Our Sara Errani is already off to a good start as she reaches the last-16 round at the Luxembourg Open, giving Julie Coin a not so pleasant farewell from professional tennis.
Our warrior still managed to finish the job – even though mental and physical forms are normally getting more and more conditioning at this point of the season – and score a full come-back victory on the Estade’s Centre Court: the first set started with an early break, nevertheless the 32-year-old Frenchwoman broke back and run for the 5-2 advantage. Sarita found the way to even the set but Coin was too good to regain her focus and get the first point.
Apparently the match balance got even worse for Sara, as she found herself struggling for the Luxembourg last-16 reward down 2-5 ADV: but just when her opponent was about to believe she definitively took her down, the Roland Garros finalist drag her back in the game and began her one-way road to victory to tie the score. The Franch fell apart at the seams and quickly started to decrease her level. In fact, as soon as Coin lowered her defense Errani smelled her prey and started the counterattack to game, set and match. Final score: 5-7, 6-4, 6-1.
For those who could not make it live, here is a video showing the last 2 games of play (Errani v. Coin):
Sarita’s next opponent would be the Croatian Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, who got into the second round thanks to her straight sets win against the young German Carina Witthoeft (6-4, 7-6(3)). The 2 previous match record both favor the Italian (tn. US Open 2014, Palermo 2010); the match is scheduled to be the second one on Centre Court starting from 12pm.