The tournament in Adelaide (WTA 500) started with great emotion. Czech Petra Kvitova, who lost to Australian Priscilla Hoon, ranked 263rd in the standings, was eliminated. Greek woman Maria Skari did not avoid trouble.

Łukasz Iwanek

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On Monday, six first-round matches were played in Adelaide. On the first day, one of the four Grand Slam champions was eliminated. Petra Kvitova (WTA 17) lost chances of a good result, losing 7:6 (4), 5:7, 2:6 with Priscilla Hone (WTA 263).

There were no rest periods in the first group. In the second half, the two-time Wimbledon winner took a 3-1 lead and did not give up any modest advantage. In the second match, the Czech led 4: 2, but lost five of the next six matches. Hoon dominated the third set and jumped 4-0. At 5:2, the Australian used the fourth game ball.

In a match that lasted two hours and 20 minutes, Kvitova sent nine aces, while Hon got eight. The Australian earned 48 out of 57 points with her first pass. She was broken once, taking four chances out of six. Another contender for the host representative will be Paula Bados of Spain or Victoria Azarenka of Belarus.

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There’s also another Australian, Agila Tomljanovic (WTA 45) in the second round, who went back 0-2 in the first set and beat Heather Watson 6:4, 7:6 (5) (WTA 72) after 1 hour 55 minutes. . Storm Sanders (WTA 132) was eliminated, but made a good impression, as she broke the set from the ranked tennis player. Jelena Rybakina (WTA 14) defeated the hosts’ representative 6:4, 1:6, 6:1. In the opening of the third inning, Casasca handed a bid but won six games in a row.

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And Maria Scari (WTA 6) did not avoid trouble, winning 6:2, 0:6, 6:4 by Tamara Zidancic (WTA 30). The Greek served 10 aces, six of them in the first group. In the match that lasted two hours and five minutes, she scored two more points (87-85). Kaja Yovan (WTA 100) returned 0-2 in the first game and beat Chloe Paquette 6-2 6-2 (WTA 119). In the second round, he will face Slovenian Arina Sabalenka.

Laila Fernandez (WTA 24) won 6:3, 6:4 with Jecatrina Alexandroua (WTA 34). The Russian woman made seven double mistakes. The Canadian had one break in both sets. Within 77 minutes, she had 25 out of 29 points with her first pass. In the second round, the 2021 US Open finalist will play against Iga Švetik or Daria Savile.

Adelaide International, Adelajda (Australia)
WTA 500, hard court, prize total of 703.5 thousand. dollar
Monday January 3

First round of singles:

Maria Skari (Greece 3) beat Tamara Zidansek (Slovenia) 6-2-0-6, 6-4.
Jelena Rybakina (Kazakhstan, 7) – Storm Sanders (Australia, WC) 6:4, 1:6, 6:1
Agla Tomljanovic (Australia) beat Heather Watson (UK) 6-4, 7-6 (5).
Laila Fernandez (Canada) – Ekaterina Alexandroua (Russia) 6-3 6-4
Kaja Jovan (Slovenia) beat Chloe Paquet (France) 6-4, 6-2
Priscilla Hone (Australia) beat Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 6:7 ​​(4), 7:5, 6:2

a lot for free: Ashley Barty (Australia, 1); Arina Sabalenka (Belarus, 2)

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