She didn’t deserve a handshake, Andrea said after winning

13.9.2013
She didn’t deserve a handshake, Andrea said after winning

Andrea Hlavackova gained the valuable victory in the first round of the Challenge Bell in Quebec, Canada. Australian, born in Russia, Anastasia Rodionova used as usually all means to manage the match, but fortunately Czech player won 7:6, 5:7, 6:1.

She had to manage right after the arrival from New York the first match of women’s doubles. Of course Andrea and Lucie Hradecka confirmed the role of the favorites against Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) and Stephanie Dubois (CAN) and won 7:5, 6:2. “Playing right after the arrival was very difficult. I was very tired, but the great Lucie’s performance helped us a lot. We got through the first round and day off after that got me into well-being,” Andrea said.

Andrea was in good performance in the singles. “The match on the fast surface was very difficult. We, both of us, played very well and first set finished with the tie-break, which I managed successfully. In the second set unfortunately I didn’t take an opportunity of leading and my opponents disconcerted me a little bit. In the WTA it is known that she tries quiet often to put her opponents off the matches. She was complying all the time with the umpire about his judges. Sometimes even more then 5 minutes,” Czech player was shaking her head.

In the end of the set the Australian was luckier and after two hours the fight had to continue. Andrea had the third set under the control. “I managed very well the beginning of the third set and I took a leading after narrow games. But still Rodionova didn’t give up the match, but I kept my leading,” Andrea is really relieved.

But the match was not finished by the usual way. “I decided not to shake hands with her. And they were solving it a little after that. But I think that nobody deserves respect or thanks after so show and bad behavior. My fans helped me a lot during the match, because they goad me into it more and more even when I didn’t have energy. It was exhausted also for my psyche,” she added.

On Thursday Andrea will play the second round against American Lauren Davis. Andre played against the 72nd player of the world this year on the grass surface in Hertogenbosch, where Andrea lost 3:6, 4:6. “I want to win now and align the score in our balance sheet. I hope that fans will keep their fingers crossed. One more time BIG thanks for your support,” Andrea said and smiled.


WTA rankings:

Single
721
Double
4


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