French tennis says thank you. Halftones since the beginning of this US Open, the results of the representatives of the tricolor needed a good boost. This came from Clara Burel, one of the great hopes of women’s tennis.
Already noticed at Roland-Garros 2020, where she had reached the 3rd round, the Breton signed the greatest success of her career, on Tuesday, on the fields of Flushing Meadows, leaving, please, Elena Rybakina, still not recovered from her coronation at Wimbledon. It took two sets (6-4, 6-4) to the 131st in the world, out of qualifying, to afford the scalp of the Kazakh, far, very far from her level seen from the All side. Club last July.
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Burel in wiper mode
Burel intelligently built his success, which wasn’t even alone. Depending on her first ball, the 21-ball player dominated the debate when she was able to take the rally on her own, being her on the pitch, and have the AELTC boss play the shot too. . We still need to improve the percentage of the leaders: with 45% over the whole match, Burel exposed itself to the problems.
Author of the first break of the match at 2-2 in the first set, the French accelerated after having had to save four break points herself a game earlier. The Rybakina threat was further clarified at 3-4 when the Grand Slam winner went on hiatus. Patatras: She has completely given in to her commitment. A gift that Burel grabbed with open arms.
La Rennaise then completed the first act with authority, before going to the winning break on the first game of the second act. At its best, when the beast in front was dazed. In this round, she showed off her tactical science and her wide range of shots. No, Burel doesn’t hit the ball, he puts it on the pitch. And he hits well on both sides, as evidenced by his match point ended with a backhand.
A Rybakina profile, more powerful than her and tactically messy when things don’t go well, suited her game (the Kazakh) perfectly. She also did her thing about hers from the bottom line, staying glued to her line of hers.
His three runs in the game proved that the plan was to switch to wiper mode and nothing else. A perfectly successful tactic from the end of the 1st set. The rest of the tournament she will face off against Alison van Uytvack or the legend Venus Williams. Ideal for continuing your progress. Burel took the train to the highest level.
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