In the first round of the French Open, Markéta Vondroušová managed with the Estonian tennis player Kaia Kanepiová after sets 4: 6, 6: 3 and 6: 0 and thus followed on from Petra Kvitová and Kateřina Siniaková, who won promotion to the 2nd round on Sunday. Tereza Martincová is also celebrating the process. During her premiere in the main competition of the French Open, she defeated the Serbian Ivana Jorovičová 6: 3, 7: 6.
Twenty-one-year-old Vondroušová started well against Kanepiová, won 12 of 14 initial exchanges and led 3: 0. However, the 14-year-old Estonian then refined the game, stopped spoiling it and the left-handed Czech tennis player went on the defensive. After two mistakes, she finally lost the opening set.
“She showed off the first few gams, but then served well, and I made a mistake. It was necessary to change the rhythm, because when she had it on her hand, she killed it. I had to play the length so she wouldn’t have room to push me,” Vondroušová said. line press conference.
From the second set onwards, Vondroušová played more confidently and could traditionally rely on shortening for the net. From a score of 2: 3, she gained ten gamma in a row. “It looks clear, but we were still pulling. It was important that I got into my game and could use coops and shorts,” she said.
After a one-year break, she rejoiced in advancing in Paris. Last year she dropped out in the first round with later champion Polka Iga Šwiateková. “It was a tough match, I didn’t play badly and she didn’t play great,” Vondroušová recalled.
In the next match, he will face home Harmony Tanová, the 149th player in the world, who received a wild card and eliminated compatriot Alizé Cornet in the first round. “She won’t play badly. When she got the card, she had to deserve it. I won’t underestimate it,” Vondroušová said.
Martincová pushed Jorovičová right at the beginning and with each of her serve she worked out breakballs, but she managed to collect her serve only in the sixth gamma. However, she was able to confirm only the second successful break and won the first set in 44 minutes. The twenty-six-year-old Czech also played the second set better, but in the end it complicated the procedure. Jorovičová leveled again and pulled the game into a tie-break, but did not change her setball at 6: 5. Martincová then won two more exchanges and at the fifth grand slam start she advanced to the second round for the first time in her career.