Kvitová, who has been suffering from a wrist problem since the beginning of the year, did not succeed in the match with Cirstea. She made 39 unforced mistakes, did not use either of the two brawls, and left for the locker room after an hour and twelve minutes. “There’s not much to say. That’s the sport,” said the disappointed Czech tennis player.
The 2019 Australian Open finalist lost to the grand slam in the first round, just like last year at Wimbledon. It happened to her in Melbourne for the first time since 2018.
The only Czech success during the second day of the main part of the introductory grand slam tournament in 2022 was provided by the silver Olympic medalist from Tokyo, Markéta Vondroušová. The thirty-one tournament did not lose a set in the match with the Australian Honová and won 6: 2 and 6: 3. “I played what I needed to. I think I served quite well,” she said last year’s eight-finalist of the tournament for the web. Tennis world.
“I was quite nervous because she is at home here, she received a wild card and I knew that she had last defeated Petra (Kvitová). “I expected them to put us on an even bigger court, where there will be more people,” Vondroušová remarked.
The next rival of 22-year-old Vondroušová will be Russia’s Ljudmila Samsonovová, the 37th player in the world and the author of the victory point from last year’s Billie Jean Kingová Cup final in Prague. “It’s a very difficult lot for the second round. I’ve lost to her once, so now I want to win,” said the Czech Republic.
Kateřina Siniaková failed to surprise Estonian Anett Kontaveitová and lost 2: 6 and 3: 6 with the sixth seed.
Jiří Lehečka lost his Grand Prix in the first round of the Australian Open to Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 4: 6, 6: 4, 3: 6 and 5: 7. Marie Bouzková is still waiting for her match.
|Australian Open tennis grand slam tournament in Melbourne (hard surface, subsidy 75 million Australian dollars):|
|Singles – Round 1:|
|Macháč (CZE) – JM Cerúndolo (ARG) 6: 3, 2: 6, 6: 4, 6: 2|
|Dimitrov (BGR) – Lehečka (CZE) 6: 4, 4: 6, 6: 3, 7: 5|
|Singles – Round 1:|
|Kvitova (20-CR) – Cirsteaova (ROU) 2: 6, 2: 6|
|Vondroušová (31-CZ) – Honová (Austr.) 6: 2, 6: 3|
|Kontaveitová (6-Est.) – Siniaková (CZE) 6: 2, 6: 3|