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Sevastov Jurmala & # 39; s International & # 39; tournament debuts with trust gain – Tennis – Apollo.lv – Sports



The first edition of Sevastov's competition, defeated the Russian athlete Varvar Flink (WTA 128) in her first Baltic Open game 6-2, 6-1.

In & # 39; the first set of & # 39; a match proved Sevastov's favorite status quite quickly, and broke the serve of & # 39; opponent in & # 39; a first set and reached 1-0. In & # 39; the next three games managed to protect the players their serve, but in & # 39; A fifth could not score the opponent of Sevastov, and reached the safe 4-1. After the match, Sevastov won over victories in his serve family, but the Russian had to float to protect his serve. Sevastova won the set in the eighth family, then they did not go to a playoff 15:15 filigree team over & # 39; an opponent took a 40:15 lead but at & # 39; the next serve won with 6-2.

Also in the second set, the Latvian remained the opponent of & # 39; hunting a corner of a court, and soon won the lead 4-1, to get the serve of & # 39; an opponent was twice broken. In the next match, Latvian played convincingly, and gave them a free kick & # 39; a left corner of the field, which resulted in a 40-0 lead, but at & # 39; the next serve came 5-1. The next game appeared to be the last game in which Sevastova forced his opponent to make a mistake, leading by 40:15. The Latvian scored the first point of a game with a short shot, but in the second, after a long game, the ball found a place in & # 39; a corner of the opponent's field, which resulted in a convincing 6-1 victory.

The two tennis players had not played together so far, but Sevastova earned 30 WTA points for the second round.

In the second round, the winner of this match will be the Slovenian Dalil Jakupovich, who's ranked. She beat Anna Bogdan of Romania, ranked 126th, in the first round with 6-3, 7-6 (7: 5).

She has won no WTA titles in her career, but has won 21 in 33 matches this season, many of which have been won by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Tour.

Meanwhile, Sevastov has played 35 matches this season, and earned 20 successes, but failed to defend the title of last year at Bucharest International Test last year.

In turn, to Sevastov, Alona Ostapenko will go to the field and will be assigned the eighth number. The Latvian will play in the first match against Bernard Peru & # 39; e FS.

On Monday, Latvia reached its third racket Diana Marcinkevich, who won her first win on the WTA Main Event. Daniel Vismane and Camilla Bartone did not win the first round of qualifying matches.

For the first time in Latvia, Latvia hosts a WTA competition. The tournament is organized by the Russian sports marketing agency "ONE SGM", but earlier this competition was held in Moscow, but last year it was decided to move to Jurmala.

At the Baltic Open, tennis players will participate in a prize pool of $ 250,000 (€ 223,000) and the winner will receive 280 WTA points.


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