She managed the first at Wimbledon for adults in first place. Sixteen-year-old Czech tennis player Brenda Fruhvirtová swept her compatriot Sára Bejlek, a year her senior, in the first qualifying round 6-0, 7-5. In the first set, the younger of the sister duo showed a dominance rarely seen.
Brenda Fruhvirtova is trying to make it to the world’s most famous Grand Slam main event for the first time in her career, and she got off to a strong start on Tuesday.
Sára Bejlek’s hopes came to a convincing end on Tuesday at the Roehampton qualifying courts in an attractive derby for Czech teenage girls.
In the first set, which she controlled like a canary, the 137th player in the current world ranking allowed her opponent only two balls – including a double fault – and dominated the first act in an incredible sixteen minutes.
Fruhvirtová also started the second set with a break, but Bejlek, the 204th player in the world, ultimately provided a somewhat more dignified run. She fell back and even got a set point at 5:4, which she didn’t use.
Right after, Fruhvirtová scored a key break on the reception and claimed the first win of her career at Wimbledon.
In the second qualifying round, the young Czech will meet the 157th player in the world, the Canadian Katherine Sebov.
Barbora Palicová also took the next step, earning a winning debut on grass. The 19-year-old Czech beat Liechtenstein’s Kathinka Von Deichmann after sets 6:3, 5:7, 6:4 and in the second round she will face two-time Wimbledon quarter-finalist Coco Vandeweghe.
On the contrary, junior Roland Garros champion Lucie Havlíčková failed in her first adult Grand Slam performance. She lost to Spaniard Marina Bassolsová in straight sets.
Bouzková and Strýcová lost at Eastbourne
Marie Bouzková and Barbora Strýcová finished in the 1st round of the Eastbourne tournament.
Last year’s Wimbledon quarter-finalist Bouzková failed to complete a well-played match against Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia and lost 6:3, 3:6, 6:7.
On her farewell tour, 37-year-old Strýcová was not enough to replace retired Petra Kvitová against Latvian Jelena Ostapenko, with whom she lost 4:6, 3:6.
The thirty-second player in the world, Bouzková, failed in singles for the fourth consecutive time. With Haddad Maia, semi-finalist of Roland Garros this year, she lost the third match between them and the second this year. In February, she also lost to her 1:2 in sets in Abu Dhabi.
Bouzková started the match better and won the first set thanks to a break in the fourth game.
In the second set, however, she lost her serve three times (2:2) and the Brazilian equalized. In the decisive third set, Bouzková did not use two break points and only a shortened game decided.
In it, the world’s thirteenth player Haddadová Maia escaped early with a 4:1 lead and closed the duel with the second match point used.
Strycová replaced Kvitová in the Spider, which triumphed in Berlin two days ago.
Against Ostapenko, who beat Barbora Krejčíková in the final in Birmingham on Sunday and has always reached the final at Eastbourne for the past two years, Strýcová led 3-1, but the eleven-year-younger Latvian turned the tide with four games in a match. row and won the first set.
In the second set, Strýcová lost her serve three times and, although she eventually saved three match points, she lost the duel in an hour and 28 minutes.
Kvitova was originally supposed to defend her title from last year at Eastbourne. “I’m sorry to have to forfeit and I won’t have a chance to defend the title. Eastbourne is one of my favorite stops on the circuit,” said Kvitová, 33.
Ahead of today’s 1st round duel, Krejčíková also apologized to the organizers due to fatigue, who played the singles and doubles finals on grass in Birmingham on Sunday and won the doubles trophy.
Even Markéta Vondroušová did not participate in the attractive duel scheduled with Uns Džábirová from Tunisia.
Nosková was looking to make a splash
Linda Nosková did not reach the quarter-finals of the Bad Homburg tournament when she lost to No. 2 seed Lyudmila Samsonova of Russia 4:6, 7:6, 3:6.
World No. 45 Nosková, who beat Ukraine’s Kateryna Baindlova in the first round, failed to add the second win of her career on grass. Samsonová used sixteen aces in the first game between them.
Nosková initially kept pace with the world number 15, but in the fourth game she failed to use three break points and then lost her serve. Samsonova served four aces and won the first set after 51 minutes.
The Russian tennis player also started the second set well. In the third game, she got a break and took the lead. This year’s Adelaide tournament runner-up Nosková, however, turned the tide with three straight wins. Samsonová still forced a tie-break, which the Czech won 7:4.
Also in the deciding set, Samsonová was the first to break her opponent’s serve. Although Nosková reduced the score to 3:4 in the seventh game, the Russian again countered with a break and closed the duel on serve with a clean game.
In the quarter-finals is Varvara Gračová, who now represents France. The 22-year-old Muscovite beat Italian Sara Errani 6:2, 7:5. The 43rd player in the world applied for French nationality at the end of March. Under the new flag, he will also be able to play at Wimbledon in July.
Eastbourne Tennis Tournament (Grass):
Women (grant 715,032 euros):
Singles – 1st round: Maia Haddad (8-Arms) – Buzkova (Czech Republic) 3:6, 6:3, 7:6 (7:3), Ostapenko (Lots.) – Uncle (Czech Republic) 6:4, 6:3, Džábirová (4-Tun.) – Paoliniová (It.) 6:3, 6:2.
Men (subsidy 791,545 euros):
Singles – 1st round: McDonald (USA) – Cecchinato (It.) 6:3, 6:3, Broady – Choinski (both British) 6:3, 6:4.
Bad Homburg Women’s Tennis Tournament (grass, $259,303 prize pool):
Singles – 2nd round:
Samsonova (2-Russian) – Noskova (Czech Republic) 6:4, 6:7 (4:7), 6:3, Gračová (8-Fr.) – Erraniová (It.) 6:2, 7:5, Navarro (USA) – Cornetová (Fr. .) . ) 7:5, 7:6 (8:6).
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