Ajla Tomljanovic brushes past Lesley Kerkhove 6-2 6-0 in the 1st round in Zhengzhou on Tuesday after playing a good match to deal with Kiki Bertens in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Kerkhove overpowered the opposition at the beginning of the set after breaking Tomljanovic in the 1st game (1-0). Nonetheless, Tomljanovic refused to bow to come back to break Lesley 3 times in the 2nd (1-1), in the 4th (3-1) gamein the 8th game before winning the set (6-2) after breaking his opponent in the last game.

A crucial moment of the match was when Tomljanovic won 4 consecutive games in the 1st set to change the scoreline from 0-1 to 4-1.

2nd set.

Lesley was overpowered in this set and the Croatian won the set 6-0.

1st
Tomljanovic
Kerkhove
6-2
6
2
5
2
4
2
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
0
1
2nd
Tomljanovic
Kerkhove
6-0
6
0
5
0
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, Tomljanovic scored 51 points vs. Kerkhove’s 32 points.

The Croatian served very well to win 75% of the points (15/20) behind her first serve, and she won 50% points (11/22) on her second serve. Ajla didn’t lose the focus when converting 75% of the break points that she procured (6/8). On the other side, Kerkhove was sharp when converting 50% of the break points that she procured points (1/2). However, that was not enough to win the match.

After this encounter, the head to head between Tomljanovic and Kerkhove is 1-0 for Ajla.

Next Match: Ajla Tomljanovic vs. Kiki Bertens – stats

Tomljanovic will come up against Bertens in the 2nd round.

This will be the 3rd time that Ajla Tomljanovic and Kiki Bertens face off. The head to head is 2-0 for Bertens (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they locked horns, Bertens won 7-62 4-6 6-2 in the final in Seoul back in 2018.

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