Ostapenko enters the third round of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship / Day

In the second round game, Ostapenko (WTA 17th), who was seeded 12th in the tournament, defeated Belgian tennis player Janina Vikmaiier (WTA 606) 6-2, 6-2.

Ostapenko started the match more successfully, winning the opponent’s service in the first game, but repeated it in the fifth game, reaching 4-1 in her favor. At the end of the first set, Vikmaijere, the owner of the 12th issue, won one game, but Ostapenko celebrated a safe success in the set 6-2.

In the third game of the second set, Latvia’s first racket won again at the Belgian service, later reaching 3-1 and 4-2 in their favor. Another break Ostapenko surrendered in the seventh game, reaching 5-2 in his favor, after which he managed to finish the game in the eighth game with the third match ball – 6-2, 6-2.

It has already been reported that in the first round match, Ostapenko defeated French tennis player Ocean Doden (WTA 85) with 6-4, 6-4, while Vikmaijer defeated the Chinese representative Lin Zhu with 6-4, 6-2.

The two tennis players have met twice so far, each winning the same victory. They last met in 2016, when the Belgian was a success.

Ostapenko performed three elusive services in this match, while only one of them was for Wycamier. The Latvian tennis player also made three double mistakes (one in Belgium) and scored 13 break balls, of which four were scored. Vikmaijere had only two unrealized “break” options during the game, one of which was in the last game.

In the third round, Ostapenko’s opponent will be Romanian Irina-Camellia Begu (WTA 43) or Elizabeth Cochareto (WTA 119) from Italy.

For entering the third, Ostapenko earned 90 points in the WTA rank and a bonus of 120,000 British pounds (138,800 euros).

Last week, Ostapenko competed in the WTA 500 tournament in Eastbourne, where he failed in the final, losing to Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova with 3-6, 2-6. The Belgian tennis player, on the other hand, took part in seven ITF tournaments this season, achieving the best result in the W-25 series tournament in Israel, where he lost in the final.

Ostapenko reached the Wimbledon semi-finals in 2018.

The Latvian tennis player will also compete in doubles at the Wimbledon Championship, in the first round, against the Ukrainian Ludmila Kičenok, facing the French tennis player Oceania Dodena and Tatjana Maria from Germany.

The Wimbledon Championship will run from June 27 to July 10.



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