Beatriz Haddad takes Kudermetova’s comeback and falls in the quarterfinals of the WTA 500 in Tokyo | sneakers

Beatriz Haddad takes Kudermetova’s comeback and falls in the quarterfinals of the WTA 500 in Tokyo | sneakers
Beatriz Haddad takes Kudermetova’s comeback and falls in the quarterfinals of the WTA 500 in Tokyo | sneakers

Beatriz Haddad bid farewell to the Tokyo WTA 500 title. In a match played for 3 hours and 14 minutes, the Brazilian lost to Russian Veronika Kudermetova (14th) 2-1 (7/6(4), 6/7(6) and 6/1) this Friday. on Monday and was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Japanese Open. Despite the setback, Bia will move up one position in the rankings and return to 15th place, her best position in her career.

1 of 3 Bia says goodbye in Tokyo, but remains high in the season – Photo: Reuters

Bia says goodbye in Tokyo, but remains high in the season – Photo: Reuters

Seeking her first title of the season, Kurdemetova will face in the semifinals whoever wins the clash between China’s Qinwen Zheng (36th) and American Claire Liu (84th). The other semi will have the duel between the Chinese Shuai Zhang (28th) and whoever passes the meeting between the Spanish Gabi Muguruza (12th) and the Russian Ludmila Samsonova (30th).

Things didn’t start well for the tennis player from São Paulo, who suffered a break straight away and saw her opponent then open 2/0. Pressed, Bia reacted and dropped Kudermetova’s serve in the 4th game. , returning break in the first game and returned in the fourth. She conserved and made 3/2. The pressure then shifted to the Russian, who seemed to be accusing the coup. Bia Haddad took advantage of the opponent’s mistakes, got another break in the 6th game, opened 5/2 and controlled the set. With the score at 5/3, she served to close the game, however, Kudermetova broke Bia’s serve and then called at 5/5. That’s when the rain kicked in, and the match had to be stopped for about 25 minutes. The break did not cool the tennis players, who kept their serves and took the partial to the tie-break. Then it was the Brazilian’s turn to show more regularity, reaction power and finish 7-4.

Despite the good advantage in the game, Bia had difficulties in the beginning of the second set, having her service broken in the 4th game. Serving better, Kudermetova followed strong and then opened 4/1, leaving the path well underway to tie the game. But Bia was very much alive. She returned the break in 9th, served to equalize at 5/5 and took the stop once more for the tie-break. More regular than in the previous part, the Russian was decisive and closed in 8 to 6, taking the fight to the third and decisive set.

2 of 3 The kids worked quickly to dry the court after the rain that interrupted the match – Photo: Reuters

The kids worked quickly to dry the court after the rain that interrupted the match – Photo: Reuters

Gaining confidence, Veronika Kudermetova opened up distance in the final partial by taking down Bia’s serve in the 3rd game and serving well to make it 3/1. The Brazilian needed to run after, confirms his serves to return the break to avoid defeat. With no alternatives, she forced her game and ended up having her service broken again. The Russian, then, took advantage of the great advantage in her hands and settled the stop, winning the set by 6/1, sealing the turn and guaranteeing her passage to the semifinals.

3 of 3 Bia says goodbye, and Kudermetova continues in the fight for the title in Tokyo – Photo: Reuters

Bia says goodbye, and Kudermetova continues in the title fight in Tokyo – Photo: Reuters

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