Latest Tennis News – In two straight sets of Mandy Minella, Fiona Ferro easily passed the first round of the WTA tournament in Lugano. Pauline Parmentier, meanwhile, did not experience the same success against Stefanie Voegele.
There will be at least one Frenchwoman in the second round of the WTA tournament in Lugano. Fiona Ferro has, in fact, passed the hurdle Mandy Minella in the first round on clay Ticino. After a first round, the 108th World Player saw an early break in the second quickly cleared by the Luxembourgeoise, who cracked at the last moment to bow (6-2, 7-5 in 1h32 ‘). The French will find Alison van Uytvanck, seeded number 4 in the next round.
PARMENTIER HAS NOT TAKEN THE RHYTHM
His compatriot Pauline Parmentier did not experience the same luck. Opposite Switzerland Stefanie Voegele for his debut in Lugano, the 53rd player in the world has never been able to catch up with a start of the missed match. Quickly led three games to nothing, the Habs could not clear the backlog. The start of the second run was the same with two breaks conceded entry by Pauline Parmentier who found himself led four games for nothing. It was then that she woke up and lined up four games in a row to get back to pitch … before falling better and bowing on her faceoff (6-2, 6-4 in 1h28 ‘). Stefanie Voegele will meet her compatriot Viktoria Golubic in the second round.
BENCIC DISTINCTS IN FRONT OF ITS PUBLIC
In front of her audience, Belinda Bencic did not live up to expectations. The No. 1 seed of the tournament lost in the opening match against German qualifier Antonia Lottner in two sets (7-5, 6-2). The latter will find Kristyna Pliskova in the second round. No. 2 seed of the tournament, Carla Suarez Navarro has not held the distance against Polona Hercog (3-6, 6-3, 6-4), who will find Sorana Cirstea. Viktoria Kuzmova, seeded number 3, did not tremble against Italian qualifier Giulia Gatto-Monticone (6-2, 6-2). In front of his audience, Timea Bacsinsky took the best of Tamara Korpatsch (6-0, 6-2) to find Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round.