Tennis - Second seed Annika Beck continued her rise in recent weeks, making it through to the quarter finals of the ITF $100K event in Poitiers, France. Beck defeated qualifier Daniela Seguel 6-2, 6-1. Former top 30 player Michaela Krajicek is also through to the quarters while another former top 30 player Tamira Paszek is out in the second round.
At the $50K ITF event in Canada, American Melanie Oudin is through to the quarters while in Australia, American Irina Falconi, the top seed, is through to the semis as is Australian Casey Dellacqua.
ITF $100K Poitiers, France - Second Round -
(SR)Michaella Krajicek (NED) d. (wc)Julie Coin (FRA) 33 Ret.
(5)Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) d. (wc)Tamira Paszek (AUT) 64 63
Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) d. Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 61 63
(2)Annika Beck (GER) d. (Q)Daniela Seguel (CHI) 62 61
ITF $50K Bendingo, Australia - Quarter Finals
(1)Irina Falconi (USA) d. (5)Sachie Ishizu (JPN) 75 64
(4)Casey Dellacqua (AUS) d. (8)Irena Pavlovic (FRA) 63 63
(6)Arina Rodionova (RUS) d. (3)Erika Sema (JPN) 06 76(7) 76(5)
Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (THA) d. Viktorija Rajicic (AUS) 75 26 64
ITF $50K Saguenay Canada - Second Round
Marta Domachowska (POL) d. (wc)Marie-Alexandre Leduc (CAN) 62 62
(7)Ons Jabeur (TUN) d. (Q)Tori Kinard (USA) 62 63
(wc)Francoise Abanda (CAN) d. (8)Sachia Vickery (USA) 76(3) 62
(3)Melanie Oudin (USA) d. Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN) 75 46 62
How to play from the baseline
The expression “to endure the rally” is about those indeterminate moments of a rally where none of the players is leading.
The ability to endure the rally is fundamental when you play a “long rally”, because it offers you the chance to measure your opponent’s strong points and vulnerabilities, besides letting you position as best as possible for your next offensive shot.