In the Romanian “WTA 250” draw, Sevastova meets a local tennis player

In the Romanian “WTA 250” draw, Sevastova meets a local tennis player
In the Romanian “WTA 250” draw, Sevastova meets a local tennis player
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The draw revealed that the fifth number Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia (WTA 661) and the eighth racket of Romania, Andrea Mitu (#220), who once took the 68th place in the world ranking and now has earned a special invitation, will compete in the first round.

As already reported, returning after a maternity break, Sevastova reached the quarterfinals in two “WTA 125” or women’s “challengers” in Andorra and Limoges in November-December.

It is not easy to return to big tennis after a maternity break.

Our tennis player does not have to worry about accessing tournaments, because there is an opportunity to use the special ranking (the world ranking place she had before pregnancy) or to receive special invitations. Sevastova entered the Romanian main tournament with a special rank (SR 65).

If she manages to get to the 1/8 finals, she will face Elina Avanesyan (#62) or German Tamara Korpac (#76), who surprisingly triumphed in last year’s tournament.

Cluj-Napoca’s number one is Dutchwoman Arantxa Rhys (WTA No. 43), while former world number one, Czech Karolina Pliskova (#77) is not among the eight seeded tennis players.

Qualifying is currently taking place in Kuža-Napoka, while the main tournament will start on February 5. At the “WTA 250” level, Sevastova last played in February 2021 in Australia and lost in the first round.

The article is in Latvian
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