Begin typing your search...

Serena bows out of Emilia-Romagna Open

World No. 68 Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic scored the sixth top-10 victory of her career with a 7-6(4), 6-2 upset of top seed Serena Williams (US) in the second round of the Emilia-Romagna Open on Tuesday.

Serena bows out of Emilia-Romagna Open
File Photo


The 25-year-old had defeated Japan's Naomi Osaka at the French Open in 2019.

Earlier, No. 2 seed Petra Martic of Croatia and No. 3 seed Coco Gauff of the US got their Parma campaigns off to winning starts with contrasting first-round wins.

Petra continued her resurgence with a fine display against Varvara Gracheva, defeating the Russian 6-4, 6-2 for the third time in the past year.

Coco edged Kaia Kanepi 7-6(6), 7-6(7) in a hard-fought match where the momentum swung wildly all through.

Coco, 17, came from 3-5 down in the first set, and saved a set point in the tiebreak. But from 5-1 up in the second set, she lost five games in a row, and ultimately needed to save two more set points in another tiebreak before crossing the line on her first match point.

Visit to explore our interactive epaper!

Download the DT Next app for more exciting features!

Click here for iOS

Click here for Android

Next Story