Two favorites manage to take another important step in this Australian race. Danielle Collins defeated Switzerland’s Jil Teichmann (6-3, 7-6(2)) in straight sets, while Czech Petra Kvitova advanced after the early retirement of China’s Qinwen Zheng (7-6(6)). part of the second round of the WTA 500 in Adelaide 2.
Kvitova advances after Zheng withdraws
The high profile match opens this Tuesday in Adelaide between the twelfth places Peter Kvitov and china Qinwen Zheng, great last season. The Asian began to lead the score after the first break to a 5-3 lead. The Czech wasn’t about to be outdone and returned the break to level the score. Zheng took the lead again after another break that seemed final. However, the two-time Wimbledon champion broke again to take things to a tiebreak.
In that semifinal, Kvitova saved a 3-6 deficit where the Chinese got three break points, and eventually won the set 8-6. causes some previously unnoticed discomfort, Zheng decided to retire before starting the second round.
Collins takes on Teichmann in a duel
Danielle Collins he also wanted a place in the top eight at the Adelaide tournament and his rival was always dangerous Jill Teichmann. In the first set, the American completely dominated from the first break, giving him the advantage. Saving break points with her serve and signing a second break, Danielle ended the first set 6-3.
The second set was tighter, as the Swiss started to win on the break. However, the last Australian Open finalist canceled the action with two consecutive breaks. Despite the efforts of Teichmann, who saved five match points to take things to a tiebreak, the American had the upper hand. Collins sealed the victory with a score of 7-2.