Elizabeth Mandlik and Anna-Lena Friedsam will face each other in the round of 32 of the 2022 WTA Slovenia Open on September 13.
The 21-year-old Elizabeth Mandlik is currently ranked 124th in the world on the WTA tour after winning her first Grand Slam match at the US Open. The American beat Tamara Zidansek in her opener before losing to eventual finalist Ons Jabeur. Even in that match, Mandlik fought hard enough in the first set to suggest she has the potential to become a formidable opponent. Mandlik has been a part of the ITF tour for a while now, and she has won three titles on that tour this year. Finally, in San Jose, Mandlik earned a spot in the main draw by winning qualifiers.
Anna-Lena Friedsam, who was once ranked 45th in the world but has since dropped to 213th due to form issues, has had a difficult few years. Friedsam has only won five main draw matches on the WTA circuit in 2022, with some of them coming at the WTA125 level. She had to make it through the qualifiers in Slovenia to make it to the main draw. Friedsam’s form in the tournament qualifiers, where she won back-to-back matches in straight sets, will be a silver lining. Friedsam is a distant 9/5 to advance to the second round against Mandlik, who has shown good form.
Elizabeth Mandlik and Anna-Lena Friedsam are scheduled to face each other in the round of 32 of the 2022 WTA Slovenia Open on Tuesday, September 13. The tournament is scheduled to begin on September 12 and end on September 18.
The 2022 WTA Slovenia Open is scheduled to commence on September 12 and go on until September 18 this year. The tournament will have five rounds of play excluding the qualifiers. These are the round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.
|Stage of competition||Date|
|Round of 32||September 12-13|
|Round of 16||September 14-15|
|Beatriz Haddad Maia||2|
|Bernarda Pera (Withdrew)||7|
|Country||Where to watch|
|UK||Amazon Prime Video|