s:tuttgart ’22 #6 / i:stanbul ’22 #5

c:onquer & r:etire

  • Stuttgart – [2] Paula Badosa conquers Elena Rybakina by 62 46 764, Bianca Andreescu not strong enough for [3] Aryna Sabalenka [16 63 26], clear two-set win of [7] Ons Jabeur over Daria Kasatkina [63 63], Liudmila Samsonova victorious in two as well against [6] Karolina Pliskova [64 64], [4] Maria Sakkari retires to strongly acting Laura Siegemund at 46 13. Tamara Korpatsch is one of the players that are courageous and self-confident enough to be friendly and open-minded even towards elderly photographers. Some nice memories of kind and easy going chats with her, who proves her specialty again today by showing up in Ukrainian colours, with a bright yellow tee and blue shorts. Gets a bagel from Emma Raducanu in the first, wins the second more or less easily just to then lose the match expectably clear by 06 62 16. A few nice points for the German at the very end of the match though. We, the fans of the fabulous sport called tennis, can be happily look forward to the clash Raducanu vs Swiatek tomorrow. Decent eye-level tug-of-war between [5] Anett Kontaveit and Ekaterina Alexandrova, won by the Estonian by 26 63 765.
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  • Istanbul – Retirements of Lesia Tsurenko against [6] Ajla Tomljanovic [46 01] and Ana Bogdan against [3] Veronika Kudermetova [walkover], [7] Sara Sorribes Tormo clearly superior to Varvara Gracheva [62 61] , same with Yulia Putintseva and Rebecca Peterson [62 60] , clear win of Anastasia Potapova over Petra Martic as well [62 63] .

Paula Badosa