Eastbourne (England) – The 15th seed in Eastbourne’s WTA 500, Sao Paulo Batteries Haddad Maya made his second-round debut this Tuesday, launching a campaign against Estonian Kaya Canepy, his last tormentor. But now No. 1 in Brazil took advantage of the great stage and scored its 11th consecutive victory, scoring 6/4, 3/6 and 6/3 in 2h25 of departure.
In the Round of 16, the Brazilians have everything they need to challenge Spain’s Paula Badusa, the main contender for the title. However, in order to carry out this fight, the current No. 4 in the world needs to show impartiality in front of the house guest Judy Anna Bridge.
The champions from Nottingham and Birmingham, South Paulo from Sao Paulo won the 12th of 15 three-set matches played this season, the best record in the WTA in 2022. It was also his sixth consecutive victory against the Top 50. Eight out of 10. The last match was against the top 50 and this year there are 8 wins and 8 losses against rivals in this ranking.
Bea did not get off to a good start in the match that started with a break in the first game. With 68% of the serve, Polista only had break points in the fourth game, which he did. In others, she passed without fear and took advantage to make it 1-0.
At Beatriz Haddad Maia wins her 11th consecutive match on the grass – the first woman to do so since Serena Williams (20 wins between Wimbledon 2015-2018)!#RothesayInternational pic.twitter.com/3FJO7kvhA4
– wta (TAWTA) June 21, 2022
A slight 62% reduction in service use was enough for the Sao Paulo left-hander to make the worst of the second half. This time it was Kanepi who got off to a good start and won the first three games of the controversy. Estonian still missed a break in the fourth game, to widen the gap, but he held on and leveled the game.
The balance was maintained in the third and decisive set and a few points complimented the winner. After each tennis player saved two break points between the third and fourth games, it was Bia’s turn in the sixth to win a crucial break to open 4/2.
Closing the game was not easy for Bea, who started 40-15 in the final game, but then lost two match points in a row. Then came the test, saving four break points to avoid Kneippi’s reaction. The next opportunity was to seal the victory, the Sao Paulo woman finally won and praised her 11th consecutive victory.
The Brazilian closed the game with seven twenty-one and four double faults, indicating that he forced the first serve. Therefore, the hit rate was 59%, of which 63% of these points expired. Still, he saved 11 of the 12 break points he faced.