Thunderbolt of entry to Budapest. While she was freshly titled in women’s doubles at Wimbledon with her compatriot Katerina Siniakova, the Czech Barbora Krejcikova was beaten this Wednesday when she entered the running by Xiyu Wang. On Hungarian clay, the Chinese dominated the tournament’s number one seed in two sets (6-1, 7-6) and 2:01 of play. After a completely failed first set, the winner of Roland-Garros in 2020 tried to react but failed to improve his break lead, obtained at 2-2, and cracked when concluding on his serve to return to equality, at 5-4. Behind, Wang was close to perfection in the decisive game by only passing his opponent one point (7-1), without a solution this Wednesday for his return to clay after several grass tournaments. As a result, it is the Chinese who will challenge the Romanian Ana Bogdan in the next round.
Zhang assures beforehand
A little earlier, another Chinese had done the work in the 1st round. In effect, opposed to the Georgian Ekaterine Gorgodze, Shuai Zhang did not tremble in Budapest to get out of it in two sets (7-5, 6-1) and 1h30 of play. If his opponent seems to be able to compete at the start of the match with a weighted first round, marked by five breaks, the result was almost one-sided in favor of the 37th in the world in the WTA ranking. If Gorgodze managed to keep her face-off at 0-1, she then failed to concede the break afterwards, at 2-1 and 4-1 in favor of the Chinese. After being eliminated in the 3rd round at Wimbledon against Caroline Garcia, Zhang has revived on Hungarian clay and will be entitled in the round of 16 to another opponent outside the top 100namely the Serbian Aleksandra Krunic.