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Kick-off for Julia Graber, also in Palermo

Kick-off for Julia Graber, also in Palermo

Julia Graber lost for the fourth time in a row in the first round of the WTA tournament on Monday night.

No. 8 seed Austria had to bow to French outsider Clara Borel after 1:38 hours in 4:6.5:7. After losing in the second round at Roland Garros to Coco Gauff, this year’s Rabat finalist lost in Valencia and Bad Homburg and Wimbledon.

The Vorarlberg native trailed 22-year-old Burrell, who is ranked 94th in the rankings, far behind Graber (58th), after an early loss of serve with a deficit of 0:3. In the fifth, sixth and seventh games, no server could serve And so Dornbirner made it 4:4 after defending against two break points on Borrell’s serve. At 4:5 it was time, the outsider from France used the third set ball to make it 6:4.

Also in the second round there was a break from both sides. Grabher again fought his way from 2:4 to a draw and stayed until 5:6. After that, she had to congratulate her opponent for the win after Burrell’s second match point.

For Grabher, things will pick up next week at the upcoming clay court championships in Hamburg.

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