FORMER NOTTINGHAM CHAMPION GAJDOSOVA MOVES A STEP CLOSER TO THE AEGON OPEN NOTTINGHAM MAIN DRAW

Saturday, June 06, 2015

 

Press Release
For immediate release

Saturday June 6th 2015

 

FORMER NOTTINGHAM CHAMPION GAJDOSOVA MOVES A STEP CLOSER TO THE AEGON OPEN NOTTINGHAM MAIN DRAW

Jarmila Gajdosova moved to within two wins of a place in the main draw of the Aegon Open Nottingham after easing past Japan’s Misa Eguchi on Saturday. The Australian World No. 53 returned to the centre court where she won the Aegon Nottingham Challenge ITF event last year to continue her fine run in the city, getting past Eguchi 6-1 6-4 is less than an hour. The qualifying draw’s top seed Gajdosova, 28, now takes on Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia on Sunday for one of four spots in the main draw of the first WTA event to be held in Nottingham.

Gajdosova, the Australian Fed Cup star, hopes to emulate her previous run in the East Midlands, having received a wildcard into the Championships, Wimbledon, after claiming singles and doubles crowns at the Aegon Challenge last year. “It was a week to remember for me and gave me confidence for the rest of the year,” she said. “I have good memories here in Nottingham and the matches I’ve played here have helped me. It is a good feeling knowing that you have played so well and have won a lot of matches here. I hope to do the same again.”

Elsewhere, Liverpool teenager and wildcard Sarah Beth Askew went out to China’s Chen Liangin straight sets, while three-time Grand slam semi-finalist Kimiko Date-Krumm beat fellow Japanese player Shuko Aoyama 6-1 6-4 to set up a meeting with Russia’s Alla Kudryavtseva.

AEGON OPEN NOTTINGHAM

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND

$250,000.00

8-14 JUNE, 2015

 

Qualifying - Round 1

[1] J Gajdosova (AUS) d M Eguchi (JPN) 6-1 6-4 

D. Vekic (CRO) [3] d J. Cepelova (SVK) 6-1 6-4

Y. Wang (CHN) d [4] K. Pliskova (CZE) 6-4 6-4

B. Haddad Maia (BRA) d P. Martic (CRO) 6-1 2-6 6-3

K. Date-Krumm (JPN) d S. Aoyama (JPN) 6-1 6-4

A. Parra Santonja (ESP) d Y. J. Chan (TPE) 7-5 6-3

K. Zhang (CHN) d Z. Yang (CHN) 6-1 6-3

[7] A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) d A. Tatishvili (USA) 6-0 6-2

[2] L. Zhu (CHN) d R. Sramkova (SVK) 6-4 6-1

[6] M. Larcher de Brito (POR) d A. Spears (USA) 6-4 6-1

[5] O. Govortsova (BLR) d C. Buyukakcay (TUR) 6-1 6-2

Y. Beygelzimer (UKR) d Y. Xu (CHN) 6-2 6-4

P. Kania (POL) d G. Dabrowski (CAN) 6-4 6-4

[8] S. Vickery (USA) d R. Kops-Jones (USA) 6-0 6-3

C. Liang (CHN) d [WC] S. B. Askew (GBR) 6-0 7-5 

 

ORDER OF PLAY - SUNDAY, JUNE 07, 2015
CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am

Qualifying - D. Vekic (CRO) vs Y. Beygelzimer (UKR)
Qualifying - K. Date-Krumm (JPN) vs [7] A. Kudryavtseva (RUS)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
Qualifying - K. Bondarenko (UKR) vs O. Savchuk (UKR)

COURT 3 start 11:00 am
Qualifying - Y. Wang (CHN) vs P. Kania (POL)
Qualifying - [1] J. Gajdosova (AUS) vs B. Haddad Maia (BRA)
Not Before 2:00 pm
After Suitable Rest - Qualifying - K. Bondarenko (UKR) or O. Savchuk (UKR) vs [6] M. Larcher de Brito (POR)

COURT 4 start 11:00 am
Qualifying - K. Zhang (CHN) vs [5] O. Govortsova (BLR)
Qualifying - [2] L. Zhu (CHN) vs A. Parra Santonja (ESP)
Qualifying - C. Liang (CHN) or [WC] S. Askew (GBR) vs R. Kops-Jones (USA) or [8] S. Vickery (USA)

 

The Aegon Open Nottingham will see two tournaments take place in June, the women’s WTA event taking place from 6-14 June 2015, and the men’s ATP event being staged from 20-27 June 2015. Both tournaments will be an integral part of the new British grass court season, which in 2015 will see a three week window between Roland Garros and Wimbledon for the first time. The extended grass court season will enable some of the world’s elite players extra time to find their feet on grass and make the most of the best grass-courts in the country.

Tickets to the Aegon Open Nottingham are on sale now. Tickets start from just £15 for an adult and £5 for a child.

 

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.lta.org.uk/aegonopennottingham

 

 

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 For media enquiries please contact:

 

Charlie Bosomworth; LTA Communications Officer

charlie.bosomworth@lta.org.uk

0208 487 7021 or 07932 276 053

 

Andrew Aloia; Aegon Open Nottingham, Press Officer

Andrew.aloia@gmail.com

07845 586290

 

Notes to Editors:

 

•               The Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) mission is to get more people playing tennis more often, and its role is to develop, promote and govern tennis in Britain.

•               Aegon is Lead Partner of British Tennis and is helping to transform the sport in this country. They’re supporting young talent through the Aegon FutureStars programme, as well as sponsoring the junior and senior GB Davis and Fed Cup teams and amateur and professional events. Aegon sponsor three world-class grass court tournaments; the Aegon Classic, Aegon International and Aegon Championships and will also sponsor the new WTA and ATP events in Nottingham from 2015. For further information visit www.aegontennis.co.uk

•               For more information on tennis in Britain visit: www.lta.org.uk   

 

 

 
 

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