Posted on July 20, 2021 at 10:12 p.m. – up to date on July 20, 2021 at 10:15 p.m.
Seeded No. 1 and No. 4 in Palermo, Danielle Collins and Shuai Zhang accomplished the first spherical, in contrast to seeded No. 5 and No. 8 Viktoriya Tomova and Kamilia Rakhimova.
Shuai Zhang holds his rank! Seeded n ° 4 in Palermo, the Chinese handed the first spherical by beating the Spanish Cristina Bucsa (one hundred and sixtieth) by the rating of seven-5, 6-3 in 1h25, in a match marked by ten breaks. Bucsa led 5-2 in the first set, nevertheless, earlier than shedding 5 straight video games. In the second, Zhang rapidly led 5-1 and gained a couple of minutes later. On the different hand, the match is already over for the No. 5 seed Viktoriya Tomova, who fell to the Italian wild card Lucia Bronzetti (a hundred and ninetieth), who had already created a shock final week by reaching the quarter-finals in Lausanne. She gained 6-4, 6-1 in 1h42 by exhibiting herself as efficient as doable on break factors, with 5 possibilities out of 5. Elimination of the No. 8 seed, Kamilia Rakhimova, eradicated by Serbian Olga Danilovic (149th) with a rating of three-6, 6-2, 6-2 in 2:06 in a match marked by 13 breaks. The Russian notably dedicated eight double faults.
The strikes on!
– wta (@WTA) July 20, 2021
Collins at the rendezvous
Quarter-finalist in Hamburg and semi-finalist in Budapest, Danielle Collins has had an important summer time season on clay, and the American, seeded No. 1 in Palermo, signed one other victory on Tuesday, in opposition to the German qualifier Katharina Gerlach. She gained with a rating of seven-5, 6-3 in 1h30. The first set was wealthy in twists and turns, as Collins led 4-2 then his opponent got here again to 4-4 and bought three set factors at 5-4. The American saved them, broke in stride and pocketed the set. In the second, she led 4-1, then misplaced one in every of her breaks in advance, earlier than concluding at 5-3, to supply herself a spherical of 16 in opposition to Australia’s Inglis.
PALERMO (Italy, WTA 250, clay, € 189,708)
Title holder: Fiona Ferro (FRA)
Collins (USA, n ° 1) beats Gerlach (ALL, Q): 7-5, 6-3
Inglis (AUS) beats Gatto-Monticone (ITA): 6-2, 6-3
Vikhlyantseva (RUS) bat Kung (SUI): 6-3, 6-2
Stefanini (ITA, WC) – Sharma (AUS, n ° 7)
Zhang (CHN, # 4, WC) beats Bucsa (ESP): 7-5, 6-3
Di Lorenzo (USA) beats Savinykh (RUS): 7-5, 6-3
Zavatska (UKR) beats Cabrera (AUS): 6-2, 6-3
Danilovic (SER) beats Rakhimova (RUS, n ° 8): 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Bronzetti (ITA, WC) beats Tomova (BUL, n ° 5): 6-4, 6-1
Min (USA) beats Arruabarrena (ESP): 6-3, 6-4
Ruse (ROU, Q) beats Minella (LUX): 6-3, 6-1
Teichmann (SUI, n ° 3) beats Bassols Ribera (ESP, Q): 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
Dodin (FRA, n ° 6) beats Dulgheru (ROU): 6-3, 6-2
Diatchenko (RUS) beats Grabher (AUT): 6-3, 7-6 (5)
Cristian (ROU) beats Brancaccio (ITA, WC): 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Zheng (CHN, Q) beats Samsonova (RUS, # 2): 6-3, 6-2