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Gasparovic was only stopped by the number 2

Gasparovic was only stopped by the number 2

The 19-year-old can only match Marie Benoit in the WTA Top 300 in Group A.

With a 5:7, 6:2, 6:3 victory over Italy's Linda Mayer (WTA 807), Claudia Gasparovic achieved her first ITF W35 win in the second leg of the Women's Carinthian Lake Cup in Annenheim. Main competition. However, in the round of 16, the last representative of the red, white and red finished at TC Annenheim on Thursday morning. The Lower Austrian player (WTA -), who was equipped with a wild card, was forced to admit defeat to the second seeded Belgian Marie Benoit (WTA 282) after 1:14 hours of resistance with a clear score of 1:6, 0:6.

However, Gasparovic held her own in the first set much better than the score suggested, but lost four games despite having several chances to win. The score ratio of 25:36 proves the difficulty of the battle. In the second section she had no chance and got only four points. However, the ÖTV-contracted player managed to reach the quarter-finals at the ITF W15 event in Nova Gorica (Slovenia) the week before last for the second time in a short WTA tournament. She still needs one more score that counts to reach the WTA rankings for the first time in her career.

The last day starts at 10:00 AM

The tournament begins in Annenheim on the last day at 10:00 am in singles and at 11:00 am in doubles. In singles, Benoit, defeating Gasparovic, has managed to fight her way into the final with two more wins, where she now meets the fourth seed, 17-year-old Czech Teresa Valentova (WTA 334) – formerly ranked fifth and currently No. 14 in the World Youth Rankings. In the doubles final, the first seeds, Nika Radisic (Slovenia) and Daniela Vismani (Latvia), will face the second seeds, Laura Hetaranta (Finland) and Elena Maligina (Estonia) – according to the paper form.

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