LYON RESULTS. Gritty Sofia Kenin survives Van Uytvanck in the semifinal of the Open 6 Sens

OPEN 6 SENS - LYON RESULTS. Kenin outlasts Van Uytvanck to play Anna-Lena Friedsam in the final

Prediction and head to head Sofia Kenin vs. Alison Van Uytvanck

Sofia Kenin outlasts Alison Van Uytvanck 7-65 6-72 7-62 in the semifinal in Lyon on Saturday after conquering a huge battle. Kenin will square off with Anna-Lena Friedsam in the final.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Kenin had a great start in this set after breaking Van Uytvanck in the 2nd game (2-0). Notwithstanding, the set was not over yet and there was more work to do for Kenin to win the set since Van Uytvanck found the way to break back in the 3rd (1-2) and in the 7th (3-4) game. The American kept her cool before winning the set at the tiebreak at 5.

2nd set.

Van Uytvanck won the set after she broke the American in the 4th (3-1) game. Sofia tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 9th (5-4) game. Nevertheless, the Belgian kept the situation under control before winning the set at the following tiebreak at 2.

3rd set.

Nothing could divide these 2 players in this set and therefore the pair went to fight for it in the breaker. Finally, the American won the tiebreak at 2.

1st
Kenin
Uytvanck
7-6
7
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
4
2
4
1
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0
2nd
Kenin
Uytvanck
6-7
6
7
6
6
5
6
5
5
4
5
3
5
2
5
2
4
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
0
1
3rd
Kenin
Uytvanck
7-6
7
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0

Statistics

The American won this contest even if she scored the same amount of points of the Belgian (122 vs. 122).

Sofia served exceptionally well to win 75% of the points (61/81) behind her first serve. Nevertheless she won only 46% points (17/37) on her second serve. Kenin won this match even if she wasn’t that great in converting her break points as she converted only 33% (3/9). On the other side, Van Uytvanck wasn’t that great in converting her break points (only 38%3/8). That was one of the key issues for her loss.

After this match, the head to head between Kenin and Van Uytvanck is 2-1 for Sofia.

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Next Match H2H: Sofia Kenin vs. Anna-Lena Friedsam – stats

Kenin will play Friedsam in the final.

There is no head to head record between Sofia Kenin and Anna-Lena Friedsam since this will be the first time that they will play each other in the main tour.

Tennis Scores in Lyon

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