Ukrainian tennis player Kateryna Bondarenko failed to qualify to the third round of a major tournament on hard courts in Miami.
After the victory over Spaniard Paula Budosai Bondarenko opposed the Australian Open semi-finalist Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, which Catherine this season already played in the tournament in Sydney.
First set Bondarenko gave no chance – Ukrainian twice lost his serve at the reception never made it to the break points. In the second game the situation on the court turned 360 degrees – now Bondarenko securely acted on his serve, but the twice defeated tennis player from Croatia.
During the decisive set, she was leading 4:0 and twice served for the match. Ukrainka lost such a huge advantage and allowed Lucic-Baroni again feel the confidence in his game. With great difficulty Catherine has made tie-break, but in the 13th game of no chance to the opponent, Lucic-Baroni left.
Kateryna Bondarenko could not for the second time this season to win more than one match in the main draw on tournament of series WTA. For an exit in the 1/8 finals of the tournament series Premier Mandatory Mirjana Lucic-Baroni will compete with the winner of the match between fifth seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and Chinese Wang Qiang.
Ekaterina Bondarenko (Ukraine) – Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Croatia, 26) – 2:6, 6:2, 6:7
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