Score, report, and key facts
Van Uytvanck was quite dominant at the beginning of the set to break Buzarnescu in the 2nd game (2-0). Nevertheless, Mihaela found the way to come back to break Alison in the 3rd (1-2) and in the 5th (3-2) game before winning the set (6-4).
A crucial moment of the match was when the Romanian won 4 consecutive games in the 1st set to change the scoreline from 0-2 to 4-2.
Buzarnescu won the set after she broke the Belgian in the 3rd (2-1) and in the 11th (6-5) game. Van Uytvanck tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 8th (4-4) game. Nevertheless, Mihaela managed to stay calm and finish the job before winning the set 7-5.
At the end of the match, Mihaela scored 84 points vs. Van Uytvanck’s 79 points.
Buzarnescu won this match even if she had some problems in converting her break points because she converted only 33% (4/12). On the other side, the Belgian had some problems in converting her break points because she converted only 22% of her break points (2/9). That was one of the key issues for her defeat.
After this contest, the head to head between Buzarnescu and Van Uytvanck is 1-1.
Next Match: Mihaela Buzarnescu vs. Nao Hibino – stats
Buzarnescu will square off with Hibino in the semifinal.
There is no head to head record between Mihaela Buzarnescu and Nao Hibino since this will be the first time that they will face off at pro level.
Tennis Scores in Hiroshima
- Mihaela BuzarnescuBuzarnescu – Alison Van UytvanckVan Uytvanck (6-4 7-5) – See score progression
- Veronika KudermetovaKudermetova – Laura SiegemundSiegemund (6-3 4-6 6-2) – See score progression
- Misaki DoiDoi – Sara Sorribes TormoSorribes Tormo (7-5 6-1) – See score progression
- Nao HibinoHibino – Su-Wei HsiehHsieh (6-4 6-3) – See score progression