WTA Madrid Open 2022 day 4 roundup: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova knocked out; Maria Sakkari, Emma Raducanu advance

Fourth seed Maria Sakkari played out an absolute thriller of a first set to earn a highly impressive win against American tennis player Madison Keys.

Maria Ssakkari at the 2022 Madrid Open. (Image: Twitter/WTA)

Day 4 of the 2022 WTA Madrid Open saw 13th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova fall to a shock defeat against unseeded Spanish player Sara Sorribes Tormo. Brtitsh sensation and ninth seed Emma Raducanu advaced to the next round of the competition after a hard-fought victory against the Czech Republic’s Tereza Martincova. The second set might have been a breezy affair for the Brit but she had to give it her all in the first. Elsewhere, fourth seed Maria Sakkari played out an absolute thriller of a first set to earn a highly impressive win against American tennis player Madison Keys. 16th seed Elena Ryabinka was in action as well as she defeated French player Oceane Dodin to make it through to the round of 16 of the competition.

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Pavlyuchenkova knocked out

Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was faced with a crushing defeat at the hands of Sara Sorribes Tomo on Friday. The 13th seed was kncoked out only in the round of 64 after what was an exceptional performance by her opponent. Tormo won the first set but failed to win the second. It seemed, at that point, that Pavlyuchenkova would record a comeback victory but the unseeded Spaniard kept her head in the game and won the final set. The scoreline at the end of the tie was 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. Tormo did not score a single ace in the game whereas Pavlyuchenkova scsored one. The Spaniard and the Russian committed five double faults each. The difference lay in the first and and second serve. On the first serve, Tormo recorded a win percentage of 53% whereas the 13th seed managed 47%. On the second, the Spaniard recorded 64%, marginally ahead of Pavlyuchenkova’s 62%.

Emma Raducanu advances

Britihs tennis sensation and US Open champion Emma Raducanu continued her good run of form as she beat the Czech Republic’s Tereza Martincova. The Brit wonnin straight sets but it was hardly a simple affair. The scoreline at the end of the tie was 7-6 (7-3), 6-0. The second set was straightforward but the first was a thriller. Raducanu scored two aces while her opponent scored one. The Brit, however did commit three double faults in the match. On the first and second serves, Raducanu’s win percentages were 64% and 67% respectively. Martincova recorded 50% on the first and 64% on the secind serve.

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Maria Sakkari, Madison Keys light up Madrid

Fourth seed Maria Sakkari and the US’ Madison Keys played out an absolute thriller of a first set and put fans right on the edge of their seasts during their match. The fourth seed emerged victorious over the American by a scoreline of 6-7 (8-10), 6-3, 6-4. It was a comeback win for the Greek who was left hurting after a crushing tie-break defeat in the first set. Keys scored an incredible nine aces against Sakkari who could only manage one. However, the American made six double faults in the game. On the first serve, Keys had a higher win percentage with 77% compared to Sakkari’s 62%. However, on the second serve, the Greek recoreded 71% whereas Keys only managed 53%.

Elena Ryabinka cruises into round of 16

Kazakhstan’s Elena Ryabinka secured a comfortable straight-sets victory over Oceane Dodin to waltz her way into the round of 16 of the Madrid Open on Friday. The 16th seed won the match against the unseeded French by a scoreline of 6-2, 7-5. It did get a bit hairy for Rybainka in the second set but bshe managed to edge out the win. The Kazakh scored 12 aces while Dodin managed four. She also commited two fewer double faults than her opponent. On the first and second serves, Ryabinka recorded win percentages of 73% and 60%. Dodin managed 77& and 29% respectively.




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