In the second round of the WTA1000 tournament in Doha, Arina Sobolenko played against Alize Cornet. The Belarusian tennis player takes the 2nd line in the World ranking. The Frenchwoman is located on the 37th line. Bookmakers prefer Sobolenko.
Review of the match of the 2nd round of the WTA1000 tournament in Doha: A. Sobolenko - A. Cornet
Arina has not yet gained the optimal shape. She performs hard and can not always quickly cope with her opponents. Alize Cornet is always trying to impose a fight.
Review of the first set of the match of the 2nd round of the WTA1000 tournament in Doha: A. Sobolenko - A. Cornet
The first to serve was Alize Cornet. The fight started from the first game. After "exactly" Cornet was able to win the first point. Arina confidently wins the 2nd game on her serve. In the 3rd game, Sobolenko converted a break point. She took the lead: 2 - 1. Immediately won her serve. Score: 3 - 1. In the 5th game, Cornet wins his serve and closes the gap in the score: 3 - 2. Later on, Sobolenko wins his 2 serves and realizes a break point. As a result, the score of the first set: 6 - 2.
Review of the second set of the match of the 2nd round of the WTA1000 tournament in Doha: A. Sobolenko - A. Cornet
The first to serve was Alize Cornet. Sobolenko wins the first game under "0". With a realized break point, Arina took the lead in the second set. Sobolenko immediately wins his serve. Thanks to several mistakes by Arina and one ace, Alize was able to win a point on her serve. Sobolenko wins 4 games. In the 5th game Arina converted another break point and took the lead: 4 - 1. Arina won the 6th game. She had to win the opponent's serve.
With certain difficulties, Cornet was able to realize her serve. The score was reduced: 5 - 2. Arina Sobolenko went to serve for the set and match. Arina wins her serve. Result of the second set: 6 - 2. Match score: 2 - 0.
Arina Sobolenko confidently goes to the next round of competition. In the next round she will play with H. Teichman. The future rival was able to beat Kerber and Van Eintvank. The favorite in the next meeting will be Arina Sobolenko.