Jannik Sinner shows empathy for GF Anna Kalinskaya after her devastating Berlin loss

Sinner's girlfriend Kalinskaya missed out on five match points in the Berlin final versus Jessica Pegula.

by Dzevad Mesic
Jannik Sinner shows empathy for GF Anna Kalinskaya after her devastating Berlin loss
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Jannik Sinner remembered his girlfriend Anna Kalinskaya moments after his Halle victory as the Italian tennis star was so disappointed because his girlfriend lost the Berlin final in an absolutely devastating and heartbreaking way. 

After overcoming Aryna Sabalenka in the Berlin quarterfinal and also making it past Victoria Azarenka in the semifinal, 25-year-old Kalinskaya was also hoping to get the job done against Jessica Pegula and lift her first WTA title on the grass courts of Berlin. 

But that didn't happen for Kalinskaya after No. 4 seed Pegula saved a total of five match points in the third set before completing a 6-7 (0) 6-4 7-6 (3) win over the 25-year-old Russian. 

Anna Kalinskaya
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Shortly after Kalinskaya a thriller Berlin final, world No. 1 Sinner won his first grass title after beating Hubert Hurkacz 7-6 (8) 7-6 (2) in the Halle final. 

Sinner was disappointed over girlfriend Kalinskaya's loss

It was a great day for Sinner on the court but he still felt for his girlfriend. 

“My girlfriend Anna played in Berlin today. She lost, with six match points (it was actually five match points). So I’m very sorry for her. She also had an amazing week," Sinner said.

After the Berlin final, Kalinskaya spoke highly of Pegula but also admitted that she was feeling "upset" with the loss. 

"Losing today is upsetting but Jess congratulations to you. You’re such a fighter. It’s nice to see you back on tour. Couldn’t have wished for a better comeback. If we play like this against each other every time, I’ll be happy for both of us. I want to say thanks to my coach. It was a very difficult year. But we’re going strong and getting better day by day. Thanks to my family who always support me, doesn’t matter what time of the day or night it is," Kalinskaya said after the Berlin final loss.

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