Shuai Zhang wins against Aleksandra Krunic 6-3 6-3 in the 1st round in Nanchang on Tuesday. Zhang will have to play Lin Zhu in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Zhang won the set after she broke Aleksandra in the 4th (3-1) and in the 6th (4-2) game. Aleksandra tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 5th (3-2) game. Notwithstanding, Shuai kept the focus before winning the set 6-3.

2nd set.

Zhang didn’t want to give any chance to the opposition at the beginning of the set after breaking Krunic in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating her break and lead 4-0. Notwithstanding, there was more to do for Zhang to win the set since Aleksandra succeeded in breaking back in the 6th (2-4) and in the 8th (3-5) game. Shuai kept her cool to break the Serbian in the 7th (5-2) and in the 9th (6-3) game.

The Chinese failed to serve out the set when leading 5-2 to be broken at 30.

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

1st
Zhang
Krunic
6-3
6
3
5
3
5
2
4
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
1
1
1
0
2nd
Zhang
Krunic
6-3
6
3
5
3
5
2
4
2
4
1
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, Shuai scored 72 points vs. Krunic’s 54 points.

Shuai won this match even if she wasn’t that great in converting her break points because she converted only 43% (6/14). On the other side, Krunic had some problems in converting her break points since she converted only 38% of her break points (3/8). That was one of the key issues for her demise.

After this match, the head to head between Zhang and Krunic is 2-0 for Shuai.

Next Match: Shuai Zhang vs. Lin Zhu – stats

Zhang will face Zhu in the 2nd round.

This will be the 3rd time that Shuai Zhang and Lin Zhu square off. The head to head is 1-1 for Zhang and Zhu (see full H2H stats),but they are 1-1 on hard.

The last time that they locked horns, Zhu won 7-63 4-6 6-1 in the quarter in Nanchang back in 2018.

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