Katriin Saar had more than a championship match weighing on her as the rain delay stretched to five hours Saturday at the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships.
Saar was concerned about getting the Girls’ 16s final played and making her late-night flight home to Estonia.
When the weather relented enough to begin play just after 3 p.m., Saar used an aggressive approach to take the title in straight sets against Texan Fiona Crawley, 6-3, 6-3.
If you go: 2017 Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship in Plantation “It’s really tiring, but it’s tennis, so you’re used to it,” Saar said of the waiting game.
Saar, at home on her favorite surface, was in control most of the match.
Saar was looking forward to a triumphant reception at home in Estonia.