Ukrainian Lesya Tsurenko won the second victory at the first tournament of the season in Brisbane (Australia).
After yesterday’s success in the match with Michaela Buzarnescu Tsurenko in the second round of the Brisbane International waited less status competitor – 283-I racket of the world, Kimberly Birrell, who recently sensationally beat Russian Darya Kasatkin.
Tsurenko at the start of the match took 4:1 but in the seventh game allowed Together to make a back break. Tennis player started a run of four consecutive successful games at the reception, which is staged Tsurenko, Lesya with the score 5:4 took the feed and the Aussies took the lead.
In the second set Tsurenko with the score 3:2 he made the fifth break in the match, and then twice successfully defended his serve.
In the match against Tsurenko Birrell filed 5 aces, made 3 double faults, and won 63% of the balls on the first pass and realized 5 of the 8 break points.
Tsurenko for the first time in 5 years made it to the quarterfinals in the prestigious tournament in Brisbane. In case of a victory over Petra Kvitova or Anette Kontaveit Les will become the 24th player in the world and update personal record.
Kimberly Birrell (Aus) – Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) – 4:6, 3:6
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