Britain’s Emma Radocano did not avoid trouble at the WTA 250 tournament in Cluj-Napoca. Slovenian Kaja Jovan and Romanian Jacqueline Christian played an amazing thriller.

Łukasz Iwanek

Emma Radukano

PAP / EPA / JOHN G. MABANGLO / Pictured: Emma Raducano

Two of the Grand Slam champions, Simona Halep and Emma Radocano (WTA 23), appeared at the start of the tournament in Cluj-Napoca. The Romanian plays its first match on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the Britons beat Bologna Herkog (WTA 124) 4:6, 7:5, 6:1. In the first set, this year’s US Open winner lost the lead 4:1. From a score of 5:5 in the second set, She won eight out of nine consecutive matches.

In the match that lasted two hours and 27 minutes, Raducanu gave her a pass twice, and used four of her 17 break points. This was only her second match since winning the US Open. In Indian Wells, the Belarusian woman, Alaksandra Sasnowicz, turns out to be better than her. Romanian Anna Bogdan will be the next British contender.

Jacqueline Christian (WTA 105) triumphed 3:6, 7:6 (8), 7:6 (3) by Kaja Jovan (WTA 98). The Roman is reborn from the state of 3:6, 3:5. She saved two identical balls in the second set tiebreak. In the third inning, the Slovenian started the chase from 0: 2, but in the end the scales of climb were tipped to their side by the representative of the hosts. The meeting lasted two hours and 46 minutes.

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Marta Kostyuk (WTA 55) defeated Bernarda Pera (WTA 94) 6:3, 6:4. In the second set, the Ukrainian lost three matches of 4:1, but crushed her opponent’s resistance. She sent seven aces in 73 minutes and hit four breaks. In the match, Romonic Irina-Camelia Bejo (WTA 57) made 10 double faults and lost 6:7 (2), 6:0, 4:6 with Irina Barra (WTA 138).

Andrea Petkovic (WTA 75) in the third set with 1:3 went out to 4:3, but eventually lost 4:6, 6:2, 4:6 to Varvara player (WTA 81). Alison van Uytvanck (WTA 61) returned with a 4-4 lead in the first game and defeated Danka Kovinic (WTA 76) 6-4, 6-4. Rebecca Peterson (WTA 99) has given four matches to Janie Fett (WTA 207). The Swedish scored 23 of 30 points with her first pass.

Transylvania Open, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
WTA 250, hard court in the hall, total prize money of 235.2 thousand. dollar
Tuesday 26 October

First round of singles:

Emma Raducano (Great Britain, 3) – Bologna Herkog (Slovenia) 4:6, 7:5, 6:1
Marta Kostyuk (Ukraine, 6) – Bernarda Pera (US) 6:3, 6:4
Irina Parra (Romania) beat Irina Camelia Pego (Romania, 7) 7-6 (2) 6-6 6-4.
Rebecca Peterson (Sweden) – Jana Vet (Croatia) 6-1 6-3
Alison van Uytvanck (Belgium) – Danka Kovenic (Czarnogora) 6:4, 6:4
Jacqueline Christian (Romania) beat Kaja Jovan (Slovenia) 3-6, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (3).
Warwara Graczewa (Russia) – Andrea Petkovic (Germany) 6:4, 2:6, 6:4

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