Elena Suitolina crushed the resistance of Bulgarian Victoria and Tomoa to the next round of the WTA 250 Championships in Monterrey. The second match was won by Czech tennis player Marie Bozkova, who is doing well in Mexico.

Łukasz Iwanek

Elina Svitolina

PAP / EPA / Miguel Sierra / Pictured: Elina Switolina

Round two completed in Monterrey. Elina Suitolina (WTA 15), who broke the resistance of Wiktoria Tomowa (WTA 103), was seeded top. The 2020 event champion beat the Bulgarian 7:6 (3), 3:6, 6:2. In the first set, the Ukrainian lost three straight games of 5:3, and missed three set pieces at 5:4. In the twelfth inning, she got On her opponent’s pass, and in the second half she jumped to 4-0 and didn’t concede the advantage.

There was one break in the second game, which Tomowa scored 4: 2. In the third set, the Bulgarian was ahead 2-0, but Suitolina won another six matches. There were 13 breaks in the match that lasted two hours and 24 minutes, seven of which were for Suitolina. This was the second meeting of these tennis players. In February last year, the Ukrainian was the best in the Billie Jean King Cup. They will play Colombian Camila Osorio in the semi-finals.

Last week, Mari Bozkova (WTA 81) reached the final in Guadalajara. He is doing well in the next tournament in Mexico. A rise to the quarter-finals gave her a 6:4, 6:2 victory over Petra Martic (WTA 85). In 94 minutes, the Czech won 31 out of 39 points with her first pass. Saved four break points and substituted on three out of six break points. The next challenger to Bozkova, who reached the 2020 final in Monterrey, will be Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia.

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Nuria Barezas-Diaz (WTA 51) won 6:4, 7:6 (2) against Heather Watson (WTA 120). The Briton won the title in Monterrey in 2016. The Spaniard was making up for losses in both groups. In the first she came back 1-3, in the second it was 3:3, then she was reborn with 3:5. In the 96-minute match, she was broken four times, and she herself used five of the six points. In the quarter-finals, Barezas Diaz will meet fellow countryman Sarah Sorribes.

Kiang Wang (WTA 116) won 6-0, 6-0 (2), 6-3 Mayar Sharif (WTA 67) after 2 hours 22 minutes. China didn’t finish the game when she served 6-0, 5:4. There was one break in the third set, and she scored in 5:3. Wang responded with three of her four break points and used five of the seven chances to keep the serve away from her opponent. Her next opponent will be Canadian defender Laila Fernandez.

Abierto GNP SegurosMonterrey (Mexico)
WTA 250, hard court, 239.4k prize pool. dollar
Thursday 3 March

Second round of singles:

Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 1) – and Victoria Tomoa (Bulgaria, s.) 7:6 (3), 3:6, 6:2
Nuria Barezas-Diaz (Spain 6) Heather Watson (Great Britain) 6-4 7-6 (2)
Marie Bozkova (Czech Republic) – Petra Martic (Croatia) 6:4, 6:2
Qiang Wang (China) beat Mayar Sherif (Egypt) 6-0, 6:7 (2), 6-3

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