Birmingham Classic 2018 Highlights: Day 5 – 1st Half
Women’s Tennis Highlights
Single’s: Magdalena Rybarikova vs Kristina Mladenovic
Result: Magdalena Rybarikova defeated Kristina Mladenovic by 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.
- An outclass performance was seen today between Magdalena and Kristina in all the three sets.
- Kristina Mladenovic took the lead in the first set however, Magdalena started recovering it after some time.
- But unfortunately, Magdalena Rybarikova lost some points on the serve and ultimately lost the set by 6-3.
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- Magdalena Rybarikova opened the scoring in the second set and build up a great lead for Kristina Mladenovic.
- Kristina however, managed to recover only a few points and eventually lost the set to Magdalena by 6-2.
- The match moved on to the decisive set as Kristina Mladenovic faced a terrible defeat in the last set.
Former Birmingham champion Magdalena Rybarikova defeats an ailing Kristina Mladenovic 3-6 6-2 6-1. A welcome win for Magda after falling early in Nottingham. She looks satisfied with the way she finished that. One point dropped on serve in Set 3. #wta
— Jake Davies (@jakedavi5) June 20, 2018
- Soon the third set started and Magdalena Rybarikova again took the lead this time.
- Magdalena played at its best in this set as she let Kristina Mladenovic to grab only a single point against her.
- Magdalena Rybarikova will now face Dalila Jakupovic in her next match of Birmingham Classic 2018.
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Single’s: Elina Svitolina vs Alize Cornet
Result: Elina Svitolina defeated Alize Cornet by 6-4, 6-2.
- Alize Cornet took the lead in the first set and was extending it at a very good pace.
- However, on the other hand, Elina Svitolina recovered the points after some time and the match became more exciting.
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- At last, it was Elina Svitolina who claimed her win in the first set by 6-4 as she won the last points on her serve.
- The match moved on to the next decisive set for both the players.
— Maarten vdMaazen (@myalansky) June 20, 2018
- Alize Cornet again took the lead in this set but she failed to extend it large enough for the Elina Svitolina.
- The Ukrainian star, Elina not only recovered the points but she also sealed the win in this set by 6-2 after giving an outstanding performance against Alize.
— British Tennis (@BritishTennis) June 20, 2018
Double’s: Kveta Peschke and Nicole Melichar vs Daria Kasatkina and Garbine Muguruza
Result: Kveta Peschke and Nicole Melichar defeated Daria Kasatkina and Garbine Muguruza by 1-6, 7-6(5), 14-12.
- Even though, Kveta Peschke and Nicole Melichar faced defeat in the first set against Daria Kasatkina and Garbine Muguruza but still they won the next two sets.
- Garbine and Daria took the lead in the opening set and kept on extending their lead.
- In the end, Kveta Peschke and Nicole Melicar failed to chase them and eventually lost the first set by 1-6.
Nicole Melichar/Kveta Peschke 58.90% 👍
Daria Kasatkina/Garbine Muguruza 41.10%
— Tennis Predictions (@winfo_tenis) June 20, 2018
- It was a shocking defeat for Kveta and Nicole as they were only able to make a point against their opponents.
- In the second set, both the pairs gave their best as the set came to a tie-breaker after the score was equalized 6-6.
Amazing doubles match 😱😱 which went down to the wire even in the tie break with @NicoleMelichar @peschke and Kveta Peschke coming out on top against @GarbiMuguruza @kasatkinafp #NatureValleyClassic #AegonChampion #WTA pic.twitter.com/V8RjiSjDJn
— Forward Factor (@ForwardFactor) June 20, 2018
- But finally, Kveta Peschke and Nicole Melicar won this set on the tie-break and the match moved on to the decisive set.
- Fantastic performance was seen in this set too by both the pairs as they fought bravely till the end of the set.
- Kveta and Nicole took the lead in this set while on the other hand Garbine Muguruza and Daria Kasatkina recovered the points soon.
— Washington Kastles (@WashKastles) June 20, 2018
- At last, Garbine Muguruza and Daria Kasatkina lost this set and didn’t make it to the next round of the Birmingham Classic 2018.
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