Last year’s winner Roland Garros Krejčíková took the service in the first German game and immediately lost her own service. She has not lost a game since 3: 2 and, with the help of 28 winning strokes, advanced after an hour and seven minutes of play. The next opponent of the tournament four will be Wang Si-yu from China, currently the 137th player in the world, who received a wild card in the main competition.
Krejčíková has a theoretical chance to become the world number one singles after the Australian Open, for which she needs to advance at least to the finals. It will also depend on the results of the current first WTA player of the Australian Ashleigh Barty and Belarusian Aryna Sabalenková.
In addition, Krejčíková or Sabalenková have a chance to be number one singles and doubles in fourteen days, which was last proved by the Swiss Martina HIngisová 22 years ago.
Martincová did not start the match with Davis well, she lost 0: 2 and at 4: 5 she deflected three sets in the marathon gamma when her opponent submitted. Then she won the set and decided the second one by winning four games in a row. The next Czech opponent will be the 30th seeded Camila Giorgio from Italy.
Veselý did not use any of the four breakballs in the match with Kozlov, the 168th player of singles in the ATP rankings. He lost service once in each set and dropped out in two and a half hours. “Everything was wrong. I didn’t feel in my skin from the beginning, I woke up in the morning with a sore back, but I don’t want to blame it at all. I ruined a lot of light balls. The opponent had an excellent defense, but he was defeated, 0 : 3 is a great misery, “Veselý told Radiožurnál.
At the Australian Open, the Czech number one Veselý continues to fail, he lost for the sixth time in the first round and his maximum is two second rounds.