2015 Aegon International

Pironkova picks perfection

A bit of a stretch: Pironkova defeated #16 seed Stosur

Tsvetana Pironkova continued the day of shocks by dismissing #16 seed Sam Stosur 7-5 7-6(0).

The lofty Bulgarian, who has upset numerous top 10 players, polished off Stosur in the second set tie-break in style to progress at the 2015 Aegon International.

Two breaks of serves a-piece left the contest nicely poised at 5-5 before Pironkova took control of the net and coolly collect the next two games to secure the set for the loss of three points – that included one set point being saved.

Again a combination of wayward service games and solid returns by the pair of big-hitters were on display, so the resultant tie-break came as no surprise.

But Pironkova was ruthless in the tie-break and registered a perfect 7-0 to send Stosur off to the Championships without a win at Devonshire Park.

MATCH

23.06.15 2nd round Tsvetana Pironkova Samantha Stosur 7-5, 7-60 United Kingdom Eastbourne Grass

MATCH STATS

Tsvetana Pironkova Samantha Stosur
1st SERVE % 38/69 (55%) 51/74 (69%)
1st SERVE POINTS WON 24/38 (63%) 28/51 (55%)
2nd SERVE POINTS WON 14/31 (45%) 9/23 (39%)
BREAK POINTS WON 6/8 (75%) 5/6 (83%)
TOTAL RETURN POINTS WON 37/74 (50%) 31/69 (45%)
TOTAL POINTS WON 75/143 (52%) 68/143 (48%)
DOUBLE FAULTS 3 3
ACES 5 3
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