Abanda bows in front of Georges and Zverev lost to Tiafoe

Sport 17 August, 2017

Photo: Vaughn Ridley Agence France-Presse
Two times in two weeks, Françoise Abanda lost to Julia Georges, in two sets of 6-4, in less than 83 minutes.

Mason, Ohio — For the second time in about two weeks, on Wednesday, Montreal’s Francoise Abanda lost in the hands of the German Julia Georges, this time in the second round at the tournament in Cincinnati.


Although she has recorded three breaks during the match, Abanda has lost 6-4 and 6-4 in 83 minutes. On 31 July, in the first round in Washington, Abanda was eliminated by the same score in 80 minutes.


In the first set, Abanda scored the first break of the match, which allowed him to give himself a lead of 4-2. However, it lost the four games following. She then won the first three games of the second round, including two in his service, and led 4-2 with his third break of the fight. Again, it has lost four consecutive games and the match.


In men, the triumph of Alexander Zverev in Montreal was followed by a stay rather short in Ohio. Fourth headliner, the German was surprised 6-4, 3-6 and 6-4 by the American Frances Tiafoe, 87th in the world.


Tiafoe won, with a sixth break after 1 h 57, when his first ball of the game was returned too far for Zverev, the champion of the Rogers Cup. Tiafoe has been brilliant in the previous point, winning with a reverse flash of a angle exceptionally, on a return of service.


A dozen aces of the German were not enough, especially as he has also committed seven double faults.


Ekaterina Makarova was surprised about it too, setting aside the no. 3 women’s tennis, Angelique Kerber. The Russian has defeated the German 6-4, 1-6 and 7-6 (11), to the eighth ball of the match. They have struggled for 2 h 41.


Venus Williams eliminated


Ashleigh Barty, an Australian outcome of the qualifications, has caused another surprise, beating American Venus Williams 6-3, 2-6 and 6-2. After seeing the 9th seeded to win her service to initiate the third round, Barty has won the five games following, on the way to victory.


The American Madison Keys needed only 50 minutes to eliminate the Russian Daria Kasatkina 6-2, 6-1. Keys, 16th head of the series, managed seven aces and posted a success rate of its first bales of 64 %. She has also earned 23 points out of 30 after having put his first service game.


The American 22-year-old has made four breaks of service and saved the two balls of breakage to which it has faced. “I truly believe have played well, has analyzed the Keys. Everything worked and fell into place. I’ve never had a need to rush anything. “


Keys was all the more pleased that the game went under a temperature of around 30 degrees Celsius. “I didn’t want to spend too much time on the court. I didn’t stay long, but I was still soaked. I was happy to find the air conditioning, ” admitted Keys, which will be measured by the Spanish Garbine Muguruza, 4th seeded in the third round.


In other matches of the pane of the feminine, the Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, 8th head series, the Latvian Anastasija Sevastova, ranked 15th, and the Spanish Carla Suarez Navarro have also signed convincing victories. The Italian Camila Giorgi also won his pass for the third round, although she needed three sets to dispose of the Australian Daria Gavrilova, 7-6 (1), 5-7, 6-3.


The Danish Caroline Wozniacki beat Russian Elena Vesnina, 6-4 and 6-2, while Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova has defeated the French Alize Cornet 6-1, 6-4.


On the male side, the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, the 7th head of the series, has taken the measure of the Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (5), 6-4. The Spaniards Pablo Carreno Busta and David Ferrer have had more success than their compatriot. The first, 11th-seeded, has easily beat Mischa Zverev 6-3, 7-6 (2), while Ferrer needed three sets to beat Serbian Janko Tipsarevic, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1.


The Argentine Juan Martin del Potro did the same with a win in two short identical 6-4 against American Mitchell Krueger. The Russian Karen Khachanov, the Japanese Yuichi Sugita and the Australian Nick Kyrgios also won their match of the second round.