Hertogenbosch, Round 1: Alexandra Dulgheru def. (Q)Alison van Uytvanck 7:5 7:6(7!!!!)
Pity that it won't be streamed! Such a fun match!
Once again, Alexandra has amost killed me by watching the live scores, but in the end she managed to prevail for one more time!
The stats look pretty solid with more than 60% first serves in and more than 50% points won on both, the first and second service!
BP conversion sucked a big time with only 4/13 (0/6) afetr Alison's first two service games!
3 aces, 5 Dfs, 2 of them on MPs in the final tie breaker, sorry for my finger nails...
Still, she progressed after the hilarious 4-6, 7-6, 7-6 against sucky Coin from last year and won her first grass court match in straights and her first matches on every surface are a hot and nervwrecking mess anyway...
But one thing became obvious again! She total lacks the self-confidence and composure to close things out early or to take her chances which you can see on her slander on BPs also one at 4-4 in the second set! and the epic tie break chokery! But still she surprised me and won it in the end in straights after wasting her first 4 MPs!
Let's hope that this gave her some confidence back and good luck for the next match!