First round of the tournament

Czerwiec 27, 2018

It was another long day at the tennis courts in Toruń. First round’s matches of the 24th International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup 2018 interrupted by heavy rains.

In the last match of the day, for which most of us were waiting for, Katarzyna Piter lost with Marina Melnikowa, representing Russia. After a slow beginning, Polish player manager to break the oponent’s serve and the rest of the game went on as planned. In that over an hour long set, she won 6:4. Second set was extremely even , but the Russian representative triumphed 7:5. Similar situation happened in the last part of the match and Melnikowa ended up winning the whole match 4:6, 7:5, 6:3.



It was quite a brief experience for Stefania Rogozińska-Dzik in this year’s Bella Cup tournament. Your player from Legia Warsaw lost with the seeded number 5 player from Czech Repubic,, Jesica Maleckova 5:7, 1:6.

It was the end of the road for the Ukrainian Olga Janczuk, seeded number 3, who lost with Netherland’s Cindy Burger 6:4, 1:6, 0:6 after over two hours long match. However, Janczuk’s condition might have been influenced by state of the courts, as the match was stopped due to heavy raining.

Maja Chwalińska and Katarzyna Kawa duo quickly went through te first doubles round. In the 40 minute match, they won with another Polish couple – Alicja Formella / Urszula Nebelska 6:0, 6:0. In the second round of the Bella Cup doubles, we will also see Paulina Czarnik and Anastasia Szoszyna. That Polish-Ukrainian duo won with Marta Komar i Julia Oczachowska 6:1, 6:0.

Another matches of the first tournament’s round will take place on Wednesday. Remaining Polish players will step on the courts: Katarzyna Kawa, Maja Chwalińska, Paulina Czarnik and Weronika Falkowska.