Sensation from Slovenia: Juvan over 3rd seeded player into semifinals of Croatia Bol Open!

07.06.2019. by Mia Bednaž

Sensation from Slovenia: Juvan over 3rd seeded player into semifinals of Croatia Bol Open!

What a day at the WTA Croatia Open Bol! What a day for Slovenian tennis players.

After she won against No.5 seed Astra Sharm, in the quarterfinals the young Slovenian Kaja Juvan defeated No. 3 seed player Aleksandra Krunic. Krunic (WTA – 76) is 2017 Croatia Bol Open winner, but this year she was stopped by youthful 18-year-old Juvan, 131st player in the world. Slovenian was better in both sets and the final result was 5-7, 3-6. In the semifinals she will meet top-favourite Tamara Zidanšek, last year’s winner and the No. 1 seed of the tournament. It is difficult to expect another surprise, but surprises make sports so charming. You never know. It will be an exciting match between top-favourite and the biggest surprises of the tournament.

In the quarter-finals, Zidanšek (WTA 60) won against Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinsky (WTA-94). It was a tough two-hour match at 1 pm under the sun and 30 ° C, but ultimately Zidanšek won with 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.

The second pair in the semi-finals will be Slovakian Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova and Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo. Schmiedlova (WTA – 90th) won his semifinals ticket by defeating Jill Teichmann (WTA – 93) from Switzerland with 6-3, 6-4. Sorribes Tormo (ATP – 75) smoothly defeated Laura Siegemund (ATP – 95) from Germany, the final score was 1-6, 0-6. Croatian audience joked: “We were rooting for the Spanish girl because the German one threw two of our domestic players out of the competition.”

The doubles finals will be held on Saturday at 13 o’clock (1 om) in which the Swedish-Czech couple Lister-Vorac (CZE) and Swiss-Luxemburg pair Bacsinszky-Minella will meet.Lister is the top seed in the doubles, but Bacsinszky is second-seeded doubles player at this tournament. After the match, the award ceremony will be heald.

Here’s the schedule for Saturday:


BLUESUN start at 1:00 pm


[1] C. Lister (SWE) / R. Voracova (CZE) vs [2] T. Bacsinszky (SUI) / M. Minella (LUX)


Not Before 2:30 pm

SINGLES SEMIFINAL – [1] T. Zidansek (SLO) vs  or K. Juvan (SLO)

SINGLES SEMIFINAL – [4] A. Schmiedlova (SVK) vs [2] S. Sorribes Tormo (ESP)



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