Re: Moscow and Luxembourg 2019 | Draws & Results
MOSCOW- ROUND ONE
Anete Karklina def (1) Fleri Hingisafrilia 1-6 7-6(3) 6-3
The Latvian shocks world #1, and the Russian crowd by unending Hingisafrilia in three sets. Karklina, despite being dominated in the first set, showed the crowd in Moscow that she could take home the title.
Sienna Campbell def Soo-Jung Park 6-4 7-6(4)
Campbell is one of the most consistent, yet subtle, players on the FWTT tour. She earns an impressive win today over the impressive, Park. Park may be working through the disappointment of just narrowly missing out on the FWTT Finals but will be the favorite in Zhuhai.
Zivka Zabokrecina def Nastya Korobkina 2-6 7-6(3) 6-3
Local favorite, Korobkina, just didn't have enough juice to defeat the, now veteran, Zabokrecina. Up a set and 5-4, Korobkina lost serve and eventually the set. The pressure may have deemed to be too much for the younger as Zabokrecina moves into the quarterfinals.
Chantal Chan def (4) Anastasia Nemayeva 7-6(1) 3-6 6-4
Former world number 1 knocks of tournament favorite and hometown hero today with an impressive three-set win. Chan is certainly doing well as she gets her balance returning to tour.
Ariana Salvatore def (3) Maria Abdiakova 7-5 6-4
In yet another upset of the day, the impressively talent Salvatore takes out the hottest player on tour, US Open champion, Abdiakova. Salvatore will surely be a favorite for the title.
Oksana Mikhailova def Sabine Graf 6-4 3-6 7-5
In a battle between two talented players, Mikhailova gave the Russian crowd some hope after two other Russian losses as she defeats Graf in three. Graf has been struggling to find her form in Asia but is a multi-year champion in Zhuhai where she flourishes so look out for Sabine as a favorite next week.
Alexandra Anastadis def Tina Faye-Falcon 6-0 6-0
Alexa disposes quickly of the former #3 and grand slam champion, Falcon. It seems these two's streaks may be opposites as Alexa, a former top ten player makes her way up the rankings and Falcon struggles to find her form.
(2) Bianka Harlow def Kathleen Pryde-Degman 7-6(3) 7-6(7)*
In Day One's final match-up, two veterans faced off on center court. It was the German who prevails in two very narrow tiebreakers to move into the quarters.
*tiebreaker determined by ranking as both players have same surface preference