In recent years, Dutch stars have achieved brilliant results on clay. Six of her 10 WTA singles titles in her career came from the mud, including winning the highest-level singles championship so far in Madrid last year. However, since breaking into the semi-finals of the French Open in 2016, she has not been able to pass the first three rounds of tests in Roland Garros.
After a quick victory over Snyakova, ranked 61st in the world today, the eighth in the world finally returned to the second week of the French Open, and also refreshed the record against the Czechs to 2 wins and 1 loss, of which both wins came from clay court. .
Two days ago, Bertens had just won the pre-match runner-up Elani in a marathon that took 3 hours and 11 minutes. This time, she ended the battle in just 58 minutes. Against Snyakova, the No. 5 seed scored 18 winning points, made 13 unforced errors, and cashed out five of the seven break points he got.
Snyakova’s most recent TOP10 victory came from the French Open last year, when she upset the world number one Naomi Osaka in the third round. However, this time the Czech was stumbled by 26 unforced errors with only 10 winning points and failed to replicate last year's feat.
The two sides exchanged a serve in the opening game. Bertens saved a break point after 1-1 and regained the advantage of the first serve after securing the serve. Later, she took out three consecutive break points 40-0 in the sixth game. Thanks to Snyakova's double fault, she broke again to 4-2.
As the first set unfolded, Bertens began to gain the upper hand in more and more rounds. After she successfully secured her serve, she broke the opponent's serve again with a love game, winning 6-2 first. In addition to the break in the start, the Dutchman's serve was impenetrable. She won 22 points out of 27 first serve in the first set.
Bertens brought this momentum to the second set, and once again broke serve with Snyakova’s double fault and came up to take the lead 2-0. At this time, the No. 5 seed has already had enough firepower, and the next game quickly secured the serve to consolidate the advantage 3-0, and later ended the strong one to bring the score to 4-1.
When taking a 5-2 lead, Bertens once again challenged, and soon won three consecutive match points in an indispensable match for his opponent, and finally ended the game on the second one.
Next, she will compete with Italian qualifier Trevisan for a place in the quarter-finals. The latter will continue this week’s dream journey, saving two match points and blasting 1-6 7-6(6) 6-3. The cold reversal of No. 20 seed Sakari further refreshed his best record in a personal Grand Slam. (WTA)
接下来，她将与意大利资格赛特雷维森（Trevisan）竞争四分之一决赛。后者将继续本周的梦想之旅，节省两个比赛点，并以1-6 7-6（6）6-3的速度爆炸。 20号种子Sakari的寒冷逆转进一步刷新了他个人大满贯的最佳战绩。 （WTA）