Kvitová defeated Plíšková, Fruhvirtová swept Svitolina, Bouzková finishes

Kvitová defeated Plíšková, Fruhvirtová swept Svitolina, Bouzková finishes

Kvitova beats Plia&scaronkova, Fruhvirtova sweeps Svitolina, Bouzkova finishes

Illustrative photo – Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová in the final of the tournament in Miami, April 1, 2023.

Berlin/Birmingham – Tennis player Petra Kvitová won the Czech at the tournament in Berlin derby with Karolína Plíšková and after winning 6:3, 6:4 advanced to the second round. Seeded seventh and world number nine, Kvitová defeated her compatriot in one hour and 16 minutes in the first match of the year on grass. In the next round, he will challenge Argentina's Nadia Podoroska or Spain's Rebeka Masarová.

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Thirty-three-year-old Kvitová improved her record against Plíšková to 4:2. She defeated the world number 18 for the first time after five years and two previous defeats. She played 26 winning balls in the match, Pliskova was not even helped by 12 aces.

Two-time Wimbledon winner Kvitová, who had been laboring since her triumph in Miami in April with a sore leg, won after two failures on clay. Plíšková lost her fourth match in a row. She also failed in the opening round of Roland Garros, in Rome and in the quarter-finals in Stuttgart.

Kvitová won the first break in the match in the fourth game. Plíšková, who is two years younger, was able to react immediately, at 3:4, but she lost her serve once more and the native of Bílovka already served the set after 37 minutes.

In the second set, Kvitová was 100 percent on serve. Thanks to a break in the fifth game, she regained the lead and finally took advantage of the third match point.

Fruhvirtová swept Svitolina at the start in Birmingham, Bouzková dropped out

Linda Fruhvirtová swept Ukraine's Elina Svitolina 6:2, 6:0 at the start of the grass tournament in Birmingham and is in the second round, where American Bernarda Pera awaits her. She defeated Maria Bouzková 6:4, 7:6 (7:3) today.

Eighteen-year-old Fruhvirtová already led 4:0 in the first set, and although she did not convert the set point at 5:1, she managed it with clarity to victory. The second set was even more unambiguous, Svitolina played only three 15ths and got the “canary”.

Twenty-four-year-old Bouzková lost her third match in a row in the first match of the year on grass. Before the tournament in Birmingham, she was also eliminated in the opening stage at Roland Garros and in Rome.

The first set was decided by Pera's single break of the tournament six in the sixth game, on the other hand, Bouzková did not use three break points at 4:5. In the second set, both players certainly held their serve, so a tie-break had to be decided. In it, Bouzková served twice at 3:4, but did not win a single point.

Barbora Strýcová started the third tournament of the farewell tour in doubles with Xie Shu-wei with a 6:4, 6:1 win over the Chinese-Japanese couple Zhang Shuai and Eri Hozumi. In Madrid, the 37-year-old Czech tennis player advanced to the quarter-finals alongside her traditional partner from Taiwan, in Rome they were eliminated in the 1st round.

Results of tennis tournaments

(sorted by the amount of the subsidy )

Men's tournament in London

(grass, subsidy 2,345,130 euros):

< p>Singles – 1st round:

Peniston (Brit.) – Humbert (Fr.) 6:4, 6:2.

Doubles – 1st round:

Lehečka, Fritz (Czech Republic/USA) – Nys, Zieliňski (4-Mon./Pol.) 3:6, 6:3, 10:7.

Berlin Women's Tournament

(Grass, $780,637 Endowment):

Singles – Round 1:

Kvitová (7-ČR) – Plíšková (ČR) 6:3, 6:4,

Vekičová (Croatian .) – Gračová (Rus.) 6:3, 6:2.

Doubles – 1st round:

Siniaková, Vondroušová< /strong> (CZ) – Martičová, Sakkariová (Croatian/Greek) 6:2, 2:6, 10:8.

Women's tournament in Birmingham

(grass, $259,303 grant):

Singles – Round 1:

L. Fruhvirtová (Czech Republic) – Svitolina (Ukraine) 6:2, 6:0, Peraová (6-USA) – Bouzková (Czech Republic) 6:4, 7:6 (7: 3), Linette (3-Pol.) – Paolini (It.) 3:6, 7:5, 6:4.

Doubles – 1st round:

Krejčíková, Kosťuková (2-CZ/Ukraine) – Kalashnikova, Shymanovičová (Georgia/Belarus) 6:7 ​​(4:7), 6:4, 10:6 , Strycová, Xie Shu-wei (Czech Republic/Taiwan) – Zhang Shuai, Hozumi (China/Japan) 6:4, 6:1.