Petra Martic prevails over Jasmine Paolini 7-5 6-1 in the 1st round in Zhengzhou on Monday. Martic will square off with Fiona Ferro in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Martic started off on the right foot in the set after breaking Paolini in the 1st game (1-0). Anyhow, the set was not over yet and there was more work to do for Martic to win the set because the Italian found the way to break back in the 2nd (1-1) and in the 8th (4-4) game. The Croatian maintained her focus to break Paolini in the 5th (3-2) and in the 11th (6-5) game before winning the set (7-5).

2nd set.

Martic had a strong start of this set after breaking Paolini in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating her break and lead 4-0. Petra improved her lead after breaking Jasmine in the 3rd (3-0) and in the 7th (6-1) game before winning the set.

A crucial moment of the match was when Petra won 4 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 4-0.

1st
Martic
Paolini
7-5
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
4
4
4
3
4
2
3
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
0
2nd
Martic
Paolini
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, Martic scored 65 points vs. Paolini’s 46 points.

Martic won this match even if she was far from perfect in converting her break points since she converted only 46% (6/13). On the other side, Jasmine was pretty focused in converting 50% of the break points that she procured points (2/4). However, that was not enough to win the encounter.

After this match, the head to head between Martic and Paolini is 1-0 for Petra.

Next Match: Petra Martic vs. Fiona Ferro – stats

Martic will come up against Ferro in the 2nd round.

There is no head to head record between Petra Martic and Fiona Ferro since this will be the first time that they will play each other at pro level.

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