The Fleming took the bull by the horns from the outset. Her aggressive style forced the Czech onto the defensive.
Hradecká was little more than a spectator for much of the first set.
The second set saw a much improved Hradecká stretch Flipkens and it was 5-5 at one stage. However, Flipkens’ serve and volley won the day and the set ended 7-5 and it was game, set and match to an emotional Flipkens.