Yanina Wickmayer battles past Kimiko Date Krumm at the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions
Yanina Wickmayer needed to battle hard to beat Kimiko Date Krumm 7-6 6-3 in their first match at the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions in Bali.
The encounter between Wickmayer and Date Krumm was very entertaining. Wickmayer twice needed to recover a break in the first set before holding off three break points that would have seen her trailing 4-0 in the second.
“She’s a really tough player. I think she’s one of the fittest players on tour right now and I think this is one of her favourite surfaces where it goes really fast,” said Wickmayer.
“Until 3-0 she was playing really well. She was really aggressive and serving better and running everywhere.
“But I kept on thinking it’s only one break. I tried to serve well and get into the court more the way she did and I kept fighting for every point.”