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13
June

It was a successful start for Ana at the grass court tournament in S-Hertogenbosch. With 6:4 and 6:4, she defeated the 125th world tennis player, two and a half years older, Tamara Korpatsch, and made it to the eight-finals.

In the first set, which lasted 45 minutes, Ana broke Korpatsch's service in the fifth game, but lost her own in the next. However, immediately after that Ana made a break again, and in the eighth game saved two break points. In the ninth game she missed three set points, and another in the tenth game after which she saved four break points. She then won the new, fifth set point.

In the second set, which lasted longer than the first (51 minutes), Ana had a break point in the third game, but failed to capitalise. In the seventh game she made a break after Korpatsch took the lead with 30:0. In the tenth game she served for the win. The German tennis player won the first point. Ana tied at 15:15, then got to 30:15 and 40:15. She did not use the first match point but did use the second. Korpatsch did not have any break opportunities in the second set.

 

Ana, the 33rd placed world tennis player, is the fifth seed of the WTA tournament in the Netherlands, and her next rival is domestic tennis player Richel Hogenkamp, 100th on the WTA rankings list. In the first round the 25 year old Dutch player defeated an experienced 31 year old Luxembourger Mandy Minell, the 82nd world tennis player, with 6:3 and 6:3.

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