Tennis | Laura Hietaranta advanced to the Wimbledon final in the girls ’doubles

Hietaranta will play in the finals on Sunday with its Belgian partner Sofia Costoulas.

Wimbledon A Finnish representative will be seen in the finals of the tennis tournament this year. Laura Hietaranta defeated his Belgian partner Sofia Costoulasin with the doubles semi-finals and the duo progressing to Sunday’s final.

In the semifinals, Hietaranta and Costoulas defeated the Czech Linda Fruhvirtovan and Russian Polina Kudermetovan after a super tiebreak. In the first set, Hietaranta and Costoulas lost 2 to 6, but in the second they were able to win the same number. In the cut-off game, Hietaranta and Costoulas were better at a score of 10–8.

“Insane mental stretching from the girls in the toughest places, just when the stakes were at the table. This moment must be enjoyed for a moment, but the gaze is already shifting towards tomorrow. The girls have a lot of faith and self-confidence at the moment – let’s continue this journey for a while and remember to watch the scenery, ”the coach Erik Hakkarainen said On the website of the Tennis Association.

In the final Against Sandy Beach and Costoulas, the Belarusian, who is ranked number one in the tournament, will stand Kristina Dmitruk and Russian Diana Shnaider.

Hietaranta has the opportunity to rise to a small number of Finns in the final. Of the Finnish tennis players at the grand slam level, Henri Kontinen has won the doubles in adults and there are four winners in the juniors. Junior winners Kontinen (2008), Harri Heliövaara (2007) and Otto Virtanen (2018) have won the doubles. Jarkko Nieminen (1999) and Birgitta Lindström (1966) wins are doubles.



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