Tennis, WTA – Budapest 2022 tournament: Wang eliminates Krejcikova

Seeded number 1 of the WTA 250 in Budapest, Barbora Krejcikova was eliminated in the first round on Wednesday. Defeat 6-1, 7-6 [1] against Xiyu Wang, 102nd in the world, on the clay court of Római Tennis Academy.

Currently 17th in the WTA rankings after reaching 2nd place on February 28, the Czech, winner of Roland-Garros 2021, lost for the second time this season against a player ranked beyond the Top 100. The first: against Dayana Yastremska, in Dubai in February.

Xiyu Wang won the second victory of her career against a member of the Top 50. In February 2020, in Hua Hin, she won against Petra Martic, then 15th.

The young Chinese, 21, will face Romanian Ana Bogdan in the second round of the Hungarian tournament.

The other matches of the first round in Budapest (WTA 250, Római Tennis Academy, clay, 203,024 EUR, the results are displayed from the most recent to the oldest):

  • Katerina Siniakova – Anhelina Kalinina (N.4): Siniakova qualified (6-3 ab.)
  • Shuai Zhang (N.6) – Ekaterine Gorgodze: 7-5, 6-1
  • Laura Pigossi (LL) – Rebecca Peterson: 7-5, 6-3
  • Ana Bogdan – Panna Udvardy: 6-2, 5-7, 6-0
  • Yulia Putintseva (N.3) – Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova: 6-4, 6-1
  • Despina Papamichail (Q) – Dalma Galfi: 7-6 [4]6-3
  • Anna Bondar (N.9) – Jesika Maleckova (Q): 6-4, 6-4
  • Elisabetta Cocciaretto – Reka-Luca Jani (WC): 7-6 [7]6-2
  • Martina Trevisan (N.2) – Natalia Szabanin (WC): 2-6, 6-2, 6-0
  • Aleksandra Krunic – Laura Siegemund: 6-3, 6-4
  • Aliaksandra Sasnovich (N.5) – Fanny Stollar (Q): 6-3, 0-6, 6-3
  • Kateryna Baindl (Q) – Timea Babos (WC): 6-4, 6-3
  • Bernarda Pera (Q) – Marina Bassols Ribera (LL): 6-2, 7-5
  • Kamilla Rakhimova – Elena-Gabriela Ruse (N.7): 6-4, 6-7 [3]6-3
  • Lesia Tsurenko – Carolina M. Alves (Q): 6-4, 6-1

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