Four of the five Czech players qualified for the opening round of the tournament in Miami today. Sixteen-year-old Linda Fruhvirt, who started the main competition thanks to a wild card, made her first appearance in the elite category. She beat Danka Koviničová of Montenegro 6:0, 6:4 smoothly.
Karolína Muchová succeeded in the Czech derby after a seven-month break and beat Tereza Martincová twice 7:6. After qualifying, Marie Bouzková also managed to take charge of the opening match in the main competition and beat Laura Siegemundová of Germany 6:1, 6:2. Kateřina Siniaková reversed the duel with Canada’s Rebecca Marinová and won 3:6, 6:2, 6:1.
Brother Fruhvirt’s sister, who received a wild card from last year’s organizers for qualification, took full advantage of this year’s opportunity. In the opening set, he beat his opponent in 26 minutes. In the second set, she was the first to lose serve, but she changed the score from 1:3 with two breaks and celebrated her most valuable advance so far in 77 minutes.
16 year old Masters 1000 wins! .
Czech Linda Fruhvirtova beat world number 66 Danka Kvinic 6-0 6-4 #MiamiOpenHe advanced to the second round.
Can he also win against Elise Mertens in the second round? pic.twitter.com/iMHnqoHIwB
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Muchová last played at the US Open last year, where he finished in the opening round. Since then, he has healed his injured stomach muscle and recently returned to court in Florida. He also set up the second match against Martincová, he decided a balanced fight thanks to the transformation of better chances at key moments.
Siniak and Marinova fought hard until the start of the second set. The first lost 3:6, but in the second they started to turn from 0:2. He won nine games in a row, led 3:0 in the third set and did not give up the lead. He just let his opponent play the game and won within two hours.
Twenty-three year old Bouzková continued a successful performance at Indian Wells, where he made it through to the third round. With Siegemund, he lost only three five minutes of his serve in the opening set, he was also sovereign in the second and offered his opponent the first two breaks only in the final game. However, in the end, he kept his serve as well, and within 70 minutes he was turning into a second match.
For the first time in his career, Fruhvirt will face players from the top 50 of the WTA rankings. Belgium’s Elise Mertens was waiting for him, who had free tickets in advance. Mucha will play with 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez of Canada, last year’s US Open finalist. British US Open champion Emma Raducanu is waiting for Siniak, Bouzková will face fifth seed Paula Badosa of Spain.
World number eight Karolína Plíšková, Petra Kvitová and Markéta Vondroušová were relegated straight to the second round in Miami.
Miami Men’s and Women’s Tennis Tournament (Hard):
Men ($9,554,920 grant):
Single – Round 1: Gaston (Fr.) – Nava (USA) 6: 2, 6:1, Nakashima (USA) – Kwon Sun (Korea) 6: 1, 7:5, F. Cerúndolo (ARG) – Griekspoor (Niz.) 7 : 5, 4: 6, 6: 3, JM Cerúndolo (ARG) – Lajovi (SRB) 6: 3, 7:5, Draper (Brit.) – Simon (Fr.) 7:5, 6 : 1, McDonald ( USA) – Koepfer (DEU) 6:7 (8:10), 6:4, 6:4, Laaksonen (Switzerland) – Paire (Fr.) 7:6 (10:8), 1:6, 6:4 , Galán (COL) – Millman (Austr.) 6: 4, 6: 2, Goffin (Belg.) – Carballés (p.) 6: 2, 6: 3.
Single – Round 1: L Fruhvirt (CZE) – Koviničová (Č. Hora) 6: 0, 6: 4, Muchova – Martincova (both CR) 7:6 (7:3), 7:6 (7:3), Bouzková (CZE) – Siegemundová (DEU) 6:1, 6:2, Siniaková (CZE) – Marinová (CAN) 3:6, 6:2, 6:1, Gálfiová (Hungary) – Kučová (SR) 6:0, 6:0, Kalininová (UKR) – Gorgodzeová (GEO) 6:2, 3:6, 6:3, Burelová (Fr.) – Frechová (Pol.) 6:3, 7:5, Riskeová (USA) – Teichmannová (Šv.) 7:6 (7:5), 6:3, Osaka (JPN) – Sharma (Austr.) 6:3, 6:4, Sasnovicova (White) – Wang Sinyu (China) 7:6 (8:6), 6:4, Begu (ROU) – Baptiste (USA) 6:7 (6:8), 6: 1, 6:1, Zvonareva (RUS) – Doi (JPN) 6:4, 6: 1, Chang Shui (China) – Tauson (DEN) 6:4, 4: 6, 2: 1 retired, Bronzetti (It.) – Tomljaovicova (Austr.) 4:6, 7:6 (8:6), 6:2, Kalinska (Rus.) .) – Montgomery (USA) 4:6 , 6:4, 7:6 (7:4), Brengle (USA) – Eala (Phil.) 6:2, 6:1.
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