Cruel draw: The Czech introduction

Cruel draw: The Czech introduction

There are only two Czech tennis players participate in the tournament in the Chinese Shenzhen and because of the cruel draw they have to fight against each other in first round. So Andrea Hlavackova will play in a magnificent Longgang complex against fifth seeded players, her friend, Klara Zakopalova.

At the WTA tour two Czech players played against each other just once at the U.S. Open 2012 and Andrea was winner 6:4, 6:4. But the favourite is of course Klara Zakopalova, the 28th world player. Then the winner will play against someone who will be better from the pair Peer (ISR), Svitolina (UKR). “We saw each other quite lot in training, we play against each other for the second time in a row in a short time, but it´s just tennis,” Andrea is taking easy that draw.

Andrea is looking forward to the start of the tournament. “I like playing the first match of the season against higher ranked player. Then one has nothing to lose. I would like to repeat the result from the U.S Open,” Andrea said. She was pleased that the first match will be on Monday. “I´m quite tired from the acclimatization. The change of time can cause me also some problems and so I really enjoying a beautiful hotel.”

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