In the first round of the WTA1000 tournament in Doha, two Americans Sofia Kenin and Ann Lee met. Before the match, Kenin was favored by bookmakers. She is on the 90th line of the rating. Ann Lee is located on the 57th place.
Review of the WTA1000 match in Doha: Sofia Kenin - Ann Lee
Sofia has lost her last five meetings. Ann Lee was able to win one of the last 5 games. She outplayed Kamila Rakhimova. Between themselves, the rivals met only once. The victory was won by Sophia.
Review of the first set of the match of the WTA1000 tournament in Doha: Sofia Kenin - Ann Lee
Ann Lee was the first to serve. According to the game of both tennis players, it was felt that they were far from the optimal game form. Even simple blows were thwarted. The first half of the set was held in an equal fight. It even showed up on the bill. After the 6th game the score was 3-3. In the 6th game the score was "exactly".
Ann Lee wins game 7 on her serve. In the 8th game, Kenin won back one break point, but lost the game due to a double. With the break realized, Ann Lee took the lead: 3 - 5. She went to serve for the set. Lee wins his serve and set. Score 1 set: 3 - 6. Match score: 0 - 1.
Review of the second set of the match of the WTA1000 tournament in Doha: Sofia Kenin - Ann Lee
Kenin was the first to serve. She confidently wins her serve. Lee wins game 2. In the future, the set was held in an equal fight. After 10 games the score is 5-5. Kenin wins 11 games. Ann Lee puts the game on a time break.
Time break 2 sets
Kenin served first. She wins the first point. On serves, Li Kening was able to win one rally. True, she immediately lost one of her 2. After the 11th draw, the score is 6-5. Kenin wins the 12th draw and the set. Set score: 7 - 6. Match score: 1 - 1.
Review of the third set of the match of the WTA1000 tournament in Doha: Sofia Kenin - Ann Lee
Ann Lee was the first to serve. Lee was able to play a couple of breaks and won the first game. In the second game, Kenin already played a break and won a point on her serve. In game 3, Lee wins back a break point and takes a point on his serve. Score: 1 - 2. Lee wins game 6 under "0" on the pitch of Kenin. With a break, she led: 2 - 4.
In game 7, Lee won 4 draws in a row. Thus, she won 10 draws in a row. In the end, she takes her serve, giving up one draw. Score: 2 - 5. In the 8th game, Kenin won back one point on her serve. But alas, in the 9th game, Lee wins his serve. Score 3 sets: 3 - 6. Match score: 1 - 2. Ann Lee goes to the next round of the WTA1000 tournament in Doha. She will play against M. Sakkari. In this match, Sakkari looks like the undisputed favorite.