Sofia Kenin moves first into Mallorca Open 2019 final after beat Anastasija Sevastova in three sets after an hour and 51 minutes (6-4 4-6 6-2).
Seventh-seeded avoid that secong favourite would reach her fourth final in four editions in Santa Ponsa. For the american will be hear season’s third final and first on grass.
Kenin started leading with a break up in third game to take advantage (2-1). She didin’t bring Sevastova any break point to close the opener in the tenth (6-4).
Second set had the same start but, when the american had the situation under control (4-2), the latvian reacted winning four games in a row to level de match (4-6).
World No. 30 started the decider set winning four games in a row hold it (4-0). Kenin won 73% of first serve points and also converten four of eleven break points in whole match.
During her way to final, Kenin beat belgian Kirsten Flipkens at her start (6-2 6-3), tunisian Ons Jabeur in second round (6-2 2-0 ret.) and coming back form a set down against belgian Elise Mertens just before semifinals (1-6 6-1 6-3).
It will be third final in Kenin’s season after win the title in Hobart at January against slovakian Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova and, one month after, lose in Acapulco against chinese Yafan Wang.