Andrea will focus on doubles in Madrid

6.5.2013
Andrea will focus on doubles in Madrid

After two hour Andrea lost in the opening qualifying duel of Mutua Madrid Open 2013 against American Cristina McHale 4:6, 6:7 (4). So in this tournament with subsidies over 4 million USD she will try to succeed only in doubles along with Lucie Hradecka.

This part of the season is always difficult for Andrea, because clay is not her favorite surface. “Still after this defeat in Madrid I don´t bend my head and we had with my coach quite good feeling. Unfortunately McHale had a better start in this match and during score 5:4 she served well. In the second set I had some chance for getting point, but we came into tie-break and my opponent was luckier,” Andrea said.

H + H pair will be a favorite in Madrid, because they are first seeded pair in this tournament and so they can enjoy a free draw in the opening round. But after that the silver Olympic medalists have to get across very good players, winner from the match Dominika Cibulková (SVK), Liezel Huber (USA) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS), Flavia Pennetta (ITA).


WTA rankings:

Single
721
Double
4


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