Ilya Marchenko and Lesia Tsurenko after the first round with your head held high, leaving the Open championship of Australia on tennis.
Match with Marchenko was not an easy walk for first racket of the world Andy Marree, which debuts in the tournament series Grand slam in this status. Ukrainian almost three hours fought with a star opponent, and only in the final set, Marchenko had no chance of success.
In the first game Ilya led to a break, then in the ninth game Murray not allowed to apply for a set. However, the first seeded managed to avoid the tie-break. In the second set, Marchenko was leading 4:2, but couldn’t hold their advantage. In the tiebreak Murray leant 95-th racket of the world, and in the third set without problems put the squeeze on the opponent.
Ilya Marchenko for participation in the Open championship of Australia earned 36.5 thousand dollars in prize money and 10 ranking points.
Andy Murray (UK, 1) — Ilya Marchenko (Ukraine) — 7:5, 7:6, 6:2
Lesia Tsurenko had a real chance to beat the current winner of the Australian Open – from Kiev staged a serious test for Angelique Kerber, forcing the top seed to fight desperately for every ball.
First set Kerber took very easily, twice taking the flow Tsurenko. During the second batch all went to the fact, that the German will begin the title defense with the victory, but in the tenth game, Tsurenko not without the help of the opponent played match-bol and did a back break. Kerber lost control of himself and ruined the ending of the second party.
In the opening of the decisive set, Tsurenko was able to develop his advantage, but has not implemented the break-point. This was the key moment. In the next game
Kerber made the break and brought the match to the bitter end.
Angelique Kerber (Germany, 1) – Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) – 6:2, 5:7, 6:2
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