The Russian Veronika Kudermetova got the better of Kazakhstan’s representative Yulia Putintseva – 7/6 (7-4), 1/6, 7/5. The match lasted 2 hours and 34 minutes. Veronika aced 7 times and made 4 double faults while Putintseva – 1 and 4 accordingly. Kudermetova requested to see coach Sergei Demekhine on court three times.
«The coach definitely didn’t help me today. Someone was yelling me “Come on!” from the stands over there, many thanks to this guy. After the Fed Cup tie in Romania I recovered physically, but mentally I was really tired because I wanted to bring those two points for our team, it didn’t work for me and I felt really guilty about it, I hoped I could redeem myself here, I am glad that I managed to do it», – said Veronika after the match.
In the next round Veronika Kudermetova will face the second seed of the tournament and the defending champion of St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy Kiki Bertens from the Netherlands.
You can watch live broadcasting of matches here https://tv.formulatx.com/. The broadcasting is available only in Russia.
The tournament WTA St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2020 takes place at “SIBUR ARENA” from 10 to 16 February. The tournament is supported by the title sponsor “Gazprom export”.