In the first round of the 18-year-old Latvian tennis player in the competitor has got contemporary from Croatia Ana Groom (WTA 75). At the Junior level, they have met twice and once each other beat. Ostapenko on juniors is the title of the champion of Wimbledon, the Groom has two similar victory in the Australian open and US Open. As you can see, the opponent about the same level and with big ambitions.
The first meeting between the teams in the adult tournament started with the fact that she immediately lost her serve, but the fourth managed to return point and to equalize (2:2). In the sixth game Ostapenko scored another break and went ahead 4:2, and in the eighth with the score 5:2 not used two sebola.
On the Latvian tennis player was to be wrong time and time again, was not to turn out even her favorite backhand. Over all the fact that Alena has lost five games in a row and the whole set— 5:7.
The beginning of the second set turned out in favor Ostapenko: she quickly won the break point, took 3:0, and then as easily lost three games in a row. When the score was 4:4 but I lost one point on his serve and to save the situation failed— 4:6.
In San Antonio Alena Ostapenko has earned one rating point and the fee is slightly more than a thousand dollars. The next tournament she has scheduled in Miami next week.