Magda Linette achieved a comeback against Estonia’s Anett Kontaveid, winning in three sets (3-6, 6-3, 6-4) in their Australian Open second round duel. The Polish tennis player is the next competitor of the Russian Aleksandrova.
Anett Kontaveit He jumped into a new challenge at this Australian Open, looking to win back-to-back matches to regain the confidence he had a few seasons ago. The Estonian had a good feeling in her debut against Austria’s Julia Grabher. For him Magda Linette He wanted to surprise by using a less powerful version of his rival after eliminating Mayar Sherif of Egypt in the first round.
A good level of tennis from the start of the match, with Kontaveit taking an attacking stance to try and control the build-up. Linette surprised and scored the first break of the match for a 3-2 lead. But there would follow a considerable rise in the Baltic Sea, which not only failed to regain the disadvantageous position, but would add another displacement, which distorts the result. Kontaveit won the first handle 6-3.
In the second set, the story turned the other way around. The former world No. 2 hit a fast break that seemed to be starting to buck the trend. In this case, however, it was Linette who turned the story around with two consecutive breaks for a 4-1 lead. Poland would take this set another 6-3.
Linette continued to rise with confidence and took advantage of the opportunity of the first set to put her victory on track. Kontaveit became much more uncertain as the game progressed, made more unforced errors and double faults, and everything went up for him. Continuing on the same path, Magda caught another break almost dooming her progress to the next round. The Estonian would recover from one break down to 4-5 to release the closing pressure on his rival. In the end, Linette knew how to carry this burden and sealed her victory with a decisive 6-4.