Monica Niculescu wins against Nigina Abduraimova 6-1 7-5 in the 1st round in Tashkent on Tuesday. Niculescu will have to play Alison Van Uytvanck in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Niculescu was pretty sharp at the beginning of the set after breaking Abduraimova in the 1st game (1-0). Monica reinforced her lead after breaking the Uzbek in the 5th (4-1) and in the 7th (6-1) game before conquering the set.

Nigina couldn’t stop the opposition in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-1 to 6-1).

2nd set.

The Romanian won the set after recovering 2 times from a break down. In fact, after conceding her serve in the 3rd (1-2) and in the 9th (5-4) game. Niculescu broke back 3 times in the 4th (2-2), in the 8th (5-3) and in the 12th (7-5) game before winning the set 7-5.

Monica failed to serve out the set when leading 5-3 to be broken at 15.

1st
Niculescu
Abduraimova
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0
2nd
Niculescu
Abduraimova
7-5
7
5
6
5
5
5
5
4
5
3
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, the Romanian scored 69 points vs. Abduraimova’s 47 points.

The Romanian was sharp when converting 67% of the break points that she procured (6/9). On the other side, the Uzbek was remarkable in converting all the break points (2/2). Notwithstanding, that was not enough to win the contest.

After this encounter, the head to head between Niculescu and Abduraimova is 1-0 for Monica.

Next Match: Monica Niculescu vs. Alison Van Uytvanck – stats

Niculescu will compete against Van Uytvanck in the 2nd round.

This will be the 3rd time that Monica Niculescu and Alison Van Uytvanck fight against each other. The head to head is 1-1 for Niculescu and Van Uytvanck (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they played, Niculescu won 6-3 6-2 in the qualifications in Beijing back in 2014.

Tennis Scores in Tashkent

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