Latvian tennis player Anastasia Sevastova continued the season in Melbourne on Saturday in the “Phillip Island WTA 250” national tournament, where in the first round she gave way to Anna Anna Bogdana from Romania. Sevastova, who takes the 53rd place in the WTA rank and was placed 14th in this tournament, gave way to the 96th place owner Bogdana with 6-4, 3-6, 3-6. In the first set, Sevastova managed to win the first game of the opponent’s service, reaching 2-0 after a while. The sixth game was lost during self-serving, but the first breakpoint was used in the next game, reaching 4-3 and later winning with the second setpoint.
In the second set, everything was decided by a lost fourth game, serving Sevastova, but in the final set, she conceded to a Romanian in the seventh and ninth games. In the seventh game, the Liepaja player played one break ball, losing the second in the playoffs. In the last game, she gave the opponent three consecutive match balls, all of which were played, then losing the fourth game. Sevastova earned one point for world rankings in the tournament
In the first tournament of the season in Abu Dhabi, the Latvian tennis player lost in the first round, but in the second competition – “Yarra Valley Classic WTA 500” in Melbourne – stopped in the second round. After that she started in the Australian Open Championship, but already in the first round with 3-6, 1-6 lost to Estonian Kaija Kanepi (WTA 65).
Bogdan played two games in the “Yarra Valley Classic WTA 500” tournament, losing 3-6, 3-6 in the second round to the leader from Australia Ashley Barthy. Like Sevastova, she did not win the first round of the Australian Open, where she lost 3-6, 1-6 to American Danielle Rose Collins (WTA 40).
The two tennis players had met twice during their careers, splitting the victories in half. In 2017, in the quarterfinals of the Bucharest tournament, the Romanian was superior with 6-1, 6-3, but two years ago in the same tournament, the Liepaja woman celebrated the victory with 5-7, 7-6 (7: 4), 7-5. During his career, Sevastova won four singles in the WTA tour, while Bogdana is still looking to win the first trophy.
, who previously suffered a loss in the Australian Open. Among them will be the American Sloeine Stevens, the Canadian Bianka Andresco, Joan Account from Great Britain and also the Russian Anastasia Pavluchenko. The hardcover tournament in Melbourne takes place from 13 to 19 February.