The 29-year-old Czech number one, who had a free draw in the opening round, entered the grassy part of the season today by losing the serve. Although she managed to turn against the unpopular opponent and took the lead 4: 2, at the end of the opening set she lost service twice more. Even in the second set, she was unable to confirm a quick break, and after four lost games in a row, she finished as the last Czech representative in singles.
Petra Kvitová originally planned the first year of the Berlin tournament, but she eventually missed it due to an ankle injury from Roland Garros. Markéta Vondroušová and Karolína Muchová dropped out in the first round.
Karolína Plíšková in action in Berlin, against her on the court was the American Jessica Pegulaová.
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Great result Martincová
Tereza Martincová scored a very valuable scalp in the eighth finals of the tournament in Birmingham, when she defeated the Grand Slam champion from the French Open from 2017 Jelena Ostapenková 7: 6, 4: 6, 2: 6.
The native of Prague won the first set after more than an hour of 7: 6 fighting in the tiebreak, when both players lost the serve twice during the set.
Even in the second set, the match for Martincová, which belongs to the 90th place, developed well. Former world number five and current 43rd player of the world, broke the serve in the fifth game and took the lead 4: 2. However, the next four games belonged to the favorite, who won the set 6: 4 and equalized the score to 1: 1.
Jelena Ostapenková was not enough for her Czech opponent
Matthew Childs, Reuters
The decisive moment of the match came again in the fifth game, this time in the third set, when Martincová was again successful on the return and led 3: 2. This time, however, the twenty-six-year-old Czech Republic did not take the lead, won the set 6: 2 and after two and a half hours of fighting celebrated advancing to the quarterfinals.
Marie Bouzková is already in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Birmingham, which Coco Vandeweghe is waiting for, Martincová is waiting for a duel with the fourth Russian Darja Kasatkin.
Murray was eliminated in the second round
The return of the British Andy Murray to the grass after a three-year break ended in the tournament at the Queen’s Club in the 2nd round. The three-time Grand Slam champion lost to the highest-ranked Italian Matteo Berrettini 3: 6, 3: 6.
Murray returned to the courts for the first time since March, but after treating minor groin problems, he described his game as the biggest problem. “Moving around the court was pretty good, but my game is like a rusty. I’ll have to improve that,” he said, looking at Wimbledon, where he had already won a wild card.
Kolář advanced to the semifinals in Prostějov
Twenty-four-year-old Zdeněk Kolář advanced to the semifinals of the clay challenger Moneta Czech Open in Prostějov, when he managed the German Tobias Kamek 6: 2, 6: 3 in two sets. The second Czech, Dalibor Svrčina, was not enough for the third Italian Italian Gianluca Magera, to whom he lost 6: 2, 6: 1. and the tournament is over for him.
Kolář, who was ten years older, practically didn’t give his opponent a chance. He was constantly changing the rhythm, and the experienced Kamke didn’t smell it at all.
“It simply came to our notice then. So I tried to speed up the balloons, then I switched to a shorter spin and then again to a longer spin outside the court. I bit the game so much that he couldn’t create it himself. When I let him do it a few times, he was very uncomfortable and I had a hard time getting out of it. In short, what I thought would apply to him was based, “Kolář revealed himself.
He was not nervous during the match. “Perhaps just a moment before the start. But it fell on me on the court and then it was good, “he said. He doesn’t think about a possible title, even though one challenger has already won in Portugal this year.” It’s still a long way off. , gam after gamma, match by match and we’ll see. The opponents are very good here and I appreciate every win extremely much, “added Kolář. In the final, he will face Federico Coria from Argentina. “I lost to him just last week. He’s great. I will try to focus only on myself, to believe in my abilities, “added the Ostrava native.
Eighteen-year-old Svrčina stood against a player from the top 100 of the ATP world rankings for the second time and, despite the clear result of the favored Italian, he suffered. He regretted a lot of missed opportunities. “I did not perform well. It’s a pity that I didn’t finish some gamma in which I had the upper hand. I lost my service four times. It was especially sorry at 1: 0, when I served, led 40: 0 and didn’t make it, “he said.
He was also praised by Mager. “The end result is a bit cruel for Dalibor, the match was actually much tighter. The match on the challenger against the player from the top 100 was definitely a good experience for him. It wasn’t easy for me at all, I started as a favorite and it’s never easy with a young guy you know practically nothing about and who can play all the more relaxed. So in the end, I’m definitely happy for the victory, “said the 82nd player in the world, who is waiting for Slovak Alex Molčan in the semifinals.
|Women’s tournament in Berlin (grass, subsidy 456 073 euros):|
|Singles – Round 2|
|Ka. Plíšková (4-CZ) – Pegulaová (USA) 5: 7, 2: 6
|Muguruza (6-Šp.) – Rybakinová (Kaz.) 6: 4, 6: 3
|Azarenkova (7-BEL) – Kerberova (DEU) 6: 3, 7: 5
|Samsonova – V. Kudermmetova (both Rus.) 6: 4, 6: 3|
|Birmingham Women’s Tournament (grass, $ 235,238 grant):|
|Singles – Round 2:|
|Martincová (CZE) – Ostapenkova (5-Lot.) 7: 6 (7: 4), 4: 6, 6: 2|
|Jaburova (2-TUN) – Fernandez (CAN) 6: 4, 3: 6, 7: 6 (7: 3)|
|Potapova (RUS) – Mladenovic (Fr.) 6: 3, 6: 3|
|Kasatkinova (4-RUS) – Kostukova (UKR) 6: 2, 7: 5|
|Bouzkova, Hradecka (CZE) – Qing Yongzhan, Qing Chaoqing (2-Taiwan) 3: 6, 7: 5, 10: 5|
|Men’s tournament of the challenger Moneta Czech Open category in Prostějov (clay, subsidy 66,460 euros) – matches with Czech participation:|
|Singles – Quarterfinals:|
|Wheeler (CZE) – Kamke (DEU) 6: 2,6: 3|
|Mager (3-It.) – Svrčina (CZE) 6: 3, 6: 2|
|Men’s tournament in Halle (grass, subsidy 1 455 925 euros):|
|Singles – Round 2:|
|Korda (USA) – Nishikori (Japan) 2: 6, 6: 3, 7: 5|
|Harris (JAR) – Lacko (SR) 6:3, 7:6 (10:8)|
|Humbert (FRA) – A. Zverev (3-DEU) 7: 6 (7: 4), 3: 6, 6: 3|
|Basilashvili (Georgia) – Rinderknech (Fr.) 6: 2, 7: 5|
|Men’s Tournament in London (grass, grant 1,290,135 euros):|
|Singles – Round 2:|
|Berrettini (1-It.) – Murray (Brit.) 6:3, 6:3|
|Evans (6-Brit.) – Mannarino (Fr.) 6:4, 7:6 (9:7)|
|Shapovalov (2-CAN) – F. López (Šp.) 6: 2, 6: 3|
|Tiafoe (USA) – Troicki (Srb.) 6: 3, 7: 6 (7: 3)|