In the semi-finals of the tournament in Bol, Rus was better than Romanian Irina Bara with 6: 2, 6: 1, while Paolini knocked out the first seed, Russian Anna Blinkova, with 6: 2, 6: 2.
The first semi-final match was a one-way street. The third seed Italian Jasmine Paolini rushed to the finals with 6:2 in two sets against the first seed Russian Anna Blinkova. We watched two almost identical sets. Blinkova had a series of errors, while on the other hand Paolini seemed confident - when she needed to raise the level of the game she was ready for it. In both sets she took the lead with unattainable 5:0 in gems , and on both occasions Blinkova lined up her two, but it didn't go beyond that.
"I played a very good match today, I am happy to be in the final. I have played four very good matches in the tournament so far", said Paolini.
Paolini missed very few balls, kept a consistently high level nad Blinkova as far away from the baseline as possible. Paolini also played in the WTA 125k tournament in Saint-Malo, France, but lost in the final from Switzerland's Viktoria Golubic. She didn't play well then, now she will fight to the end.
The WTA Croatia Bol Open 2021 final is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. tomorrow.