NEWS: The third edition of Tie Break Tens, a quick fire version of the sport, took place in Madrid on Thursday night. The match was live televised on Dsport.

Grigor Dimitrov and Simona Halep, with their impressive performances, won the Tie Break Tens Madrid titles inside the Caja Magica, Madrid. The winners earned $200,000 after playing just three matches at the best of 10 points per one set.

Simona Halep won the women’s final by beating Svetlana Kuznetsova 10-6, while Grigor Dimitrov won the men’s championship with a 10-7 win over Feliciano Lopez.

The highlight of the night was match between former world number one Maria Sharapova vs Olympic gold medallist Monica Puig. However, Sharapova made an early exit losing to Monica Puig by 10-6 in the very first round.

The clash of the night was match between Dimitrov vs Evans. Dimitrov led 8-2, but the British player mounted an impressive comeback and managed to bring the score to 12-12. But a double-fault handed the initiative back to the Bulgarian, and he sealed victory 14-12.

In the semi-finals, Kuznetskova beat Agnieszka Radwanska and Halelp overcame Monica Puig, who had earlier beaten Maria Sharapova.

Whereas, on the men’s side, Lopez shown a brilliant game by coming up from behind against Tomas Berdych in the semis, but he fell just short against Dimitrov in the final.

The event also had a charity significance, as winners donated $100,000 to fight against the domestic violence.

RESULTS

Women’s Quarterfinals

Kuznetsova 12-10 Keys

Radwanska 10-5 Muguruza

Halep 10-2 Konta

Puig 10-6 Sharapova

Women’s Semifinals

Kuznetsova 10-6 Radwanska

Halep 10-5 Puig

Women’s final

Halep 10-6 Kuznetsova

Men’s Quarterfinals

Dimitrov 14-12 Evans

Verdasco 10-6 Pouille

Berdych 12-10 Sock

Lopez 10-1 Wawrinka

Semifinals

Dimitrov 10-8 Verdasco

Lopez 10-8 Berdych

Finals

Dimitrov 10-7 Lopez

 

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