Donna Vekic breezes past Polona Hercog 6-1 6-1 in the 1st round in Linz on Tuesday after playing a fantastic match to clash against Kristina Mladenovic in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Vekic had a racing start in this set after breaking Hercog in the 1st game (1-0). Donna improved her lead after breaking Polona in the 5th (4-1) and in the 7th (6-1) game before conquering the set.

The Slovenian was completely knocked out in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-1 to 6-1).

2nd set.

Vekic had a boost of confidence at the beginning of the set after breaking Hercog in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 3-0. Vekic managed to strengthen her lead after breaking the Slovenian in the 6th (5-1) game before winning the set (6-1).

1st
Vekic
Hercog
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0
2nd
Vekic
Hercog
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
3
0
2
0
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, Donna scored 52 points vs. the Slovenian’s 24 points.

Vekic served pretty well to win 95% of the points (19/20) behind her first serve, and she won 69% points (9/13) on her second serve. Donna was pretty effective in converting 83% of the break points that she procured (5/6). On the other side, Hercog wasn’t able to conquer any break point. That was one of the key issues for her defeat.

After this match, the head to head between Vekic and Hercog is 1-0 for Donna.

Next Match: Donna Vekic vs. Kristina Mladenovic – stats

Vekic will fight against Mladenovic in the 2nd round.

This will be the 5th time that Donna Vekic and Kristina Mladenovic face off. The head to head is 2-2 for Vekic and Mladenovic (see full H2H stats), but they have never competed against each other on I.hard.

The last time that they played each other, Vekic won 7-5 6-4 in the quarter in Nottingham back in June 2019.

Tennis Scores in Linz

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