On Wednesday in Stuttgart (Tennis 500 World Championships) an exciting film took place with Czech tennis players Karolina Pliskova and Petra Kvitova. Britain’s Emma Raducano showed a very good side.

Łukasz Iwanek

Karolina Pliskova

PAP / EPA / Francisco Guasco / Pictured: Karolina Pliskova

The first round ended in Stuttgart. Two Czech women had an emotional battle on Wednesday. Karolina Pliskova (WTA 7) won 6:4, 4:6, 7:6 (5) Petra Kvitova (WTA 28). The two-time Wimbledon champion gave up a huge advantage twice. In the first set she came out 3-0, in the third she was ahead 4:1 and had a break point at 5:1.

In the match, which lasted two hours and 23 minutes, the two players scored five breaks. Pliskova served 13 aces. She scored seven fewer points (100-107) but scored her second win of the season. She had 28 final hits with 21 forced fouls. Kvitova has 46 straight wins and 41 fouls.

Kvitova triumphed in Stuttgart in 2019. Pliskova had health issues and started the season in March. The balance of her matches this year is now 2-3. He notes his sixth appearance in Stuttgart. In 2018, she won this tournament. Another competitor to the former leader in the ranking is Lyudmila Samsonova.

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Emma Raducano (WTA 12) smashed 6:1, 6:2 Storm Sanders (WTA 197) in 70 minutes. The British sent four aces and got 32 out of 43 points with her first pass. You hit one break point and trade in four out of nine break points. On Thursday, the US Open champion will meet German Tamara Kurbach. The winner of this match will face Iga Šwijk in the quarter-finals.

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Anett Kontaveit (WTA 6) won in 3:6, 6:4, 6:4 Andżelika Kerber (WTA 17) after 2 hours and 1 minute. Both players had four breakthroughs. The Estonian won by one more point (93-92). Kontaveit competed in the final in Stuttgart in 2019. Kerber is the two-time champion of this tournament (2015, 2016).

Laura Sigmund (WTA 231) won 6:3, 6:3 with Tamara Zidancic (WTA 27). Within 87 minutes, the German used five of his 11 break points to break the pace. In 2017, she won the title in Stuttgart, and has also appeared in the last 12 months before that. In the second round, he will face Greek Sigmund Maria Sakkari.

Porsche Grand Prix tennisStuttgart (Germany)
WTA 500, clay court in the hall, total prize money of 757.9 thousand. dollar
Wednesday 20 April

First round of singles:

Annette Kontaveit (Estonia, 5) beats Andelika Kerber (Germany) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic 6) Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5).
Emma Raducano (UK 8) beat Storm Sanders (Australia Q) 6-1, 6-2
Laura Siegmund (Germany) beat Tamara Zidansek (Slovenia) 6-3, 6-3.

a lot for free: Iga Świątek (Poland, 1); Paula Padusa (Spain, 2); Arina Sabalenka (3); Maria Sakkari (Greece, 4 years old)

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