Magda Linette started her fight at the WTA 1000 Doha tournament. Her first opponent was the representative of Japan Nao Hibino. The first round match was very equal.
At the WTA 1000 Doha tournament, Polish fans will be able to watch three white and red teams at once. Iga Swiatek, seeded number one, will start the competition from the second round, and her opponent will be the winner of the fight between Sorana Cirstea and Sloane Stephens. In turn, her compatriots Magda Linette and Magdalena Frech started the competition from the first round.
WTA Doha: Magda Linette’s brutal fight
The start of this season was bittersweet for Magda Linette, who had to withdraw from the first round of the Australian Open. Moreover, in the semi-finals of the doubles competition in Abu Dhabi, she had to do it again due to probably the same injury.
Now the native of Poznan has decided to take part in the tournament in Doha. Her first opponent was Japanese Nao Hibino, ranked 93rd in the WTA rankings. The tennis player qualified for the main tournament by winning two qualifying matches. This fight was very equal from the very beginning, and the Pole had to fight for every point, even on her serve. This was especially evident in the third game, when she won the game only by an advantage. Fortunately, Magda Linette, leading 2:1, managed to force her opponent to make mistakes and, finally, make a break for the first time in this match.
After this breakthrough, Hibino became impatient and made eloquent gestures after each lost point. This had an effect on the experienced Pole, who once again defeated the Japanese with a score of 4:1. When it looked like Lynette would take the first set, her opponent stopped making mistakes. Fortunately, the white-red managed to win with a score of 6:1.
Magda Linette held on in the second set
In the second game, Hibino began to make up for their losses. Having defended serve in the first game, she had two break points in the next game, which she fortunately did not take advantage of. In the third part of this game the game changed and the Pole won on Japanese serve.
Unfortunately, the Pole did not confirm this advantage and immediately allowed her opponent to recoup. With the score 2:3, the Japanese could gain a two-game advantage. Hibino had more break points in this match, but, fortunately, this time Magda Linette held on and did not give up serve. This match was a real rollercoaster because in the next game… the Poznań player again crushed the Japanese team and took the lead again. This time she did not give up and won with a score of 6-4 in the set and 2-0 for the whole match.
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