Polish tennis player Magda Linette made it to the third round of Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament. Meanwhile, Alicja Rosolska and her Australian partner Astra Sharma advanced to the second round of Wimbledon’s women’s doubles competition.
Linette defeated Amanda Anisimova of the USA, seeded with number 25, in two sets (6:4, 7:5). In the next round, she will face the Czech Petra Kvitová, the “number six” of Wimbledon.
“She is a real inspiration, but I will do all I can to defeat her too,” the Polish player said.
Kvitova and Linette met in 2016 in the first round of the WTA Tournament in Montreal, Canada. The Pole lost on that occasion in two sets (1:6, 2:6).
Linette also said that she would like to play on the central court of the All England Club, where the Wimbledon tournament is held. “This is the only Grand Slam tournament where I have not played at its largest arena,” she said.
In men’s singles, Hubert Hurkacz also made to the third round. His next rival will be one of the best players in the world, Novak Djoković, representing Serbia.
”I had a day and a half to find a partner”
In the women’s doubles tournament, Poland’s Alicja Rosolska, playing with Singapore-born Australian player Astra Sharma, defeated Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia and Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan (7:6, 6:3) and made it to the second round of the competition.
Rosolska had some trouble with confirming her partner for Wimbledon. “I was agreed with my former partner, Yang Zhaoxuan from China, but after the tournament in Eastbourne [prior to Wimbledon] it turned out that she would play with another player. I had only a day and a half to find a new partner,” the Polish player said.
Sharma was agreed with another player, but their ranking was too low to take part in Wimbledon. “I wrote to her, she had a conversation with her partner and agreed to play with me,” Rosolska said.
In the next round, the Polish-Australian pair will face Demi Schuurs of the Netherlands and Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany.