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Upsets Unfold as Barbora Krejcikova and Paula Badosa Exit Early in ATP-WTA Adelaide International

Adelaide, January 08, 2024, The Europe Today: On the opening day of the ATP-WTA Adelaide International, former French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova and fifth seed Beatriz Haddad Maia faced unexpected exits, both succumbing to qualifiers. Czech fourth seed Krejcikova battled fiercely against Russia’s Anna Kalinskaya, ultimately falling 7-5, 3-6, 7-5.

Meanwhile, Brazil’s Haddad Maia encountered a similar fate, defeated 6-3, 6-4 by another Russian, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Kalinskaya praised Krejcikova’s resilience, acknowledging the complexity of the match. Pavlyuchenkova, a finalist at the 2021 French Open, showcased her prowess with 29 winners against Haddad Maia. Former world number two Paula Badosa faced defeat in her comeback from injury, losing 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to American Bernarda Pera.

Despite rain disruptions at the WTA Hobart International, top seed Elise Mertens advanced, defeating American Danielle Collins 6-2, 6-3.

In Adelaide, top seed Elena Rybakina, fresh from her Brisbane International triumph, enjoyed a first-round bye, setting up a round of 16 clash with Cristina Bucsa, who overcame Italian Jasmine Paolini 6-3, 6-3.