Auckland: The second Petra Martic became the first person to die at the WTA Auckland Classic when it was filmed by French artist Alize Cornet on Wednesday.
Eight-year-old Caroline Garcia also lost in the second round while third baseman Amanda Anisimova advanced to the quarter-finals on a limited three-day tournament.
Martic, the number 15 in the world, lived up to its peak in the first game against Cornet but could not keep up with the pace as the opposing team fought back 3-6, 6-4, 6-. 4, with the result sealed in three aces. back to the final game.
Cornet, ranked 57th, when she left the court.
Cornet replaced former Martic coaches Sandra Zanieswka during the holiday season and said she initially had trouble adjusting to her new guidelines before the game to become more aggressive.
"It leaves my comfort zone and at first I couldn't manage it, but eventually I got my sheep and played it very well. God be kind to me," she said with only three aces. coming at 15-30 in the final game.
Cornet, who also rose from a chance to win her first match against Ysaline Bonaventure, will face Jessica Pegula in the quarter-finals after the Americans comfortably beat Tamara 6-2, 6-2. Zidansek
The second battle and the final round of the season @ASB_Classic What a game against my dear friend Petra, we fought like lions here Friday in Auckland ✌Deuxième bootille de lle & # 39; année et premier quart de finale à Auckland! # allezla pic.twitter.com/t4pwGfZT9x
– Alize Cornet (@alizecornet) January 8, 2020
The 18-year-old Anisimova only needed 73 minutes to discard former 10-year-old Daria Kasatkina in a famous match last night.
Anisimova made 32 unanswered errors, twice that of Russia, but still remained strong throughout her match.
She will play Eugenie Bouchard in the quarter-finals after the Canadian upset Garcia 6-4, 6-4.
Both are former stars of the top five who want to return to the top of Bouchard, the 2014 Wimbledon final, which is now 262 below the world while Garcia is in 46th place.
Bouchard lost 12 first-round finals last year, but said she is feeling more confident now with added pressure on her fitness.
I really worked hard during the holidays, so I want to run down every ball and fight the past, because you never know what can happen, ”she said.
I served really well and I won some points.
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