Opposed to the Czech qualified Tereza Martincova, Alizé Cornet qualified for the second round of the WTA tournament in Rome thanks to a success in two hung sets.
Alizé Cornet did not miss his entry into the running on the clay courts of Rome. The Niçoise validated her ticket for the second round thanks to a success obtained in two rounds over the Czech Tereza Martincova, from the qualifications. However, the first exchanges were complicated for the Habs, who conceded his service from the start and were down two games to nothing. However, the 64th in the world was able to respond, converting her first break point to pick up again… before losing her serve again. This time, Tereza Martincova was able to rule out the opportunity to erase this break obtained by Alizé Cornet. Nevertheless, it was on a white game that Alizé Cornet returned to four games everywhere. From then on, the games were linked and it was at the tiebreak that the two players were decided.
Cornet knew how to react
If the exchanges were balanced with a point of service lost for the Czech and the Habs, it is thanks to a series of five points won consecutively that Alizé Cornet took the lead in this meeting. Back to the wall, Tereza Martincova started the second run like the first. Indeed, the 95th player in the world won two shutouts in a row to take the lead. What the Niçoise replied first of all by erasing this late break, again on a new shutout. In the wake of a new break point saved, the Habs went to fight the service of the Czech to lead four games to two. Tereza Martincova then missed an opportunity to revive in this meeting. From there, Alizé Cornet mastered the debates to conclude with his first match point (7-6, 6-4 in 1h58 ‘). It is now Qinwen Zheng, seeded number 22 in the tournament, who will be on her way to the second round.