The law of the strongest delivered its judgment in the opening day of the 44 edition of the Coffee Cup.
The favorite players were imposed comfortably in their first matches, which started from 8:30 in the morning. The Coffee Cup is played in the facilities of the Costa Rica Country Club, in Escazu.
The tournament began with the fighting in the key female. It was a matter of minutes to realize who had what and to know who still needed more practice.
Most of the matches will be decided in two sets, with partial rather baggies (6-0 or 6-1).
Only two of the first 18 clashes had to exhaust the entire distance and move up to three sleeves to choose the winner
At these moments there were still missing from the first play planted this year, Elena Chernyakova (Russia) and Stephanie Vogt (Liechtenstein), who acted later.
Later on the masculine’s groups were going to play.
The first four Costa Ricans in action were left outside without a single beat the last September.
Stephanie Ritchey, Andrea Mendez, Angela Navas and Andrea Riveros lost their respective commitments without opportunity to offer much resistance. This is the eternal Cup history: because of the high quality of foreign players, the Costa Ricans have few options to excel.
Ritchey had a difficult opponent, the Salvadorian Annette Rios, who showed mastery of the game in depth and precision in the draw. The Salvadorian needed only a little more than half an hour to separate the ticket to the second stage.
Ritchey managed to show some good moves, but very sporadic to put the strings against its rival. In the second match it got to win a game, her best moment in the party.
Costa Rica is participating with eight women and four men, but none comes well placed within the international ranquin.
The morning was spent in the midst of predictable results.
At the half-time, a coach with argentine accent look at the score table and said loudly, “four to one, this play is flying”. The duels at odds over come later, when it has passed the hard moments of this early round.