Arantxa won her first round at 25k Wiesbaden 75 75 over Polina Vinogradova.
I saw the match from 75 53* in the 2nd. Aran had *52, but choked it to 5-all. She made little to no errors, but she was just grinding and hoping for Vinogradova to make an error. Occassionally she managed to force Vingradova into a slice which she hit in the net not less than once. Aran also double faulted like 4 times in the 2nd part of the 2nd set so I wonder how many she hit in total.
Quite some things to improve for her next round. More aggressive play should be the primary focus. Playing against Lucic-Baroni or against Lesley Kerkhove in Round 2.
It seems like self confidence is growing.
Rus didnt only beat Kerkhove today (6-3 4-6 6-4), but after this (seemingly) long battle, she also beat Hradecka convincingly: 6-2 6-4
Nusport commented that Rus was serving for the match at 5-2, got broken (as usual), but managed to finish it at 5*-4. Very nice results today, especially Hradecka is a good opponent, who beat her last week.
I saw most of the match and indeed she played well. Again she was limitting her unforced errors and moving well, attacking when she could. Hradecka was out of sorts for most of the match and Aran forced errors from her with her heavy spin balls, especially in the first set. Aran lead 62 51 when Hradecka started to play better. Aran managed to win luckily