The second Latvian women’s tennis racket Anastasia Sevastova On Monday, he lost in the first round of the WTA Premier 5 tournament in Rome.
Sevastova, who ranks 46th in the WTA ranking, gave in to Jasmine Paolin, who is ranked 99th in the world, with 2-6, 3-6.
In the first game, Paolini won the first game with her service, but then the tennis player who took the service was five times superior. In the seventh game, the Italian managed to use the right to serve, but in the eighth she was beaten by Latvian tennis players. – 6-2
In the second set, after the “dry”, the first game was lost while serving to the opponent, in the second, the Latvian tennis player lost by serving himself. Only one of the two break points was played – 0: 2.
As both athletes struggled with the difficulty of serving, the point, serving the opponent, both tennis players scored up to the ninth game, in which the Italian finally won their service game, concluding the game with a success of 6-2, 6-3.
A total of 13 games out of 17 were won by the player who did not serve.
Until now, the two tennis players had not played against each other.
For his performance in Rome, Sevastova earned one point in the WTA rank.
Sevastova was previously in the US, where the US Open ended its eight-loss series but stopped in the second round. Liepāja has won only two of the 12 games this season, before winning the first round of the US Open, gaining previous success in the Federation Cup, when Serena Williams was defeated. On the WTA tour, her balance this season is 1-9.
Meanwhile, Paolini is the sixth tournament since the resumption of the season. She was also in the US before, but lost in both tournaments in New York in the first game. The Italian returned to Europe and took part in the tournament in Istanbul, where he did not win the second round. During his career, the Italian tennis player did not stand out with great success, entering the top eight in three WTA tournaments.
In the second round, Paolin is waiting for a meeting with the first racket of the tournament and the second number of the WTA ranking Simon Halep from Romania.
Currently, in another tournament game, Latvia’s first racket Alona Ostapenko is meeting with Polish Magda Lineti.
The Rome Premier 5 tournament takes place on clay.