Rome: defeat in the QF

Rome: defeat in the QF

20/05/2022 – Astakhova won in 2 sets.

 

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Daria Astakhova (Russian)-Tímea Babos (Hungarian) 6:2, 7:5

 

The match lasted 1 hour and 37 minutes in Rome.

 

At the start of the 34-minute opening set, both players lost their serve and then Astakhova won four games in a row. After 1:5, Timi won her serve from 15-40, then the opponent brought her own game to 30, so the second act could come.

 

The Russian player pulled to 4:1, firstly winning the opponent’s serve to 30 and then broke in a big battle, taking the fifth chance. Timi didn’t give up either, she struggled resolutely and this surprised Astakhova. The Hungarian player broke to 0 and then to 40 after 4:5. Unfortunately, the Russian player found herself at that time, winning the next two games to 30, making it into the last 4.