Czech Tennis Players Shine in Tournaments Around the World

After the US Open, there are other tournaments held on hard surfaces. In San Diego, the women’s 500 started and Karolína Plíšková entered it right on the opening day, but she lost to the Ukrainian Kalinin. In doubles, the top seeded pair of Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková started with a win, while Miriam Kolodziejová finished the game. In Osaka, Japan, Linda Fruhvirtová was unable to end her losing streak. Petr Nouza and Andrew Paulson managed the final round of qualification at the big clay challenger in Szczecin, Poland. Sára Bejlek succeeded in the opening round of doubles at the WTA 125 event in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Michaela Bayerlová and Gabriela Knutsonová advanced to the main singles competition there. Other Czechs presented themselves during the day at smaller businesses in the ITF category.

Czechs in action

Fruhvirtová failed in the overplay
The suffering of Linda Fruhvirtová (68) continues. The 18-year-old Czech lost her eighth match in a row when she did not manage the end of the match of the opening round of the WTA tournament in Osaka, where she did not have enough against the British Harriet Dart (161) and fell in sets 5:7, 7:5, 2:6.

The duel between these players was interrupted at 1:1 for sets and was played out during Tuesday’s program. Fruhvirtová lost her serve twice at the end of the set and was unable to do anything as a result.

Krejčíková and Siniaková did not hesitate
Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková successfully overcame the first round of doubles in the American San Diego. The Czechs beat Caroline García and Demi Schuurs 7:6(4), 7:5.

Kolodziejová finished in San Diego
Miriam Kolodziejová and Oksana Kalashnikova lost in the opening round of doubles at the WTA tournament in San Diego, USA, to Tereza Mihalíková and I-fan Su. The Czech-Georgian pair lost the duel, which lasted almost two hours, 6:7(6), 6:4, 6:10.

Paulson and Nouza qualified in Poland
Andrew Paulson (350th) defeated fourth-seeded Steven Diez (250th) from Canada 6:3 and 6:1 in the final round of qualifying on the clay challenger in Szczecin, Poland. The main competition will also be played by Petr Nouza (806th), who surprised the strongly favored Carlos Taberner (307th). He defeated the ninth seeded Spaniard 7:5 and 6:4.

Two Czech women qualified in Ljubljana
Michaela Bayerlová (448th) and Gabriela Knutsonová (204th) qualified at the WTA 125 event in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and will thus play the main competition on the clay there. The first named outclassed Zoja Peternelová (-) in Monday’s final 6:3 and 6:1. Knutson then lost just two more games, beating Andrea Gamizová (597th) from Venezuela 6:4 and 6:2.


Cymbiotics San Diego Open (Women, USA, $780,637, Hard)
1st round of singles
Anhelina Kalininová (UKR, 28.) – KAROLÍNA PLIŠKOVÁ (34th) 7:6(4), 0:6, 6:3

1st round of doubles
KREJČÍKOVÁ, SINIAKOVÁ – García (FRA), Schuurs (NED) 7:6(4), 7:5
Kalashnikova (GEO), KOLODZIEJOVA – Mihalíková (SVK), I. Sü (CHN) 6:7(6), 6:4, 6:10

Kinoshita Group Japan Open Tennis Championships 2023, Osaka (Women, JPN, $259,303, Hard Court)
1st round of singles
Harriet Dart (GBR, 161.) – LINDA FRUHVIRTOVÁ (68.) 7:5, 5:7, 6:2

Challengery/WTA 125

Invest in Szczecin Open, Szczecin (men, POL, EUR 145,000, clay)
Final qualification
PETR NOUZA (806.) – Carlos Taberner (ESP, 307.) 7:5, 6:4
Steven Diez (CAN, 250.) – ANDREW PAULSON (350.) 3:6, 1:6

WTA 2023 Zavarovalnica Sava Ljubljana (women, SLO, USD 115,000, clay)
1st round of doubles
Erjavecová, Jakupovičová (both SLO) – E. Andrejevová, BEJLEK 6:1, 5:7, 4:10

Final qualification
MICHAELA BAYERLOVA (448.) – Zoja Peternelová (SLO, -) 6:3, 6:1
GABRIELA KNUTSONOVA (204.) – Andrea Gámizová (VEN, 597.) 6:4, 6:2

ITF World Tennis Tour

ITF Villa de Madrid Copa Volvo (Men, ESP, $25,000, Hard)
1st round of qualification
ADAM KRISCHKE (-) – Joel Malango Ondo (ESP, -) 6:1, 5:7, 11:9

2nd round of qualification
ADAM KRISCHKE (-) – David Totikashvili (GEO, -) 4:6, 4:6

Magic Tour by FTT, Monastir (Men, TUN, $25,000, Hard)
2nd round of qualification
ROBIN BULANT (-) – Neeraj Jašpaul (IND, -) 6:0, 6:4

Final qualification
ROBIN BULANT (-) – Judai Umeoka (JPN, -) 6:2, 6:3

Magic Tour by FTT, Monastir (Men, TUN, $15,000, Hard)
Final qualification
Daniele Rapagnetta (ITA, 1303.) – ADAM JURAJDA (1485.) 0:6, 7:6(4), 10:4

ITF Buschhausen (Men, GER, USD 15,000, Clay)
2nd round of qualification
YVO PANAK (1577.) – Rik Muller (NED, -) 6:2, 6:3
VOJTECH VLKOVSKY (-) – Twan van Zijl (NED, 1868.) 6:3, 6:2

Final qualification
Jakob Schnaitter (GER, 695.) – VOJTþ VLKOVSKÝ (-) 6:2, 6:1
YVO PANAK (1577.) – Luca Matteo Sobbe (GER, -) 7:5, 6:4

Fighting Illini Open, Champaign (Men, USA, $15,000, Hard)
1st round of qualification
FILIP APLTAUER (1661.) – Maxwell McKennon (USA, 1443.) 5:7, 0:6

Match Point Trophy, Satu Mare (muži, ROU, 15 000 USD, antuka)
2nd round of qualification
VÍTEK HÓRAK (-) – Hamid Reza Nadaf (IRI, -) 6:3, 6:4

Dijon W15 (Women, FRA, $15,000, Clay)
Final qualification
Cindy Langlais (FRA, -) – INEZ MARIA KOTLÍKOVÁ (-) 4:6, 2:6

W15 Kuršumlijska Banja (women, Serbia, USD 15,000, clay)
2nd round of qualification
Klara Cvetkovicová (SUI, -) – NICOL BENEŠOVA (-) 3:6, 5:7

Editor, photo: Czech Tennis Association / Pavel Lebeda (

Karolína Plíšková Kateřina Siniaková Barbora Krejčíková Miriam Kolodziejová Michaela Bayerlová Petr Nouza Linda Fruhvirtová Sára Bejlek Andrew Paulson Gabriela Knutsonová


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