Sofia Kenin tops Jasmine Paolini 7-5 6-1 in the quarter in Guangzhou on Thursday. Kenin will play Anna Blinkova in the semifinal.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Sofia clinched the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after dropping her serve in the 4th (1-3) game, The American broke back in the 9th (4-5) and in the 11th (6-5) game before winning the set 7-5.

Jasmine lost the plot in the last 5 games of the set (from 2-5 to 7-5).

2nd set.

Kenin started the set in the best possible way after breaking Paolini in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating her break and lead 4-0. Sofia improved her lead after breaking Paolini in the 3rd (3-0) and in the 7th (6-1) game before winning the set.

A crucial moment of the match was when the American won 4 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 4-0.

1st
Kenin
Paolini
7-5
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
3
5
2
5
2
4
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
0
1
2nd
Kenin
Paolini
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, Sofia scored 74 points vs. the Italian’s 55 points.

The American served extremely well to win 83% of the points (33/40) behind her first serve. Yet she won only 33% points (7/21) on her second serve. Kenin won this match even if she wasn’t that great in converting her break points as she converted only 45% (5/11). On the other side, the Italian had some problems in converting her break points because she converted only 20% of her break points (1/5). That was one of the key issues for her defeat.

After this encounter, the head to head between Kenin and Paolini is 2-0 for Sofia.

Next Match: Sofia Kenin vs. Anna Blinkova – stats

Kenin will face Blinkova in the semifinal.

There is no head to head record between Sofia Kenin and Anna Blinkova since this will be the first time that they will face off at pro level.

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