Tuesday’s duel was very balanced from the start. The first three matches lasted 21 minutes, and two of them played better. Iga Świątek (4 WTA) had serious problems keeping her application. This is the result of the fact that only 31 percent have won this game. Point after the second pass (Kerber – 50%) and made four double faults in the serve.
Iga Świątek made a lot of mistakes. Third match in a row with a losing first set
As a result, Iga ¦wi ± tek lost four consecutive games of lead 2:1 and lost 2:5. In the eighth inning, the opponent had two set winning balls, but she did not use them. The Polish woman is back in the game. Kerber broke, and after a while she won her favor with an advantage.
In the 10th Christmas game, she was ahead by 30:15 and had a good chance of getting two extra break points. However, the shot missed the goal. The car was small. With the first ball set, Kerber made a double serve, but after a while in the fight for the advantage he turned out to be better.
The Polish women in this group had more winners (14-6), but also made a lot of easy mistakes (27-10). As a result, in the third consecutive match of this tournament, the best tennis player lost the first set. This was also the case in her meetings with Ukraine’s Anhelina Kalinina (50th WTA) and Denmark’s Clara Tauson (40th WTA).
Your lips, as in previous duels in Indian Wells, were able to revive. In the second set, I started to play better. True, she managed to collapse twice, but she won all four Kerber service games. German women in this party were a killer 31 percent. Effectiveness of points earned after the first administration is 20%. After the second. I made an involuntary foul of a Polish woman (9-8) and the number of winners was less (4-8).
The decisive set was 3:2 for the German (with a breakthrough). From that moment on, Bulka played perfectly, winning four games in a row. I only lost five points in it.
In the whole game, Świątek definitely had more winners (36-14), but she also made more unforced errors (40-22).
In the quarter-finals, Bulka will play with the winner of the match: Madison Keys (USA, WTA 29) – Harriet Dart Great Britain, WTA 122. If he wins, he will be promoted to second place in the WTA rankings.
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