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EMOTIONAL! WTA Tennis Player, Kristina Kucova Breaks Down After Reaching First Career Final

Published 07/24/2021, 12:17 PM EDT

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Kristina Kucova made history today as she battled for an hour and 13 minutes to reach her first WTA final. Kucova beat Tamara Korpatsch of Germany at the Gdynia Open semifinal, in order to reach the final. This is the first time Kucova has made it to the final of a WTA 250 event final.

Kucova will be playing either Maryna Zanevska or Kateryna Kozlova in the final. The World No.150 beat Tamara 6-0, 6-3, needing to little to no effort in her semifinal game.


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Kristina Kucova breaks down after her semifinal win

Kucova had an emotional moment on court after her semifinal win over Tamara. The Slovak cried when the interview concluded and made a special mention of her aunt and thanked her.

I am very happy that I will fight for a first WTA final in Poland, because I love to play in Poland. And one last thing, I want to say happy birthday for my aunty, Katka. And I am sending everyone kissies at home,” said an emotional Kristina after her interview.


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The emotions were real as she was thanking and wishing her aunt. Her dream of winning a title in her favorite country will be a very big moment for her. However, Kucova needs to pass a final hurdle to achieve her dream.

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Kristina’s brilliant performance throughout the tournament


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Kristina has had a brilliant tournament in Poland and has dropped only two sets at the event. Her total game time has been around four hours and has taken her a great deal to reach the final. In the semifinals against Tamara, she got a bagel in the first set before notching an easy 6-3 win in the second set.

It is a great deal for the Slovak to reach the final after not getting a seeding at the tournament. Her first title win will be a special one should she if at all she manages to win it. However, nothing is ever written in stone in the world of sports.


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Can Kristina bag her first WTA title in Gdynia?



Suchit Halder

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Suchit Halder is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Management Studies from St Xavier's College, Mumbai. With a keen interest in writing and sports, Suchit has previously worked as a content writer at Football Counter and worked with the content team for Delhi Capitals during IPL 2021.