Wow, yesterday I was a bit busy with other things and missed to mention the win of Tamara Korpatsch over Camila Giorgi. Which is definitely mentionable. Will watch the full-match replay later. Today Karolina Pliskova gets the better of compatriot Petra Kvitova by just a a hair, whereas Eva Lys avoids the expectable double bagel against Igaaaaa Swiatek by winning two games. No prisoners taken on behalf of Emma Raducanu, who played her first match on the clay on WTA-level today. Or should I say HOLOGIC level? They even removed the good old WTA signs at the net and replaced it with HOLOGIC. Am I just too old for changes like that? So, after all I wouldn’t have had to change the name of this domain from ‘BeautifulWTA.com’ to the current one back then, when this nice WTA lawyer threatened to sue me if I wouldn’t agree to sell the domain to them due to ‘brand protection issues’. Which I did. Pardon? Yeah, right, funny stuff. – Kerber out, Siegemund through.
Istanbul – At the Bosporus everything quite as expected again except the retirement of Elise Mertens trailing by a set and 41 in the second against Rebecca Peterson.