Czech tennis player Kateřina Siniaková.
Mérida (Mexico) – Kateřina Siniaková stayed at the gates of the finals at the tennis tournament in Mérida. The world number one in doubles lost in the semi-finals to the Italian Camila Giorgio 5:7, 6:7. The title in Mexico will be won by an unseeded player, the opponent of the 68th tennis player in the world, Giorgio, will be Rebecca Peterson from Sweden, who is ranked 140th in the WTA rankings.
Siniaková was the only seeded player in the semifinals as the tournament four. The last time she was among the top four female tennis players was five months ago in Portorož, where the then 26-year-old Czech won her third title.
Siniaková, the 47th ranked player, met Giorgio after five years and lost for the third time in a row in the fourth match between them. Although she entered the match winning her opponent's serve, she lost her own serve in the eighth game and for the second time at 5:6. In the second set, she made up for the loss 1:4 and even took a 6:5 lead, but then, like Giorgio, she did not hold serve for the second time in the set and won only two points in the tie-break.
Women's tennis tournament in Mérida, Mexico (hard surface, $259,303 subsidy):
Singles – semi-finals:
Giorgiová (It.) – Siniaková (4-CR) 7:5 , 7:6 (7:2), Peterson (Sweden) – McNally (USA) 6:2, 6:7 (4:7), 6:4.