s:tuttgart ’22 #4 / i:stanbul ’22 #3

so thankful

  • Stuttgart – After the stunning win of German youngster Eva Lys over experienced and highly skilled Viktoriya Golubic from Switzerland the next match between Ons Jabeur and Marketa Vondrousova directly came into being and so I decided to watch tennis first and build my daily post later. Which obviously is now. Wow, what a tennis day this is. And how happy am I to be at cozy home-sweet-home indulging in watching fine matches galore instead of toiling on site behind my camera at the courts. Life could be worse. And it is, for so many people, right now.

    Now the next match is about to start. Does Schunk have a ghost of a chance against Rybakina? We’ll see soon… For Eva Lys it’s Swiatek now, by the way. In her today’s post-match interview she said that she is very much looking forward to getting that opportunity to find out where she stands with her tennis right now. Well, hopefully not a quick double bagel. Well, not won, but nicely done anyway from impressing Nastasja Schunk. Good Luck for the future. Maybe the most promising German player from the young generation, Jule Niemeier, has to take on former top player Bianca Andreescu now, who returns to the courts after a long let-off. Which obviously enhances Jule’s odds. … Well, at least Niemeier gives her strongly acting opponent a tough nut to crack, 675 36. In the last match of the day Gauff succumbs to Kasatkina by 46 26.

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  • Istanbul – The 64 75 win of Anna Bondar against [8] Tereza Martincova seems to me the only thing mentionable here today. And that the match Gracheva vs Bouzkova has been suspended. Not even ‘omniscient’ friend Google has more detail as to this right now…

Eva Lys @ Hamburg ’21