Alberta Brianti is the queen of Gaibledon 2018
Alberta Brianti, 55th in WTA ranking in 2011 and winner of a single match against Simona Halep, currently number 1 in the world, showed an elegant play appropriate to lawn surface, with a decisive back hand.After defeating Joanna Garland of Taiwan in the semifinals with a brilliant performance, she won the final with score 62 61. Barbara Bonić, number 700 WTA, with highest rank of 300 and 11 ITF titles in her career, reached the final after having won against Agnese Zucchini, Diāna Marcinkēviča and Camilla Abbate, thanks to a powerful game helped by her 180cm.
The tournament with a total prize money of € 5000 and € 2000 up for the winner, has welcomed both Italian and foreign players with international rankings, such as Diana Marcinkevica of Latvia and number 273 WTA, who plays in FED CUP with Ostapenko and Sevastova.
The finalists have been awarded by the Regional Councilor for Sport Cristiano Corazzari, who has complimented the TC Gaiba, and who has been working for years to support its activities. Present the main sponsor Felice Bruno of Playgrounds, who showed his great interest in supporting and improving the project also in 2019. The trophies for the finalists were made by Alice Ferlin, a local artist.
“I am very satisfied with the tournament – said Alberta Brianti – congratulations to all the staff for the organization and the courts. If I can make a criticism, I would have liked that Gaibledon was born before so I could have trained for Wimbledon here“.
“Thanks to all the staff for the organization – the comment by the finalist Barbara Bonic – congratulations to Alberta Brianti for a well deserved victory, for me it was a positive week, where I beated Diana Marcinkevica, #1 of the seeding“.
Joanna Garland, number 21 ITF Junior and quarterfinalist at Roland Garros Junior 2018, praised the organization: “The most beautiful tournament I have attended. Fantastic welcome, I will be back next year“.
“We have had a week of great tennis – said Elia Arbustini, president TC Gaiba: with a final that highlighted two excellent tennis players, thanks to all the staff, institutions and sponsors who support us“.
Nicola Zanca, director of the tournament: “Many thanks to all those who support the initiative, in particular to young gardeners who have the merit of wonderful fields, our dream is to host professional players before Wimbledon like this year. Now we are waiting for Tathiana Garbin in 2019 with the national team and foreign ones as well“.
In the final of the third category Laura Rondinara from Friuli won the title beating Carlotta De Amicis from Verona.