Hourigan advances to another final

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Paige Hourigan is through to her second singles final in three weeks. The 24-year-old Kiwi has beaten Amarissa Kiara Toth in straight sets to reach the final at the ITF US $15,000 tournament in Monastir in Tunisia.

The top seeded Kiwi has won 6-4 6-2 in 1 hour 28 and will face Czech Monika Kilnarova for the title.

Hourigan started well and raced to a 3-0 lead in the first set of the semi-final, before the Hungarian managed to hold serve and then break back for 3-2. Hourigan broke serve again for 4-2 before Toth managed to fight back to level things up at 4-4. However, Hourigan then held serve and broke again to win the first set.

Although she dropped serve at the start of the second set, Hourigan was able to put her opponent under constant pressure on serve and broke four times to secure the win. The result continues Hourigan’s strong recent form in the Middle East, a quarter final appearance in Monastir last week coming a week after winning an ITF singles title in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt.

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