For the second time this season, Hana Mandlikova beats US Roberta McCallum in straight sets.
The British crowd in the Brighton Center were expecting a lot from their big hope, Anne Hobbs, but the British girl could not handle the power and precision of the new big star of the tour, 18 years-old Hana Mandlikova.
Mandlikova lost in 2 sets in quarterfinals to fierce German lefty topspinner, Sylvia Hanika. Surprisingly, having beaten the West German twice on clay, the fast surface of the Brighton Centre should have favored even more the agressive game of the Czech. But she comitted too many unforced errors, despite some brilliant point, and Hanika, playing percentage tennis, vanquished in 2 close sets.
Article compiled from : Brighton News, The Daily Telegraph