Kimiko wins 6-4 3-6 7-6 (5) against Stevenson. Stevenson played really well and hit 17 aces, but Kimiko was able to pull it off after wasting five match points, though to be fair, Stevenson did hit winners on almost all of them.
She has a pretty kind draw and the quick courts will help her. I think she can make a good run here.
congrats kimiko for a good fight. never expcted lexy to play that well! it's a shame they had to play in R1, it could have been a great match for the QF or SF....but now keep winning kimiko, get some ranking points, you need them!
Kimikoso happy She got the win,Her points as champion here last year have come off,Kimiko really needs a good week to get some points back.,and lift her ranking,I think she has a good draw here too,no reason Kimiko can't reach the final here.next up Ling Zhang,good luck Kimiko......