German tennis player Julia Gerges overcame the barrier of the second round of the Doha competition, beating American Alison Riske in three sets – 6/1, 6/7 (5), 6/4.
The fight lasted 2 hours and 32 minutes. The 16th WTA rating number, 30-year-old Yulia, recorded five breaks and 12 aces, making the wrong mistake 11 times. 28-year-old Riske, who is in 52nd position in the world classification, took the opponent’s bid twice, made two aces and seven double mistakes.
German woman has increased the gap in the personal meetings of athletes – 2: 0. In the quarterfinals of the Qatar Total Open tournament, Goerges will face the winner of the game Romanian Simona Halep and Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko.