In doubles, the favorite couple Bandecchi-Silva also fell.
The player born in Madrid but based in Andalusia, Eva Guerrero has been the main protagonist of the fifth day of the Araba World Tennis Tour -Open Grupo Amutio. The number 343 of the WTA ranking knocked out the Chinese Lin Zhu, top 100, in a vibrant match of high level. After a start dominated by the Chinese who took the first set by 6-2, the Spaniard was able to add points with her backhand to go from dominated to dominant. More confident with her serve, she managed to take the second set 6-4. With the heat as a handicap for both, Guerrero held better on court and patiently forced errors in her rival. The match reached the third set, disputed, intense, with a fierce fight for every ball. The Spaniard did not miss her chance and took the final set 6-3. A victory that is an important boost for her career. In the quarterfinals, she will face the Swiss Bandecchi, number 5 of the tournament, a tough and very physical player. On the other hand, the French Jessika Ponchet, number 3, easily beat the Korean Ku by 6-1. She will face in the quarterfinals the player from Taiwan, Liang, a player who has been very confident in all her matches and who yesterday also starred in another of the surprises, after beating the number 6, the Lithuanian Mikulskyte in two sets. On the other hand, the Filipina Eala, who was winning her match against the Taiwanese player Lee, qualified for the quarterfinals after her opponent retired in the fifth game of the third set. Spain’s Lucia Cortez and Carolina Gomez lost in their crossings to Britain’s Eden Silva and Switzerland’s Bantecchi. The Hungarian Nagy also reached the quarterfinals in a tough match against the American Danielle Lao in three sets, after overcoming the first set against her. Switzerland’s Duerst also had no problems winning her round of 16 match against Denmark’s Olga Helmi.
In doubles, the Zhu-Liang pairing continues on a steady pace. Mikulskyte-Haverlag and Ayukawa-Duerst also qualified for the semifinals.
Quarter-finals on the sixth day of the tournament
This Friday, and now with Eurosport cameras, the quarter-final singles matches will be played from 11:00 am on the Amutio court. The first match of the day will be between the Swiss Duerts and the Hungarian Nagy, with a difficult prediction as the former is ranked 531 in the world and the latter 603.
Once finished, will come one of the highlights, with the Spanish Eva Guerrero and Swiss Bandecchi as protagonists. The 343rd in the world against 229th and number 5 of the tournament.
Then, not before 14:30, the player from Taiwan Liang will play against the French Ponchet. A priori, the French player is 180th in the WTA ranking and is seeded 3. The odds are in her favor. Not before 17:00, the Filipino Eala and the British Silva will be looking for a place in the semifinals.
In doubles, the first semifinal clash will start at 16:30 with the Ayukawa-Duerst duel against Haverlag-Mikulskyte. The day will close with the match between the favorites Liang-Zhu against Bondarenko-Rosca.