Two champions will be crowned at the Moselle Open in Metz, France and the Ostrava Open in the Czech Republic. The quality of play has been so high, with four players ranked Top 30 in the world representing each tournament. Both tournaments also feature a doubles championship to be played as well.
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Maria Sakkari took care of business against Iga Świątek, advancing to the finals in the Czech Republic after coming up short in the U.S. Open semifinals earlier this month.
At the Ostrava Open in the Czech Republic, the doubles final pits the tournament's second and third-ranked teams with Kaitlyn Christian and Erin Routliffe facing Sania Mirza and Shuai Zhang for the crown.
The singles championship features one of the best players in the world that is rounding into form and seeking her first championship this year in Sakkari (No. 12) against tournament unranked Anett Kontaveit (No. 30). Kontaveit has a slight physical advantage, but Sakkari plays with so much fire, energy and force that it should not make a difference.
Kontaveit has cruised through higher-ranked opponents, going 8-0 in sets. She's 48-26 in games with zero tiebreaks, knocking off the WTA ranked No. 27, 11 and 10 players along her journey. Sakkari has been equally as dominant, going 6-0 in sets and 38-23 in games with zero tiebreaks.
In France, the men's singles final pits the top two players in the tournament, Poland's Hubert Hurkacz (ATP No. 13) squaring off against Spain's Pablo Carreño Busta (No. 16) in the best match on paper of the day.
Carreño Busta has had long sets but has not faced a real challenge, going 6-1 in sets and 42-32 in games with one tiebreak (10-8).
Hurkacz journey has been longer, but by choice, as he has played in doubles all week long. He made the finals in singles (6-0 in sets, 38-24 in games) and the semifinals in doubles with partner Jan Zieliński (4-0 in sets, 24-13 in games) who is not in the singles draw.
What a week for Hurkacz if he can pull off double-duty winning both the singles and doubles crowns in France.