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Chantal Skamlova is this year’s tournament champion

Lipiec 2, 2017

 

Slovakian player triumphed in the 23rd International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup.

In the singles finale, Chantal Skamlova from Slovakia faced Miriam Kolodziejova from Czech Republic. In the first set, won by Skamlova 6:2, it was clear, that the Czech contestant was not in her best shape. It was surely caused by very demanding games on Saturday, when they both played in singles quarterfinals and semi-finals. Kolodziejova also took part in the doubles final match.

In the second set, Kolodziejova has shown her stronger side and won, loosing only two points. Slovakian representative gave away only three games in the final, deciding set and became the 23rd International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup 2017 Champion.

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Chantal Skamlova (Slovakia) – Miriam Kolodziejova (Czech Republic) 6:2, 4:6, 6:3.

– It is the biggest success in my career so far. I am extremely happy about winning such amazingly organized tournament.

– summed up Chantal Skamlova.

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The last Saturday

Lipiec 1, 2017

 

On the fifth day of the International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup 2017, we had to say goodbye to Maja Chwalińska and Magdalena Fręch. They have both lost their quarterfinals. Doubles tournament favourites triumped in the finale.

At 9 am, all quarterfinal games started on four different courts, They were moved to Saturday due to heavy rain yesterday.

Tournament’s wild card, Maja Chwalińska, played against Chantal Skamlova from Slovakia for the place in the semi-finals. For Chwalińska, it was a game of lost chances. In the first set, she lost two break points and managed to win only one game in the second set. Chwalińska has lost 4:6, 1:6 and left the tournament.

At the same time, fighting for a space on the semi-final, Magdalena Fręch [4] has begun the match against Australian Priscilla Hon very strong, winning the first set 6:4. With the exact same result, Hon defeated her in the second set. In the deciding, extremely emotional set, after defending two Hon’s match games, Fręch ultimately lost the match 6:4, 4:6, 4:6.

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Vera Lapko from Belarus, tournament’s [3], did not qualify to the semi-final either. Last year’s Australian Open Junior tournament winner surprisingly lost 5:7, 5:7 with Czech Republic representative – Miriam Kolodziejova. Forth player qualified to the semi-final is Lenka Jurikova from Slovakia. After defeating tournament’s [1] Sofia Shapatova earlier in the competition, this time she has won 6:2, 6:3 with Sara Sekulic from Germany.
 
In the singles final game, we will see Miriam Kolodziejova and Chantal Skamlova. Czech Republic representative surprisingly easily defeated Lenka Jurikowa 6:3, 6:1 and the Slovakian player, Skamlova, has won a very demanding match against Australian Priscilla Hon 4:6, 6;1, 6:3.
Saturday’s last match on the main court was the third tournament’s performance of Miriam Kolodziejova. Paired up with Jesica Maleckova, in the doubles finale they faced the highest seeded team – Vera Lapko from Belarus and Anna Morgina from Russia. Favourites did not let us down and despite the heavy rain, they finished winning with the Chech team 6:2, 6:3.

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Singles finale of the 23rd International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup 2017 will begin at 10:00 on Sudany.

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Outdoor and indoor

Lipiec 1, 2017

 

Friday’s matches of 23rd International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup 2017 began after the 3 PM. The reason for the delay was the rain.

The last two matches of the second round were played on the central court. To the quarter-finals were promoted: Slovakian Lenka Jurikov’s, who had previously eliminated the tournament number one, Sofia Shapatava and Sarah Rebecca Sekulic from Germany.

Quarter-finals with Poles, Magdalena Fręch and Maja Chwalińska, as well as semi-finals are scheduled for Saturday.

In the hall of the tennis center of the Toruń’s MOSiR, the last quarterfinal of the doubles draw was played. Polish couple Maja Chwalińska / Anna Hertel competed with Czechs, Miriam Kolodziejova and Jesica Maleckova. Polish team in the „super tie-break” had a match ball, but in the end, the Czechs triumphed 6: 3, 2: 6, 14:12.

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The semi-finals were played almost simultaneously, as one pair decided to play in the hall and the other on the central court.
Under the roof, Vera Lapko (Belarus) and Anna Morgina (Russia) beat 6: 3, 6: 4 Ksenia Palkina (Kyrgyzstan) and Sofia Shapatava (Georgia). Miriam Kolodziejova and Jesika Maleckova from the Czech Republic turned out better in the central court. They beat the Naiktha Bains (Australia) / Jessica Wacnik (USA) 6: 1, 6: 1.
 
The final doubles game match will be held on Saturday. Sunday is the finale of the single.

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Three Polish players still in the game!

