Beatriz Haddad Maia Wins L’ Open 35 de Saint-Malo Title

Beatriz Haddad Maia is celebrating a special win…

The 25-year-old Brazilian tennis player defeated Anna Blinkova 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Sunday to claim the L’ Open 35 de Saint-Malo title.

Beatriz Haddad MaiaIn the process, Haddad Maia secured the biggest singles title of her career, and she only dropped one set in the whole competition in the process.

The world No. 65 and Blinkova both broke twice in a lengthy opening set, with Haddad Maia claiming seven of the last eight points in the tiebreak.

Haddad Maia then went 2-0 up in the second, before Blinkova pulled back to 3-2. However, Blinkova fired wide on a break point at 4-3, allowing Haddad Maia to serve for the title.

“I’m very happy, for sure,” Haddad Maia said. “It’s very special to be back here in Saint-Malo. I was here a few years ago, and I was very proud to come back.

“Most of [this week’s] matches I had to fight more, to be humble, to work very hard and have discipline. So I’m very happy with myself because of that.”

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