Tennis player Kachina Senyakova was the fourth Czech to beat Serena Williams. Today’s famous American woman was defeated in the second round of the clay championship in Parma 7: 6, 6: 2 and for the second time this season she will play in the WTA singles quarter-finals.
In the past, Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova beat the 23-time Grand Slam champion only twice and Clara Kukalova once. Senyakova has now tweaked the Czech balance slightly with the former world number one to 6:51.
“It’s amazing! It was a great game. I played well and I’m happy that I managed to finish the match. It was an honor to be on the field with her,” said Seniac.
“Whatever happens, if I still play with her, this match was great for me, everything worked out for me and I was successful. Serena is a great player with a great career. This moment was and still is very rare,” he added. Czech tennis player for Radiožurnál.
In the first group, both players maintained a long service. At 4: 5, Siniaková switched the group ball with a winning forehand, and after Williams’ double foul, she immediately went to the break at 6: 5. She did not finish the group yet, but won the tiebreak by 7: 4.
In the second set, Signac continued the good match. She was able to withstand the sharp blows of the player in the highest positions, spoiled a little and tried to throw balls to both sides. She was able to play a winning punch and force the increasingly frustrated legend to make mistakes. From 2: 2, Seniac won fifteen points in a row and converted one of Williams’ other mines into a third match.
In the quarter-finals she played in Istanbul this year, Seniakova will face the winner of the match between German Anna Lena Fridsamova and Caroline Garcia of France. “Every other game will be difficult because now I will be under pressure. But I am excited to continue the tournament and I will try to do my best,” said the 25-year-old Czech player.
Women’s tennis tournament in Parma (clay, support 189,708 euros):
Singles – Round 1:
Marticova (2 – Croatia) – Grakovova (Russia) 6: 4, 6: 2, Jovova (3 – USA) – Canebeova (EST) 7: 6 (8: 6), 7: 6 (9: 7), Fridsamova (DEU) – Golubicová (v.) 6: 4, 6: 7 (1: 7), 6: 2, Erraniová (It.) – Bogdanova (ROU) 7: 5, 4: 6, 6: 1.
The second round:
Siniaková (CZE) – S. Williamsová (1-USA) 7: 6 (7: 4), 6: 2.