WUHAN. Veronika Kudermetova upsets Bencic in the 2nd round

WUHAN OPEN - WUHAN. Kudermetova surprises Bencic to come up against Petra Martic in the 3rd round

Prediction and head to head Veronika Kudermetova vs. Belinda Bencic

Veronika Kudermetova upsets Belinda Bencic 2-6 6-3 6-4 in the 2nd round in Wuhan on Tuesday. Kudermetova will seek to keep on going in this event against Petra Martic in the 3rd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Bencic in this set didn’t concede much to the Russian and therefore she won 6-2 after breaking the Russian in the 4th (3-1) and in the 8th (6-2) game.

2nd set.

Kudermetova had a strong start of this set after breaking Bencic in the 1st game (1-0). Kudermetova extended her lead after breaking Belinda in the 9th (6-3) game before managing to win the set.

3rd set.

Kudermetova had a strong start of this set after breaking Bencic in the 2nd game (2-0). Nevertheless, that was not enough for the Russian to win the set as Bencic succeeded in breaking back in the 3rd (1-2) and in the 5th (3-2) game. Veronika maintained her cool to break Bencic in the 8th (4-4) and in the 10th (6-4) game.

The Swiss was powerless in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-4 to 6-4).

Nonetheless also the Swiss won 4 consecutive games from 0-2 to 4-2

1st
Kudermetova
Bencic
2-6
2
6
2
5
2
4
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
0
1
2nd
Kudermetova
Bencic
6-3
6
3
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0
3rd
Kudermetova
Bencic
6-4
6
4
5
4
4
4
3
4
2
4
2
3
2
2
2
1
2
0
1
0

Statistics

The Russian won this match even if she won less points than Bencic (97 vs. 101).

Veronika served extremely well to win 80% of the points (39/49) behind her first serve. Nonetheless she won only 29% points (15/51) on her second serve. Kudermetova struck 11 aces and she committed 7 double faults. Kudermetova won this match even if she was struggling in finding the solution in converting her break points as she converted only 31% (5/16). On the other side, Belinda was struggling in finding the solution in converting her break points because she converted only 27% of her break points (4/15). That was one of the key issues for her loss.

After this encounter, the head to head between Kudermetova and Bencic is 3-1 for Veronika.

Next Match: Veronika Kudermetova vs. Petra Martic – stats

Kudermetova will square off with Martic in the 3rd round.

There is no head to head record between Veronika Kudermetova and Petra Martic since this will be the first time that they will face off in the main tour.

Tennis Scores in Wuhan

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