World No.15 Beatriz Haddad Maia gave Brazil a 1-0 lead over fifth seeds Italy after a dominant win over World No. 27 Martina Trevisan, 6-2, 6-0, on Day 1 of the United Cup in Brisbane.
“We performed in the midst of final 12 months and it was three units,” Haddad Maia stated. “I labored very exhausting to push myself to play my greatest tennis. I labored very exhausting within the pre-season to be as prepared as I might right this moment.”
The highest seeds in Group E, Italy will attempt to degree the tie within the second singles match of the day, as Lorenzo Musetti takes on Felipe Meligeni Alves later.
The Hologic WTA Tour’s Most Improved Participant of 2022, Haddad Maia picked up proper the place she left off in her breakout season. The Brazilian No.1 dominated behind her serve, successful 73 per cent of her first-serve factors.
Trevisan, a semi-finalist at Roland Garros final 12 months, struggled to seek out any inroads. Within the face of Haddad Maia’s fixed baseline and return stress, she held serve simply as soon as within the match, getting damaged six occasions.
The one hour and 18-minute victory moved Haddad Maia to 2-0 over Trevisan, having defeated the Italian in three units final summer season in Toronto.
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