Irina Camelia Begu signs off with an important win against Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets (6-3, 6-0) in her WTA Adelaide second round duel. The Romanian will meet the Russian Veronika Kudermetova in the quarterfinals.
Interesting game still in the day session on Thursday in Adelaide. Jelena Ostapenko became the favourite, not only because she was the seventh seed in the tournament, but also because of an excellent performance on her debut against Karolina Pliskova, which she won by dropping just four games. by your side, Irina Camelia Begu she also wanted to continue at the Australian tournament, showing all her character in the first round, where she needed a strong comeback to beat Shelby Rogers.
Begu like Ostapenko
The best start to the game for Ostapenko, lived up to what was expected in the previous one, going to dominate every point, outpacing his rivals with ball speed. The Latvian got the first break of the match and took a 3-1 lead. However, Begu knew how to calm down in time, wanting to make Baltica desperate and forcing mistakes. In this way, the Romanian surprised, not only by returning the break, but also by putting another one on the scoreboard. Following this trend and after forever playing Begu added a third break in a row to take the opening set 6-3.
The surprising trend continues in the second quarter. Ostapenko was vague and annoying and made too many mistakes to try to turn things around. Thus, the Romanian managed to continue to consolidate back-to-back breaks, even stringing together a total of ten consecutive games between both sets to go 5-0. Despite the opposition of his rival, the cards were thrown and The Romanian sealed his comfortable victory with an unexpected 6-0 final.