The young Austrian, Anna Riegler, 9-ball Bronze medallist at the recent girls European youth championships, proved her worth by beating the Predator Sankt johann Eurotour winner Anna Gradisnik 7-5 to book her place in Sunday’s single elimination. The jubilant youngster had already beaten France’s Nathalie Rohmer 7-3 before dispatching the Netherlands top player Tamara Rademakers 7-6 in the earlier rounds. Anna Gradisnik made it through the losers qualification with a win over Norway’s Ine Helvik 7-4 to keep the host nations hopes alive.
After losing her first match today against Germany’s Diana Stateczny, Russia’s Kristina Tkach took the long route to the single elimination winning 3 on the bounce and will appear in the last 16 single elimination starting Sunday at 10:00 local time.
Number 1 seed, Poland’s Oliwia Zalewska enjoyed her taste of Swede, beating Sweden’s Louise Furburg and then Ann-sofie Lofgren to ease into the last 16 as well.
Pia Filler showed that the Filler name is not only reserved for her husband Joshua. After trailing 3-5 & 4-6 against Diana Stateczny, she held her nerve to clinch the win 7-6 but could not cope with the impressive Kristina Grim in the winners qualification match losing 7-5. Pia still crept into the last 16 with a last chance win over fellow German Pro, Christine Steinlage 7-4.