Rus started her party as an underdog. Although she managed to beat Bouzkova in Acapulco in 2018, Rus won only one of her last seven matches. Bouzkova reached the semi-finals of the WTA tournament in Guadalajara ten days ago and a tournament before that was still in the final in Melbourne.
The start was Bouzkova, who immediately broke Rus and came 2-0 in games. Rus then recovered and Bouzkova returned her service no less than three times: 3-6. In the second set Bouzkova’s resistance was broken and Rus ran quickly to 2-6. Unique, because for the first time in her career, Rus survived the first round in Miami. Rus reached the main tournament four times before but never won a match until today.
In the next round, Rus will take on the Greek Maria Sakkari, who is seeded 23rd. Kiki Bertens only comes into action in the second round.
Rus achieves great victory in Miami and has a scoop | Sport
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