Liudmila Samsonova outlasts Akiko Omae 2-6 6-4 7-5 in the qualifications in Osaka on Saturday after conquering a huge battle. Samsonova will play Viktoriya Tomova in the qualifications.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

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.

2nd set.

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.

3rd set.

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.

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

Statistics

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.

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