Successful Czech day in qualifying. Martincová, Krejčíková and Bouzková passed the first round in Ostrava

Tereza Martincová he presents himself at the sixth event after the restart of the season and must start in qualifying for the fifth time. After Palermo, Prague, Istanbul and the French Open in Paris, she managed her opening match even today in Ostrava, when after 2 hours and 46 minutes of fighting she defeated 6-4 6-7 6-3 American Bernard Peraová and retaliated. two previous defeats.

The 25-year-old Czech could have finished the match in the second set, in which she caught up with a short break three times and forced a tie-break. However, she did not use the match ball in it at 6-5 and then had to spend another almost hour on the court.

In the third set, Martincová eliminated five breakballs at 0-1 and did not offer the 62nd player of the world another chance. On the contrary, she used both breakballs herself in the fifth and ninth games and was able to enjoy a valuable scalp.

The 121st player in the world, Martincová, who has been striving for the first time to reach the Top 100, will compete for the place in the main competition with the Spaniard Paula Badosa (h2h 2-0). She defeated her in two sets two years ago in qualifying in Acapulk and last year in the finals of the ITF clay tournament in Essen.

Barbora Krejčíková after the life result at Roland Garros, where she played in the eighth finals two weeks ago, she confirmed her good form even today in Ostrava. With nineteen-year-old Slovenian Kajou Juvanovou Although she lost 1-3 in the beginning, but then gained eleven games in a row and won 6-3 6-0.

The 25 – year – old Czech, who plays at the first event in the role of the Top 100 player, she will face the Swiss duel Jil Teichmann in the first mutual duel.

She also went through the first round of qualifying Marie Bouzkováwho lost 6-3 6-2 Ukrainian Katarina Zavackou. In the final second round, Russia’s former top ten Darya Kasatkin awaits her.

Lottery of the main competition: Dvojka Plíšková can start against the qualifier
The organizers of the tournament in Ostrava were given the confidence to organize a WTA Premier tournament with a subsidy of $ 528,000 as compensation for the canceled event in Zhengzhou, China. At the end of the preparations, they froze whether they would receive an exception from the current comprehensive measures against coronavirus, but they were able to provide hygiene with data on strict hygiene measures, and the highest-quality women’s tennis tournament in the Czech territory can thus take place.

This afternoon, the main competition was drawn in Ostrava, in which at least five domestic tennis players will perform. The second seed Karolína Plíšková will start in the second round against the Croatian Donna Vekičová, or one of the qualifiers. Kateřina Siniaková is waiting for her in the 1st round.

In a duel with Kristýna Maria Sakkariová, Kristýna Plíšková will compete for a duel with the highest-ranked Ukrainian, Elina Svitolinová. Barbora Strýcová will face Tunisian Ons Džabúrová in the water round and Karolína Muchová will face the Chinese Shuai Zhang.

The number three is Belarus Aryna Sabalenková, the four are her compatriot and two-time grand slam champion Viktoria Azarenková. Latvian Jelena Ostapenková will also present the grand slam winners.

Czechia, tv. surface / hall, $ 528,000
Saturday results (October 17, 2020)
• Qualification – 1st round •
Bouzkova (2-CZ) – Zavacká (Ukr.) 6-3 6-2
Krejcikova (12-CR) – Juvanová (Slovenia) 6-3 6-0
Martincová (CZE) – Peraová (6-USA) 6-4 6-7 (6) 6-3
Kuděrmětovová (1Rus.) – Vögeleová (Šv.) 7-6 (5) 6-3
Gauff (3-USA) – Cepelova (SR) 6-1 6-0
Teichmann (Switzerland) – Friedsam (DEU) 7-5 6-3
Blinkovová (5-RUS) – Zidanšeková (Slovenia) 7-6 (5) 6-4
Badosa (7-Sp.) – Cirstea (ROU) 6-3 6-3
Rusova (8-Niz) – Paolini (IT) 6-4 6-3
Sorribesová (Šp.) – Bogdanová (ROU) 6-4 6-4
Kasatkin (10-RUS) – Mattek-Sands (USA) 6-4 6-2
Beguová (11-Rum.) – Gračevová (Rus.) 6-7 (5) 6-2 6-1


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