B360° athlete Sina Herrmann achieved her first big success on the international tennis circuit last week. The 18-year-old from Karlsruhe won the IFT tournament in Grado, Italy, and the US$ 25,000 prize money.
Herrmann fought her way into the main clay court tournament via the qualifying rounds. The German reached the final with straight two-set victories. Here she faced the 21-year-old Belgian Lara Salden. After winning the first set 6:4, Germany’s young hope defeated the Belgian, who has a WTA world ranking of 270, 7:5 in a hard-fought second set, thus securing the title.
This win is a big leap in the rankings for Herrmann – who previously had a WTA ranking of 873 – and she is now scratching at the top 500.
“The entire team at B360 is proud of Sina’s superb performance. We are delighted to see that the work of B360 is bearing fruit, and hope to celebrate many more successes together with Sina on her way to becoming a professional tennis player.” (Laurent Burkart – B360 sports agency/board member)