Doha: Aga advances to R2
Agnieszka reached the second round of the Qatar Total Open 2018 with a hard-fought 3-6 6-3 7-5 win over Mona Barthel of Germany on Monday.
Aga dropped the opening set against the tricky Barthel, but managed to turn it around in dramatic fashion and take her tenth match point for a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory in just over two hours and 20 minutes.
The match is also Agnieszka’s 17th career victory in Doha from eight previous visits, making her the winningest player in the tournament's 15-year history.
The 29-year-old, who reached the semis in Doha five times, will next face Cagla Buyukakcay or Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.