WTA Toronto: Finals! Beatriz Haddad Maia continues to ride the wave of success
Beatriz Haddad Maia has reached the final of the Toronto WTA Tour 1000 final by beating Karolina Pliskova . There the Brazilian meets Simona Halep .
last edit: Aug 14, 2022, 07:51 am
In the unclear situation before the Wimbledon tournament in 2022, the name Beatriz Haddad Maia was mentioned more often when it came to betting on the eventual tournament winner. Rightly. The 26-year-old Brazilian had previously won two tournaments in Nottingham and Birmingham and also reached the semi-finals in Eastbourne. The fact that Kaja Juvan was eliminated in the first round at Wimbledon will not only have disappointed Haddad Maia. But also many Brazilian tennis fans who long for the times of the great Gustavo Kuerten.
Now Beatriz Haddad Maia is on the verge of her greatest career triumph. Because after the 6: 4 and 7: 6 (7) against Karolina Pliskova, the title at the WTA Tour 1000 tournament in Toronto is at stake this Sunday in Toronto. The opponent is Simona Halep, a woman who has already won the tournament in Canada twice. Albeit in Montreal. Halep won her semi-final against Jessica Pegula from the USA with 2:6, 6:3 and 6:4.
Although the Romanian is going into the game as a favourite, Haddad Maia will fondly remember the last encounter with Halep: It took place in the semi-finals in Birmingham and the Brazilian was able to assert herself in three sets.
Here is the individual tableau in Toronto