Polona Hercog is the big eye-catcher in the Final of the Samsung Open in Lugano. She is the woman with the Skull. Something like the rock star of women’s Tennis.

The Slovenian is littered with Tattoos. The right Arm is completely covered. The left part, it should be at some point. What, in other sports There is, you know in women’s Tennis otherwise.

“The Tattoos are my passion,” said Hercog, last year. “Some of them have a special meaning. Others, however, not at all. I just like the pictures.”

Hercog wants opponents to be intimidated

are To be seen on the Arm of a lantern, a variety of roses, wings, a woman’s face, and – especially pungent – a Skull and crossbones. “I like the image of the skull is really very and the entire anatomy of the Tattoos,” she explains.

you hope that the creepy Plot, trying to intimidate the opponents, says the world number 89, also laughing. Fittingly, the Logo of their Supplier “Hydrogen” on a Shirt and sweat bands, the Skull and crossbones emblazoned.

The intimidation Hercog has not, apparently, even necessary. This week in Lugano, she often plays with long Sleeves or with a compression support and is in the Final.

Grew up with flowers and a Bar

Hercog is married to her coach, Zeljko Krajan, his arms are fully tattooed. She is from Maribor. The mother is a florist and the father owns a Bar. The flower shop and the Bar have both a direct connection to the parents ‘ house. With 4 years, you swung for the first time, the Racket, with 14, she left the flowery and light and sweet home and moved to Italy to train, and to start a professional career.

And quite successfully. 13 years, the 28-Year-old is a professional. Their best ranking it achieved in 2011 with a rank of 35. Today, she is chasing her third tournament victory on the WTA Tour.

opponent świątek> 17 years old <p, The opponent is called Iga świątek (WTA 115). The pole is in her first WTA Final, but has already caused an international sensation. Last year, she won the Junior tournament at Wimbledon, beating in the Final the Swiss Leonie Küng.

Only 17 years old świątek. It is quite possible that the girl is actually from the Skull intimidate.

The Final in Lugano, is characterized by a long rain interruption. The cloudy weather and cool temperatures contribute your. Nevertheless, Polona Hercog (WTA 89) can cheer shortly after 15 o’clock. You will, after a running time of 136 minutes świątek 6:3, 3:6 and 6:3. It is the third WTA title for the Slovenian. You collected money from 43’000 dollars and is rising in the WTA Ranking by about 25 spots.