Martincova upset the former world number one, ultimately losing a bitter battle in Moscow

Tennis player Tereza Martincová was eliminated in the second round of the tournament in Moscow. The balanced duel with former world number one Garbina Muguruza lost 4: 6, 6: 4 and 3: 6 after two hours and 45 minutes.

The 51st world player, Martincová, entered the duel with the world five boldly and, thanks to a break in the fourth game, rebounded to 4: 1. But then she lost five games in a row with her Spaniard. preferred and lost the first set.

Muguruza also had the start of the second set, but the overflow continued. The Spaniard did not confirm the break at 3: 2, Martincová won three more games and served 5: 3 to tie.

She didn’t change two sets in her own serve, among other things, due to a double error, but she also took the lead on the comeback tour, and was ultimately helped in the sixth set by a mistake. Spanish backhand.

In the decisive set, the shots full of hard knocks mostly ended in favor of the Spaniard. Martincová lost the serve three times and after a 3: 6 loss, she said goodbye to the tournament in the Russian capital.

Among Czech tennis players, only Olympic silver medalist Markéta Vondroušová is in singles in the Kremlin Cup, which Ukrainian Lesja Curenková expects in the second round on Thursday.

Men’s and women’s tennis tournament in Moscow:

Women (grant of $ 565,530):

Singles – Round 2: Muguruza (2-Sp.) – Martincová (CZE) 6: 4, 4: 6, 6: 3.

Men (purse $ 779,515):

Singles – Round 1: Coria (Arg.) – Kačmazov (Rus.) 6: 2, 5: 7, 6: 2.

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