The concentration of Lourdes Carlé to hit a backhand. Photo: Twitter ESPN Tennis.
It’s been over a week Lourdes Charles he will always remember, regardless of the course of his career, that he has reached the finish line his first win on the main draw of a WTA tournament.
Coming from the standings, he had won the club on Monday in Hamburg Eva Lys179 to the world, in three tight sets. However, this Wednesday the Russian Anastasia Potapova (63rd) interrupts him with a final 6-1 and 6-4 in 1 hour and 23 minutes of play.
Almost non-stop, she returned to the field to play the quarter-finals of doubles, paired with the Brazilian Laura Pigossi, and it was also a defeat. The Americans Sophie Chang, whom Lourdes beat in the first qualifying round in single, and Angela Kulikov fell on.
In any case, a more than positive week ends for the Buenos Aires native, who will reach her best historical position in the standings (176 °) and establish herself as number 1 in Argentine tennis while Nadia Podoroska is still looking for recovery after several months away from the courts …
The panorama of Argentine tennis players
In the male branch, Francisco Cerúndolo already knows his rival in the next instance. It will be Andrey Rublevnumber 8 in the world, who easily beat Lucky Loser Ricadas Berankis.
The recent ATP 250 champion from Bastad made his Top 30 debut with a hard-fought win against Daniel Altmaier and is looking to secure his seventh consecutive win.
in double, The seeded Horacio Zeballos and Marcel Granollers qualified for the quarter-finals after leaving the road for Massimo Gonzalez and the Mexican Santiago González. On Thursday they will face Rublev and Khachanov in search of the semi-final.
Meanwhile in Gstaad Federico Delbonis will face Dominic Thiem, who is gradually recovering his best version after a long inactivity and a series of ten consecutive defeats. In the first round the Austrian recovered by one set by beating Hugo Gastón, while the player from Azul eliminated Mikael Ymer in two sets.
The Delbonis match was scheduled to take place this Wednesday, but due to the intense rain that hit the Swiss city, it has been rescheduled for tomorrow.