Czerwiec 29, 2017

 

First round of the 23rd International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup behind us. On Tuesday, Magdalena Fręch qualified for the second round.

In the first round, Fręch faced Akgul Amanmuradova from Uzbekistan. It was their fourth time playing against each other. Winning that match in Bella Cup was the third time Fręch triumphed over Amanmuradova. Even though the result 6:3, 6:1 does not show it, winning in that game did not come easy.

Magdalena Fręch joined two other Polish representatives, who qualified for the second round after their games on Monday. Those were Maja Chwalińska and Daria Kuczer.

Anna Hertel and Stefania Rogozińska-Dzik were not able to follow their steps. Under 18 and under 16 Polish champions placed in the Bella Cup tournament with wild cards. Both left the singles tournament after two sets. Anna Hertel lost with Australian Naikitha Bains 0:6, 2:6. Stefania Rogozińska-Dzik was defeated 3:6, 1:6 by Sara Rebecca Sekulic from Germany.

After the first round of Bella Cup 2017, half of the seeded players left the competition, including number one – Sofia Shapatava (Georgia) and number two – Julia Glushko (Israel). Magdalena Fręch, tournament’s number four, is now the only seeded player in her half of the draw. In the second round, she will face Jessica Wacnik, who has got polish roots and speaks Polish very well. Her mother is Polish and a former tennis player.

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Paulina Czarnik and Daria Kuczer triumphed in the doubles game of two Polish teams. They defeated Weronika Falkowska and Paulina Jastrzębska 7:5, 4:6, 10:5.
 
Maja Chwalińska and Anna Hertel in just over an hour won over Akgul Amanmuradova from Uzbekistan and Veronika Kapshay from Ukraine 6:2, 6:3. Doubles quarterfinals will take place on Thursday.

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Qualifications have ended

Czerwiec 27, 2017

 

Eight players succeeded in the qualification games for the 23rd International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup 2017. Among them, we will see one Polish representative – Paulina Czarnik.

Paulina Czarnik played two games today. In the first match, she triumphed with Slovakian Viktoria Surova 6:3, 6:2. In the decisive, second game, she faced Jade Lewis. New Zeland representative was a tough contender, but Czarnik has won 6:4, 6:4.

Among all the Polish players, Aleksandra Buczyńska was the one who played the longest match. This 19 year-old spent almost two and a half hours on the court with Joana Eidukonyte. Lithuanian player, after loosing the first set, pulled herself together and defeated Buczyńska 2:6, 6:4, 6:0.

Joanna Zawadzka did not manage to qualify for the main tournament. She won the first set with Ksenia Palkina from Kyrgyzstan 6:2, but lost the following two 0:6, 3:6. Last qualification round was also a finish line for Julia Oczachowska, Weronika Falkowska and Paulina Jastrzębska.

Qualified for the main tournament: Ksenia Palkina (Kyrgyzstan), Elina Nepliy (Russia), Nadiya Kolb (Ukraine), Valeriya Urzhumova (Russia), Paulina Czarnik (Poland), Irina Lapustina (Latvia), Joana Eidukonyte (Lithuania), Iuliia Sokolovskaya (Russia) and Jade Lewis (New Zeland) as the so called ‘lucky looser’.

Bella Cup 2017 singles and doubles main tournament starts on Tuesday.

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In the first singles match, after surprising withdraw of Katarzyna Piter, the highest seeded Polish representative, Magdalena Fręch (4) will face Akgul Amanmuradova. Uzbek player went all the way to the doubles finale in the last year’s Bella Cup and in May 2008 she was the world’s 50th best racket.
 
Last year’s hero, Maja Chwalińska’s first rival will be the qualifier Iuliia Sokolovskaya, representing Russia.

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Ready to go

Czerwiec 24, 2017

 

Saturday on the Toruń courts was all about last preparations before the 23rd International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup begins.

This year’s tournament will begin in just few hours. Tennis courts in Toruń are ready to welcome all the contenders. On the last day before the first games, organizers were taking care of the main court’s decorations. First players arrived at the MOSiR Tennis Centre and immediately started their trainnings.

Tournament’s draw was announced. We will see 23 Polish players competing on the courts. Seeded first in the qualification games is Ksenia Palkina from Kyrgyzstan. Her first rival will be Julia Przybylska. Polish player seeded with the highest position in the qualification games is Patrycja Polańska with number 4. In the second round, she will face the winner of Natalia Komar (Poland) – Nadiya Kolb (Ukraine) match.

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Qualification tournament will start on Sunday at 9:30 am.
Eight players, who succeed in three match rounds, will qualify to the main tournament. Qualifications will take place on Sunday and Monday. Main tournament will start on Tuesday.
 
You are all welcome at the 23rd International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup. Free admission!

