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Main field starts in Hechingen with surprises

In the morning the final games of the qualification started the day before were still pending. The number two seeded Bulgarian Julia Terziyska made short work of it, beating Jana Bojovic 6:1, 6:3. Kathleen Kanev from Frankfurt had a lot more work to do, but she recovered from a 0:6 loss in the first round against Gabriela Andrea Knutson and turned the game around with 6:4 and 10:7.


Favorite wins

In the longest game of the tournament up to that point, Tayisiya Morderger beat Tamara Curovic 7:5, 7:5 after 2:02 hours. Her twin sister Yana Morderger then played against Victoria Muntean in the same place, but had to admit defeat after a 6:4 in the first set. In the German-German duel, Julia Middendorf won 1:6, 6:3, 10:6 against the last remaining wildcard starter, Victoria Pohle.

The American Chiara Scholl also made it into the main draw, beating Alana Parnaby 6:3, 3:6, 10:3. Qualification favorite Sapfo Sakellaridi won the ticket with a 6:3, 6:1 over Oana Gavrila – and the American Vivian Wolff also managed to make it into the next tournament with 6:3, 3:6, 12:10 against Verena Meliss peloton.


Malygina manages to surprise

In the afternoon, Stefanie Vögele from Switzerland, who was seeded third, opened the round of the top 32 against Elena Malygina on Center Court. The 22-year-old opponent from Estonia caused a surprise. After all, Vögele, once number 42 in the world rankings, had to admit defeat after three hours 3:6, 7:6, 6:7.

The Slovenian Nina Potocnik recorded the first victory in the main draw, her sixth seeded opponent Sarah Beth Gray gave up at the score of 1:6, 0:4. The only German player on the first day of the individual competition was Mona Barthel, who defeated Mona Siskova 6:1, 4:5, 6:4.


Morderger twins lose in doubles

The first doubles were also played on Tuesday. The Russian duo Irina Khromacheva and Diana Shnaider made the start, beating Parnaby and her doubles partner Ingrid Vojcinakova 6-1, 6-1 after 54 minutes. The Hechinger doubles Alessa Maier/Ira Vogelmann clearly lost in just 49 minutes 2:6, 0:6 to Savannah Broadus/Ella Seidel. Pohle also lost out in the second game of the day together with Larisa Bekmetova in a 1:6, 0:6 against Tamara Curovic and Chiara Scholl.

In the all-German doubles duel, the two ex-TCH players Alexandra Vecic and Mia Mack lost 5:7, 2:6 against Noma Noha Akugue and Joelle Steur in the early evening. Meanwhile, the Morderger twins surprisingly lost 7-5, 6-4 to Muntean and Terziyska.

In Hechingen it continues on Wednesday from 11.30 a.m. The number one seed, Jaimee Fourlis from Australia, then serves against qualifier Kanev on center court.

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