c:harleston/b:ogota #IV

Charleston, Bogota, Lisbon, …

  • Charleston – [15] Amanda Anisimova def [1] Aryna Sabalenka by 36 64 63. // [LL] Coco Vandeweghe def [6] Jessica Pegula by 64 36 64. // [10] Belinda Bencic def [9] Madison Keys by 64 64. // Anhelina Kalinina def [12] Alize Cornet by 765 75. // [4] Ons Jabeur def Irina-Camelia Begu by 63 62. // Two matches to play for some of the players. After beating Leylah Fernandez by 36 63 64 earlier that day Magda Linette manages to get the better of Kaia Kanepi in her second match as well by 63 46 62.
  • Bogota – No reportable surprises.
  • Lisbon – Tomova giving Gerlach quite a taste of her own medicine, which is bringing back each and every ball, producing tricky shots until finally the opponent is making the error. And the Bulgarian has some other nasty arrows in her quiver, winning strokes with excellent width, speed and precision. Gerlach would need to reconsider her game quite thoroughly in order to make further progress. Nasty slices and top spins combined with amazing fitness aren’t enough to break through to the summit area of the rankings. Yet it seems to me that she tenaciously refuses to do so. Like Popeye said. “I yam what I yam & dats what I yam!” Well, I do like the stubborn ones. I really do! Being oneself no matter if win or lose is a high and much too rare quality. Tomova wins by 61 763. But hey, how watchable the efforts of the German to stay in the match during the last three or four games. // Friedsam out as well, Cocciaretto wins by 61 26 75.

Viktoriya Tomova