Serena Williams’ disappointing return to tennis continued when she misplaced in straight units to 68th-ranked Katerina Siniakova within the second spherical of the Emilia-Romagna Open on Tuesday.
Top-seeded Williams, who accepted a wild-card invitation to the Parma match after dropping his first match on the Italian Open final week, was defeated 7-6 (4), 6-2.
She defeated teen qualifier Lisa Pigato 6-3, 6-2 for her first win after defeating Simona Halep within the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in February. After a while off, Williams misplaced to Nadia Podorowska in straight units in Rome.
Williams is getting ready for the French Open beginning in Paris from May 30.
Ciniakova saved a set level by 5-4 within the opening set and this boosted the Czech participant’s confidence as he scored 16 of the ultimate 18 within the second after securing the tiebreak.
Williams, 39, racked up a double fault underneath strain and Sinakova sealed the end result on her third match level when the American hit a forehand lengthy.
“It’s amazing, it means a lot to me,” Ciniakova stated after her profession’s sixth top-10 win. “I performed (a) superb match. It exhibits me that I can play like this, I can play effectively. I simply must be extra targeted each time and attempt to keep calm and prepared for each level. I might be very blissful if I might maintain it that method. “
Third seed Koko Gough defeated Kaya Kanepi 7-6 (6), 7-6 (7) within the first spherical match. Second seed Petra Martyk additionally made an excellent begin to her Parma marketing campaign by defeating Varavara Gracheva 6-4, 6-2.
With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS