On Sunday, Weronika Ewald played her first major category match for the Junior Grand Slam Championship. The 16-year-old Polish woman has been promoted to the second round of Wimbledon 2022 after a two-hour battle.
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A few days ago, Veronica Ewald had a two-stage qualifying round. At first she defeated Britain’s Millie Skelton 6: 0, 6: 2, but in the decisive round she was frightened by German Marie Vogt. In the end it ended with a 6:4, 3:6, 12-10 victory for our representative.
On Sunday, Ewald made her debut in the junior version of Wimbledon. The 16-year-old faced Hafziba Oluwadari, whose organizers gave a wild card to the master class. The match was very balanced. Two hours later, the Polish woman defeated the Briton 6:4, 2:6, 6:4 and thus advanced to the second round.
The duel was not easy. Both tennis players have their chances. In the first set, Ewald won four consecutive matches of 2: 4. In turn, in the second batch she managed to break three times and equalize the hosts representative in the event of competition. So the fate of the match was decided in the third set. In it, she made up for the break twice and, with a score of 4, made a major breakthrough. After switching sides, I used the second match ball.
Thus, in the second round, Ewald was joined by her compatriots, Olivia Lenser and Martina Paulski, who won their matches on Saturday. Now a young Polish woman has a very difficult task. Standing in her way will be Czech Nikola Bartunkova, who is third in the WTA rankings and 352nd.
Grand Slam Championship, grass pitch
Sunday 3 July
The first round of the junior singles game:
Weronika Ewald (Poland, Q) – Hephzibah Oluwadare (UK, WC) 6:4, 2:6, 6:4
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