Lyon Open: Clara Tauson reaches milestone; HIGHLIGHTS VICTORY OVER BABOS

The last remaining first round, and a couple of second-round matches were played at the Lyon Open on Wednesday.

Lyon Open: Clara Tauson extends run

In the last first-round match of the second half of the draw, Swiss qualifier Viktorija Golubic defeated Belarus’ Vera Lapko. Golubic dropped the opening set but righted her game in the latter two sets to clinch a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 win in two hours and eight minutes.

Golubic will take on third-seeded Caroline Garcia for a place in the last-eight.

In the top half, 18-year-old Clara Tauson continued her merry march at the Lyon Open. Tauson defeated Timea Babos 6-2, 6-3 to reach the first WTA quarter-final of her career. Although the score-line looks quite one-sided, the match played out differently. The Hungarian led the teenager by a break across both sets but Tauson fought back to notch a comeback and claim a straight-sets victory for her in the end. In her search for her first-ever semi-final spot, Tauson will take on Camila Giorgi. The Italian had earlier posted a 2-6, 6-1, 7-6(5) victory over Serbia’s Nina Stojanovic.

Camila Giorgi, Fiona Ferro and Viktorija Golubic were the other winners.

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