WTA Croatia Bol Open: Mrdeža Only Croatian Player in Second Round

Daniela Rogulj


June 5, 2019 – The second day of the WTA Croatia Bol Open was not the best day for Croatian tennis players. In the first match of the day on the central court of the Bluesun tennis center in Zlatni rat, Jana Fett lost 6:2, 6:2. Fett held it at 2:3 in the first set, though her opponent ultimately won the first set and proceeded to win the second. There was no security in Jana’s strikes and her Swiss opponent kept the ball safe, and without too much risk, came to the victory. 

The middle of the day was reserved for Lea Bošković, though her German opponent Anna-Lena Friedsam was better 6:4, 6:4. For the evening game which started at 20:30 on the central court of the Bluesun tennis center, Laura Siegmund defeated last year’s semi-finalist Tena Lukas 6:2, 6:2.


“The ambience was perfect, but I played poorly. Laura did not do anything spectacular, she had some luck at some points, but I was not at my level and my service did not function as it should have,” Tena said.


And indeed, there were several double faults – in one game, three were counted!

The only remaining Croatian tennis player is Teresa Mrdeža who will play in the second round on Thursday against Siegmund who defeated Tena tonight: 

“I sincerely hope that Tereza will win against her. It will be a good match,” Tena concluded.

Slovenian Kaja Juvan had an excellent game and kicked off the tournament with a great victory over her fellow countrywoman Dalila Jakupovič 6:2, 6:0. Last year’s winner Tamara Zidanšek convincingly defeated Mandy Minella, the first winner of this tournament (2016). In yet another game between fellow countrywomen, Serbian player Aleksandra Krunić, the winner of Bol in 2017 defeated the Olga Danilović 7:6 (0), 6:2. 


J. Fett (CRO) – S. Voegele (SUI) 2:6, 2:6

T. Zidanšek (SLO) –  M. Minella (LUX) 7:5, 6:2

A. Krunić (SRB) – Olga Danilović (SRB) 7:6 (0), 6:2

L. Siegemund (GER) – T. Lukas (CRO) 6:2, 6:2

K. Juvan (SLO) – D. Jakupovič (SLO) 6:2, 6:0

E. Gorgodze (GEO) – V. Flink (RUS) 3:6, 5:7

Y. Bonaventure (BEL) – P. Badosa Gibert (ESP) 6:3, 6:2

A. Friedsam (GER) – L. Bošković (CRO) 6:4, 6:4

You can read more about the tournament here

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