(19 JUNE) It was a very different match for Kim today, and a very different level of tennis too, as the Belgian rushed to a 6-2 6-1 win over Kateryna Bondarenko to reach the quarterfinals of the Unicef Open in Rosmalen.
Kim played some rather solid tennis throughout the whole match and saved the only break point she had to face.
Things were pretty even at the beginning of the match until Kim had her first break opportunities on Bondarenko's serve in the fourth game. It took Kim no less than 11 (!) break points to get the break (on a double fault from Bondarenko), but from then on, the former No. 1 never looked back and rushed to a 6-2 6-1 victory.
'After my first round I was already glad to win a match but there were things which needed improvement. And although it wasn't my best tennis out there today it's clearly better compared to my 1st round match', Kim reacted. 'Bondarenko's playing style suits me a lot better than Oprandi's.'
In the quarterfinals, Kim will face Francesca Schiavone. Their match is scheduled for a 2.30pm start, local time.