Kirsten Flipkens grounds Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6-3 6-2 in the 1st round in Moscow on Tuesday after playing a solid match to clash against Dayana Yastremska in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Vikhlyantseva had a great start in this set after breaking Flipkens in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 3-0. Anyhow, Kirsten managed to stage a great comeback to break Vikhlyantseva 3 times in the 5th (2-3), in the 7th (4-3) gamein the 9th game before winning the set (6-3) after breaking his opponent in the last game.

Vikhlyantseva was completely wiped out in the last 6 games of the set (from 0-3 to 6-3).

2nd set.

Flipkens in this set was too strong for Natalia and consequentely she won 6-2 after breaking Vikhlyantseva in the 4th (3-1) and in the 8th (6-2) game.

1st
Flipkens
Vikhlyantseva
6-3
6
3
5
3
4
3
3
3
2
3
1
3
0
3
0
2
0
1
2nd
Flipkens
Vikhlyantseva
6-2
6
2
5
2
4
2
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, Kirsten scored 57 points vs. Natalia’s 39 points.

The Belgian served exceptionally well to win 81% of the points (21/26) behind her first serve, and she won 64% points (9/14) on her second serve. Flipkens won this match even if she was not so effective in converting her break points as she converted only 45% (5/11). On the other side, Vikhlyantseva was great in converting all the break points (1/1). Nevertheless, that was not enough to win the contest.

After this encounter, the head to head between Flipkens and Vikhlyantseva is 1-1.

Next Match: Kirsten Flipkens vs. Dayana Yastremska – stats

Flipkens will come up against Yastremska in the 2nd round.

There is no head to head record between Kirsten Flipkens and Dayana Yastremska since this will be the first time that they will square off in the main tour.

Tennis Scores in Moscow

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