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    Magda Linette Prevails in Thrilling Three-Set Victory Over Ekaterina Alexandrova

    In a gripping second-round match at the WTA 500 tournament in Strasbourg, Magda Linette emerged victorious over Ekaterina Alexandrova. The encounter, which extended over two hours and 57 minutes, saw Linette rally from a set down to secure a 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-3 win.

    Linette had earlier defeated Romania’s Sorana Cirstea with a score of 7-5, 7-5 in the opening round. The match against Alexandrova presented a more formidable challenge for Linette.

    The match began with both players struggling on their serve, leading to a competitive first set that was decided by a tie-break, which Alexandrova narrowly won. Undeterred, Linette responded strongly in the second set, capturing four consecutive games to win it 6-3.

    The final set initially favored Alexandrova, who broke Linette early and led 3-1. However, the determined 32-year-old Linette fought back impressively, winning five straight games to claim the set 6-3 and advance to the next round.

    Next, Linette will face American Madison Keys, the world number 16, who recently triumphed over China’s Xinyu Wang.

    Magda Linette – Ekaterina Alexandrova 2-1 (6-7, 6-3, 6-3)

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