The Spaniard, seeded 2, lost to British Eden Silva and was also knocked out in doubles.
The rain that fell during the morning of Wednesday caused a delay of one hour in the start of the morning matches. At 11:00 the great expectation was focused on the Amutio court, where Bucsa returned to face the British Silva. The duel was dominated in the first set by the Spaniard, but soon the Londoner took the initiative and hardened the clash to come back and take the victory by 6-2, 4-6, 4-6. The day promised strong emotions with the No. 2 seed out of the tournament she won in 2019.
The rest of the favorites delivered to advance to the next round. Bandecchi, number 5 beat Spain’s Celia Cerviño who came from the qualifiers. France’s Ponchet, number 3, did the same against the young Russian Boldarenko. Lithuanian Mikulskyte won her match against Verena Meliss who had to retire in the third set with 2-0 against. China’s Liang also easily overcame Russia’s Charaeva. Korean Ku and Hungarian Nagy also made it through to the round of 16. The big news was the victory of the young Carolina Gomez. The 17 year old player from Madrid, who has a wild card from the organization, made the most of the opportunity and with an aggressive tennis overcame the Slovakian Milatova by 6-3, 6-1.
In the afternoon, three doubles matches were also played with the victory of the Chinese couple Zhu-Liang who are already in the quarterfinals. Bondarenko-Loredana also made it through, as did Duerst-Ayukawa.
Round of 16 gets underway
This Thursday, from 10:00 am, the three courts of the Peña Vitoriana will be at full capacity with the first three clashes. The duel between Alicante’s Lucia Cortez and Eden Silva is one of the attractions to open the mouth, although one of the highlights will come at 11:30 with China’s Lin Zhu facing Spain’s Eva Guerrero. From 13:00, another Spaniard Carolina Gomez will have a tough rival in the Swiss Bandecchi. The duels between the American Lao and the Hungarian Nagy, or between the Lithuanian Mikulskyte and the Chinese Taipei Liang, promises to be another of the most interesting.
Starting at 17:00, the afternoon session will open with the doubles quarterfinals, with the top seeds, the Bandecchi-Silva pair against Ayukawa-Duerst as the main match, without losing sight of the Chinese Zhu-Liang against Milatova-Meliss. The closing match of the day will be the clash of the number 3 couple of the tournament Mikulskyte-Haverlag, who will not have an easy time against the Galician Cerviño and the Italian Nicole Fossa.
We remind you that the tournament will enter its most decisive phase on Friday with the quarterfinals, Saturday with the semifinals and Sunday with the final at 12:00 noon. It will be from the quarterfinals when they will be broadcasted internationally through Eurosport cameras.