The 17-year-old had a game suitable for hard courts, but she found her way on the red clay in Bogota also taking advantage of the fact that the balls were flying extremely fast because of the altitude.
How Anisimova defeated Sharma
The match was a bit “messy” with many breaks on both sides (14 in total). The American looked to be in deep waters when she was 4-6 0-2 down. However, Amanda has a strong character, and she managed to get back in the match (2-2). Anisimova started a great run from the 9th game of the second set when the pair was locked on a 4-all scoreline to win 8 of the following 9 games and conquer the match 4-6 6-4 6-1 in 1 hour and 43 minutes.
Amanda won this match after scoring 96 points vs. Sharma’s 80 (stats).
After this tournament, Amanda will go up 22 places in the rankings to be the new world no.54, and she will be 22 in the Year to Date rankings.