ÖTV duo to fight for promotion to the round of 16 on Monday afternoon

Linz, 7. 11. 2021 - First Sinja Kraus, then (not before 4 pm!) Julia Grabher! The ÖTV duo, who received a wildcard for the WTA tournament "Upper Austria Ladies Linz 2021" from tournament director Sandra Reichel, will fight for a place in the round of 16 on Monday afternoon! 19-year-old Sinja Kraus is the clear outsider against the experienced Belgian Alison van Uytvanck, while 25-year-old Julia Grabher is confident of springing a surprise against France's Alize Cornet.
Xinyu Wang (CHN/4:6, 6:2, 6:3 against Leonie Kung/SUI) and Kateryna Kozlova (UKR/7:6, 6:4 against Ana Bogdan/RUM) made it into the main draw on Sunday afternoon. Alison Riske (USA/6:3, 6:1 against Mona Barthel/GER), Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR/6:2, 3:6, 6:2 against Fiona Ferro/FRA), Jasmine Paolini (I/6:4, 3:6, 6:2 against Dayana Yastremska/UKR) and Saisai Zheng (CHN/6:4, 6:1 against Clara Burel/FRA) are already in the round of 16.
Top seed Emma Raducanu, who had a bye in the first round, will face a qualifier in her first appearance in Linz - the winner of the match between Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) and Xinyh Wang (CHN). One man's sorrow, another man's joy: As Romanian Sorana Cirstea is unable to play due to a calf injury, her compatriot Jacqueline Cristian slipped into the main draw as the lucky loser.