Viktoria Tomova qualified for the final of the clay tournament in Budapest. Our first racket will argue for the title in the Hungarian capital, after defeating Oceana Dodin (France) in the semifinals after 4:6, 6:3 and 4:1 and the opponent withdrawing due to injury.
Tomova missed three break points at 4:3 in her favor and 40:0 when serving the Frenchwoman in the first set. Doden leveled at 40-40, then won 10 of the next 12 games to take a 6-4 lead.
However, the Bulgarian stormed into the second part, leading 4:1 and had no problem tying the sets after 6:3. History repeated itself in the third set, this time Victoria led 2:0 and missed six opportunities to break through, and at 4:1 the opponent gave up due to a health problem.
Tomova entered the tournament ranked No. 109 in the world, and reaching the final would give her a record ranking in the world rankings, and as of Monday, she will be No. 93. In contention for the title, she will play German qualifier Tamara Korpach, who is ranked #118.
The two have one match against each other so far, which ended in a victory for the German. This happened in 2018, when Korpac defeated Tomova 6:4 and 6:3 in the qualifiers.