Paula Badosa Gibert gets the better of Belinda Bencic 7-6(6) 3-6 6-3 in the quarter in Sydney on Thursday. Badosa will play against Daria Kasatkina in the semifinal. The battle lasted 2 hours and 35 minutes.
Highlights Paula Badosa Gibert vs. Belinda Bencic Sydney Tennis Classic – Sydney
Stats: aces, double faults, breaks, winners
Paula won this match even if she scored less points than Belinda (107 vs. 110).
Paula blasted 11 aces and she committed 8 double faults. Paula won this match even if she was battling in converting her break points as she converted only 27% (4/15) of the procured opportunities.
On the other side, Belinda wasn’t that great in converting her break points (only 40% – 4/10). That was one of the key issues for her defeat.
After this match, the head to head between Badosa and Bencic is 3-0 for Paula.
Draw and next match H2H: Paula Badosa Gibert vs. Daria Kasatkina – stats
Badosa will compete against Kasatkina in the semifinal.
There is no head to head record between Paula Badosa Gibert and Daria Kasatkina since this will be the first time that they will play each other in the main tour.
Live score progression and stats
Badosa won the set after she broke the Swiss in the 8th (5-3) game. Belinda tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 9th (5-4) game. Notwithstanding, Paula kept the focus to ultimately clinch the set at the following tiebreak at 6.
Badosa failed to serve out the set when leading 5-3 to be broken at 0.
The Spaniard won 6 minibreaks in the 2nd (1-1), 6th (3-3), 7th (4-3), 10th (5-5), 11th (6-5) and 14th (8-6) point. On the other side, Bencic won 5 minibreaks in the 1st (1-0), 4th (3-1), 8th (4-4), 9th (5-4) and 12th (6-6) point.
This was the tiebreak sequence: 0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 5-5, 6-5, 6-6, 7-6, 8-6
Paula converted 12% of her break points (1/8). She had 8 break points opportunities in the 6th (3-2 30-40 and 40-A), the 8th (4-3 15-40 and 30-40), the 10th (5-4 30-40) and the 12th game (6-5 30-40, 40-A and 40-A). Paula saved 1 set point when she was trailing 4-5. On the other side, Belinda was clinical in converting the only break point that she conquered in the 9th game (3-5 0-40).
They contested 96 points. The set was a huge battle since finally the Spaniard won just 2 points more than Bencic (49-47). Badosa conceded 16 points on serve (23-16). In addition, on the other side, Belinda conceded 26 points on serve (31-26).
Belinda won the set after she broke the Spaniard in the 4th (3-1) and in the 6th (4-2) game. Paula tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 5th (3-2) game. Anyhow, the Swiss managed to stay calm and finish the job to win the set 6-3.
Bencic was exemplary in converting all her break points in the 2nd (1-0 40-A), the 4th (2-1 0-40) and the 5th game (3-2 0-40 and 15-40). On the other side, Badosa was clinical in converting the only break point that she conquered in the 5th game (1-3 40-A).
They played 55 points. The Swiss won 13 more points than Badosa (34-21). The Swiss lost 9 points on serve (19-9). on the other side of the court, Badosa conceded 15 points on serve (12-15).
Paula won the set after she broke the Swiss in the 4th (3-1) and in the 8th (5-3) game. Belinda tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 5th (3-2) game. Nevertheless, the Spaniard kept the situation under control to conquer the set 6-3.
Paula converted 33% of her break points (2/6). She had 6 break points opportunities in the 2nd (1-0 30-40, 40-A and 40-A), the 4th (2-1 15-40) and the 8th game (4-3 15-40 and 30-40). In addition on the other side, Belinda converted 20% of her break points (1/5). She had her opportunities in the 4th (1-3 15-40 and 30-40) and the 9th game (3-5 0-40, 15-40 and 30-40).
They contested 66 points. The Spaniard conquered the set after winning 8 more points than Bencic (37-29). Paula lost 12 points on serve (19-12). Regarding the other side of the net, Bencic conceded 18 points on serve (17-18).
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