The Spaniard bids farewell to his first Grand Slam. Bassols led 4-1 in the third set, but Mladenovic’s experience ended up winning (6-2, 6-7(8), 7-5).
Mladenovic y Puddles they were measured in the last qualifying round of the place Open Australia. The Spaniard comfortably beat Grammatikopoulou and Mladenovic in three sets against local Inglis. The French wanted to return to the elite of women’s tennis, but her irregularity in recent years did not allow her to be with the best.
Mladenovic and a great comeback
Kristina showed her greatest experience in this type of event and with a straight and very successful tennis she put Bassols in trouble, who did not hit the key. The French varied heights, playing many high balls to the Spaniard, causing him to make mistakes. The first sleeve was decided quickly Kristina sharply 6-2 in 37 minutes.
Everything changed in the second set. One hour and 37 minutes for the second set. Mladenovic was the initiator on the scoreboard, but Bassols stayed under pressure and slowly made it to the final. In the eleventh set, the Spaniard reached a break that left him on serve to end the set, but Mladenovic forced a break after saving the tie. In sudden death, the Frenchman had two match points, but Bassols saved them by being very brave and fourth set ball he had managed to force the final section.
Mladenovic had missed a great opportunity and this hurt him on an emotional level. Bassols survived until 4-1 and seemed to have the game under control. On the other hand, Mladenovic didn’t give up and was able to make it 4-4. From that moment on, the Frenchman was more calm, brave and aggressive In the sixth game, 7-5, he ended up celebrating a big victory Against Bassol, who missed a golden opportunity.