Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Azarenka wreaks havoc on Montgomery in Guadalajara

The Belarusian player sealed her place in the next round in Guadalajara after a brilliant game against the American with a brace 6-1.

The first round Guadalajara WTA 1000 brought the tenth seed to the stage at its premiere in the Mexican city. Victoria Azarenka He had just fallen in the second round of the Cincinnati tournament and the US Open and was therefore hoping for a good result in the tournament. Robin Montgomery failing in the second round at the Stanford Challenger and having the same luck at the US Open. The meeting between the two had its premiere in this match, in which Vika was the clear favorite.

Azarenka dominates from the start

The game started optimally for the Belarusian player, who earned a break in the first game. As if that wasn’t enough, he broke again in the third period and extended the lead to 4-0. Montgomery was only able to score three points in those first few games, dooming her for the rest of the set.. Vika’s experience came to the fore and Robin tried to balance her with the dynamic. The American debuted her score in the fifth game, but it was too late. Furthermore, it was a mirage as his next serve came up empty and the final score ended at 6-1.

Victoria doesn’t put on the brakes

The second set began in the same way, with the US player struggling in the first phase of the match. The scoreboard read 4-0 again as Azarenka rushed to end the game. The Belarusian wanted to spend as little time on the track as possible in order to maintain her physical condition for the following laps. From 5:0 it went to 5:1 with a Robin who won the honorary game to avoid an empty set. After that the game was sealed, although Montgomery got three break points to extend the game. She didn’t take advantage of this and another 6:1 gave Azarenka a place in the next round.

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