Kamilla Bartone (WTA 648.) The winner of the qualification match was 7: 5, 6: 4 against Estonian player Elena Maligina (WTA 561), who was her partner in the doubles tournament (loss in the 1st round). Bartone played a break in both sets (2: 4 and 0: 1), improving the season balance in the 1st round matches to 8-2. Kamilla has earned six rating points this week and will meet with Liepaja on Friday Patricia Spaku, who yesterday won only the second victory in the ITF main tournaments.
“Wild card” recipient from Liepaja Elza Tomase (WTA 1127.) with 5: 7, 4: 6 lost to Italian Federica Archidiacono (WTA 688), who played out. Tomase had three setballs in the 1st set at 5: 4. The first two were in a row (15:40), both times inaccurately beating with “forehand” – the first serves a rebound in the net and a side kick in a multi-shot. The Italian played the third set ball in a long play with a show unattainable for Elza.
Tomase lost to “dry” in the next serve game after unused setballs with errors. He only got his next game when I drove 0: 3 and 0:40 in the 2nd set. Tomase managed to recover one break, but not the second, because in the sixth game from 2: 3 and 30: 0 he sent the ball to the goal four times in a row, avoiding breakballs, but did not expect another chance to play.
Tomase only played in the ITF professional tournament for the second time this week. Both were with the help of “wild card” in Liepaja, where Elza unexpectedly won the W15 level tournament on the hard surface in January last year.
In Liepaja “wild card” also won Daniela Vismane (WTA 488.), who is the highest ranked Latvian tennis player in this week ‘s tournament. Vismane lost in only two games in two matches and won 22 (!) Games in a row from the beginning of the tournament. She started yesterday with a “dry” victory, but today they defeated the Russian Ekaterina Makarov (WTA 558) with 6: 0, 6: 2, whose first game was won in the 2nd set with the result 0: 4.
Vismane made it to the quarterfinals for the third time in six tournaments of the season. The first two cases were in W15 tournaments, she has the first W25 tournament of the year in Liepaja. Nine rating points were earned by reaching the quarterfinals.