Kutuzova won 61 75 in 1h41 min
. Kristina had a SP in the second set, but fell down after a missed attempt at converting it ... It's not the first time that she choked, but against a more experienced player, it's not so surprising. She is French after all!
It's good to see that she managed to challenge an accomplished top 200 player, but I can't help thinking that she could have done better. She took advantage of Kutuzova's second serves, but on her side, she couldn't stay solid on her own serve hitting again 13 DFs (but 6 aces
Too bad, but I wished she could have taken this occasion. We'll have to wait a bit more before signs of a breakthrough.
Her next tournament will be on May 19th for the Trofeo Bonfiglio (GA) in Milano, unless she receives a WC somewhere else like in St Gaudens the week before.
Kristina is 44th in the juniors rankings by the way