Czech Republic, Ostrava-On October 20th local time, the first J&T Bank Ostrava Open continued. The only Chinese player in the lottery, Zhang Shuai, did not perform well. He lost 1-6 1-6 and was photographed by the local player Mchhova, and sadly stopped in the first round.
This matchup lasted only 58 minutes. Zhang Shuai lost five serve in two sets and failed to get any break point. She only had eight winning points in the game, but she made up to 26 unforced errors, including four double errors. In contrast, the Czech girl played steadily, blasting a total of 17 winning points and 16 active errors.
"Today's opponent played very well," Zhang Shuai said after the game. "Her skills are very comprehensive and fast paced. She came to the net many times. I admire her tennis style and hope I can learn from the game. Many things to improve yourself."
China Golden Flower broke into the second week of the French Open at the last stop, but after moving to the indoor hard court, it failed to quickly adapt to the rhythm of the shot. Zhang Shuai fell into a fierce battle in the first serve of the opening game, and was broken after repeated resistance. After two rounds, she sent a double fault on the break point, and the serving round fell again and soon fell into a passive situation.
Mchhova, who played at home, did not encounter any obstacles. The three serve in the first set only lost one point, and all the pressure was given to the opponent. After Zhang Shuai lost four rounds in a row, she finally completed the guarantee, but her state still did not improve much. At the end of the set, a must-have serve game, Zhang Shuai sent out today's second double fault on the inventory, losing a set 1-6 first.
The situation in the second set was almost exactly the same. Mchhova went smoothly throughout the game without even being forced into a tie by the opponent. Not only did Zhang Shuai fail to find any chance to counterattack, his serve was also precarious. She lost 10 points after 40-15 in the second game and was already 0-3 behind in an instant.
In the next round, Zhang Shuai saved two break points and struggled to secure the serve, but this was her last struggle today. The local darling firmly grasped the initiative, and the final stage of the game also accelerated the process. Mchhova only allowed Zhang Shuai to get three points in the last three rounds, including the fifth break of today with a love game, and finally cashed in the first match point with a forehand volley, which ended the battle smoothly.
The Czech girl reaped the second TOP50 victory of this year. The next round is waiting for the winner between No. 7 seeds Mertens and Anisimova.