Ekaterina Alexandrova topples Bernarda Pera 5-7 6-2 6-4 in the 1st round in Beijing on Sunday. Alexandrova will try to go further in the tournament when he will face Simona Halep in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Bernarda won the set after she broke the Russian in the 4th (3-1) and in the 12th (7-5) game. Ekaterina tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 7th (4-3) game. Notwithstanding, Pera refused to give way before winning the set 7-5.

The Russian lost the 4th game (3-1) when she had 3 consecutive game points when leading 40-0.

2nd set.

Alexandrova in this set was much more effective than the American and therefore she won 6-2 after breaking Bernarda in the 5th (3-2) and in the 7th (5-2) game.

Pera was completely knocked out in the last 5 games of the set (from 1-2 to 6-2).

3rd set.

Both players managed to hold their serve for the entire set. The only difference was just 1 break that Ekaterina conquered in the 7th game (4-3) before winning the set (6-4).

1st
Alexandrova
Pera
5-7
5
7
5
6
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
2
4
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
0
1
2nd
Alexandrova
Pera
6-2
6
2
5
2
4
2
3
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
3rd
Alexandrova
Pera
6-4
6
4
5
4
5
3
4
3
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1

Statistics

At the end of the match, Alexandrova scored 97 points vs. the American’s 85 points.

The Russian served very well to win 78% of the points (38/49) behind her first serve, and she won 59% points (19/32) on her second serve. Alexandrova won this match even if she had some problems in converting her break points because she converted only 36% (4/11). On the other side, the American was pretty good in converting 50% of the break points that she conquered points (2/4). Nevertheless, that was not enough to win the contest.

After this contest, the head to head between Alexandrova and Pera is 1-0 for Ekaterina.

Next Match: Ekaterina Alexandrova vs. Simona Halep – stats

Alexandrova will come up against Halep in the 2nd round.

This will be the 2nd time that Ekaterina Alexandrova and Simona Halep clash against each other. The head to head is 1-0 for Halep (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they competed against each other, Halep won 3-6 7-5 6-4 in the 2nd round in Cincinnati back in August 2019.

Tennis Scores in Beijing

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