Singles and doubles success

        Katerina Siniakova becomes a finalist of Shenzhen Open in singles and doubles. Katerina starts her season with a victory over Ons Jabeur: 6-1 6-1. Straight after in the second round and in the quarterfinal, Katerina eliminates Yaman Wang 7-5 6-3 and Kristyna Pliskova 6-2 6-2. The semifinal battle brought a lot of emotions and feelings to Siniakova, as for the first time in her life she faced her junior idol – Maria Sharapova. Katerina was on fire during three sets of battle with Maria, what gave her the open road to the final of the tournament with a score 6-2  3-6  6-3. In the final, Siniakova lost to Simona Halep with a score 6-1  2-6  6-0.         Now Katerina heads to Hobart to compete as the eighth seed at Hobart International. Katerina will not play doubles at this event. Her first opponent is Alison Riske, which Katerina beat in the final of Shenzhen Open last year.