Internazionali BNL d’Italia—Rome, Italy
In a late night finish due to rain throughout the day, No. 7 seed Elena Rybakina won the BNL d’Italia title in Rome, Italy after No. 30 seed Anhelina Kalinina was forced to retire down 6-4, 1-0.
Rybakina, who is the reigning Wimbledon champion, has proved that she can be a force on any surface.
Kalinina, who was playing in her biggest career final, defeated Madison Keys, Sofia Kenin and Veronika Kudermetova earlier in the event.
On the men’s side, No. 3 seed Daniil Medvedev continued his stellar streak on the ATP Tour on Saturday, defeating No. 5 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-5, 7-5 to reach his sixth final of the season.
The GOD of the dancefloor ?? @DaniilMedwed is through to his first clay-court final in four years, defeating Tsitsipas 7-5, 7-5!
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— ATP Tour (@atptour) May 20, 2023
Enduring multiple rain delays and one hour and 47 minutes to advance, Medvedev will next face No. 7 seed Holger Rune in Sunday’s final.
Rune ousted No. 4 seed Casper Ruud 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-2 earlier in the day.
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Medvedev and Rune have played once on Tour, with the 20-year-old winning earlier this year at the Rolex Monte Carlos Masters event in Monaco.
(7) Elena Rybakina Defeats (30) Anhelina Kalinina 64 10 ret.
(3) Daniil Medvedev Defeatsn (5) Stefanos Tsitsipas 75 75
(7) Holger Rune Defeats (4) Casper Ruud 67(2) 64 62