Pigossi lifts $ 25000 KPIT –MSLTA ITF WTT Cup tennis championships.
Pune , March 14, 2021 : Brazilian born Spanish player Laura Pigossi came back from a 1-5 deficit in the third set to scrape past Marianna Zakarlyuk of Ukraine and win the singles title at the $ 25000 KPIT –MSLTA ITF WTT Cup tennis championships organized by MSLTA in association with Deccan Gymkhana and played on the Deccan Gymkhana tennis courts.
In a 2 hour 37 minute thriller third seeded 26 year old Laura Pigossi came back from 1-5 in the third set to scrape past 24 year and fifth seeded Marianna Zakarlyuk 6-0, 3-6, 7-6(5) to win her first title after the lock down . “ It has been a great week for me ,
I spoke to the tournament director and he told me if you are Brazilian don’t even think of coming to india as I would be quarantined , but I told him I had Spanish passport he told me no problem from there to this win it feels all the effort to come to India and Pune was worth it .
“ I played well and had many opportunities in the second set as well , when I was down 1-5 I told myself here I have to win and hung on , suddenly the momentum started shifting and the scores were 5-5 by the time I realised. All credit to my opponent for making a great match .
The singles Winner got $ 3935 (Rs. 2,86,000) and 50 WTA points while the runners up received $2107(Rs. 1,54,000) and 30 points . The prizes were given away at the hands of Mr Kishor Patil VP MSLTA and President Of PMDTA, Mr Anand Tulpule Life VP of Mslta Former Divisional Commissioner Chandrakant Dalvi , MSLTA Secretary Sunder Iyer , Mr Vishwas Lokare Hon Sec of Deccan Gymkhana . ITF supervisor Sheetal Iyer and Ashwin Girme Tennis Secretary Deccan Gymkhana were present on the occasion
Following are the results: Singles: Finals :
Laura Pigossi (BRA)  bt Marianna Zakarlyuk (UKR)  6-0, 3-6, 7-6(5).