On centre court at the late evening Bernarda Pera from the United States knocks out the Latvian Jelena Ostapenko – 6/2, 6/1.
In 1 hour, 6 minutes Pera fired 2 aces and committed 1 double fault, while Ostapenko aced none and made also one double fault. Even though the statistic on the realization of the first serve is almost even, it was obvious that Pera had more control over the game physically and emotionally.
«I was expecting that crowd will support my opponent, but I was ready for this. However, people were cheering me as well, which was very pleasant», commented on her win the American
In the next round Bernarda Pera will face Elena Rybakina, recent Bucharest singles title winner, from Kazakhstan.