Remarkable level at the Royal Tennis Hall. While we were impressed with the level played during the round of sixteen, the quarterfinals here at Kungens Kanna & Drottningens Pris treated us to some truly remarkable tennis. The two final rounds of the tournament are looking very promising.
In Drottningens Pris the high ranked players continued to dominate. Top Europe ranked Diana Shnaider (RUS) has so far in the competition looked relatively unthreatened. However, in today’s semifinal she now faces the equally impressive Linda Fruhvirtova of the Czech Republic. This clash of titans is likely to yield some excellent quality of tennis and we look forward to it with great anticipation.
In the second semifinals of Drottningens Pris the third-Europe-ranked Barbora Palicova (CZE) faces Belarusian Aliona Falei. This too looks to be a highly competitive match, as both of the players have shown a seriously impressive level.
The boys’ semifinals of Kungens Kanna are also played today. After his convincing win in yesterday’s quarterfinal, the Pole Filip Pieczonka now faces the one year younger Belgian Alexander Blockx, who’s provided us with some entertaining three-set matches.
Yesterday Arthur Fils (FRA) managed to narrowly edge out the Croatian Luka Mikrut to reach the semifinals. There he faces Artur Kukasian (RUS) who won his quarterfinal match with relative ease.
The doubles have also arrived at the penultimate round, and the matches are all looking to be full of drama with hard-to-predict outcomes.