Prague PHOTOS: Halep progresses, a number of seeds fall in the first round


Tuesday at the Prague Open was super busy, since the tournament schedule had a lot of catching up to do due to Monday’s rain.

The highlight of the day was Simona Halep‘s return to action, as the Romanian is the first Top 10 player to play a WTA tournament since the tour’s resumption. The top seed won a see-saw marathon against Polona Hercog, converting her seventh match point for a 6-1 1-6 7-6(3) victory.

Slovenia’s Hercog used to be a notable representative of Hydrogen apparel before the corona break, while now she’s wearing NikeCourt. In both Palermo and Prague she sported the Nike Summer Striped Tank.

Hydrogen’s promoter today at the Prague Open was Arantxa Rus, who wore the brand’s Tech Camo Tank and Shorts.

Second seed Petra Martic and third seed Elise Mertens advanced to the second round, beating Varvara Gracheva and Jasmine Paolini, respectively. The rest of the seeds fell in the first round: No.5 Ekaterina Alexandrova, No.6 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, No.7 Barbora Strycova (who has ended the partnership with clothing sponsor Sergio Tacchini and is wearing a dress made by Czech designer Jan Cerny this week), and No.9 Anastasija Sevastova.

Photographer Jimmie48 worked hard all day and night to bring us extensive coverage from Tuesday at the Prague Open. The photos are below:



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