Birmingham Classic 2018: Day 8 – Highlights

 

Women’s Tennis Highlights

Single’s: Petra Kvitova vs Mihaela Buzarnescu

Result: Petra Kvitova defeated Mihaela Buzarnescu by 6-3, 6-2.

Highlights:

  • Petra Kvitova took a great start in the first set as she scored the first point and kept on extending it.
  • While, on the other hand Mihaela Buzarnescu was only able to recover three points and eventually lost the first set.

  • However, Mihaela Buzarnescu opened the scoring of the next set but she failed to extend her lead large enough for his opponent to chase it.

  • In the end Petra Kvitova sealed her win as Mihaela Buzarnescu lost some points on her serve.
  • Petra Kvitova booked her name into the final of Birmingham Classic 2018 where she will face Magdalena Rybarikova.

Single’s: Magdalena Rybarikova vs Barbora Strycova

Result: Magdalena Rybarikova defeated Barbora Strycova by 7-6(1), 6-4.

Highlights:

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  • Magdalena Rybarikova opened the scoring as Barbora Strycova failed to took the lead on her serve.
  • Both players played well throughout the set as it eventually came to a tie-breaker after the score was equalized 6-6.

  • Magdalena Rybarikova claimed the victory in the first set as Barbora Strycova lost a total of three points on her serve.
  • The next set started after a short break and again Magdalena Rybarikova took the lead.

  • However, Barbora Strycova came in action and equalized the score after some time.
  • But in the end, Barbora Strycova faced defeat by 6-4 as she lost the last point on her serve.

  • Magdalena Rybarikova will now face the Czech star, Petra Kvitova in the final of Birmingham Classic 2018.

Birmingham Classic 2018: Day 7 – Highlights

Double’s: Elise Mertens and Demi Schuurs vs Kveta Peschke and Nicole Melichar

Result: Elise Mertens and Demi Schuurs defeated Kveta Peschke and Nicole Melichar by 6-3, 2-6, 10-7.

Highlights:

  • Elise Mertens and Demi Schuurs opened the scoring of the first set and extended their lead continuously at a fast pace.
  • However, Kveta Peschke and Nicole Melichar struggled hard to recover the score but they were only able to score three points.

  • In the end, Elise Mertens and Demi Schuurs won the opening set and the match moved on to the second set.
  • Kveta Peschke and Nicole Melichar showed an outclass performance in the second set as they both were scoring points quickly.

  • Elise Mertens and Demi Schuurs faced a terrible defeat in the end of this set and now the match came to the decisive set.
  • Both the pairs gave their best in this set and after a tough fight, score became levelled at 7-7.

  • However, Elise Mertens and Demi Schuurs scored the last two points in a quick succession and finally won the set by three points.
  • Elise Mertens and Demi Schuurs will now face Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic in the final of Birmingham Classic 2018.

Double’s: Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic vs Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova

Result: Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic defeated Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova by 7-5, 7-6(6).

Highlights:

  • Despite taking the lead in the first set, Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova failed to extend it large enough for their opponents.

  • However, Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic recovered the lead after some time but Katerina and Barbora were also fighting back.
  • Soon the score was equalized 5-5. But in the end, Kristina Mladenovic and Timea Babos sealed their win after Katerina and Barbora lost a point on their serve.

  • The match moved on to the next set in which Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic opened the scoring.
  • However, both the pairs gave their best performance as the set eventually came to a tie-breaker.

  • All of them were playing confidently in the tie-break but in the end Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova lost the last point on their serve which led them to failure in this set.
  • Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic will now play against Elise Mertens and Demi Schuurs in the final of Birmingham Classic 2018.

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