Magdalena Frisch's advance to the third round of the Australian Open was her best finish at this Grand Slam tournament, but her appetite was up After causing a sensation and defeating Caroline Garcia It increased significantly. Especially since in the 1/8 finals match, our competitor's opponent was Russian, and he Definitely lower in the rankings. We are talking about 22-year-old Anastasia Zakharova.
However, her opponent was also playing the tournament of her life. She went through three eliminations, then eliminated Yulia Putintseva and Kaja Jovan. Additionally, the Pole has already played with the Russians in the past. In December 2022, they both faced each other in the quarter-finals of the ITF 100k tournament in Dubai. then Magdalena won the match 6:4, 6:1. Now KS player Górnik Bytom is also favorite in the match.
The competitor plays by her own rules. It was difficult to oppose Magdalena Frisch
However, the third round battle began with Strong tone of Anastasia Zakharova. The Polish opponent broke our player in the first game and then took a 2-0 lead. A moment later, the Russian had it 40-15 on the 26-year-old's serve, but Frisch got out of trouble and won the first game of the match. They were then able to capitalize on the third break point and tie the score in the first game.
When it seemed that Frisch had found a good rhythm and escaped her opponent's recruitment, she was broken again in the seventh game and gave the initiative to her opponent. This loss of serve comes after an even match played with an advantage It caused the pole to lose the first set 4:6.
The second match has begun Certainly better from Magdalena's point of view. The Lodz-born player quickly took a 3-0 lead. In the next match, the score was 30-0 for our player, but after a broken backhand there was another development. The opponent made up for some losses and the score was only 3:2 without taking advantage of the break. However, in the sixth game, Frisch got the advantage again, and a moment later the score became 5:2.
However, this was not the end of the drama on set. When the score was 5:3, the Polish player served for the win in the second half. She had the match ball, but she let it break. There was also another opportunity to take a decisive set on her opponent's serve, but she also failed to convert it.
In the 11th game, the 26-year-old broke the bad streak and won three straight points from 15 to 30, taking a 6:5 lead. The twelfth game It turned out to be crucial in this group. Magda had three chances and was able to take advantage of the last one. Frisch won the set 7:5 The meeting was filled with emotions.
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