A small tour and then goes away. The head of series number four of the tournament of Birmingham, Elina Svitolina is already eliminated after his defeat in the first round against Margarita Gasparyan in almost two hours of play (6-3, 3-6, 6-4). Surprise entry on his service, the Ukrainian ran behind his opponent throughout the first round, eventually losing 6-3 and a departure complicated. However, the seventh player in global property recovery by including the break three times in the second set to win the race on his fifth opportunity. Back to equality, Svitolina has quickly lost his service in the second act, leaving Gasparyan several games ahead to win the encounter. The Ukrainian does not start his season on turf in the best conditions, while his opponent will play against Alexandrova or Martic in the next round.
Sabalenka tilts the tie-break of the third
A few hours after Elina Svitolina, this is Aryna Sabalenka who has left the tournament earlier than expected. The head of series number five is tilted in three rounds also in the face Su-Wei Hsieh (6-3, 2-6, 7-6). Breakée input, the Belarusian was not able to take the game to his account in the first set, she again lost her service to allow her opponent to win the race. A poor initiate who has awakened the tenth player in the world because she has left no chance to the Taiwanese in the second act out of games back perfect for taking a nice feed and equalize. After having reset the counters to zero, Sabalenka thought to have done the hard in the last round by taking the opponent’s service, but it was without counting on the mental strength of Hsieh, who has débreaké at the best of times. In the decisive game of the third set, the 28th world has left no chance to his opponent without losing a single point to reach the second round where she will face Barbora Strycova.
Mladenovic falls back into its through
The French thought it could achieve a good season on the turf after his journey to Nottingham, she was finally more work before starting Wimbledon. Kristina Mladenovic lost in the first round on Monday in the face of the 76eme player world Evgeniya Rodina (6-2, 2-6, 6-4). A hit in three innings for the Russian who has offered the service of his opponent three times in the first set to quickly take the advantage. Despite a comeback from the player habs in the second act, with only two games granted, Rodina was the highest in the last set. While the two players fought for the breaker, it is the Russian who did it in end of handle, twice, to qualify for the second round of the event british.
Karolina Pliskova passes without problem
Invited to this tournament, the third player of the world has been made to respect the hierarchy in the face of Mihaela Buzarnescu. Karolina Pliskova has become the second round after a success-well-built-in two sets and only 1: 11 set (6-3, 6-4). While the Romanian has offered a great opposition in the first act, the Czech has upped his level in the sixth game to make the break and keep his advantage. A scenario replicated in the second round with an opponent’s service, acquired much earlier to end the encounter peacefully, and offer a chance to meet his sister in the next round. For its part, Johanna Konta has not trembled in the face Anett Kontaveit to qualify (6-4, 6-2).
BIRMINGHAM (Great Britain, WTA Premier, turf, 897 230€)
Title holder : Petra Kvitova (RTC)
Osaka (JAP, n°1) – Sakkari (GRE)
Dart (GBR, WC) – Putintseva (KAZ)
Rodina (RUS) bat Mladenovic (FRA) : 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Yastremska (UKR) – Georges (ALL, n°8)
Gasparyan (RUS) bat Svitolina (UKR, n°4) : 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Alexandrova (RUS) – Martic (CRO)
Ostapenko (LET) – Swiatek (POL, Q)
Konta (GBR, n°7) bat Kontaveit (EST) : 6-4, 6-2
Hsieh (TAI) beats Sabalenka (BIE, n°5) : 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(1)
Strycova (RTC) bat Watson (GBR, WC) : 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Kr.Pliskova (RTC, Q) – Tomova (BUL, Q)
Ka.Pliskova (RTC, n°3, WC) bat Buzarnescu (ROU) : 6-3, 6-4
Wang (CHN, n°6) – Davis (USA, Q)
V. Williams (USA, WC) – Sasnovich (IBE)
Brady (USA) – Tsurenko (UKR)
Vekic (CRO) – Barty (AUS, n°2)