Wednesday showcased some phenomenal tennis at the Royal Tennis Hall, setting the stage for what could be an even higher level of play on Thursday. It’s the day we’ll learn which players secure their spots in the quarterfinals and the famous Last Eight Club.

In our Instagram stories, we caught up with some of the advancing players. Keisija Berzina, the second-seeded Latvian, reflected, “I won due to my aggressive play and numerous winners. This tournament is impeccably organised. I love both the elegant and historical hall and also the city of Stockholm. I have no set expectations other than giving it my all, and let’s see how far it takes me.”

Pavel Oliver Dufek, the second-seeded Czech, remarked, “Every match is a tough battle, and today was no different. I played some good tennis and enjoyed myself thoroughly. The courts here are top-notch, and I thrive when there’s a crowd watching.”

Let’s shine a light on some standout matches for Thursday. On Court 1, we have two Americans squaring off. First up, Megan Knight against the fourth-seeded Anna Pircher from Austria (who ousted Sweden’s Grace Bernstein). Then, Erika Maskolaitis from Lithuania clashes with American Tomas Laukys (who triumphed in two rounds in Tarbes after successfully winning the qualifying). Meanwhile, Finnish player Alex Tuomolin takes on the top-seeded Richard Krizan from Slovakia. “I had a decent game today, and I’m pleased to go through,” shared Krizan on Wednesday.

Over on Court 2, top-seeded Czech Jana Kovackova battles Nora Olivia Adamson from Estonia, followed by Mario Vukovic from France squaring off against Sebastian Tejerina from Poland. Notably, Vukovic clinched the U12 title at the Rafa Nadal Academy last year.

Wednesday wrapped up with the traditional and highly anticipated Players Party, where all tournament players came together. The party continues on Thursday— but on the courts.

And remember, the matches are live-streamed on our website!