Sorribes moves on on the day of the Badosa thriller

The Catalan yielded to the 220th in the world after winning the first set 6-1. The Castellón beat Samsonova and will face Siniakova, embarrassed by Muguruza.


Although you come to eliminate a former top-10 like Madison Keys (now 26th), it must be difficult to face a tennis player who has won seven of her last ten games and who perhaps only got a heat stroke down from a medal in the Tokyo Games. This is the situation that Rebecca Marino (220th) found herself in the second round of the Canadian WTA 1,000 against Paula Badosa, one of the fittest players on the women's circuit today, who is beginning to knock on the doors of great success. But the local player, invited by the tournament organization, prolonged her dream one more day in Montreal by giving the bell against the Spanish with a tremendous comeback: 6-1, 5-7 and 4-6 in 2:15 game hours .

Paula came out in a rush, with the tenacious, solid and convincing tennis that she has been showing this year. He managed to break the serve of the Canadian exit and consolidate the break in white with his service. There the first set died and at times it seemed that until the match. In just 15 minutes, with streaks of up to nine consecutive points, Badosa already dominated 4-0 thanks to his implacable right hand and some accurate remains with which he left Marino with a tremendous 0% of points won with second serve and only in a 56% with first in the initial sleeve. Tremendous.

Blaced the first set in just 24 minutes and with a 6-1 in his pocket, it looked like the second set would be a walk in the park. Nothing is further from reality. Marino improved by putting more first aces into play, which together with a few more double faults by the Spanish (she finished with 10, for her rival's 3) balanced the forces. In the fifth game, Paula conceded the first break of the match, but recovered immediately to balance the sleeve in the following game (3-3). From there, the game for Javier Martí's pupil became rare, who ended up giving up his sleeve when he was outmatched in the decisive moments.

It was the beginning of the end. A preamble to the nightmare that the Catalan would live in the final set. Pulled by the stands, Marino came to the top and dominated the game with a style as anarchic (and sometimes lacking in resources) as it was effective. Paula was surprised, without finding solutions, and by the time she reacted it was too late. She went from 5-2 down to having a break ball to go up to 5-5, but her unforced errors condemned her. Marino closed the victory in a big way, with an ace in his first match ball. He will need such inspiration on his next stumbling block against Aryna Sabalenka, the first seed, who suffered a great deal to overcome Sloane Stephens: 7-6 (4), 4-6 and 6-4.

Sorribes, sole survivor

The joy of the day in Montreal for Spanish tennis was signed by Sara Sorribes. The woman from Castellón sealed her pass to the round of 16 with solvency after defeating the Russian Liudmila Samsonova (52nd) by a score of 6-4 and 6-3 in 1:36 hours of the game. With this victory, Sorribes will confidently face the next round, and as the only Spanish survivor of the final draw, where she will face the executioner of her compatriot Garbiñe Muguruza: the Czech Katerina Siniakova.

Results of the day in the WTA 1,000 of Canada

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