Three Czechs advanced in Birmingham, Kvitová and Vondrousová won in Berlin

Three Czechs advanced in Birmingham, Kvitová and Vondrousová won in Berlin

Three Czech women advanced in Birmingham, Kvitova and Vondrou won in Berlin

Czech tennis player Barbora Krejčíková after winning the 1st round of the tournament in Birmingham, May 21, 2023.

Birmingham/Berlin – Tennis player Barbora Krejčíková successfully started the grass part of the season. In Birmingham, the tournament number one defeated the Spaniard Cristina Bucsa twice 6:3 and advanced to the round of 16. Her next opponent will be Tereza Martincová, who knocked out the Bulgarian Viktorija Tomovová in two sets. Already in the quarterfinals is Linda Fruhvirtová, who won 6:1, 7:6 over the sixth-seeded American Bernarda Pera, and she will play the better of the two compatriots for the semifinals. The Czechs also did well at the tournament in Berlin. Petra Kvitová advanced to the quarterfinals in Berlin and Markéta Vondroušová also managed her first duel on grass.

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Three Czech women advanced in Birmingham, Kvitova and Vondrou won in Berlin

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Three Czech women advanced in Birmingham, Kvitova and Vondrou won in Berlin

Fruhvirtová is in the quarterfinals in Birmingham, Krejčíková and Martincová in the 2nd round

The 27-year-old world number 12 Krejčíková forgot the failure at Roland Garros, where she was eliminated in the first round, and claimed her second victory in the last five matches. She beat Bucsa, two years younger, for the first time in her career and avenged her defeat in Doha the year before. She helped herself with five aces.

Two-time winner of last year's Roland Garros Krejčíková won the first set thanks to two breaks. She gained a key lead in the eighth game and, at 5:3, used the third set point during her own service. Krejčíková also started the second set with a break. Bucsa evened the score at 3:3, but the Czech Republic won the remaining three games and, after an hour and 22 minutes, took advantage of the opponent's first match point.

Eighteen-year-old Fruhvirtová scored another valuable scalp after winning over Ukrainian Elina Svitolina and advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time this season. In the first set, she swept Pera in 22 minutes. In the second set, although she lost serve twice at the start, she was able to erase the deficit from 1:4 and again had the upper hand in the tie-break.

Martincová followed up in the 1st round with a successfully completed qualification and beat Tomovová, who advanced to the main competition as a happy loser, in an hour and a half 6:1, 6:3.

Barbora Strýcová finished in the quarterfinals of the doubles, as part of the farewell tour, she lost to the Australian-American pair with her Taiwanese partner Sie Shu-wei and the seeded triples of Storm Hunter and Alycia Parks 6:7, 4:6. In Madrid, the 37-year-old Czech tennis player and her traditional partner also advanced to the quarterfinals, in Rome they were eliminated in the 1st round.

Kvitová is in the quarterfinals in Berlin, Vondroušová also made it through the 1st round

Tennis player Petra Kvitová advanced to the quarterfinals on grass in Berlin. In the second round, the Czech number one outclassed Nadia Podoroska in 50 minutes 6:1, 6:1. Markéta Vondroušová managed the first duel in the delayed program. The 23-year-old native of Sokolov defeated the Canadian Bianca Andreescu 7:6, 7:5 in the first match of the year on grass.

Seven seed Kvitová, who defeated compatriot Karolína Plíšková in the opening round, had no problem with Podoróska. The Argentinian tennis player, who first eliminated the Spaniard Rebeka Masárová 3:6, 6:3, 6:2 in the playoff today, was unable to face the excellent serve of the two-time Wimbledon champion.

World No. 9 Kvitová was superb with her serve. The opponent did not offer a single break chance, she scored five aces and, on the contrary, Podoroská collected serve five times. She will face Caroline Garcia from France for a place in the semifinals.

The 53rd ranked player in the world, Vondroušová defeated the 2019 US Open winner Andreescu in one hour and 42 minutes. She beat the Canadian opponent for the second time this year, outclassing her on clay in Rome 6:0, 6:1 in May.

Both players relied on service in the first set and neither of them offered the opponent a break point. It was decided in a shortened game, which Vondroušová dominated 7:0. Andreescu lost her sixth tie-break in a row.

In the second set, the tennis players were no longer so reliable on their serve. Vondroušová was losing 1:4 after two lost serves, but then she averted another four break points and turned the tide with four consecutive games won.

At 5:4, the Czech Republic did not use three match points, but a moment later she did not hesitate on the fourth attempt at her opponent's serve and could rejoice at the progress. Vondroušová won her first match on grass since last year's Wimbledon. Her next opponent will be domestic Jule Niemeierová, who knocked out defending champion Uns Džábirová from Tunisia.

Unexpectedly, Wimbledon champion Jelena Rybakinová crashed already in the 2nd round. The world number three, who is expected to defend last year's surprising title on London grass in less than two weeks, lost to Croatian Dona Vekičová 6:7, 6:3, 6:4.

Results of tennis tournaments

(sorted by all subsidies)

Men's tournament in London

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

Singles – 2nd round:

Rune (2-Danish) – Peniston ( Brit.) 6:3, 6:4, Korda (USA) – Tiafoe (4-USA) 7:6 (7:2), 6:3, Norrie (5-Brit.) – Thompson (Aust.) 4: 6, 6:3, 6:2, Musetti (6-It.) – Shelton (USA) 6:4, 4:6, 6:4.

Doubles – quarterfinals:

Lightweight, Fritz (CZ/USA) – Mahut, Martin (Fr.) 6:3, 6:7 (5:7), 10:6.

Tournament women in Berlin

(grass, $780,637 subsidy):

Singles – 1st round:< /p>

Vondroušová (Czech Republic) – Andreescuová (Can.) 7:6 (7:0), 7:5, Sakkariová (6-Greece) – Cornetová (Fr.) 6 :4, 6:2, V. Kuděrmětová (Rus.) – Cheng Chin-wen (China) 6:4, 6:2, Podoroská (Arg.) – Masárová (Sp.) 3:6, 6:3, 6 :2, Sasnovičová – Azarenková (both Běl.) 6:4, 6:4.

2. wheel:

Kvitová (7-CR) – Podoroská (Arg.) 6:1, 6:1, Vekičová (Croatia) – Rybakinová (2-Kaz.) 6:7 ​​(1:7), 6:3, 6:4, Garcia (3-Fr.) – Fourlis (Aust.) 6:3, 6:2, Avanesyan – Blinkova (both Russian) 1:6, 6:3, 6:2. strong>

Birmingham Women's Tournament

(grass, endowment $259,203 ):

Singles – 1st round:

Krejčíková (1-CR) – Bucsaová (Šp .) 6:3, 6:3, Martincová (Czech Republic) – Tomovová (Bulgaria) 6:1, 6:3, Marinová (Can.) – Wang Si-yü (China) 7: 6 (7:5), 5:7, 6:3, Bektasová (USA) – Zhang Shuai (7-China) 6:4, 6:3.

2. bike:

L. Fruhvirtová (Czech Republic) – Peraová (6-USA) 6:1, 7:6 (7:3), Chu Lin (China) – Linetteová (3-Pol.) 6:3, 6:0, Dartová (Brit.) – Kalininová (5-Ukrainian) 6:3, 3:6, 6:1.

Quads – quarterfinals:

Hunterová , Parks (3-Aust./USA) – Strýcová, Xie Shu-wei (CZ/Taiwan) 7:6 (7:4), 6:4.