In the second round match of the tournament in Strasbourg, Barbara Kreichikova (38th in the ranking) met with the representative of France Caroline Garcia (57th in the ranking). In the first round, Kreichikova played against Doden. In this match, the opponent starred in the second set. Garcia was able to beat Diyas in 2 sets (7 - 5 and 6 - 2). Almost equal rivals met in this match. The bookmakers were expecting a horse game. On TB20 games, you could place a bet with odds of 1.72.
Review of the first set of the match Barbara Kreichikova - Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia was the first to serve. Already in the first set, it became clear that there would be a stubborn struggle. After “exactly” Garcia was able to realize her serve. In the second set, Kreichikova wins a point on her serve. In the third game, Garcia takes his serve (1 - 2). Kreichikova wins 4 games on her serve and equalizes the score. In game 5, Garcia wins a point on his serve. In the 6th game, Garcia won 30 - 40. But she could not keep the advantage. Barbara evened the score. As a result, Kreichikova was able to win a point on her serve. The score becomes equal.
Carolyn wins 7 games on her serve. In the 8th game, Garcia converted a break point and went to serve for the set. In the 9th game, she confidently wins her serve. The result of the first set: 3 - 6.
Review of the second set of the match Barbara Kreichikova - Caroline Garcia
Kreichikova was the first to serve in the second set. Barbara wins 1 game on her serve. In the second game, Garcia responded in kind. She converted her serve and evened the score. Kreichikova wins the third game on her serve. The score becomes: 2 - 1. In the 4th game, a struggle ensued. Kreichikova was able to make an even score. As a result, Barbara converted a break point and increased the lead (3 - 1). Immediately, in the 5th game, Kreichikova wins a point on her serve. Score: 4 - 1. In the 6th game Garcia was leading 30 - 40. But Barbara equalized the score: 40 - 40. After 2 "exactly" Garcia wins the game on his serve. She reduces the lead in the account: 4 - 2.
Kreichikova wins 7 games on her serve. Now every game of the set can be decisive. Score: 2 - 5. In the 8th game the score was 40 - 40. Barbara put the squeeze on her opponent and converted a break point. She wins the second set with the score: 6 - 2. Kreichikova compares the score in the match: 1 - 1.
Review of the third set of the match Barbara Kreichikova - Caroline Garcia
Kreichikova started the third set and won the first game on her serve. She also realized a break point in the second game. The scores now stand at 2 - 0. Barbara wins her third game with her serve. It increases the lead. Garcia was able to win 4 games on her serve and close the lead. In the 5th game, Kreichikova converted her serve. The score becomes 4 - 1. In the 6th game, after the score is "exactly"
In game 7, Barbara converted a break point. She went to serve for the set and the match. The representative of the Czech Republic confidently won the final game. Set score: 6 - 1. Result of the match: 2 - 1 (3 - 6, 6 - 2 and 6 - 1).
Thus, in a bitter struggle, in a 3-set match, Barbara Kreichikova won. She goes to the next round of competitions. In the quarterfinals, she will meet with Ekaterina Alexandrova.