Ka. Plíšková – V. Williamsová 7:5, 6:1, Plíšková defeated the legend in the battle of former No. 1s! Bouzková also advances, Martincová finishes

Plíšková, who is defending last year’s semi-final appearance in Cincinnati, had to play catch-up against the older of the Williams sisters in the opening set after losing her serve in the fifth game after a big fight. She managed to get rid of the deficit three games later, when her opponent made, among other things, two double faults in a row. In the end, the Czech tennis player won the even set after more than an hour, 7:5.

In the second set, the seven-time Grand Slam champion gradually ran out of strength and Plíšková smoothly took the duel to victory. Elise Mertensová from Belgium awaits Pliskova in the second round.

Bouzková started the duel with the world number 12 better, but immediately lost the advantage of the break, and then both tennis players performed attractive balanced exchanges. The American took the lead in the sixth game, but in the ninth game she fell and sprained her ankle while chasing the ball behind the baseline. However, she continued in the match.

The Czech tennis player won the game and reduced it to 4:5, then equalized with her serve and took the lead with another converted break point. Only then did the American request a break for treatment and have her ankle taped. Bouzková served the opening set superbly and won the first game of the second set over her visibly shaken opponent, after which Gauffová gave up.

Martincová lost a well-played duel with world number two Kontaveitová. In the match, which was interrupted by rain in the third set, she finally lost to the Estonian opponent 6:3, 5:7, 4:6. The Czech tennis player won the first set smoothly in 35 minutes and quickly took a 3-0 lead in the second after two break points. But Kontaveitova was able to equalize and in the twelfth game she converted the first set point with a clean game on the Czech tennis player’s serve. In the third set, with the score 2:3 and 40:30, the players had to go to the dressing room due to the rain, but Martincová continued the game after the break and in the following game she took the Estonian’s serve again, but she was unable to confirm the lead.

Petra Kvitová, who secured her advance earlier, is expected in the second round by Sorana Cirsteaová. The Romanian tennis player knocked out Olympic champion Belinda Bencic from Switzerland, and she will face Kvitova for the tenth time. The Czech two-time Wimbledon champion is 5:4 in their head-to-head matches, but the Romanian won last time at this year’s Australian Open.

Emma Raducanu defeated Serena Williams 6:4, 6:0 in the first round in the expected battle between the incoming and outgoing generations. Nineteen-year-old Raducan did not give forty-year-old Williams a chance in the battle of generations. The sensational British winner of last year’s US Open took the owner of 23 Grand Slam titles right at the start of the serve and defeated the departing domestic legend, who announced the approaching end of her career, in 65 minutes.

CINCINNATI (hard surface):
Men ($6,971,275 endowment):
Singles – 1st round:
Sinner (10-It.) – Kokkinakis (Aust.) 6:7 ​​(9:11), 6:4, 7:6 (8.6)
Paul – Brooksby (oba USA) 6:3, 6:2
Čorič (Croatia) – Musetti (It.) 7:6 (7:2), 6:3
De Minaur (Aust.) – Laaksonen (Switzerland) 6:2, 6:2
Fognini (It.) – Ramos (Sp.) 6:2, 6:3
Fritz (11-USA) pinned Baez (Arg.) 6:1, 6:1
Kyrgios (Aust.) – Davidovich (Sp.) 7:5, 6:4
Kecmanovič (Serb.) – Carreňo (Sp.) 1:6, 7:5, 7:6 (7:4)
Shelton (USA) – Sonego (It.) 7:6 (7:5), 3:6, 7:5
Krajinovic (Serb.) – Evans (Brit.) 6:3, 6:4.
2nd round:
Medvedev (1-Russia) – Van de Zandschulp (Netherlands) 6:4, 7:5
Alcaraz (3-Sp.) – McDonald (USA) 6:3, 6:2
Schwartzman (13-Arg.) – Karacev (Rus.) 7:6 (7:3), 3:6, 6:2
Čilič (14-Chorv.) – Rusuvuori (Fin.) 6:4, 6:7 (0:7), 7:5.
Women ($2,527,250 endowment):
Singles – 1st round:
Karolína Plíšková (14-CZE) – V. Williamsová (USA) 7:5, 6:1
Bouzková (Czech Republic) – Gauffová (USA) 7:5, 1:0 draw
Cirsteaová (Romania) – Bencicová (12-Switzerland) 6:2, 6:7 (3:7), 6:4
Mertensova (Belg.) – Kalininova (Ukraine) 6:1, 6:1
Zhang Shuai (China) – Osaka (Japan) 6:4, 7:5
Raducanu (10-Britain) – S. Williams (USA) 6:4, 6:0
Halepova (15-Roman) – Potapova (Russia) 6:4, 3:6, 6:3
Ostapenko (16-Lot.) – Maia Haddad (Bras.) 6:4, 6:4
Keys (USA) – Putintseva (Kaz.) 7:5, 6:3
Kalinská (Rus.) – Trevisanová (It.) 7:6 (7:2), 7:5
Rogers – Kenin (both USA) 6:2, 6:1
Kostuková (Ukr.) – Giorgiová (It.) 6:4, 5:7, 6:4
2nd round:
Martincová (ČR) – Kontaveitová (2-Est.) 6:3, 5:7, 4:6
Garcia (Fr.) – Sakkari (4-Greece) 7:6 (7:2), 6:7 (6:8), 6:1
Rogers – Anisimov (both USA) no fight.
Doubles – 2nd round:
Kuděrmětová, Mertensová (1-Russia/Belgium) – Bouzková, Siegemundová (Czech Republic/Germany) 7:6 (8:6), 7:6 (7:4).
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