Score, report, and key facts
The Japanese in this set was much more effective than Ludmilla and consequentely she won 6-2. Samsonova broke Akiko 3 times in the 3rd (2-1), in the 5th (4-1) and in the 7th (5-2) game. However, Akiko broke her opponent in the 6th (4-2) game, but that didn’t prevent her to conquer the set (6-2).
A crucial moment of the match was when Akiko won 4 consecutive games in the 1st set to change the scoreline from 0-1 to 4-1.
Samsonova had a pretty good kick start of the set after breaking Omae in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 3-0. Nonetheless, that wasn’t sufficient for Samsonova to win the set since Akiko found the way to break back in the 7th (3-4) game. The Russian kept her cool to break Omae in the 10th (6-4) game.
Omae took off at the beginning of the set after breaking Samsonova in the 1st game (1-0). Yet, Samsonova refused to bow to find the way to come back to break the Japanese in the 2nd (1-1) gamein the 12th game before winning the set (7-5) after breaking his opponent in the last game.
Ludmilla won this match even if she conquered less points than Akiko (96 vs. 99).
Ludmilla won this match even if she had some problems in converting her break points as she converted only 36% (5/14). On the other side, Akiko was pretty effective in converting 71% of the break points that she procured points (5/7). However, that was not enough to win the encounter.
After this contest, the head to head between Samsonova and Omae is 1-0 for Ludmilla.
Next Match: Liudmila Samsonova vs. Viktoriya Tomova – stats
Samsonova will come up against Tomova in the qualifications.
There is no head to head record between Liudmila Samsonova and Viktoriya Tomova since this will be the first time that they will square off at pro level.
Tennis Scores in Osaka
- Katarzyna KawaKawa – Mayo HibiHibi (6-4 2-6 6-4) – See score progression
- Yuki NaitoNaito – Astra SharmaSharma (1-6 4-1 ret.) – See score progression
- Zarina DiyasDiyas – Miharu ImanishiImanishi (6-1 6-4) – See score progression
- Kyoka OkamuraOkamura – Kristina KucovaKucova (6-2 6-1) – See score progression
- Kurumi NaraNara – Momoko KoboriKobori (6-3 6-2) – See score progression
- Viktoriya TomovaTomova – Francesca Di LorenzoDi Lorenzo (3-6 6-3 6-1) – See score progression
- Xinyun HanHan – Risa OzakiOzaki (6-2 6-3) – See score progression
- Liudmila SamsonovaSamsonova – Akiko OmaeOmae (2-6 6-4 7-5) – See score progression
- Varvara FlinkFlink – Mai HontamaHontama (6-3 6-710 6-3) – See score progression
- Nicole GibbsGibbs – Ayano ShimizuShimizu (6-2 6-3) – See score progression
- Alize CornetCornet – Moyuka UchijimaUchijima (6-0 6-4) – See score progression
- Whitney OsuigweOsuigwe – Leylah Annie FernandezAnnie Fernandez (6-4 5-7 6-2) – See score progression
- Alize CornetCornet – Kurumi NaraNara (0-1) – See H2H details
- Zarina DiyasDiyas – Kyoka OkamuraOkamura (0-0) – See H2H details
- Yuki NaitoNaito – Xinyun HanHan (0-0) – See H2H details
- Whitney OsuigweOsuigwe – Nicole GibbsGibbs (0-0) – See H2H details
- Katarzyna KawaKawa – Varvara FlinkFlink (0-0) – See H2H details
- Ludmilla SamsonovaSamsonova – Viktoriya TomovaTomova (0-0) – See H2H details
- Yulia PutintsevaPutintseva – Petra MarticMartic (0-0) – See H2H details
- Garbine MuguruzaMuguruza – Su-Wei HsiehHsieh (0-1) – See H2H details
- Elise MertensMertens – Anastasija SevastovaSevastova (0-2) – See H2H details
- Madison KeysKeys – Darya KasatkinaKasatkina (5-0) – See H2H details
- Donna VekicVekic – Caroline GarciaGarcia (2-2) – See H2H details
- Kristina MladenovicMladenovic – Misaki DoiDoi (1-1) – See H2H details
- Dayana YastremskaYastremska – Anastasia PavlyuchenkovaPavlyuchenkova (0-0) – See H2H details