Sara Errani caused the biggest upset at the Copa Colsanitas on Tuesday as she took out the second seed Sara Sorribes Tormo, 7-5, 7-5. The match lasted two hours and 11 minutes and featured 14 service breaks in total. In the pre-quarter-finals, the former French Open finalist will play another Spaniard in Aliona Bolsova.
In a match that had some controversial umpiring, Giulia Gatto-Monticone got the better of Astra Sharma. The Italian won 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 in two hours and 23 minutes. In the final set, with Gatto-Monticone serving in the third game, Sharma had three break points but the umpire erroneously called 30-15. The lapse in concentration led to Sharma’s game collapsing for the rest of the match.
After the match, Sharma sarcastically tweeted, “Update: WTA supervisor said I should learn my lesson and focus more on the score instead of my tennis in the future. My confusion is not an excuse.”
Meanwhile, in the second round, Gatto-Monticone will take on fifth seed Tamara Zidansek. The Slovenian defeated Anna Kalinskaya 6-0, 7-5 in an hour and 19 minutes.
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Seventh seed Tereza Martincova advanced to the second round with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Switzerland’s Leonie Kung in two hours and 14 minutes. The Czech will play Colombian wildcard Maria Camila Osorio Serrano in the second round. Osorio Serrano defeated Sachia Vickery 6-3, 6-2 in their first-round clash.
Chilean qualifier Daniela Seguel upset the fourth-seeded Clara Tauson in the first round. Seguel, ranked 213th in the world, lost the opening set but made a strong recovery to post a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over the Dane in two hours and 23 minutes. In the next round, Seguel will play French qualifier Harmony Tan. Tan defeated Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3, 6-3 in their first-round meeting.
Lara Arruabarrena claimed a dominant 6-0, 6-1 win over Colombian wildcard Jessica Plazas to move into the second round of the Copa Colsanitas. In the second round, the Spaniard will play Italy’s sixth seed Jasmine Paolini.