After losing in doubles in Stuttgart on thursday I left to Prague on friday. The journey was long as there were some traffic jams in Germany. Later I had a little practice session and it was one of last days with nice weather in Prague.
On saturday I played 3rd round against 6th seed Y. Bonaventure (BEL). I was quite happy Im playing in the afternoon so I was able to rest little bit after long way from Stuttgart. I didnt really play well in first set I did too many doubles faults and unforced errors. After tactical break after first set I have changed my game and started to be more aggressive. Third set was fight for each ball but in the end I was stronger and I won 1/6 6/1 6/2.
On sunday I was playing against M. Irigoyen (ARG). We know each other well as we have played some doubles together. I was playing very well I kept tactic and I did minimum unforced errors. I have won 61 60.
On monday I was playing final of qualifying against V. Razzano (FRA). This match wasnt really my best performance. I was under pressure most of the time and I couldnt break her serve during the match. I lost 3/6 2/6. After this match it looked like Im done with my single performances for the week but somehow few players withdrew from tournament and I was drew in MD as a LL to play against 6th seed D. Cibulkova (SVK).
I was so happy to get another chance and I was excited to challenge Cibulkova in first round. Even through bad weather conditions I was winning more points from beginning. Games were going fast and I won first set 6/2. At the beginning of 2nd set it started to rain and they suspended our match. Even after break I was able to stay focused and I was hitting my shots pretty good. I was very aggressive and thats what brought me the victory over TOP40 player 6/2 6/2.
We also played double with K. Siniakova and we lost in matchtiebreak against Gasparyan/Hlavackova. Lately this team won the tournament so we had a bad draw. I think we could have gone further in the draw.
On wednesday I was playing M. Puig (PUR(. I started well and I led 4/1 in first set. Unfortunately it was all I could do in first set. I lost we close games and didnt use my chances. With player like Puig is it costed me first set. In 2nd I was down all the time and even I had a breakpoint to 5/5 I lost the set 6/4.
I was disappointed because I had a chance to win but now Im taking it like a worth experience. I dont get a chance like this everyday and I was still able to take advantage of it. Im so happy it happened at home. Its amazing when all the work comes together and you see what you doing is taking you to beat some good players. Im actually getting more excited to work even more to improve again.
|Q1||Y. Bonaventure||148||1/6 6/1 6/2|
|Q2||M. Irigoyen||280||6/1 6/0|
|QFi||V. Razzano||186||3/6 2/6|
|R32||D. Cibulkova||38||6/2 6/2|
|R16||M. Puig||60||4/6 4/6|
|Doubles - partnering K. Siniakova|
|R16||M. Gasparyan||47||4/6 6/4 4-10|