Domingo, 20 Agosto, 2017

Top seed Svitolina starts with win over Watson

Svitolina scrapes through in Birmingham Heather Watson shows encouraging signs in three-set defeat to Elina Svitolina at the Aegon Classic
Danilo Martir | 20 Junio, 2017, 11:20

That happened when No. 1 Angelique Kerber withdrew on Sunday with a strained tendon.

The action began in Birmingham today at the Aegon Classic, with eighth seed Barbora Strycova and second seed Elina Svitolina amongst those making it through on one of the hottest days of the year in Britain.

Watson was too error-strewn in the opening set to put any real pressure on her opponent but recovered well in the second.

"I knew she would have the crowd with her, so I was trying to fight for everything", Svitolina said.

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Svitolina overcame the British No. 2, the victor when they met on grass at Eastbourne two years ago, by surviving a worrying mid-match dip when her first serve deserted her, and won 6-2, 5-7, 6-3. Neither could Svitolina be relied on to close out a match after recently letting slip a one-set and 5-0 lead against Simona Halep in the...

The World No. 5 will face the qualifier Camila Giorgi or the 20-year-old Natalia Vikhlyantseva next. I was very happy that I could finish in the third set on my serve.

However, Davis performed a remarkable turnaround to win three games in a row and serve for the win, though another momentum swing saw the Japanese break back and forced a tiebreak, which she comfortably took 7-4 to get her first grass court win of the season with a 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 victory.

Strycova, who lost in the final to Madison Keys a year ago, saved all of the three break points against her as she was simply too strong for the Kazakh.

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Naomi Broady, another British wild card, dropped the first three games of the match before rallying for a 7-6 (3), 6-0 victory over Alize Cornet of France.

Top seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will return on Tuesday after bad light resulted in her meeting with Sara Sorribes Tormo being suspended while she was a break up at 4-6 7-5 3-2.

There is a packed day of action tomorrow, with the likes of Petra Kvitova, Dominika Cibulkova, and Garbine Muguruza amongst those in action.

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