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Two Polish players seeded in Bella Cup

Czerwiec 24, 2017

 

Katarzyna Piter and Magdalena Fręch will be seeded in this year’s 23rd International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup singles.

Katarzyna Piter will be this year’s number two. She is 222nd in the world ranking. Her great shape reflects in her current performance in the tournament in Warsaw. On Saturday she will play in singles quarterfinal and doubles final game.

Magdalena Fręch was seeded with number 5. This 19 year-old has 249th position in the world ranking. Her best recent recent results are Manchester tournament quarterfinal in June and semi-final in Swedish Bastad in May.

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After several major changes in the entries’ list and world ranking, seeded first in the tournament will be Sofia Shapatava, representing Georgia. Fans in Toruń can remember her from 2015, when she triumphed in Bella Cup doubles, teamed up with Ekatarine Gorgodze.
 
List of seeded contenders of this year’s 23rd International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup singles:
[1] Sofia Shapatava – Georgia
[2] Katarzyna Piter – Poland
[3] Julia Glushko – Israel
[4] Vera Lapko – Belarus
[5] Magdalena Fręch – Poland
[6] Katarina Zavatska – Ukraine
[7] Jasika Maleckova – Czech Republic
[8] Gabriela Pantuckova – Czech Republic

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Bella Cup 2017 wild cards

Czerwiec 24, 2017

 

Polish champions received wild cards to the main Bella Cup tournament.

Daria Kuczer, Anna Hertel and Stefania Rogozińska-Dzik will play in the main tournament. Organizers of the 23rd International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup 2017 decided to give the main tournament wild cards to Polish champions in three different age categories.

Daria Kuczer is a currect Polish Under 23 Champion. She defeated Aleksandra Buczyńska 6:2, 6:3 in the final game in Poznań.
Anna Hertel triumphed in the Polish Under 18 Championship. She won the final game with Julia Oczachowska 7:5, 6:2.
Stefania Rogozińska-Dzik became Polish Under 16 Champion in may. In the final game in Zielona Góra, she defeated Martyna Kubka 6:3, 6:1

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– It was a very wise decision. On that kind of tournament, it is important to promote players who stand out in the main national competitions

– said Rafał Chrzanowski,
PZT girls’ coach, guest on the press conference on Thursday.

Organizers also informed about the first decisions regarding the wild cards to the qualification games. They were given to Natalia Komar, Zuzanna Szczepańska and Marcelina Marut.

– Those players are closely linked with the Kuyavian-Pomeranian region. They are members of the local clubs. We want to give them a chance in our tournament.

– added Renata Sokołowska, tournament director.

Qualification game will also be a first step in the Bella Cup tournament for Weronika Falkowska, Radom Tennis Academy ‘Masters’ player, who recently went all the way to the final of the ITF Great 1 doubles tournament on clay surface courts. Earlier this year, she won singles and doubles games in Magnolia Cup on tennis courts in Szczecin (ITF Great 4).

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What else are we going to see during this year’s Bella Cup tournament

Czerwiec 24, 2017

 

23rd International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup is a beautiful celebration of women’s tennis on the courts in Toruń, but there is more to it.

During this year’s Bella Cup, once again we will get to see the tennis tournament for children as a part of Tenis 10 program. It is a project engaged by the Polish Tennis Association, based on the International Tennis Federation’s guidelines. Main goal of that event is unifying education system, but most importantly convincing children and their parents, that tennis is an easy, healthy and very attractive discipline.

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Toruń courts will also welcome representatives of the tournament’s organizers, partners and invited guest, all taking part in the VIP tournament.
 
Bella Cup mascot will be walking the streets of Toruń and greeting people around the courts during the whole tournament. More information can be found on our official facebook and twitter profiles.

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Magdalena Fręch in shape for Bella Cup 2017

Czerwiec 20, 2017

 

Polish player triumphed in doubles tournament in Great Britain.

Magdalena Fręch is presenting world class shape days before the 23rd International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup 2017. Paired with Belgian An-Sophie Mestach, she has won doubles tournament in Manchester, Great Britain. In the finale, Polish-Belgian team beat Kai-Chen Chang (Taiwan) and Marina Erakovic (New Zeland) 6:4, 7:6 (5). In singles tournament in Manchester, Magdalena Fręch went all the way to the quarterfinals.
 
Now she left for Turkey, where she will play in the tournament in Izmir on hard courts. In the very first round, Fręch will face here recent doubles partner – An-Sophie Mestach.

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Magdalena Fręch is a 19 year old player from Łódź. She represented Poland in Fed Cup. She is placed 264 in the world’s ranking and in a week we will see her on the Bella Cup 2017 courts in Toruń.

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