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Hlavackova Runner-up in Bad Gastein

22 July 2013

Doubles expert Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, PTGP125), winner of 13 WTA Double titles, played in a singles event at Nurnberger Gastein Ladies 2013 in Bad Gastein, Austria last week. She was the runner-up.

In the semifinals, Andrea faced Elina Svitolina of Ukraine who defeated No. 6 seed Chanelle Scheepers in the second round. It was a tough marathon match for the both of them, but Andrea made 20 break chances to overcome her opponent. Capturing 11 break points, Andrea won a hard-fought victory with a 7-5, 6-7(1), 6-4 score line in 2 hours 31 minutes. It was Andrea’s first time reaching a WTA singles final in her career.

VCORE player Juan Monaco (VCORE Xi 98)(ARG) competed at the bet-at-home Open in Hamburg, Germany. He entered the tournament as the defending champion, and advanced to the quarterfinals, defeating No. 9 seed Benoit Paire of France with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 victory. Defeating the French player who became the quarterfinalist in the Australian Open this year gave Juan confidence, but he couldn’t reach the semifinals.

*Andrea’s image is from Roland Garros 2013, Juan’s image is from Wimbledon 2013.