Bouzkova advances in Hobart, Stephens crashes on opener

Bouzkova advances in Hobart, Stephens crashes on opener

Key favorite for the title at the WTA 250 in Hobart, Marie Bouzkova debuted with triumph in the preparatory tournament for the Australian Open. The Czech, 24 years 26th and old in the position, beat the Romanian Jaqueline Cristian by 7/6 (7-2) as well as 6/3 this Monday. She is now waiting on the winner in between the Italian Lucia Bronzetti as well as the Russian from Quali Anna Blinkova.

One more seed to advance was the Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina, fifth pre-classified as well as 40th in the position. She scored the silent partials of 6/2 and 6/1 against the Canadian Rebecca Marino. Her following challenger will certainly be Germany’s Tatjana Maria, who beat local guest Talia Gibson 6/3 6/2.

The round had yet another German success, with Laura Siegemund. The skilled 34-year-old tennis player, that collaborates with a secured position in Hobart, beat the Czech from quali Tereza Martincova by 5/7, 6/1 as well as 6/2. In the round of 16, she encounters the champion of the North American duel in between Bernarda Pera as well as Madison Brengle.

Currently the seed 4 of the tournament Sloane Stephens suffered one more defeat in launching, as it had actually happened in Auckland last week. The former number 3 on the planet was gone beyond by the North American Lauren Davis, that now waits for the video game in between the Slovenian Tamara Zidansek as well as the Belgian Ysaline Bonaventure.

Still this Monday, the Italian Jasmine Paolini racked up 6/3 as well as 6/1 against the Romanian Patricia-Maria Tig. Her challenger in the round of 16 will certainly come from the suit between the Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck and the Polish Magda Linette.

Two-time champion of the competition and also seed 2 in Hobart, the Belgian Elise Mertens debuts this Tuesday. The current 27th in the ranking will encounter compatriot Maryna Zanevska, 87th put as well as coming from the quali. Mertens won the only previous duel, played in 2017.

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