Updates: 17.01.2022 06:27
Melbourne – Tennis player Tereza Martincová defeated Lauren Davis of the USA 7: 5 and 6: 2 in her first round of the Australian Open Grand Slam main event. Jiří Veselý said goodbye to the competition, who was not enough for the American Stefan Kozlov in Melbourne today and lost to his opponent playing thanks to the wild card after sets 5: 7, 3: 6 and 4: 6.
Barbora Krejčíková, the tournament four of the Czech representatives, will introduce herself on the opening day. Last year’s winner Roland Garros will play from 9:00 against German Andrea Petkovicová.
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. He is not doing well at the Australian Open, he has lost for the sixth time in the first round and his maximum is two second rounds.
Australian Open tennis grand slam tournament in Melbourne
(hard surface, subsidy 75 million Australian dollars)
Singles – Round 1:
Martínez (Šp.) – Delbonis (ARG) 7: 6 (17:15), 3: 6, 6: 4, 6: 2.
Singles – Round 1:
Martincova (CZE) – Davis (USA) 7: 5, 6: 2, Kostukova (UKR) – Parry (Fr.) 6: 1, 7: 6 (7: 2).
Source: České noviny – sport by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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