This year the way Ostapenko and Groom have crossed American in San Antonio and there the victory was won by Croatian tennis player (7:5, 6:4). Before this match the chances Alena was regarded slightly higher, since it occupies in the WTA rankings 37-th line, while her opponent — only 77.

The first set seems to be confirmed this hypothesis: when equal, in General, the game of the Latvian tennis player managed to convert one break point more (3 vs. 2) and win the game— 7:5.

But then something went wrong. More precisely, it is the Serbian was just very cool to serve (91% win first filing) and gave Ostapenko no chance to catch the break. So the final score is not surprising— 2:6.

Nothing changed in the final set, where Alena managed to win the first point only in the sixth game and the seventh the game ended— 1:6.

The athletes spent on court 1 hour and 45 minutes. During this time, Ostapenko scored 4 aces and 3 breaks (all in the first set), but made 8 double faults. The groom completed through 9 innings, scored 6 break points and twice in a row 5 times wrong on the pitch.

In Prague Alena Ostapenko was satisfied with one rating score and an honorarium $2 774.

J&T Banka Prague Open in 2016. 1st round:


Alena Ostapenko (Latvia) Ana Groom (Croatia) 7:5, 2:6, 1:6

46 77 = 60% Penetration of first filing 60 of 99 = 61%
29 of 46 = 63% Win first filing 42 60 = 70%
11 of 31 = 35% Win second filing 17 of 39 = 44%
4 Aces 9
8 Double faults 5
40 of 99 = 40% of Points won on the reception 37 of 77 = 48%
3 of 12 = 25% Implementation of break points on 6 of 12 = 50%
80 total points 96

Duration — 1 hour 45 minutes.
25 April. Prague. "Sparta's Court". Court 2 (coating — primer).