In the semifinals of the tournament in Strasbourg, Barbara Kreichikova played against the representative of Germany, Jule Niemeyer. The German woman has already achieved significant success in the tournament. She was able to create a real sensation when she outplayed Shelby Rogers and advanced to the quarterfinals. In this match she will play against the 38th racket of the World, Barbara Kreichikova. Bookmakers continue to favor those higher in the ranking. But, apparently, there will be a horse match.
Review of the first set of the match Barbara Kreichikova - Yule Niemeyer
Kreichikova served first in the match. She wins the first game on her serve. Niemeyer wins the second gem on his serve. The score becomes equal. In the 3rd game, Yulia imposed a fight. The score was "40 - 40". Barbara was able to win the game on her serve. Niemeyer wins 4 games on his serve. In the 5th game, Niemeyer converted the first break-point of the match and took the lead: 2 - 3. The German wins the sixth gem at "0".
In the 7th game, Kreichikova wins her serve (3-4). In the 8th game, a fight ensued. Kreichikova scores evenly. After that, Yulia wins 2 rallies in a row and a game on her serve. The score becomes dangerous for Barbara: 3 - 5. Kreichikova wins the 9th game under "0". In the 10th game, Kreichikova implemented a reverse break point and equalized the score in the set. In the 11th game, Kreichikova lost 15 - 40. Niemeyer was able to put the squeeze on Barbara and realized a break point. She went to serve the set. Yulia confidently wins 12 games. The result of the first set: 5 - 7.
Review of the second set of the match Barbara Kreichikova - Yule Niemeyer
The first 4 games were dictated by Kreichikova. She took the lead with a break point: 3 - 1. In the 5th game, Kreichikova wins her serve. She leads in the score: 4 - 1. In the 6th game, Barbara was able to reach the score: 40 - 40. She converted a break point and went to serve for the set.
In the 7th game, Niemeyer was able to play one break point. She reduced the gap in the score: 5 - 2. In the 8th game, Yulia was able to realize her serve. The score becomes: 5 - 3. Kreichikova serves again for the set. In the 9th game, Kreichikova wins her serve. The result of the second set: 6 - 3. Having won the set, Barbara equalized the score in the match: 1 - 1.
Review of the third set of the match Barbara Kreichikova - Yule Niemeyer
Niemeyer started the third set. The German tennis player wins the first game on her serve. Barbara wins 2 sets on her serve. She compares the bill. In game 3, the German woman wins her serve. The score becomes: 1 - 2. In the 4th game Kreichikova wins her serve and equalizes the score in the set. In the 5th game, Yulia was losing 40 - 15. But she was able to level the score. After "straight", Niemeyer wins a point on his serve.
In the 7th game, Kreichikova converted a break point. She took the lead: 4 - 3. In the 8th game the German took the lead: 30 - 40. Kreichikova was able to level the score. Ultimately, after a couple of "exactly", Barbara was able to realize her serve. In game 9, Niemeyer takes a point on his serve. The score becomes: 5 - 4. In the 10th game Kreichikova won her serve at "0". Set score: 6 - 4. Result of the match: 2 - 1 (5 - 7, 6 - 3 and 6 - 4).
Thus, Barbara goes to the final, where she will meet with Sorana Kyrstei. The German tennis player can consider this tournament a success. She was able to win important rating points that will allow her to climb the ranking ladder.