Although Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková have already concluded their pilgrimage in the singles tournament, they still figure in the main doubles competition. The popular duo K+S, who won both the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year, would like to attack at the US Open to complete the career grand slam.
The title from the New York Grand Slam is still missing for the five-time champions of the big four tournaments. In addition, Czech players are also fighting for ranking points in New York in order to ensure participation in the final Tournament of Champions.
But their journey to the dream trophy is still long. On Friday, only the second round awaits them, in which they will play with Ana Bogdanova and Sabrina Santamaria.
Hradecká entered the mix victoriously
Lucie Hradecká won the opening round of the mixed at the US Open. The Czech tennis player with the Pole Lukasz Kubot defeated the Dutch duo Middelkoop and Schuurs in an hour and 15 minutes after sets 6:4 and 6:4.
The match was decided by converting chances. The Czech-Polish pair averted eight break points out of nine. In order to break her opponents’ serve three times, she then needed only four break points.
Šmejkalová did not manage the beginning of the qualification
Amélie Šmejkalová ends up qualifying for the Junior US Open in the opening round. Tania Isabel Andrade Sabandová from Ecuador was above the strength of the seeded thirteen, who won in two hours and 42 minutes after sets 4:6, 7:5 and 10:7.
3rd round of men’s singles
Daniel Elahi Galan Riveros (COL, 94th) – Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP, 39th) 4:6, 7:5, 4:6, 4:6
Andy Murray (GBR, 51st) – Matteo Berrettini (ITA, 14th) 4:6, 4:6, 7:6(1), 3:6
Tommy Paul (USA, 34th) – Casper Ruud (NOR, 7th) 6:7(3), 7:6(5), 6:7(2), 7:5, 0:6
Pedro Cachin (ARG, 66th) – Corentin Moutet (FRA, 112.) 3:6, 6:4, 2:6, 5:7
Karen Khačanov (31.) – Jack Draper (GBR, 53rd) 6:3, 4:6, 6:5 – Draper scratch
23:00 Pablo Carreňo-Busta (ESP, 15th) – Alex De Minaur (AUS, 20th)
02:30 Nick Kyrgios (AUS, 25th) – JJ Wolf (USA, 87th)
02:30 Daniil Medvedev (1st) – I-ping Wu (CHN, 174th)
3rd round of women’s singles
Ons Dzabúrová (TUN, 5.) – Shelby Rogers (USA, 31st) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Veronika Kuděrmetová (18.) – Dalma Galfiová (HUN, 91.) 6:2, 6:0
Rebecca Marin (CAN, 106th) – Shuai Chang (CHN, 36.) 2:6, 4:6
Madison Keys (USA, 20th) – Cori Gauff (USA, 12th) 2:6, 3:6
23:00 Alison Riske-Amritraj (USA, 29th) – Si-ju Wang (CHN, 75th)
23:00 Ljudmila Samsonova (35th) – Aleksandra Kruničová (SRB, 96th)
01:00 Bianca Andreescu (CAN, 48th) – Caroline García (FRA, 17th)
01:00 Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS, 46th) – Serena Williams (USA, 605th)
2nd round of women’s doubles
KREJČÍKOVÁ, SINIAKOVÁ – Bogdanová (ROU), Santamariaová (USA) 6:2, 6:2
1st round of mixed doubles
Schuursová, Middelkoop (both NED) – HRADECKÁ, Kubot (POL) 4:6, 4:6
1st round of junior women’s qualification
Tania Isabel Andrade Saband (ECU) – AMÉLIE ŠMEJKALOVÁ 4:6, 7:5, 10:7
You can find a complete overview of the matches here.
Editor, photo: Livesport Prague Open / Pavel Lebeda (sport-pics.cz)