Ekaterina Alexandrova vanquishes Barbora Krejcikova 6-1 6-3 in the 2nd round in Melbourne on Wednesday after playing a fantastic match to face off with Petra Kvitova in the 3rd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Alexandrova conquered a commanding position in the outset to break Krejcikova in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 5-0. The Russian managed to boost her lead after breaking the Czech in the 4th (4-0) game before winning the set (6-1).

A crucial moment of the match was when the Russian won 5 consecutive games in the 1st set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 5-0.

2nd set.

The Russian won the set after she broke Barbora in the 5th (3-2) and in the 9th (6-3) game. That break was crucial for Alexandrova to win the set since she didn’t drop her serve during the rest of the set.

1st
Alexandrova
Krejcikova
6-1
6
1
5
1
5
0
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0
2nd
Alexandrova
Krejcikova
6-3
6
3
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1

Statistics

At the end of the match, the Russian scored 62 points vs. Barbora’s 39 points.

The Russian served extremely well to win 82% of the points (31/38) behind her first serve. However she won only 38% points (8/21) on her second serve. Alexandrova was stunning in converting all the break points (4/4). On the other side, Krejcikova wasn’t able to conquer any break point (0/4). That was one of the key issues for her loss.

After this match, the head to head between Alexandrova and Krejcikova is 2-0 for Ekaterina.

Highlights Ekaterina Alexandrova vs. Barbora Krejcikova Australian Open – Melbourne

Next Match H2H: Ekaterina Alexandrova vs. Petra Kvitova – stats

Alexandrova will fight against Kvitova in the 3rd round.

There is no head to head record between Ekaterina Alexandrova and Petra Kvitova since this will be the first time that they will square off in the main tour.

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