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Latest Tennis News – Fiona Ferro signed the best performance of her young career by offering Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck, 52nd in the world and seeded number 4, this Wednesday in the round of 16 of the Lugano tournament. The young 22-year-old French player won in two sets (6-4, 7-5) and will be in the quarterfinals against Swiss Voegele or her compatriot Golubic.
A month after reaching the last four in Guadalajara (Mexico), 22-year-old Fiona Ferro is in the running for a new semi-final in Lugano. For the moment, the young French girl is not there yet. The World 108th, however, confirmed Wednesday that she was in great shape by signing at the expense of Alison Va Uytvanck the best performance of his young career. Ferro, who had never yet hung a Top 60 player in her very modest hunt, placed in two sets (6-4, 7-5 in 1:40 of play) Belgian ranked at the 52nd rank WTA and seeded number 4 of the Swiss tournament. With Belinda Bencic, Carla Suarez Navarro (both in the first round) and Viktoria Kuzmova, still in the race, she, La Rousse was even one of the main favorites of the event. But it was not counting on a Ferro with teeth with long teeth. Mentally too, the French player born in Belgium showed “AVU” that she had made a lot of progress. Breakée the first in the eighth finals, she did not dismounted and immediately found the strength and psychological resources to return to the height of his opponent, before surprising again at the best time, 5-4 .
FERRO IN THE TOP 100 WORLD MONDAY
In the second set, however, Ferro was joined after taking the lead in turn. But as in the previous round, his throttle while looming a decisive game made the difference and pushed the winner of the tournament in Budapest last February at fault. A feat of size for our young representative already assured to join the Top 100 next Monday (97th place). If she wins a third victory in Lugano, she can even climb in the 90 best players on the planet, a final victory propelling her to 65th place. Against Stefanie Voegele (97th) or another Swisswoman Viktorija Golubic (81st), the shot seems playable. Mistrust all the same, because in Mexico, Ferro had seen his great adventure stop in front of a player ranked lower than she (Marie Bouzkova, 130th at the time and 116th today). Whether the Habs continue or not their way beyond Voegele or Golubic, Wednesday’s victory will still be very promising.