Kirsten Flipkens bests Liudmila Samsonova 7-62 6-4 in the 1st round in Hiroshima on Monday. Flipkens is going to play against Alison Van Uytvanck in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Samsonova had a pretty good kick start of the set after breaking Flipkens in the 1st game (1-0). Notwithstanding, Kirsten managed to stage a great comeback to break the Russian in the 10th (5-5) game before winning the set at the breaker at 2.

2nd set.

Kirsten won the set after she broke Ludmilla in the 3rd (2-1) and in the 7th (5-2) game. Samsonova tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 8th (5-3) game. Nonetheless, Kirsten stayed solid before winning the set 6-4.

Kirsten failed to serve out the set when leading 5-2 to be broken at 40.

1st
Flipkens
Samsonova
7-6
7
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
4
5
3
5
3
4
2
4
2
3
1
3
1
2
0
2
0
1
2nd
Flipkens
Samsonova
6-4
6
4
5
4
5
3
5
2
4
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
1
1
0
1

Statistics

At the end of the match, Kirsten scored 83 points vs. Samsonova’s 69 points.

Kirsten served pretty well to win 79% of the points (26/33) behind her first serve, and she won 67% points (22/33) on her second serve. Kirsten won this match even if she was struggling in converting her break points since she converted only 19% (3/16). On the other side, Ludmilla was pretty focused in converting 67% of the break points that she conquered points (2/3). Anyhow, that was not enough to win the contest.

After this contest, the head to head between Flipkens and Samsonova is 1-0 for Kirsten.

Next Match: Kirsten Flipkens vs. Alison Van Uytvanck – stats

Flipkens will take on Van Uytvanck in the 2nd round.

This will be the 5th time that Kirsten Flipkens and Alison Van Uytvanck face off. The head to head is 2-2 for Flipkens and Van Uytvanck (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they played each other, Van Uytvanck won 6-2 6-4 in the 1st round in St. Petersburg back in January 2019.

Tennis Scores in Hiroshima

Upcoming matches

  • Alison Van UytvanckVan UytvanckKirsten FlipkensFlipkens (2-2) – See H2H details
  • Mihaela BuzarnescuBuzarnescuKurumi NaraNara (0-0) – See H2H details
  • Sara Sorribes TormoSorribes TormoVarvara FlinkFlink (0-0) – See H2H details
  • Misaki DoiDoiZoe HivesHives (0-0) – See H2H details
  • Su-Wei HsiehHsiehNao HibinoHibino (2-0) – See H2H details
  • Laura SiegemundSiegemundVeronika KudermetovaKudermetova (0-0) – See H2H details

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