Friday events on the courts of Legia Tenis & Golf was once again subjugated by rain. Only a single match was brought to a close. The encounter of Lucrezia Stefanini and Laura Siegemund was cancelled due to rainfall in the third game. Doubles games were moved into Indoor of European Tennis Centre. The Polish player Weronika Falkowska and Katarzyna Piter first defeated Marozoava/Sasnowich 6:4, 7:5. and in the final match Noskova and Wang 6:4, 6:4!
– We did what we had to do. We entered the court, to give it our best and we focused on a battle for each point. Both I and Weronika have a lot of energy, besides the fact that we play to win, we also have a lot of fun whilst doing so. We’re happy that as a Polish doubles team we will play in the final of a tournament of such rank. Tomorrow we will enjoy a slower day, we’ll spend it on recuperating and we’ll see you on Sunday! We do what we love, and I think it’s quite obvious. I consider myself a lucky girl – Said Katarzyna Piter.
The final match of the doubles’ game is planned for Sunday. In the upcoming match Polish players will match their strength against Heather Watson and Yanina Wickmayer, whom defeated Ankita Raina and Yue Yuan in the quarter finals 6:0, 6:7(6), 10:6.
Tatjana Maria enters the quarter finals of the singles tournament. The German player of Polish descent won in a three set game against a Slovak player Rebecca Sramkova 6:3, 1:6, 6:1.
– It was a tough match with a demanding rival. Rebecca played an impossible game against Karolina Muchova. I tried to concentrate, but in three sets I told myself, that I must fight to the end, for each and every ball. My dad comes from Poland, but he died many years ago. It is an emotional return and a special matter, that I can play here. I dedicate this victory to him and my whole family – said obviously touched Tatjana Maria.
Changes to the Friday’s order of play caused by the rain, made it so that Iga Świątek will play a second match on the central court. If she defeats Linda Noskova, not before 5:30 PM she’ll face off against the winner of the match… Heather Watson versus Yanina Wickmayer, so the finalists of the doubles tournament.
Scores of each match and also the draws of the singles and doubles games can be found HERE.