Facing the young Czech nugget Brenda Fruhvirtova, Alizé Cornet did not lose his means and, at the end of the third quarter, validated his ticket for the final of UTS 2.
After a first 100% men’s edition, the Ultimate Tennis Showdown opened its doors to women’s tennis with four players entering the semi-finals stage. For this tournament, Patrick Mouratoglou wanted to highlight a young shoot, victorious in the 2020 edition of the “Little As” tournament, the Czech Brenda Fruhvirtova. Only 13 years old, “The Prodigy” faced Alizé Cornet in the first semi-final of UTS 2 but, unsurprisingly, the experience of “The Volcano” made the difference.
The Frenchwoman quickly made the difference in each of the first two quarters (16-11, 16-10) before easing off a little against an opponent with her back to the wall, who had nothing more to lose. Brenda Fruhvirtova raised her level of play but failed to change the meaning of the game. Alizé Cornet completed this match in the third quarter (13-12) and will face this Sunday in the final Ons Jabeur or Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
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Mouratoglou launches UTS
Patrick Mouratoglou is launching a new Tennis League.
We already know nine players who will participate in this new competition. Mouratoglou wanted players with strong character, he will be served.
After more than three months without a game to chew on, UTS will allow fans to enjoy themselves again.
A new format
No more extended sets, the new format provides for 10-minute quarters. There will be a fifth in the event of a tie.
Let go !
The goal of the game is obviously not to highlight the farting lead but rather to let the players express themselves more. New players aren’t any smoother, it’s the rules that are tougher.
A good atmosphere
The goal is to mix the atmosphere of an exhibition with the quality of the game.
Pair, it sticks
Benoît Paire, with his strong character and his racket qualities in hand, perfectly matches the desired profile.
Fans will vote
To involve fans even more, they will have the right to vote for the bonus-malus through Twitter.
Coaching is allowed
Players will be able to receive valuable advice from their coach during the matches.
The new game format will no longer allow extended matches. The example of Mahut and Isner is deliberately excessive but symbolic of a new era.
Bonuses and penalties
Bonuses and penalties are new and will allow players to add spice to the game.
Microphones on the players
All players will wear microphones on them so that everything they say can be heard …