A relieved anna Karolina schmiedlova returned to winning ways with a straight set victory over Susanne Celik in the first round of the Ericsson Open on Monday afternoon.
Schmiedlova's 6-1, 6-3 win was her first at a WTA event since January and sets up a second-round meeting with either Katerina siniakova and Jana cepelova
"I'm really happy that I won because I lost, I don't know how many - I didn't count - maybe 15 matches in a row, so it's a special feeling and I'm very happy," Schmiedlova said.
"It was a good match. She played well - I didn't know her very well as I hadn't played her - and I think she can be a good player. But I'm really happy that I won, even thought I was a little bit nervous at the end."