburg Open title, and there are just two left standing. Who will take the crown when it’s all said and done?
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It may interest you to know that although the Hamburg Open has been played every year on the men’s side, this tournament didn’t hold for almost two decades on the women’s side. As a matter of fact, this is the third edition of the WTA Hamburg Open since 2003; there are just three active players who have won this tournament in the past.
Being a 250 level event, it’s no surprise that most of the top players on the WTA Tour did not feature at this year’s Hamburg Open. It’s important to note that no player currently ranked inside the WTA top 20 participated in this competition. This has not been a great tournament for the top seeds, as only one of eight seeded players made it through to the semi-final. Donna Vekic, Mayar Sherif and Jasmine Paolini were the only players ranked inside the WTA Top 50, and none of these players made it past the first round.
To be fair, Noma Noha Akugue earned her place in the Hamburg Open final. The German player defeated Diana Shnaider, Storm Hunter and Martina Trevisan in the previous three rounds, despite being the overwhelming underdog in all three matches. Akugue has had the backing of the home crowd, and this has helped the 19 year old throughout the tournament. On that note, Noma Noha Akugue has everything it takes to win her first ever WTA title today.
However, we would like to point out that Arantxa Rus already won two titles this month; at the Contrexeville Challenger event, as well as an ITF title at the Hague. Although the Dutch player is also hunting for her first career WTA title, she’s relatively more experienced than her teenage opponent. For this reason, we are leaning towards Arantxa Rus for the victory.
Noma Noha Akugue and Arantxa Rus will go toe-to-toe with each other for the first time today. This isn’t really surprising considering Akugue is just 19, and hasn’t played up to five tournaments on the WTA Tour.
Noma Noha Akugue – The Journey So Far
- Semi-final vs Diana Shnaider – won 2-0
- Quarter-final vs Martina Trevisan – won 2-1
- Round of 16 vs Storm Hunter – won 2-1
- Round of 32 vs Laura Pigossi – won 2-0
Arantxa Rus – The Journey So Far
- Semi-final vs Daria Saville – won 2-1
- Quarter-final vs Eva Lys – won 2-0
- Round of 16 vs Nadia Podoroska – won 2-1
- Round of 32 vs Maria Timofeeva – won 2-1
Frequently Asked Questions About the Hamburg Open
- Are there any seeded players at the Hamburg Open? Of course, there are eight seeds at this year’s event.
- Who is the defending champion of the Hamburg Open? Bernarda Pera won this event last year.
- Is it possible to watch the Hamburg Open live on TV if I live in the UK? Of course. You can catch all the action live on Amazon Prime if you live in the United Kingdom.
- Who is the pre-tournament favourite to win the Hamburg Open title this year? Ahead of this tournament, Donna Vekic is the outright favourite to win.
- How much will the winner of this year’s Hamburg Open get? Whoever wins this year’s Hamburg Open on the women’s side will get €29,760, as well as 280 WTA ranking points.
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