Kjaer and Grant win in Santa Croce
Norway and the United States won the tournament “Mauro Sabatini” the city of Santa Croce, which is traditionally organized by the Santa Croce Tennis Club. In fact, the two winners of the 46th edition of the International Leather Championship come from the two countries: Nikolai Budkov KyarClass of 2006, e Tyra GrantClass of 2008.
The stage of the women’s final goes to the latter, the American tennis player and daughter of Art: her father, in fact, is Tyrone Grant, a former basketball champion, while his mother is his Italian coach. If we exclude the first skirmishes, the 15-year-old American immediately gained the upper hand against the opponent, Renata Garmicovaobviously higher in the ranking as No. 19 in the world.
the register From Santa Croce’s youngest winner, he holds: Andrea Timisfari, who triumphed in 1980 at only 13 years and eleven months old, is still the record holder, but Grant’s achievement was exceptional. After all, the United States also received a prize Beppe Giannoni Cupintended for the youngest tennis player among the quarter-finalists, was previously won by champions of the caliber of Martina Hingis, Mario Ancic and Anna Kournikova.
As for the men’s final, nothing could help the Ukrainian’s applause Volodymyr Yakubenkoin the eighth game in eight days, concluding a trip that started in the playoffs and picked up three wins in the tournament Tie break from the third hiring. In the face of the great match of the Norwegian Nikolai Budkov-Kiarr, worthy heir to world number 4 champion Casper Ruud, the heart is not enough: for Kijaar it is the first trophy of these levels.
During the award ceremony, the Norwegian tennis player also received an award Roberto Durante Cupreserved for the right athlete, in memory of a Santa Croce club friend who died prematurely in 2022, and whose memory accompanied this entire edition.
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