Jelena Ostapenko motors past Liudmila Samsonova 6-1 6-4 in the 1st round in Melbourne on Tuesday after playing a remarkable match to fight against Belinda Bencic in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Ostapenko overpowered the opposition at the beginning of the set after breaking Samsonova in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 3-0. The Latvian managed to strengthen her lead after breaking the Russian in the 6th (5-1) game before winning the set (6-1).

2nd set.

Both players managed to hold their serve for the entire set. The only difference was just 1 break that the Latvian conquered in the 9th game (5-4) before winning the set (6-4).

Ludmilla had to surrender the 9th game (5-4) when she had 3 consecutive game points when leading 40-0.

1st
Ostapenko
Samsonova
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
3
0
2
0
1
0
2nd
Ostapenko
Samsonova
6-4
6
4
5
4
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1

Statistics

At the end of the match, the Latvian scored 68 points vs. Ludmilla’s 47 points.

Jelena served extremely well to win 80% of the points (32/40) behind her first serve, and she won 54% points (15/28) on her second serve. Ostapenko struck 11 aces and she committed 3 double faults. The Latvian was stunning in converting all the break points (3/3). On the other side, Ludmilla wasn’t able to conquer any break point (0/5). That was one of the key issues for her defeat.

After this contest, the head to head between Ostapenko and Samsonova is 1-0 for Jelena.

Highlights Jelena Ostapenko vs. Liudmila Samsonova Australian Open – Melbourne

Next Match H2H: Jelena Ostapenko vs. Belinda Bencic – stats

Ostapenko will compete against Bencic in the 2nd round.

This will be the 2nd time that Jelena Ostapenko and Belinda Bencic face off. The head to head is 1-0 for Ostapenko (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they played each other, Ostapenko won 6-4 3-6 6-1 in the 2nd round in Indian Wells back in 2018.

Tennis Scores at the Australian Open

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