This Wednesday 12 matches will be played with the debut of Cristina Bucsa, winner in Vitoria of the 2019 edition.
The start of the finals and doubles has provided an intense day with 12 matches, seven in singles and five in doubles. With the Chinese Lin Zhu, top 100 WTA, suffering at the start against the representative of Sri Lanka, Karunaratne, had to overcome an initial 0-3 to win 6-4, 6-4, the day seemed to invite some surprise. And there were. The number 4 seed, the Australian Cabrera, went from strength to strength to lose her match against the Swiss Duerst by 6-3, 3-6, 4-6. She was not the only seed to say goodbye prematurely to the Araba World Tennis Tour- Open Grupo Amutio. The Swiss Radovcic, number 8 of the event in Alava, also lost to Ya-Hsuan by 7-5, 4-6, 3-6.
Spaniards Lucia Cortez and Eva Guerrero got their pass to the round of 16.
In doubles, the number 1 seeded couple, Eden Silva-Bandecchi, 335 in the WTA ranking, overcame without problems the Basque-Danish couple formed by Ainhoa Melli and Nweke. The young tennis players of the host club, Marta Garcia from Alava and Karina Novikova from Ukraine, were able to make a game against Cerviño-Fossa.
Bucsa’s debut in singles and doubles
Another 12 matches will be played this Wednesday, 9 in singles category from 10:00 a.m. and three in doubles that will be moved to the afternoon.
Spain’s Cristina Bucsa returns to the capital of Alava after her title won in 2019, an edition that was an ITF 25,000. She will start her way in this tournament against the British Eden Silva (10:00 am). France’s Jessika Ponchet, ranked No. 3, will also make her debut against Maria Bondarenko. Lithuania’s Mikulskyte, number 6 in the tournament, will face Italy’s Meliss, who qualified from the qualifying round.
In doubles, Bucsa will pair up with Colombian Herazo to face Bondarenko-Rosca (17:00). China’s Lin Zhu will also play doubles with Chinese Taipei’s Liang. They will face the Czech-Japanese duo Pulchartova-Sato.
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.