In a historic final, Nadia Podoroska defeated Paula Ormaechea and kept the title of the WTA tournament in Cali

The Russian celebrates the title in Colombia

the rosarina Nadia Podoroska closed a great week of tennis in Colombia and won the final of the WTA 125 de Cali to his compatriot Paula Ormaechea by 6-4 and 6-2. It was the first definition on the circuit between Argentines in 34 years: in the last one, in 1989, Federica Haumuller had beaten Patricia Tarabini 7-6, 6-4 in Guarujá, Brazil.

The contest was played on brick dust and distributed $115,000 in prizes. La Rusa, ranked 156th in the WTA ranking, sufficiently surpassed Ormaechea, ranked 206th in the world ranking, after 1 hour and 31 minutes of contention.

The 25-year-old Rosario starred in a great week in the Cali contest and settled in the final after having left the top favorite for the title, the Hungarian Reka Luca Jani (111), the French Carole Monet (225 ), the Mexican Fernanda Contreras Gómez (183) and the Colombian Emiliana Arango (350).

Meanwhile Ormaechea, born in Sunchales, Santa Fe, 30 years ago, agreed to the definition for her victories over the Polish Waronika Falkowska (107), the Spanish Aliona Bolsova (78), third favorite for the title, the American Elvina Kalieva (251 ) and the Brazilian Laura Pigossi (110), the second seed of the tournament.

Paula Ormaechea will enter the top 200 after reaching the final (EFE/Alberto Valdés/File)

“And it arrived, just. First WTA title, Cali 125 champion. And the words are superfluous. Thank you all for so much endurance “, wrote the winner on her Twitter account. Podoroska will move up the rankings to step 115 (her best placing of hers was 36th in 2021). For Ormaechea, it is also an interesting leap: she will enter the top 200 and will be ranked 156.

Since 2011, when Gisela Dulko kept the trophy in Acapulco, an Argentine has not held a WTA circuit tournament. Another condiment for the conquest of the winner of the gold medal in the last Pan American Games, that she seeks to meet again with the best version of her. And everything indicates that she is on her way to achieving it.

With information from Telam

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