Bolsava surprises Riske and advances to second round

Aliona Bolsava still having a good time. The 22-year-old Spaniard defeated Alison Riske in the first round in Rome, who arrived in the Italian capital as 13th seed. To do this, Bolsava knew how to suffer and come back, raising an adverse set for a result of 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in almost three hours of the game.

To reach the final draw, Bolsava beat Russia's Kalinskaya 6-2 yesterday. This Monday, she met the American in the first round Riske, who had just been eliminated in the second round of the US Open by China's Li, and in the first round of Cincinnati by Anisimova. Bolsava, also eliminated in the second round in New York by Madison Keys, He played a good game throughout the match. He missed the first set with his serve, but he knew recover in the second with a magnificent tie break. Already in the final sleeve, Bolsava dominated Riske's second serve and was able to take the duel. In the second round she will fight against the Russian Anna Blinkova, also from the previous round, who beat Teichmann by a double 6-3.

Monday's day passed very quietly for the favorites in the running. All the matches, except for three, were resolved in two sets. One of them was that of the Belgian Elise Mertens (11th), eliminated in the US Open quarterfinals by Azarenka, who this time he resolved his match in just over an hour against Hsieh 6-3 and 6-1. Latvian Magda Linette struck down Ostapenko 6-4 and 6-3, Kazakh Elena Rybakina (10th seeded), did the same with Alexandrova also in an hour by 6-0 and 6-4. And, in the game that was one of the most interesting of the day, Amanda Anisimova could with the Croatian Donna Vekic (16th) in an even match lasting two and a half hours, resolved by a double tie break by 7-6 (4) and 7-6 (6).