Kolbovic posing for a shot to be used on FWTT Tennis Magazine
Amanda Kolbovic has finally done it! She's won a FWTT match that counts! She defeated her current doubles partner Nika Beckham 5-7 7-6 7-6 to advance to the second round of Les Contamines ITF. Kolbovic had perviously lost both singles matches in Fed Cup for Afrika, but rallied with "partner" Liezel Coetzer to take the doubles.
Kolbovic was defaulted in her Qualification match against an unknown nobody, Hedviga-something. Amanda was jetting back from Indonesia, but missed her match because she HAD to take a shower to cleanse herself from what a friend told us was "the plague". So instead of defaulting him, the tournament director gave a ball girl the chance to play that nobody, and the ballgirl barely lost in two tense sets.
"I'm not mad about being defaulted, because I knew I'd get the LL due to my overall talent and beauty. I'll show the tour that I'm going to be #1, just wait!"
Hedviga Svetikova advanced to the semifinals of the ITF Challenger event in Les Contamines, France today.
The Slovak teenager defeated Frenchwomen Amanda Poirot 6-0, 7-6(5). Svetikova overcame a mental lapse in the second set and a hostile crowd to secure the victory.
"It was a hard battle today," Svetikova said. "Amanda really came out fighting in the second set and I had a tough time holding in there. Hopefully I can take what I learned today and put it to good use in my next match."
Svetikova will face 5th seeded Daniela Turundzhov of Australia tomorrow.
"I'm really happy and I still can't believe in that... Today's match was really close and I think that Hedviga will agree with me, that we have done everything what we could to win this trophy. Maybe I had little more luck, maybe Hedviga had less, but I'm sure none will tell that we weren't playing well. Now I'm going to Sopot, one of my favourite cities, where I'll play in Tier III A tournament. I hope that I can play like here or better. I want to thank the organizers, all ballboys and the wonderful crowd for everything. I'll come back here during my holidays in the end of season, I promise!"