Sevastova together with Pavluchenko with 3-6, 6-2, 3-6 gave way to the 11th Chinese Jifan Su and Joaouan Jan in the tournament.
Already in the first game, serving Pavluchenko, the Chinese won with the second break point. They managed to play in the fourth game, but two more lost points, serving Sevastova in the seventh game and a Russian tennis player in the ninth game, allowed the set to be won by the opponents.
In the second set, for the first time in the game, the Latvian / Russian duo managed to take the lead in the set, winning the third game, in which Jana served and the Chinese won only one game.
Also in the next game, serving the Chinese when Su was on the service line, Sevastova played perfectly with Pavluchenko, winning the game “dry” and later leading the set to victory with the second set ball.
In the third set, events developed again in favor of the Chinese duo. In the second game, serving Sevastova, Su and Jana forced their opponents to make mistakes, won the game and a moment later reached 3-0 in their favor.
The sixth was the longest game in the game, and in it, while serving the Latvian tennis player again, Su and Jana won, using the fourth break ball, reaching 5-1.
Immediately, one game was recovered, a convincing victory when Vana served. However, in the ninth game, serving Su, the Chinese were able to play the break ball and put an end to the fight with the second match ball, entering the second round of the competition.
The Chinese worked better by serving a second serving themselves. They won 60% of the playoffs, while Pavluchenko and Sevastova won only 39% of the playoffs, serving the second serve themselves.
The Latvian / Russian duo performed better breakballs, scoring four times out of five, but the opponents had more opportunities – five points in 11 chances.
The Chinese also have more victorious blows – 33 against opponents 22.
For the loss in the first round, Sevastova received ten world doubles ranking points.
It has already been reported that in the first match Sevastova lost to Estonian Kaija Kanepi in the first round with 3-6, 1-6.
Another Latvian tennis player Alona Ostapenko will also play the doubles match on Wednesday, who together with the Ukrainian Ludmila Kičenok will be numbered 13th. They are opposed by the international duo Makoko Ninomija from Japan and the representative of the USA Sabrina Santa Maria.
In the first round of the single-player tournament, Ostapenko gave way to Czech Karolina Muhova with 5-7, 2-6.
Each Latvian tennis player earned ten world ranking points for his performance in a single match.
The qualifying for the Australian Open this year due to Covid-19 took place in Doha and Dubai. The main tournament in Melbourne is scheduled for February 21. The competition usually takes place in January, but this year it was postponed three weeks later due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Last year, Novak Djokovic from Serbia celebrated the victory in the men’s competition, but the best among the ladies was Sofia Kenina from the USA.
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