AO 2021: defeat in Round 2

10/02/2021 – After the first set, Potapova came back from 2:4 in Act 2.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2021 (GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENT, 80 000 000 AUD, HARD COURT), WOMEN’S SINGLES, ROUND 2
Anastasia Potapova (Russian)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian) 6:2, 6:4

 

The match lasted 1 hour and 18 minutes in Melbourne.

 

„Tennis isn’t easy. It’s sometimes happy, other times rough… You always have to push your limits, set new goals and then try to reach them. Today wasn’t a good day, but with every up and down I can learn lessons that will make me stronger! Still many POSITIVE things I can take with me, and it’s the most IMPORTANT! – Timi write at the Instagram.

 

In the 29-minute opening act, Potapova led 3:0, breaking her opponent to 0 in the second game. Then Timi improved, bud had no chance for the comeback. And in the sixth game, Potapova lost no rally as a receiver, finishing the first set.

 

In the second act, Timi won her opponent’s serve to 3 after 1:1, and had another break point in the fifth game. This time, without success. Then, the Hungarian player saved her own game from a break point to a 4:2, but after that Potapova was better again.

 

The Russian player broke twice, and advance to Round 3.