Ana Bogdan declared, on Sunday evening, after losing in the final of the Transylvania Open tournament, that it was not her lucky day, but she promised to continue working to win the big trophy in Cluj-Napoca, according to Agerpres.
Ana Bodgdan was not lucky, archive photo
She thanked the fans, the organizers and the family and confessed that the emotions experienced at this tournament were extremely intense. “I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the emotions, all the adrenaline and everything I felt this week thanks to you. I have never lived these moments before on a tennis court, so thanks to you I am here and living this moment at home. I wanted to reach the final and win, but it was not my lucky day. But I know that I will continue to work to lift the big trophy, the one that I want very much”, said the Romanian tennis player.
Regarding the tournament, Ana Bogdan declared that it is “the best in the world” for her. “This tournament is incredible, it's the best 250 WTA in the world for me. I want to thank everyone who contributed to the organization and put in so much work to make this tournament happen. I thank my family, my team, the people who are behind the curtain and who are with me every day. I want to work the same way to fulfill our dream. This is just a first step in the long road ahead. It is a beautiful road that I want to walk with an open heart and lift the most beautiful trophies in the world“, she added.
Ana Bogdan told her opponent in the final that she hopes that one day she will be able to defeat her. “Karolina, you are a great champion, congratulations for everything you have achieved this week, but also in your entire career! I hope that one day I will have the opportunity to win against you”, a said the Romanian player.
Karolina Pliskova responded by telling her that this will happen. “Ana, I think you had a very good week, congratulations, and I really think you'll be able to beat me one day. I had the best week in a long time. I had heard that there is a big tournament here and I saw that when I came, I felt very good here. I know the public was against me today, but I want to thank you too. I hope to see you again next year, until then I will study the Romanian language to speak to you in Romanian”, said the Czech player.
Karolina Pliskova (31 years old, 78 WTA) won the Transylvania Open, the only WTA 250 level tournament in Romania, after defeating Romanian Ana Bogdan 6-4, 6-3, on Sunday, in the final held in BT Arena from Cluj-Napoca. She won her 17th WTA title, the first in almost four years.
Tennis player Ana Bogdan was chosen with a check for 20,830 dollars and 163 WTA points, while Pliskova was rewarded with 35,250 dollars and 250 WTA points in singles. The Cluj-Napoca tournament, designated the best in the world in the WTA 250 category in 2022 and 2023, was endowed with total prizes of 267,082 dollars.