Eastbourne Tennis Intl 2018: Highlights – Semi Finals

 

Men’s Singles

Single’s: Lukas Lacko vs Marco Cecchinato

Result: Lukas Lacko defeated Marco Cecchinato by 6-3, 6-4.

Highlights:

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Lukas Lacko in action against Marco Cecchinato
  • It was an eye catching performance between Lukas Lacko and Marco Cecchinato as they both gave a very brilliant performance.
  • The Slovak play, Lukas Lacko took a perfect start by opening the scoring of the first set with a powerful shot.

  • On the other hand, Marco Cecchinato was struggling hard to score points.
  • However, the set eventually came to an end and Lukas Lacko sealed his victory in the first set by three points upfront.

  • It was a shocking defeat for the Italian player as he could lost the semi final if he loses the next set.
  • The second set started after a short break and this time Marco Cecchinato took the lead.

  • However, both the players were scoring points at a very fast pace and the match became more exciting when the score was equalized 4-4.
  • At last, it was Marco Cecchinato who lost the last two points in a quick succession and failed to reach the finals of Eastbourne Tennis Intl 2018.

  • Lukas Lacko finally made it to the finals where he will play against Mischa Zverev at Eastbourne Tennis Intl 2018.

 

Single’s: Mischa Zverev vs Mikhail Kukushkin

Result: Mischa Zverev defeated Mikhail Kukushkin in Eastbourne Tennis Intl 2018 by 7-6(9), 6-4.

Highlights:

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Mischa Zverev in action
  • The German, Mischa Zverev took the lead in the opening set of the match and was scoring points quickly.
  • On the other hand, Mikhail Kukushkin was also playing confidently and was recovering the lead.

  • After a tough fight between the two, the set eventually came to a tie-breaker as the score was equalized 6-6.
  • At last, Mischa Zverev won the set on the tie-break as Mikhail Kukushkin dropped a total of three points on his serve.

  • The match moved on to the second set and this time the Kazakhstan player, Mikhail Kukushkin opened the scoring of this set.
  • A resilient battle was witnessed between the two players again as the score became levelled at 4-4.

  • In the end, Mischa Zverev scored the last two points in a quick succession and won the second set too.
  • Mischa Zverev has now advanced to the finals of Eastbourne Tennis Intl 2018 where he will face Lukas Lacko.

 

Women’s Singles

Single’s: Caroline Wozniacki vs Angelique Kerber

Result: Caroline Wozniacki defeated Angelique Kerber by 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-4.

Highlights:

  • An absolute and breathtaking performance was witnessed by Caroline Wozniacki and the German star player, Angelique Kerber in all the three sets.
  • Caroline Wozniacki opened the scoring of the first set but she failed to extend her lead large enough for her opponent.

  • The 30-years old, Angelique Kerber looked on fire as she was playing very confidently and was scoring points at a very fast pace.
  • In the end, Caroline Wozniacki failed to win the first set as she lost many points on her serve.

  • The next set started with Angelique Kerber leading by one set. However, Caroline Wozniacki again took the lead in the second set.
  • Both the players were scoring points quickly and the match looked stranded after some time.

  • However, after a tough fight between the two, the set eventually came to a tie-breaker as the score were levelled at 6-6.
  • In the tie-break, Angelique Kerber got into pressure and lost a total of four serves which costed her the second set.
  • Now it was all down to the third and decisive set of the match for both of them.

  • Although, Angelique Kerber opened the scoring but Caroline Wozniacki was also scoring points quickly.
  • After a resilient battle, the Danish player, Caroline Wozniacki claimed the victory in the decisive set and made it to the finals.

  • Although, Caroline Wozniacki made three double faults as compared to Angelique Kerber who made only two, but still the German faced defeat in the last two sets.
  • Caroline Wozniacki will now face Aryna Sabalenka in the finals of Eastbourne Tennis Intl 2018.

 

Single’s: Aryna Sabalenka vs Agnieszka Radwanska

Result: Aryna Sabalenka defeated Agnieszka Radwanska by 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.

Highlights:

  • What an absolute and exquisite performance was witnessed today between Aryna Sabalenka and Agnieszka Radwanska throughout the match.
  • The Polish professional, Agnieszka Radwanska opened the scoring of the first set but failed to extend it large enough for her opponent.

  • While on the other hand, Aryna Sabalenka was scoring points at a very fast pace.
  • However, both the players were also losing points on their serve one after the other.
  • In the end of the first set, it was Aryna Sabalenka who sealed her win by leading three points upfront.

  • Despite a bad performance from Aryna Sabalenka in the first set, still she managed to win somehow.
  • The next started after some time and this time Aryna Sabalenka opened the scoring when Agnieszka Radwanska failed to score on her serve.

