Andrea got in the round of sixteen!

Andrea got in the round of sixteen!

Andrea Hlavackova defeated in the opening round of th U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships in Memphis domestic Melanie Oudie after two hours and seven minutes 6:4, 3:6, 6:3. In the round of sixteen she will play against Heather Watson (GBR).

Andrea started a match with a big taste and led 4:0, but the domestic 83rd of WTA rankings player equalized a score and then it was a fight for every ball. The second set won American. In the third set Andrea lost her service during the score 2:2 (40:0), when she lost five balls in a row. Fortunately it did not break her mind and vice versa she achieved to make a victory.

“The match was probably more important than a ranking figure said. I really needed to win this match. During a game I went through all the phases. Eventually I made it and I´m glad for that. My coach had a birthday, so finally I made him happy with my victory,” Andrea laughed.

Her opponent in the round of sixteen will be the fourth seeded Brit Heather Watson in Memphis around the 7 p.m. CET. Currently 41st WTA ranking player also fought hard in the opening match in Memphis with Galina Voskoboeva 7:5, 5:7, 7:6.

In mutual duels Andrea´s opponents holds a slightly positive balance. Andrea won their first duel in a tournament in Sutton in 2010, but just two years ago in Memphis Watson celebrated a triumph. Watson also made better their last match in Tokyo last year (5:7, 6:3, 6:2).

“Heather defeated me in Japan and since that time she has moved up much in the ranking. But I know what should be played against her. It will be very tough match no doubt, but I will give everything into this game,” Andrea promised.

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