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WTA – Adelaide: Barty kicks off season with narrow win

Marie Mahé, published on Tuesday January 14, 2020 at 8:53 am

For her entry into the Adelaide WTA tournament in Australia, the Australian world number one and seeded n ° 1 Ashleigh Barty had to work to overcome the Russian player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 31st world player, in three innings (4-6, 6-3, 7-5) and 2h10 of play.

She could certainly have avoided all of her scares for her recovery. At the Adelaide WTA tournament in Australia, on hard outside, the Australian world number one and seeded n ° 1 Ashleigh Barty finally came to the end of the Russian player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 31st world player, in three innings (4 -6, 6-3, 7-5) and 2h10 of play. The Australian, who was back in 2020, therefore needed a set to get up. During this one, Barty lost only once his service, at 2-2, before failing in his only attempt to break, in stride. From then on, the Russian did not let go of her short but no less precious advantage, to end up concluding, on her first set ball (4-6). Behind it, the world number one therefore took matters into its own hands.

Stephens falls from above

However, after a break at 2-1, followed by a break point saved in stride, she ended up being broken, at 4-2. His opponent did not have time to take advantage of it, and thus lost his service. What the top seed n ° 1 has perfectly improved, by equalizing on his own throw-in (6-3). The third and last set was particularly disputed. The two players did not really shine in service and thanks to three breaks against two, so it is indeed the highest ranked of the two who ended up having the last word (7-5). It also works for Aryna Sabalenka (n ° 6) and Marketa Vondrousova (n ° 8), who fall respectively from Su-Wei Hsieh (5-7, 6-1, 7-5) and Tatjana Maria (6-3, 6 -0). However, Sloane Stephens, down to 25th in the world, fell against Arina Rodionova, after qualifying, in two small heats (6-2, 6-2).

ADELAIDE (Australia, WTA Premier, hard exterior, € 704,047)
First edition, replaces the Sydney tournament

2nd round
Barty (AUS, n ° 1) defeated Pavlyuchenkova (RUS): 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Rodionova (AUS, Q) – Vondrousova (RTC, n ° 8)
Bencic (SUI, n ° 4, WC) – Goerges (ALL)
Collins (USA) – Kenin (USA, # 7)

Sakkari (GRE) – Vekic (CRO)
Yastremska (UKR) – Kerber (ALL, n ° 9)
Sabalenka (BIE, n ° 6, WC) – Pera (USA, Q)
Tomljanovic (AUS, WC) – Halep (ROU, n ° 2)

1st round
Barty (AUS, n ° 1) – Bye
Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) defeated Kontaveit (EST): 6-2, 6-4
Rodionova (AUS, Q) beats Stephens (USA): 6-2, 6-2
Vondrousova (RTC, n ° 8) bat Maria (ALL, LL): 6-3, 6-0

Bencic (SUI, n ° 4, WC) defeated Kasatkina (RUS, Q): 6-4, 6-4
Goerges (ALL) bat Hon (AUS, WC): 7-6 (7), 6-3
Collins (USA) defeated Sasnovich (BIE, Q): 6-3, 6-2
Kenin (USA, # 7) defeated Golubic (SUI, Q): 6-0, 6-4

Sakkari (GRE) defeated Diatchenko (RUS, LL): 7-5, 6-2
Vekic (CRO) defeats Sevastova (LET): 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Yastremska (UKR) bat Babos (HON, LL): 7-5, 6-3
Kerber (ALL, n ° 9) defeated Wang (CHN): 6-1, 6-3

Sabalenka (BIE, n ° 6, WC) bat Hsieh (TPE): 5-7, 6-1, 7-5
Pera (USA, Q) defeated Strycova (RTC): 7-6 (6), 6-3
Tomljanovic (AUS, WC) defeated Putintseva (KAZ, Q): 7-6 (4), 6-2
Halep (ROU, n ° 2) – Bye