ITF $25,000 – ANDREA KA REACHES THE SEMI-FINALS IN PALMELA

I love playing in Palmela, which is only an hour from the LTA. It is always a good feeling to play home, with the best support from the coaches.

It was the third time I played with Ines Murta, the number one Portuguese tennis player. The fact that I already played with her was important to be connected on court while playing next to each other.

“I love playing in Palmela, which is only an hour from the LTA. It is always a good feeling to play home, with the best support from the coaches”

We made some bets!

We bet in the first round a Portuguese pair who both players are going to college in the US which made our match a little bit tricky as they were used to play good doubles with formations etc..

In the second round we bet a French pair who won the previous day against the #3 seed. Both of them are very good singles player, but we managed to play our best tennis and using our strength to defeat them.

However, in the semi-finals we ran a bit short against the #2 seed Estelle Cascino (#188) and Julia Terziyska (#245). We missed some opportunities, but I felt that we learned a lot through that week together and understood better each others game.