Re: Luxembourg QF: Ostapenko def. Lottner 6-1 6-1
The words "clinical" and "Ostapenko" don't seem to go together very often. But that's the best adjective I can come up with. Barely a letdown.
Lottner was nervous to start with and may have been hampered by a lower back problem, but she was not able to stay with Penko for any extended period of time. Still very valuable points this week for her, and she must take encouragement from this tournament.
Blinkova next, a whole different kettle of fish. However I hope the rock-paper-scissors streak continues (Korpatsch beats Gauff, Ostapenko beats Korpatsch, Gauff beats Ostapenko, Blinkova beats Gauff, Ostapenko beats Blinkova??)