MELBOURNE RESULTS. Zhang hustles McNally in the 2nd round

AUSTRALIAN OPEN - MELBOURNE RESULTS. Zhang conquers McNally to square off with Sofia Kenin in the 3rd round

Prediction and head to head Shuai Zhang vs. Caty McNally

Shuai Zhang beats Caty McNally 6-2 6-4 in the 2nd round in Melbourne on Wednesday. Zhang will square off with Sofia Kenin in the 3rd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Shuai in this set was much more effective than the American and without too much hustling she won 6-2. Caty broke the Chinese 3 times in the 4th (3-1), in the 6th (4-2) and in the 8th (6-2) game. However, Zhang broke her opponent in the 5th (3-2) game, but that didn’t prevent her to conquer the set (6-2).

2nd set.

Shuai conquered the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after dropping her serve in the 5th (2-3) game, Shuai broke back in the 8th (4-4) and in the 10th (6-4) game before winning the set 6-4.

Caty was not able to offer any resistance in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-4 to 6-4).

1st
Zhang
McNally
6-2
6
2
5
2
4
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
1
1
1
0
2nd
Zhang
McNally
6-4
6
4
5
4
4
4
3
4
2
4
2
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, Zhang scored 70 points vs. McNally’s 55 points.

Zhang won this match even if she was struggling when converting her break points as she converted only 45% (5/11). On the other side, Caty was effective when converting 67% of the break points that she conquered points (2/3). Nevertheless, that was not enough to win the contest.

After this match, the head to head between Zhang and McNally is 1-0 for Shuai.

Highlights Shuai Zhang vs. Caty McNally Australian Open – Melbourne

Next Match H2H: Shuai Zhang vs. Sofia Kenin – stats

Zhang will take on Kenin in the 3rd round.

This will be the 2nd time that Shuai Zhang and Sofia Kenin square off. The head to head is 1-0 for Zhang (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they squared off, Zhang won 6-2 6-3 in the 2nd round in Indian Wells back in 2018.

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