Winners Open 2021 was an amazing adventure and consisted of a splendid week of tennis, with the last day being the icing on the cake. It was a spectacular championship match due to the two opponents` stories and the perfect ending for a tournament that represented a great chance for lots of players, local and international, to play and win points.
The of them, Andrea Petkovic and Mayar Sherif took advantage of this chance. Her stories, though different, are inspirational.
On the one hand, the well-tenured Andrea Petkovic is in full-comeback mode, after some tough years with injuries that derailed her trajectory and made her consider retirement.
On the other hand, Mayar Sherif, came a long way, out of a system that makes ascending to tennis stardom a difficult job. Without any relevant role models, Mayar wrote pages of history for Egypt, reaching the first WTA Finals not only for her but for the entire country. A performance for the ages, something that Andrea Petkovic acknowledged at the award ceremony.
No wonder the finals movie is so emotional when you consider these stories.
We are left waiting for the next edition, where we will find new amazing and inspirational stories. Until then, other players will play at Transylvania Open, in October, at Cluj.
this was the end of a beautiful week at #winnersopen
— WinnersOpen (@WinnersOpen) August 10, 2021