Kontaveit and Barbora Krejcikova advance to Prague Open 2nd round
Top seed Anett Kontaveit of Estonia beat Ekaterine Gorgodze 6-0, 6-1 to advance to the second round of the Prague Open on Tuesday.
The world No. 2, who reached the European Open final in Hamburg last week, needed just 48 minutes to beat Gorgodze and set up a match against Lucie Havlickova, who beat Barbora Palicova 6 -2, 7-6 (5) in an All-Czech Match at the Hard Court Outdoor Tournament.
Defending champion Barbora Krejcikova reached the second round beating Russia’s Anna Blinkova 6-3, 6-1. The second-seeded Czech was a quarter-finalist at the US Open last year after winning the French Open.
Fifth-seeded Aliz Corne, who knocked out No. 1 seed Iga Swiatek in the Wimbledon third round, beat Russia’s Anastasia Zakharova 6-2, 6-3.
Romania’s Sorana Cirstea, seeded fourth, was upset by unseeded Oksana Selekhmeteva of Russia, 7-5, 6-4, while seventh-seeded Anastasia Potapova of Russia advanced with a victory of 6-1, 6-2 over China’s Xinyu Wang.
Bulgarian Viktoriya Tomova and Czechs Linda Noskova and Dominika Salkova also qualified.
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