Klara Zakopalova breezes past Olga Savchuk into 2nd round – Kremlin Cup 2011

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Klara Zakopalova breezes past Olga Savchuk into 2nd round – Kremlin Cup 2011
Klara Zakopalova sent Olga Savchuk to the lockers in the main draw of the Kremlin Cup 2011. The two had battled swords on indoor hard courts of the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia. After just fifty five minutes Czech Zakopalova
got rid of Ukrainian Savchuk in straight sets of 6-3, 6-1 on Tuesday the 18th of October 2011.
Initiating the opening round of the match was Savchuk, who had just won the service toss and she was unable to handle her service game. On the other hand, Zakopalova not only capitalized on a breakpoint but also bagged a game on
her service game to rotate the scoreboard at 2-0. In the following two games the players won on respective serves and the score shifted to 3-1.
During the fifth and the sixth game the challengers broke each other back-to-back and then held their serves in the subsequent games to rotate the scoreboard to 5-3 with Zakopalova leading the set. The Czech was now only a game
away from clogging the opening set and as Savchuk’s forehand shot went wayward, Zakopalova bagged the opening set with a 6-3 score.
Zakopalova capitalized on three out of the four breakpoints and had bagged 57 percent of her total service points won in the opening set. Mean while, Savchuk lost most of her points because she was unable to perform on her second
serve and had managed to bag only 43 percent of her total return points.
The second set of the match was commenced by Zakopalova and she had an amazing start as she not only held her serve but also broke her adversary to take a mini lead of 2-0 on the scoreboard. However, Savchuk made a return by breaking
Zakopalova in the third game but she was unable to reduce the deficit any further as the Czech was quick to break  back immediately in the following game.
Zakopalova wanted to cut the goose chase and took on her Agame by utilizing the serve-break technique and in doing so; she was only a game away from victory. As she served for the match in the seventh game, she smashed a backhand
winner down the line and conquered the set and the match.
The Czech secures a berth in the second round the Kremlin Cup where she will be facing either Polona Hercog or eighth seeded Dominika Cibulkova.



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