Goff was out early in the previous Rome station and the French Open, but after coming to the indoor hard court, she regained her form and successfully passed the test of the two rounds of qualifying. At this time last year, the 15-year-old American star Successfully won the first prize in Linz, which had similar competition conditions. In the face of Siniakova, who was fighting at home, Gove overcame the unfavorable situation of falling behind and breaking serve three times in the first set, and finally sealed the victory with a straight score.
"It's not the best game I played, but it's not the worst," Gove commented after the game. "I feel like it's mid-to-lower. I didn't play very well at the beginning. I loved it in the first game. The game was broken."
"But I have been fighting, and I persevered. I didn't get into the center to practice before the game, so I was still getting used to it."
Sinjakova started the game very fiercely, and indeed broke four points straight up-but the 16-year-old Goff quickly launched a counterattack to catch up to 1-1, which also laid the tone for the first set. Gove broke back three times after being broken first, including the Czech's 5-4 serve win. The young American girl kept her cool and won two games in a row.
The expansion of the second set was completely different. There was no break in the first nine games. In the third game, Goff resolved the crisis of breaking serve, always biting the score, and finally broke the indispensable serve game of the Czechs, and succeeded in qualifying with another set 6-4.
"The situation is different today because she doesn't have the support of the live audience, just like she used to fight in the local area," Gao Fu said, "you need to cheer yourself up and give yourself more motivation."
"This brings me back to the youth arena, and we don't have too many spectators. But for me, playing in an empty stadium is more strange than unattended outfield...it's a bit awkward," she added with a smile.
Next, she will face a familiar opponent across the net, and after this year's Lexington station, she will fight No. 3 seed Sabalenka-two months ago, the American teenager was 7-6 (4) 4-6 6-4 thrilling victory.
"Her serve is very good and she has a lot of power to hit the ball," Goff commented, "I know what I should do, and whenever I have a chance, I have to take the initiative and try to grasp it. I want to go all out, enjoy the game, watch See how you will perform."
In addition, the Tunisian sister Kareem Abdul-Jabbar swept the local veteran Strisova 6-2 6-2, waiting for the winner between No. 5 seed Martic and former French Open champion Ostapenko in the next round.
此外，突尼斯姐姐卡里姆·阿卜杜勒·贾巴尔（Kareem Abdul-Jabbar）以6-2 6-2横扫了当地老将斯特里索娃（Strisova），在下一轮的五号种子马蒂奇（Martic）和前法网冠军奥斯塔彭科（Ostapenko）之间等待获胜者。