“Just trying to be a little bit as good” as her partner Jannik Sinner, Anna Kalinskaya says of her relationship.

Here in Berlin, Kalinskaya discussed her connection with Sinner for the first time since it was announced at Roland Garros, and she was sly!

Is there a power couple that can double date? Anna Kalinskaya and Jannik Sinner are attempting to raise trophies on the same weekend, which is something they did with Katie Boulter and Alex de Minaur (for the second time this season).

Following weeks of rumors, Kalinskaya and Sinner finally revealed their developing romance at Roland Garros when they were seen cheering each other on from the stands during games. Sinner also gave the Italian media confirmation of their partnership.

However, Kalinskaya had stayed silent up until this past Saturday in Berlin, where she defeated both Victoria Azarenka and Aryna Sabalenka—who retired due to a shoulder injury—to get to her first-ever grass-court final.

In an on-court interview, the world No. 24 laughed as she learned that Sinner had earned a position in the Terra Wortmann Open final—a first for him on grass. “I’m just trying to be a little bit as good as him,” she added.

“He’s had a tremendous year. It was hard today; normally I just watch,” she said, lamenting the weather-related schedule difficulty. “Let’s try to keep an eye on one another tomorrow. I’m about to text him.”

Kalinskaya’s triumph on Sunday would be especially noteworthy because, except from finishing runner-up to Jasmine Paolini in Dubai in February, she has never won a WTA circuit singles title of any type.

In the championship match, she will play either Jessica Pegula or Coco Gauff, whom she defeated in Dubai. The rain-related postponement of Sunday night’s semifinal between the two Americans is scheduled to resume on Sunday morning. Pegula was up 7-5, 6-6(3-1) at the time of the stoppage.

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