As with the main draw, four Austrians will also participate in the qualifiers for the ITF Championships in Vienna.
Austria’s second biggest women’s tournament of the year begins: the Alpstar Women’s Open in Vienna kicks off on Monday with the first qualifying round. At the ITF W60 clay court event at UTC La Ville in Vienna, the ÖTV quartet were tried out in the preliminary round: Ines Faltinger, Liel Marlies Rothensteiner, Veronika Bokor and Lilli Tagger each got a wild card. Faltinger (WTA Tournament 1386) opens against Germany’s Lara Schmidt, the twelfth seed (WTA 563), Rothensteiner (WTA -), in turn, against Italian Aurora Zantedeschi (WTA 414), Bokor (Professional Tennis Player Championships 1352) against Hungarian Amarisa Chiara. Toth, listed at No. 5 (WTA 483) and 15-year-old Tager (WTA -) against Romanian No. 6 Ilona Georgiana Giuruai (WTA 485). Only Austria’s No. 2 Sinja Krause (WTA 208) is a direct qualifier for the main event that starts on Tuesday – the four cards went to Tamara Kostić (WTA 797), Arabella Koller (WTA 1021) and Melanie Klaffner (WTA 1316), the latter. To Alina Michalic (WTA 1211). Local athlete Julia Grabehr (WTA 54) had to cancel her participation on Friday due to a wrist injury. Incidentally, former world number 35 Polona Hercog (Slovenia) is also at the start of qualifying.
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