Slovak tennis player Viktória Kužmová has advanced to the main singles competition at the Australian Open.
In Friday’s qualifier final, Alyona Bolsova-Zaduinova defeated the Moldovan-born Spaniard in 86 minutes 6:2, 7:5. The 23-year-old Kužmová will meet China’s Si-yu Wang in the first round of the main competition. In the event of promotion, Barbora Krejčíková (ČR-4) – Andrea Petkovičová (Nem.) will face the duel winner in the next round.
The team of coaches Tomáš Hrunčák, ubomír Kurhajc and fitness Kristián Cupák did not lose a hundred in qualifying from three rounds and after a year will again play the main competition in the singles tournaments. Kužmová is going through a successful start to the season, winning five of his six matches.
“I am very happy that I made it to the main competition. I have played a lot of matches here in Melbourne and I feel in very good physical condition, both on the field and after the duels themselves, which makes me very happy. I hope it will give me self-confidence and energy for the upcoming matches. In the coming days I will give My best to rejuvenate and prepare for the main competition,” Kužmová said to the website of the Slovak Tennis Federation.
In Melbourne, accompanied by coach Tomasz Hronschak: “I am so glad we did it. A lot of people don’t believe us anymore, but the start of the season shows we are on the right track. Vicki is fit from Wimbledon, so training looks different. I played very well in the qualifiers here in Melbourne.” The bonus is that she All three matches were played without losing the set. We’ll see who equals her in the main competition.”
Qualification – Final:
Viktória Kužmová (SR) – Alyona Bolsova-Zaduinova (sp.) 6:2, 7:5
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