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March 13-21 2021, SIBUR ARENA
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  • 13.03.2021, 13:00

WANG BEATS MELNIKOVA IN QR1 AT ST. PETERSBURG LADIES TROPHY 2021

In the opening match of St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2021 qualifications on Center Court Wang Xinyu from China, World №r 269, took on the Russian Marina Melnikova (№272 WTA). The Chinese put pressure on her opponent from the very beginning of the clash: she tried to return the ball deep and to play inconvenient crosscourt shots. She made a break (2/1). Then Xinyu rose her game to win the first set (6/2).

In the second set the player from China put more much pressure on Melnikova, in each game of Russian’s serve there were long and tight rallies while Xinyu won her service games easily. The Chinese won more points on the first serve 93% while Melnikova had 52. Also, Xinyu was better on the return of the first serve – 47 % v. 6. When the score was 4/3 Wang converted a break and then closed out to win 6/2, 6/3.

She will vie for a spot in the main draw either with Jana Fett from Croatia or with Cagla Buyukakcay from Turkey.

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