For Lyudmila Samsonova, Marta Kostyuk is one of the most comfortable opponents on the WTA tour. And although the tennis players did not meet so often during their professional career, the representative of Ukraine did not have victories over Lyudmila at the time of the next face-to-face meeting. Considering the current political situation, many of the fans expected a storm of emotions and a gigantic heat of passion. But surprisingly, the game was very casual.
Quickly seized, but it was not
The meeting began with the activity of Kostyuk, who clearly took into account the fact that she had not yet beaten Samsonova. Marta already made a break in the first game at the reception, but the Ukrainian did not go beyond this success. Samsonova immediately returned the throw, and then the game continued under her dictation. Not too impressive audience in the stands tried to support Kostyuk, but this did not bring him tangible dividends. The current title holder had another brilliant game at the reception and left the set behind: 6:4.
work on the bugs
In the second game, Lyudmila did not shelve the matter and quickly took the lead with a two-break margin. Marta did not want to give up and returned one of the tickets, but the balance of power that night was far from equal. Kostyuk literally bit every ball, but Lyudmila ended this confrontation from the first match point with her serve.
I really didn’t want
After the end of the game, the tennis players challenged each other: Marta, apparently deciding that it was not necessary to perform the procedures that had recently been optional, and Lyudmila, obviously, having come to the conclusion that the game plan was completed at the end of the game. one hundred percent and unnecessary interactions with the opponent in the already completed match is useless. One way or another, Samsonova is still moving towards defending last year’s title, which will be extremely difficult to do given the status of potential semi-final and final opponents, and Marta Kostyuk, who was left on the court for just under . After an hour and a half, she completes the fight for the main trophy of the WTA 500 tournament in Washington.