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Lesya Tsurenko was successfully launched at the 117th version of the Open championship of Australia on tennis.
Tsurenko first got into the seeds at the Grand Slam tournament, and her opponent starting in Melbourne was 74-ranked Ekaterina Alexandrova. Russian Lesya until today, at the official level do not overlap.
First set Tsurenko started with two breaks. With the score 5:1 Ukrainian lost three consecutive games, but the defining moment was back in the game in the tenth game she played a break point, got to set-bol and the first attempt ended the game in their favor.
Tsurenko has not made the right conclusions after a nervous first game, which almost led to serious consequences. Ukrainka in the second set, managed to lose the advantage in four games. Alexandrov was a single goal from a set-bol, but the tide of the match the Russian failed. In the tie-break Tsurenko won four points at the reception, and a match-bol waited for unforced errors from the opponent.
In the match against Alexandrova Tsurenko filed 3 aces, made 3 double faults, made 10 winnersof with 16 unforced errors, and sold 4 of the 7 break points. In the second round of the Australian Open, Lesya Tsurenko will play against Monica Niculescu or Amanda Anisimova.
Lesya Tsurenko (Ukraine, 24) – Ekaterina Alexandrova (Russia) – 6:4, 7:6