- About the tournament
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On Saturday, September 21, Pro-Am matches continued as part of the St. Petersubrg Open 2019. After the qualifying stage of the competition the semifinalists, and then the participants of the final match were determined.
In the first semifinal, former Zenit footballer Alexander Kerzhakov, former tennis pros Daria Panfilkina and Anastasia Bukhanko (now the host of the TV program “It’s Tennis Time!”) played against the trio Valery Nikiforov-Anastasia Myskina-Elena Dementieva. The fight was intense, despite the final score: the team Nikiforov-Myskina-Dementieva won – 6/2, 6/3.
Then the next two duos met on the training court of “Sibur Arena”. The vice-governor of St. Petersburg Vladimir Kirillov joined forces with the champion of Roland Garros-1997, tournament board member responsible for players’ relations Iva Majoli. They faced the invincible pair Mikhail Youzhny-Alexander Medvedev. A real battle broke out starting from the first set – the duos played a tie-break. In the second set it was not clear till the last point who will become the second finalist of the Pro-Am tournament and compete for the title. As a result, the Medvedev-Youzhny team managed to break the resistance of their opponents and win the match – 7/6 (4), 6/4.
The final of the Pro-Am tournament will be played on Sunday, September 22, at 10 AM – Mikhail Youzhny and Alexander Medvedev will take on Valery Nikiforov, Anastasia Myskina and Elena Dementieva.
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