Dubai Open: Jasmine Paolini battles back to beat Anna Kalinskaya-ZoomTech News

Jasmine Paolini got here from behind to beat Anna Kalinskaya 4-6 7-5 7-5 within the Dubai Open ultimate.

The Italian claimed her first WTA 1,000 victory, regardless of being 5-3 down within the deciding set.

World quantity 40 Kalinskaya, of Russia, was serving for the match within the third however she by no means reached match level.

Paolini gained 16 of the final 19 factors to win the ultimate 4 video games and safe the victory.

“I am actually shocked,” Paolini mentioned. “I am actually blissful. It was a extremely robust match. She’s enjoying unbelievably.

“To return again was actually robust. I attempted to remain optimistic each level. I am actually pleased with myself.”

The 28-year-old, the world’s quantity 26, gained her first WTA singles title on the WTA 250 Portoroz in 2021.

She has been in three finals since in the hunt for her second WTA title, however had misplaced all of them till Saturday’s victory in opposition to Kalinskaya.

The Russian qualifier got here into the ultimate in wonderful type, having ended Iga Swiatek’s seven-match profitable streak when she beat the world’s primary within the semi-finals.

However Kalinskaya, who knocked Paolini out of the Australian Open in January, failed to duplicate that type within the ultimate.

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