Illustrative photo – Festive 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.
Mérida (Mexico) – Tennis player Kateřina Siniaková advanced to the second round at the tournament in Mérida. In the first match, the 26-year-old Czech lost the match at 7:5 to the injured Ukrainian Lesja Curenková.
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In the previous two matches with Curenko Siniaková did not even win a set. Her first win was helped by the health problems of the thirty-three-year-old Ukrainian, who was treated for the first time at the end of the first set. At the beginning of the second match, she scratched.
Siniaková will play against Ysaline Bonaventure from Belgium to advance to the quarterfinals, in which she last appeared last September. The fourth-seeded player has an even balance of 1:1 with her, but they last met in 2019.
Women's tennis tournament in Mérida, Mexico
(hard surface, subsidy 259,303 dollars):
Singles – 1st round:
Siniakova (4-CR) – Curenková ( Ukr.) 7:5 scratch, Linetteová (1-Pol.) – Osoriová (Col.) 6:7 (2:7), 7:5, 6:2, Stephensová (2-USA) – Jeanjeanová (Fr.) 6:1, 6:3, Parks (5-USA) – Contreras (Mex.) 7:6 (9:7), 3:6, 7:5, Wang Sin-yü (China) – Avanesyan (Russia) 1:6, 6:2, 6:3, Udvardyová (Germany) – Niemeierová (Germany) 7:6 (7:1), 7:6 (7:5), Gračová (Russia) – Mariaová (Germany) .) 3:6, 6:4, 6:2, Petersonová (Swed.) – Podoroská (Arg.) 6:3, 7:5.