The career of Viktorija Golubic (WTA 116) ended in the 2nd round of the WTA 1000 tournament in Miami. The Swiss lost 6-1 6-1 to Russian Liudmila Samsonova (WTA 15), seeded No. 12.
As the score suggests, the Zurich player didn’t have a chance against an opponent she had beaten in their only previous encounter. This time, the game only lasted 53 minutes one way.
Samsonova took the service of the Swiss six times, who only managed the break once, at 6-1 3-0. But the Russian did not give in to doubt and won the last three games in stride.