Viktorija Golubic (WTA 46) is – finally – back! At Indian Wells, the Zurich native picked up one of the best victories of her career. She beat world 9th Maria Sakkari 5-7 6-3 6-2.

Viktorija Golubic has managed to secure two straight wins for the first time since her quarter-final at Wimbledon. After her success on Thursday over Olympic Vice-Champion Marketa Vondrousova (WTA 37), she emerged victorious from her first clash against the Greek, semi-finalist this year at Roland Garros and Flushing Meadows.

Above all, it ended a long wait. She had, in fact, not beaten a top ten player since her success before the limit over Garbine Muguruza in … 2016 in Linz. Her next opponent will be the Russian Anna Kalinskaya (WTA 151) who came out of qualifying. The Zurichois has removed the two meetings that have so far opposed her to the Muscovite.

The key to Viktorija Golubic’s success was, unlike his opponent, his ability to gain more than 50% of his points behind his second ball. After the loss of the first set, she was able to raise the level of her game to win on her second match point after 2h33 ‘of play.



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