She ousted Fondorsova from Czech Republic and became the youngest player to reach the Round of 16

Surprises the participants with a continuous invitation card in "Dubai Tennis" ... and the American Gove is the most prominent

  • American Gove meets in the round of 16 Czech Martenkova.

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  • Swiss Belinda Bensic


The world number 40, the American Koko Gove (16 years old), continued her surprise with "Dubai Tennis", after her success, yesterday, in becoming the youngest player in the history of the tournament to qualify for the round of 16, after beating the Czech, Markita Fondorsova, ranked 20 in the world. By two groups for one group (3-6, 6-0, 6-4), in a match that lasted one hour and 50 minutes, at the conclusion of the second preliminary round, for the tournament currently held on the "Dubai Duty Free" stadiums, and will continue until March 13, with prizes amounting to $ 1.8 million, And classified in the category of 1000 points.

The tournament witnessed the brilliance of the participating players with an invitation card, most notably Gove, who confirmed that she had a great talent that led her, since 2019, until he was called "Wonder Girl", especially since she won the title of the youngest player participating in the prestigious Wimbledon tournament in its latest version, at the age of 15, and the first A player of this age climbed to advanced roles in one of the most prestigious "Grand Slam" tournaments, when she managed to win the first round over her veteran compatriot, Venus Williams, the owner of the five titles in "Wimbledon".

Gove expressed her happiness at continuing to shine in Dubai, and said in a press statement: “I am happy with the level that I present here in my first participation, and I aspire to reach the final, which coincides, next Saturday, with my 17th birthday, especially since winning the title will carry many meanings in my career. ».

She added, "I feel that I am older than my age, especially that I am always keen to gain experiences, and make a lot of effort and work to develop my skills."

The players who received invitation cards continued their brilliance in the current version, after the 88th in the world, Anastasia Potova, confirmed the correctness of her selection by the organizing committee, by giving her an invitation card to join the list of players competing for the title of the 2021 version, after she booked a place Her in the round of 16, by defeating the world number 20, American Madison Keys, in two unanswered groups (6-4, 6-3) in a match that lasted one hour and 25 minutes.

On the other hand, the world's 125th ranked Czech, Teresa Martinkova, blew the biggest surprises by disqualifying the 11th seed in the world, Dutch Kiki Bertens, in an hour and 20 minutes, with two groups without a response (6-1 and 6-4).

Martenkova will meet today in the Round of 16, her American counterpart Gove, in a meeting whose most prominent title is the confrontation that brings together the most prominent surprises of the 2021 edition, which both players aspire to reach the quarter-finals in their first appearance.

World number six, the Czech Karolina Pleshkova, began her career with a difficult victory over Latvian, Anastasia Sevastova, ranked 55 in the world, with two groups for one group, and it took Pleshkova two hours and 13 minutes to oust Sevastova.

The most prominent results of the conclusion of the second preliminary round

American Goof X Czech

Fondorsova (3-6, 6-0, 6-4).

Russian Potova X American

Keys (6-4, 6-3).

Czech Martinkova X

Dutch Bertens (6-1, 6-4).

Czech Pleshkova X Latvian

Sevastova (6-3, 6-7, 6-2).

Swiss Bensic X Russian

Kodermetova (6-4, 5-7, 6-4).

The 2019 champion is struggling to reach the round of 16

World number 12 and champion of the 2019 edition, Swiss Belinda Bencic, faced great difficulty in securing the pass to the 16th round, after the difficult victory for the Swiss over Russian rival Veronica Kodermetova, ranked 34 in the world, with two groups against one group (6-4 and 5-7 6-4), in a marathon match, the longest in the current edition, which lasted for 2 hours and 40 minutes.

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