Nine Consecutive Games Turn the Match Around and Send Karolína to Second Round
Karolína has entered the Beijing tournament successfully beating the Australian Samantha Stosur in the first round in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.
But the match with one of the most experienced players on Tour didn’t start well. The Australian capitalized on a break-point chance in the second game and went into an early lead. But then Karolína found her rhythm and impressively turned the entire match around. From 1-4 she made it 6-4, grabbed the opening set and continued in Stosur’s demolition in the second set as well.
Karolína won 9 consecutive games and went into a decisive lead. Although Stosur managed to close the gap to 5-4, it was the No. 7 seed who controlled the last game and finished the match with a love game.
In the second round, Karolína will face Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus who sailed past the Romanian Mihaela Buzărnescu 6-3, 6-1.
Beijing, China Open, 1st round:
Karolína Plíšková (7-CZE) – Samantha Stosur (AUS) 6-4, 6-4
Aces: 6-2. Double faults: 4-3. Break points: 4/6 – 2/9. Points won: 72-59. Match time: 87 minutes.