  • It was an exciting set to watch as Aryna Sabalenka was constantly losing points to Agnieszka Radwanska.
  • At last, Aryna Sabalenka failed to claim the victory in this set as she lost a total of three serves in it.
  • Now it was all down to the third set of the match which was a decisive one for both the players.

  • The Belarus player, Aryna Sabalenka took the lead in this set as she looked confident while playing.
  • However, on the other hand, Agnieszka Radwanska was also scoring points but at a very slow pace.
  • In the end, it was the Belarus tar, Aryna Sabalenka who sealed her win in this set with three points upfront.

  • Although, Agnieszka Radwanska made zero double faults in the whole match as compared to Aryna Sabalenka who made a total of six double faults, but still she lost it in the end.
  • Now Aryna Sabalenka will face the Danish star, Caroline Wozniacki in the final of Eastbourne Tennis Intl 2018.  

 

Men’s Doubles Final

Double’s: Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara vs Neal Skupski and Ken Skupski

Result: Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara defeated Neal Skupski and Ken Skupski in Eastbourne Tennis Intl 2018 by 7-5, 6-4.

Highlights:

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Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara after winning Eastbourne Tennis Intl 2018 doubles final
  • Although, Neal Skupski and Ken Skupski opened the scoring of the first set but they were not playing confidently.
  • On the other hand, Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara were down to three points after some time as they were dropping points on their serve.

  • However, after a tough fight, the score reached 5-5. But eventually, it was Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara who sealed their win in the first by scoring the last two points in a quick succession.

  • In the next set, Neal Skupski and Ken Skupski again took the lead after a beautiful drop shot was played by Neal Skupski.
  • However, again a resilient battle was witnessed between the British pairs as the score reached 4-3 with Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara leading.

  • At last, Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara finished the second set by scoring the last two points in a quick succession.
  • It was a great win for both the British players as they both lost the first round of Eastbourne Tennis Intl in 2017.

 

Women’s Doubles

Double’s: Irina-Camelia Begu and Mihaela Buzarnescu vs Ekaterina Makarova and Nadiia Kichenok

Result: Irina-Camelia Begu and Mihaela Buzarnescu defeated Ekaterina Makarova and Nadiia Kichenok in Eastbourne Tennis Intl 2018 by 4-6, 6-0, 10-6.

Highlights:

  • Although, Irina-Camelia Begu and Mihaela Buzarnescu opened the scoring of the first set but they failed to extend it large enough for the opponent pair.
  • A tough battle was seen in the opening set, as both the pairs were struggling hard to win it.

  • But in the end, Ekaterina Makarova and Nadiia Kichenok claimed their win in the firsts set when Irina-Camelia Begu and Mihaela Buzarnescu failed to score the last two points first.
  • In the second set, Irina-Camelia Begu and Mihaela Buzarnescu showed an absolute and dazzling performance.

  • They both not only took the lead but were constantly scoring points, while on the other hand, Ekaterina Makarova and Nadiia Kichenok were losing points on their serve.
  • In the end, Ekaterina Makarova and Nadiia Kichenok faced a humiliating defeat in the second set as they both were not able to score a single point in throughout the set.

  • Now it was all down to the third set of the match for both the pairs.
  • Ekaterina Makarova and Nadiia Kichenok took the lead in the third set as Irina-Camelia Begu and Mihaela Buzarnescu dropped the first point on their serve.

  • Both the pairs were playing confidently but in the end, Irina-Camelia Begu and Mihaela Buzarnescu won it as Ekaterina Makarova and Nadiia Kichenok both dropped a total of five points on their serve.
  • Irina-Camelia Begu and Mihaela Buzarnescu will now face Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yifan in the finals of Eastbourne Tennis Intl 2018.

 

Double’s: Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yifan vs Aryna Sabalenka and Hsieh Su-wei

Result: Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yifan defeated Aryna Sabalenka and Hsieh Su-wei in Eastbourne Tennis Intl 2018 by 6-7(4), 7-5, 13-11.

Highlights:

  • Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yifan opened the scoring of the first set and were scoring points quickly.
  • While on the other hand, Aryna Sabalenka and Hsieh Su-wei were also gaining points at a very fast pace.

  • A tough battle was seen in the opening set, as both the pairs were struggling hard to win it.
  • At last, the set came to a tie-breaker after the score was levelled at 6-6.

  • However, Aryna Sabalenka and Hsieh Su-wei secured their win on the tie-break as Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yifan lost a total of four points on their serve.
  • In the second set, Aryna Sabalenka and Hsieh Su-wei opened the scoring this time.
  • Both the pairs were performing very well as the score reached 5-5.

  • In the end, Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yifan claimed the victory in this set and the match moved on to the deciding set.
  • An exquisite performance was seen by both the pairs as they both were scoring points immediately after they lost a point.

  • After a hard fought battle, Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yifan finally won in the end and made it to the finals.
  • Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yifan will now face Irina-Camelia Begu and Mihaela Buzarnescu in the final of Eastbourne Tennis Intl 2018.

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