Nosková continues in Paris. Fruhvirt, on the other hand, lost a fierce battle with its neighbor

The 17-year-old Czech tennis player Linda Nosková can continue to dream of a first start in the main competition of the Paris Grand Slam, only one victory separates her from him. In the semi-finals of the qualification, Roland Garros beat the Swiss Conny Perrin 6: 4, 4: 6 and 6: 3. On the other hand, the same old compatriot Linda Fruhvirtová fell out with the Slovak Viktoria Kužmová after a battle at three hundred men. Zdeněk Kolář is among the men in the final.

Fruhvirtová, the 192nd player in the world ranking, faced her opponent, who is next to her in the WTA rankings, one place below Slovakia.

The Czech Republic started very well, serving 5:3 to win the first set, but lost two of their serves in a row, and Kužmová got the first act.

The second set had a similar course, but this time Fruhvirt’s 5:3 lead changed and stabilized. Even the deciding set first developed in favor of the Czech Republic.

She developed a 4:1 lead and went to serve, but the Slovaks turned the tide with four gems in a row. At 5:06 a.m., from her point of view, the native of Prague lost her service again, and therefore, after two and a half hours, the whole match.

On the contrary, Nosková, the 185th tennis player in the world ranking, completed the battle in three hundred. She won the first set 6:4 against the worst opponent of 80 places, she lost the second in the same ratio.

In the third set she lost 2: 3 and the Swiss served, but the fighter from Přerov, who debuts for the first time in the adult qualification, immediately won four games in a row and after two hours and three minutes she was happy to move on. .

In the final of the qualification, Nosková, winner last year of Paris junior, will face the Slovak Rebecca Šramková, who is six places ahead of her.

Kolář, 25, had to fight for promotion to Turkey’s Altug Celikbilek also in three sets. In the second set he failed to finish the match and the opponent forced a third set in the tie-break, but Kolář already dominated him.

He will play for the first time with the Italian Franco Agamenon in the main competition of the grand slam tournament. The third round of the playoffs was the maximum for him so far, a step since the promotion was in 2018 in Paris.

Plíšková is in the quarter-finals for the first time this year

Karolína Plíšková knocked out Bernard Peraová of the USA 6:3, 1:6, 6:1 in the 2nd round of the clay-court tournament in Strasbourg and advanced to the quarter-finals for the first time this season.

The native of Louny, 30, confirms her role as number one in the tournament overall at the Grand Slam Roland Garros and meets Belgian Maryna Zanevska in the fight for the semi-finals.

World number eight Plíšková has won back-to-back matches for the first time since last year’s US Open, and after breaking her arm in December she improved her balance this year to 4:6. She won the four victories on clay. Plíšková beat Pera three years younger in the second duel.

The former world no. another break at 4:3. She then successfully delivered the first set to her advantage.

In the second set, Plíšková could not follow her game and only at the end she avoided the unpleasant “channel”, but the two Czechs rallied in the decisive third set and escorted Pera with the same 6:1 ratio.

Two-time Grand Slam finalist Plíšková will face Zanevská in the next round, which eliminated Harmony Tanová on Tuesday.

The Czech Republic rivaled the 28-year-old Belgian, who was already No. 65 in the WTA rankings just a decade ago, when they beat her 6:4, 6:2 in the semi-finals of the ITF tournament in Grenoble.

Roland Garros tennis qualifications in Paris:

2nd women’s round: Noskova Perrinová (Švýc.) 6:4, 4:6, 6:3, Kuzmová (SR) L.Fruhvirt (CZE) 7:5, 3:6, 7:5.

Men’s Round 2: Wheeler (23-CR) – Celikbilek (TUR) 6:4, 6:7 (4:7), 6:1.

Strasbourg Women’s Tennis Tournament (clay, $251,750 grant):

Singles – Round 2: Karolina Pliskova (1-CZ) – Pera (USA) 6: 3, 1: 6, 6: 1, Juvanova (Slovenia) – Berberovicova (Bosnia) 6: 2, 6: 3.

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