Kirsten Flipkens Beats British Heather Watson at Wimbledon. Kirsten Flipkens (WTA 45) has qualified for the second round at Wimbledon. Our compatriot beats the British Heather Watson (WTA 111) 6-4, 7-5.
After an equal first set, Flipkens appeared to have little to do with a 3-0 lead in set two. Nothing was less true. Watson battled back into the game and even decorated a set point at 4-5. That did not turn out to be spent on the British. Flipkens went out and about it.
In the second round, Flipper takes on the Latvian Jelena Ostapenko (WTA 12), the twelfth series leader in London. The winner of Roland Garros 2017 also won a British from the tournament with Katy Dunne (WTA 212). It became 6-3, 7-6 (7/5). In the mutual games, Flipkens leads 2-0.
I am glad that I was able to maintain my good shape”, Flipkens responded.
“I knew it would not be a health walk, because she knows how to play on grass. I immediately had to be ready, and everything went well to 6-4, 3-0.
Then I became slightly too defensive, taking more risks. Fortunately, it was not as exciting as the English penalty shootout against Colombia. I could not even go through the corridors in the All England Club, so everyone was confined to the scenes. I saved a set ball with an ace and could make the difference afterwards. “
“She is a difficult customer. Even on grass, my favourite foundation, I consider myself an outsider, “says Flipkens about the duel with Ostapenko. “That does not mean that I will not bite me off. I have to be able to disrupt her by carefully varying my slice and trying to get to the net. “