Single Blog Title

This is a single blog caption

PORSCHE TENNIS GRAND PRIX: BENCIC , SAKKARI WIN OPENING GAME

The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix at the Day 1 action saw Belinda Bencic and Maria Sakkari advance in a game two German were favorites. No.8 seed Bencic outshined the German teenager Nastasia Schunk in 6-4, 6-2 win.

Schunk, competing in her first main draw at the WTA, qualified for the WTA 500 event by defeating Daniela Seguel and fellow teenaged compatriot Noma Noha Akugue.

Belinda Bencic who saw her first victory on clay since the 2019 French Open, said after the game,

“I knew she’s a very good player and a young talent…I was prepared and tried to get to know much as possible about her,”

Belinda also continued, “She was playing greet. I had trouble with her game. She reads the game well and has good spin, which was uncomfortable for me.”

Meanwhile, Sakkari who is making her first debut at the Stuttgart  tournament defeated wildcard Andrea Petkovic, 6-2, 6-2 in 66 minutes, she broke serve six times to extend her head-to-head lead over the former World No.9 to 3-1.

“I played pretty solid I felt good on court…I’m never satisfied because I think I’m too hard on myself sometimes. I’m satisfied with some things, and I still have to work on some other things for my next match, but overall, it was a good performances,” Sakkari said.

Sakkari also said, “I’m feeling good, here for the first time. I’ve always wanted to play here. I’ve heard a lot of amazing things about the tournament, so I was looking forward to play here.”

The Swiss will meet the winner between No. 7 seed Petra Kvitova and Australian Open finalist Jenniffer Brady in a game that is expected to showcase flashes of good tennis.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: