Illustrative photo – Ceremonial announcement of the Sportsman of the Year poll, December 21, 2022, Prague. Tennis player Kateřina Siniaková, 2nd place in the Athlete of the Year 2022 poll, which she won with teammate Barbora Krejčíková.
Monterrey (Mexico) – Czech tennis player Kateřina Siniaková finished in the first round at the tournament in Monterrey, Mexico. The sixth seed lost to Kamille Rachimova from Russia 6:7, 6:2 and 6:7.
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In the first set, Siniaková erased a 1:4 loss, but lost 6:8 in the tie-break. The second set was a clear affair for the 26-year-old Czech, who in the third set at 5:4 on Rachimova's serve worked out a match point, but did not convert it.
A shortened set had to be decided, which the world number one in doubles lost 5:7. In Monterrey, Siniaková did not follow up on her performance from the previous tournament in Mérida, where she reached the semifinals last week.
Women's tennis tournament in Monterrey
(hard surface, $259,303 subsidy ):
Singles – 1st round:
Rachimova (Russia) – Siniaková (6-CR) 7:6 (8 :6), 2:6, 7:6 (7:5), Mertensová (4-Belg.) – Šnajderová (Rus.) 6:0, 6:4, Šarívová (7-Eg.) – Osoriová (Col. ) 7:6 (7:5), 4:2 scratch, Cocciarettová (8-It.) – Bassolsová (Sp.) 7:5, 6:2, Mariaová (German) – Bronzettiová (It.) 6:1 , 6:0, Parrizasová-Díazová (Sp.) – Si-ju Wang (China) 7:6 (7:5), 2:6, 6:4.