Nuria Parrizas extends her great moment of form at the BNP Paribas Poland Open in Gdynia, where this Tuesday she advanced as the ninth favorite until the second round, the eighth, after withstanding the pressure of the local player Magdalena Frech and win it 6-3, 2-6 and 6-4 in 2:12.
The Grenadian, who won her first WTA title in Bastad (Sweden) two weeks ago, overcame a poor second set and beat Frech, a 23-year-old tennis player and 152nd in the world, in third place. He went ahead twice, once for the 4-2 and another for the final 6-4. She will face the Russian Amina Anshba (155th) on Thursday, who could with the French Tan (6-4 and 6-2). Parrizas is approaching the top-100. It is provisionally the 108th.
At the Palermo Ladies Open, Cristina Bucsa, the only Spanish left in the box after the premature eliminations of Lara Arruabarrena and Marina Bassols, could not with the Chinese and seed number four Shuai Zhang, who won 7-5 and 6-3 after coming back from 5-2 against in the first set. The Spanish deflated after getting that hopeful lead on the scoreboard.
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