Score, report, and key facts
Rybakina was quite dominant at the beginning of the set to break Zhang in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 3-0. Notwithstanding, there was more to do for Rybakina to win the set as the Chinese managed to break back in the 7th (3-4) game. Rybakina maintained her cool before winning the set at the tiebreak at 7.
Rybakina won the set after she broke Shuai in the 7th (4-3) and in the 9th (6-3) game. That break defined the set and it was sufficient for the Kazakhstani to win the set because she didn’t drop her serve in the rest of the set.
Shuai was completely knocked out in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-3 to 6-3).
At the end of the match, the Kazakhstani scored 74 points vs. the Chinese’s 64 points.
The Kazakhstani served exceptionally well to win 79% of the points (30/38) behind her first serve, and she won 56% points (18/32) on her second serve. Elena blasted 10 aces and she committed 2 double faults. Elena was fantastic in converting all the break points (3/3). On the other side, Zhang was pretty focused in converting 50% of the break points that she procured points (1/2). Nevertheless, that was not enough to win the contest.
After this match, the head to head between Rybakina and Zhang is 1-0 for Elena.
Elena Rybakina in Hobart
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Tennis Scores in Hobart
- Elena RybakinaRybakina – Shuai ZhangZhang (7-67 6-3) – See score progression