WTA Estoril - Roberta Vinci v Maria Joao Koehler (11:00 BST)

Roberta Vinci (credit: Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty Images)
Roberta Vinci takes on Maria Joao Koehler today in the second round of the Estoril Open (11:00 BST start).

Vinci avenged her Monterrey defeat on Monday at the Estoril Open, defeating Nina Bratchikova 6-1 1-6 6-4 to earn her place in round two.

The top seed had to dig deep for the win, but she’ll be glad to have eventually levelled her head-to-head record against Bratchikova at 1-1.

"I'm the No.1 seed but it's such a tough draw here, so I'm taking it step by step and just trying to do my best," said the Italian afterwards.

"Of course I hope to win the title, but I'm just taking it match by match. I'm feeling confident though. I'm really enjoying my tennis now."

Vinci will now take on Maria Joao Koehler for a place in the quarter-finals.

Koehler, who defied Ayumi Morita in round one in straight sets, 6-1 7-5, is an exciting youngster, and as the world No. 227, won’t be playing with the weight of expectation on her shoulders.

She has a big opportunity here to make a name for herself today, but that said, it will take a huge performance to see her past Vinci.

Prediction: Vinci in three.
comments powered by Disqus

All Tennis News

Recent Tennis Articles

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • Marcos Rojo says Man Utd move is 'a dream'

    Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo has said that signing for Manchester United will be "a dream"....

  • Cesc Fabregas says playing for Chelsea FC is 'so easy'

    Cesc Fabregas says playing for Chelsea is "so easy" after impressing in Monday night's 3-1 Premier League win at Burnley....

  • Daniel Sturridge insists Liverpool FC over last season's title loss

    Daniel Sturridge insists everyone at Liverpool Football Club is over the disappointment of last season's failure to win the Premier League title....

  • Wayne Rooney confident of success as Man Utd captain

    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has insisted he will be doing everything he can to bring success to Old Trafford as the club's new captain....

  • Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea FC want to keep hold of Petr Cech

    Jose Mourinho insists he wants to keep hold of Petr Cech, despite Thibaut Courtois being given the nod for Chelsea's Premier League win at Burnley on Monday night....

  • Reus snubs Man Utd? Cech to quit Chelsea FC? Mackay set for Crystal Palace - Wednesday's back pages

    The top stories making Wednesday's back pages in the UK......

  • Details of Man Utd fee for Marcos Rojo revealed

    Sporting Lisbon have released details of the payment schedule agreed with Manchester United for the sale of defender Marcos Rojo....

  • FC Barcelona can compete for all titles this season - Andres Iniesta

    Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta believes the club can win every competition they enter this year....

  • Champions League fixtures for Wednesday, August 20th 2014

    There are five games taking place tonight in the Champions League, with Celtic, Porto and Zenit all in action....

More Stories

Tags

WTA Tour

Latest News



Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

WTA Estoril - Roberta Vinci v Maria Joao Koehler (11:00 BST)

Roberta Vinci takes on Maria Joao Koehler today in the second round of the Estoril Open (11:00 BST start).

Read more »

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?