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The two players kicked off their Chichen Itza set with a win, spending less than an hour and a half on the field without losing a set. Maria Sakkari beat Iga Schwichtek 6:2, 6:4, while Paula Padusa beat Belarusian Arina Sabakinka 6:4, 6:0.
Scary was very effective after the first successful service, recording 26 of the 27 exchanges it initiated (96% effectiveness). Meanwhile, Padusa showed a great finish – from 2:4 in the opening set, she won 10 games in a row!
Today, someone will report to the semi-finals of the tournament, which was held in Guadalajara, Mexico. They encounter each other for the first time in their career.
The first jewel had already shown that it was going to be a fierce duel. Padusa won the first three serve, but broke the forehand twice and committed a double serve. At the age of 40-40, she won two more procedures and was not allowed to drop out.
Scary won her bid, but in the third inning, Padusa came back down to earth again, showing off the high with an ace.
The Spaniard could then take the lead but missed two break points. However, in the next two matches, she knocked her opponent off the field, won to zero and scored the first half.
At 2:5 Padusa missed two set pieces, then lost her serve and we got the call back up.
Later we watched the exchange of punches until the tie was broken. In it, the Spaniard was the winner, winning 7-4.
The Greek won the first match in the second half without losing the ball. In response, Padusa won her serve first, then broke her opponent’s pass.
And in the fourth inning, Scary got two break points even though she was already losing 0-40. Playing a superb backhand, she forced her opponent to defend herself desperately, but in the end she missed the break and the score was 1-3. Soon, the Greek player defended up to six break points, and he kept in touch with her opponent.
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