Latvian tennis player Anastasia Sevastova regretted the opponent’s injury on Monday after winning the first match of the demonstration tournament in Berlin and mentioned that Tuesday’s fight against the first numbered Ukrainian Yelina Switolina will be longer, the athletes quote on its website on Monday the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).
It has already been reported that Sevastova, which is in the 43rd position in the WTA rank, defeated the German Julia Gerges with 6-3, 4-3, which is five places higher, with the opponent leaving in the second set due to an ankle injury.
“I sympathize with Julia and hope that this is not serious,” Sevastova said after the opponent’s resignation. “She plays great on the hall, serves so well, and today it was a tough match in the second set. I hope she’ll feel good again soon.”
On Tuesday, Sevastov will compete in the semifinals with the main favorite of the tournament, the fifth racket of the planet Svitoolin.
“It will definitely be a completely different game,” the Latvian tennis player tried to look into the future. “There will be more mockings and a slightly different game.”
The tournament in Berlin takes place at the stadium named after Count Staf on the grass courts.
Sevastov’s official games have not taken place since the end of February. It is planned that in two weeks she will take part in the Latvian-Estonian national team match competition in Tallinn.
The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) season will resume on August 3 in Palermo.