Kontaveit, Krejcikova progress in Prague

Major-seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia has cruised earlier Ekaterine Gorgodze 6- 6-1 to progress to the 2nd spherical of the Prague Open.

The world No 2, who arrived at the Hamburg European Open remaining very last week, desired just 48 minutes to defeat Gorgodze on Tuesday. That established up a match from Lucie Havlickova, who defeated Barbora Palicova 6-2 7-6 (7-5) in an all-Czech match at the outside hardcourt tournament.

Defending champion Barbora Krejcikova reached the 2nd round by beating Russian Anna Blinkova 6-3 6-1.

But No.4 seed Sorana Cirstea of Romania was upset by unseeded Russian Oksana Selekhmeteva 7-5 6-4.

Fifth-seeded Alize Cornet, who eliminated top-rated Iga Swiatek in Wimbledon’s third spherical, defeated Anastasia Zakharova of Russia 6-2 6-3, when seventh-seeded Anastasia Potapova of Russia sophisticated with a 6-1 6-2 victory about China’s Xinyu Wang.

Bulgaria’s Viktoriya Tomova and Czechs Linda Noskova and Dominika Salkova also won by to the next round.

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