WTA Tour wrap: Mixed bag as Round of 32 continues

Tennis fans were in for a treat as Prague, Budapest and Lausanne continued to hold an array of games for the ongoing WTA tournaments. At the Livesport Prague event a number of top seeds continued their dominance, while at the Hungarian Grand Prix a quick end ensued for a Hungarian superstar.

In Prague, Australian Storm Sanders caused an upset after knocking out Czech Republic top seed Marie Bouzkova. The 26-year-old overcame a first set loss to take out the win, requiring two hours and 17 minutes. Sanders hit four aces for three double faults against Bouzkova. On the flip side, the rest of the top seeds came out victorious across the board.

Katerina Siniakova toppled young-gun Jodie Burrage in an exciting contest that saw Siniakova t. Burrage’s British counterpart Samantha Murray Sharan could not hold off who off Tereza Martincova. Fresh off the back of her Wimbledon appearance, Martincova took out the win in straight sets. Barbora Krejcikova fought back in her match-up against Bulgarian Isabella Shinikova. It was gruelling battle that went on for one hour and seven minutes, with the odds falling in Krejcikova’s favour.

Just three games were on in Lausanne for the Ladies Open. Italy had a day to remember with both of its representatives claiming wins yesterday. Top seed Camila Giorgi had no issues as she survived against Norway’s Ulrikke Elkeri. Both ladies hit two aces each, but it was Giorgi who had the upper hand with more double faults to her name but making the most of her opportunities. Lucia Bronzerri was the other Italian hopeful, who cruised through her match up against Swiss player Tess Sugnaux. Anna Blinkova was in top form in her victory over Polish talent Olga Govortsova.

Timea Babos was trailing behind top seed Aliaksandra Sasnovich when the match had to be retired at the Hungarian Grand Prix. The top seed Sasnovich now progresses to the next stage after 38 minutes. American trio Bernarda Pera, Danielle Collins and Varvara Lepchenko all were unstoppable and caused havoc on their opponents plans for a win. Pera overcame a loss in the first set as she delivered a victory over Austria’s Julia Grabher. Collins was on fire up against Italian powerhouse Martina Di Giuseppe, whilst Lepchenko took down the 28-year-old Ana Bogdan.


[2] Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) defeated Isabella Shinikova (BUL) 6-2 6-3
Storm Sanders (AUS) defeated [4] Marie Bouzkova (CZE) 3-6 6-4 6-2
[5] Katerina Siniakova (CZE) defeated Jodi Burrage (GBR) 6-0 6-4
[8] Tereza Martincova (CZE) defeated Samantha Murray Sharan (GBR) 6-1 6-4
Nuria Parrizas Diaz (SPA) defeated Urszula Radwanska (POL) 2-6 6-3 6-1
En-Shuo Liang (TPE) defeated Conny Perrin (SUI) 6-3 6-4
Xinyu Wang (CHN) defeated Leonie Kung (SUI) 6-2 6-2
Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL) defeated Naiktha Bains (GBR) 6-3 6-2
Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK) defeated Mona Barthel (GER) 2-6 6-4 6-3
Anastasia Gasanova (RUS) defeated Lucie Havlickova (CZE) 6-2 4-6 6-4


[4] Camila Giorgi (ITA) defeated Ulrikke Elkeri (NOR) 6-2 6-0
[8] Anna Blinkova (RUS) defeated Olga Govortosova (BEL) 2-6 6-4 6-4
Lucia Bronzerri (ITA) defeated Tess Sugnaux (SUI) 6-1 6-0


[2] Danielle Collins (USA) defeated Martina Di Giuseppe (ITA) 6-2 6-1
[3] Bernarda Pera (USA) defeated Julia Grabher (AUT) 5-7 6-1 6-2
[5] Ana Bogdan (ROM) defeated Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 6-4 7-5
[6] Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) defeated Timea Babos (HUN) 6-0 2-0 RET
Dalma Galfi (HUN) defeated Aliona Bolsova (ESP) 7-6 6-3
Olga Danilovic (SRB) defeated Tamara Korpatsch (GER) 6-2 6-2
Panna Udvardy (HUN) defeated Mayar Sherif (EGY) 6-3 6-1
Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) defeated Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) 6-4 7-6
Reka Luca Jani (HUN) defeated Elisabetta Cocciaretto (ITA) 6-4 7-5

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