Simona Halep played her first match of the year on turf. The Romanian tennis player kicked off her performance at the WTA 250 Championships in Birmingham. A stunning thriller was the confrontation between Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia and Swiss Victoria Golubic.
Getty Images / Zac Goodwin / PA Images / Pictured: Simona Halep
Simona Halep (WTA 20) debuted in Birmingham for the second time. In 2015, she reached the quarter-finals. On Monday, her opponent was Lesia Corenko (WTA 116). The Romanian came back with 1:3 in the second set and defeated the Ukrainian 6:1, 6:4. In 78 minutes, the 2019 Wimbledon champion defended seven of his nine break points and had five out of seven breakout opportunities.
Caroline Garcia (WTA 74) won in 6:7 (4), 6:4, 7:6 (6) Victoria Golubic (WTA 51) after a battle full of twists and turns. In the first set, the French missed the lead 5:2 and six sets of balls, three of them at 5:3 and 40-0. The second half witnessed one break, which the tennis player scored from Lyon 4-3. In the conclusive version, Garcia is reborn from a state of 3:5. The meeting lasted 2 hours and 48 minutes.
Elena-Gabriela Ruse (WTA 55) triumphed 7:6 (6), 7:6 (12) Qiang Wang (WTA 146) after 2 hours 1 minute. In the second set tiebreak, Roman defended three set pieces and used the fifth set. Both players scored five breaks throughout the match. Ross scored another six points (89-83).
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Lauren Davis (WTA 108) won 7:6 (2), 7:6 (5) against Kaja Jovan (WTA 60). The American made up for the breakthrough in both groups. In the first she rose from 0:3, and in the second she returned from 2:4. Harriet Dart (WTA 106) smashed Camila Osorio (WTA 61) 6:2, 6:0 in 69 minutes. The Briton scored 64 of the 103 points he played (62.1%). I used six of the nine break points. In the second round, he will face Halep.
Donna Vicki (WTA 92) beat Coco Vandeweghe 6:4, 6:4 (WTA WTA 122). The Croatian player scored 27 out of 32 points with her first pass. I traded three out of six chances for a breakthrough. Aleksandra Krunic (WTA 103) won 6:4, 7:6 (6) against Petra Martic (WTA 73). In the first set, Serbka won four straight games of 2:4. In the second, she was 3-0 up, but the Croatian made up for losing the break. In the tiebreak, Krunić saved two sets of balls at 4-6.
Rothsay Classic Birmingham, Birmingham (UK)
WTA 250, grass field, total prize money of 251.7 thousand. dollar
Monday 13th June
First round of singles:
Simona Halep (Romania 2) beat Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) 6-1, 6-4
Elena Gabriella Ross (Romania) beat Qiang Wang (China) 7-6 (6), 7-6 (12).
Lauren Davis (US) Pat Kaja Jovan (Slovenia) 7-6 (2) 7-6 (5).
Caroline Garcia (France) by Victoria Golubic (Switzerland) 6-7 (5) 6-4 7-6 (6)
Donna Vekic (Croatia, Q) beat Coco Vandewig (USA, Q) 6-4, 6-4
Aleksandra Krunic (Serbia, L.L.) beat Petra Martic (Croatia) 6-4, 7-6 (6).
Harriet Dart (UK, Colombia) beat Camila Osorio (Colombia) 6-2, 6-0
Alicia Rusulska has something to regret. missed opportunity
Fight in the first set and knockout in the second. We know the champion of the tournament in Den Bosch
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