He gave himself, he fought, he wanted, he could not. Fernandes she came close to fulfilling her dream of winning her first WTA title, losing in the doubles final to Australian Kimberly Birrell in a shootout at the Mountain Open. Colombians María Paulina Pérez and Yuliana Lizarazo won the title with partial scores of 6-3, 5-7 and 10-5.
In the stadium of GNP Seguros, which gradually saw the stands full, the Mexican support of the fans from the moment he entered the field, it seemed to be a good omen, but he would have the last word and from the engineers. the starters knew how to respond with a 40-15 counter, avoided the break and went ahead on the scoreboard. The first key “game” that determined the course of the meeting except that history has just been written.
each pair At first he saved his games until the South Americans signed the “break point” as 4-2 and then 5-2. Those spent in the first part of the fight, where, by the way, because of the constant sun, Contreras Gómez played with glasses, but later threw them away, they were heavy.
A Mexican-Australian couple He wanted to wake up without a reward. Lizarazo and Pérez took the first set 6-3 by winning up to three chance points after a shot that went wide of Birrell.
In the second he put; a notorious obligation, there is no other way, Contreras and company had to win either way, they understood the public interest and until then began to listen to “Vamos Fernanda” and “México, México” with greater interest. He himself Potosina began serving and made it 1-0. The game seemed to be drawn into two narratives with another intermission as the Colombians led 2-1. “Fer” did not measure the ball well and ended up crossing the path of Birrell.
however The Mexican and the Australian signed the first break point of the match and they tied the game 2-2 after a ridiculous mistake by Pérez on a ball that was more likely to end up inside the box than outside. Tied up to 5-5, the match became tense until Fernanda and Kimberly held their serve and then broke it to win 6-5 and advance to the third and final set.
Study on the part of Contreras Gómez and Birrell; but their three consecutive failures cleared the picture for the coffee makers in sudden death. With a 4-0 in the bag, he already owned the title. 10-5 in the third event was a lot of punishment for the liberation of Mexico and Australia. The championship dream was not fulfilled and the celebration of Columbus.
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