Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil clinched her first WTA singles title Sunday, downing Alison Riske of the United States 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 to win the Nottingham Open.
The final, which lasted two hours and 18 minutes, was closely contested, with Haddad Maia edging Riske by winning 72.7 percent of her first-serve points.
FIRST WTA SINGLES TITLE FOR BIA 🏆🇧🇷 Beatriz Haddad Maia overcomes Riske in three sets to take the trophy in Nottingham!#RothesayOpen pic.twitter.com/29bRgGUzHT— wta (@WTA) June 12, 2022
FIRST WTA SINGLES TITLE FOR BIA 🏆🇧🇷 Beatriz Haddad Maia overcomes Riske in three sets to take the trophy in Nottingham!#RothesayOpen pic.twitter.com/29bRgGUzHT
Sunday’s victory makes Haddad Maia only the second Brazilian women’s player to win a grass-court title in the Open Era since Maria Bueno did so in 1968.
In her run to the Nottingham trophy, Haddad Maia notably bounced world No. 5 Maria Sakkari in the tournament’s quarterfinal. The 26-year-old Brazilian is currently ranked 48th in singles and 33rd in doubles.