Canadian Rebecca Marino had her Polish rival Katarzyna Kawa in the cables, but she was unable to conclude hostilities by serving for the match, so she suffered a 6-4 loss, 3-6 and 7-5 in the first round of the Wimbledon tennis tournament on Monday.
The 104th player in the world surrendered in 2 hours 28 minutes against the holder of the 132nd level from qualifications. With a lead of 5-4, the British Columbian could have settled the case, but she was broken, then another in the last game. Marino conceded her serve five times during the duel, while 'she made it four times in 13 occasions.
“Today was definitely a challenge, declared the representative of the maple leaf to the microphone of the TSN network. I lost the first set and there was a stoppage due to rain. I feel like I came back with a good game plan and found a way to win the second set.”
“I dictated the vast majority of the last frame, but I have to give credit to my opponent. She worked very hard and found a way to take advantage. I'm disappointed to have lost, after coming so close.”
Kawa pocketed 108 points in all, one less than the maple leaf athlete. Both players committed 108 unforced errors, including 58 by the Canadian.
The winner will face Tunisian Ons Jabeur, second racket on the WTA Tour.