Monday, 6 June 2022

WTA Makarska Open: Jule Niemeier Wins Singles Title, Tena Lukas and Dalila Jakupović in Doubles

June 6, 2022 - German Jule Niemeier won the WTA Makarska Open by Valamar tournament, while Croatian Tena Lukas and Slovenian Dalila Jakupovič won the doubles tournament!

In the final match on sunday, Jule Niemeier beat Italian Elisabetta Cocciaretto 7-5, 6-1.

Niemeier won the first set, 7-5. After that, she started the match better, but then it reached 5-5. However, at the very end of the set, Niemeier hit some crucial points to win the first set 7-5.

In the second set, it was a one-way street. Niemeier was much better all around. Cocciaretto could not find any answer to Niemeier, who deservedly won the first Makarska WTA Open by Valamar tournament.

Croatian Tena Lukas and Slovenian Dalila Jakupovič won the WTA Makarska Open by Valamar doubles tournament. In front of almost a thousand spectators on the Central Court of the Valamar Tennis Center, Lukas and Jakupovič emerged as winners in a difficult match against the Serbian duo Olga Danilović and Aleksandra Krunić. The result was 5-7, 6-2 (10-5).

The first set was better for the Serbian team, then Dalila and Tena took over and dominated the final. In the tie-break match, they had the patience and composure to finish the job.


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"Thanks to everyone who cheered for us. This is a special title for me, but this is my tournament. I don't know; emotions overwhelmed me. Thanks to my parents, especially my grandfather. Thanks to my brother Feliks, congratulations on this tournament," said the overjoyed Tena, who also won the ITF in Rome worth 60 thousand dollars two weeks ago.

Tomislav Družak, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister, and Makarska Mayor Zoran Paunović awarded the trophies to the tennis players.

"Thank you all for supporting the players. It was nice to see passionate fans in the stands. Thanks to everyone who supported the tournament," said tournament director Feliks Lukas.

"I congratulate Jule on the big week and wish her all the best in her career. This is one of the best tournaments I have played in. I feel at home here because I am on the other side of the Adriatic," said Italian Elisabetta Cocciaretto.

"I'm sorry I stopped Elisabetta down. However, I enjoyed being here, one of the most beautiful tournaments I’ve been to. I also had a great time at the party for the players," said the winner Jule Niemeier.

It has been a fantastic first edition in Makarska, and the best is yet to come!

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