This Saturday Nuria Párrizas Díaz and Cristina Bucsa passed the first phase of the Canadian Masters qualifiers and on Sunday they will compete for a place in the first round of the Canadian championship that takes place in Toronto.
In the Canadian championship, which is a WTA 1000 event on the women’s circuit, the Spanish Paula Badosa and Garbiñe Muguruza also compete as seeds 4 and 8, indeed.
Párrizas Díaz, 59 of the WTA, won in two sets, 7-6 and 6-0, against the 17-year-old Canadian, and number 1,216 in the world, Kayla Cross.
In the first set, which could only be resolved in a tie-break 7-6(2), Párrizas Díaz had problems. In the second set, the Canadian fell apart and the Spanish player easily won 6-0.
The Spanish of Moldovan origin Bucsa, 123 in the world, gave the surprise by defeating the Swedish Rebecca Peterson, 91 in the world ranking, in two sets 6-3 and 6-3.
Bucsa, 24, never gave Peterson a chance and finished the Swede in 67 minutes.
Párrizas Díaz will face Bucsa on Sunday, to decide one of the 5 qualifying places to access the round of 32 of the tournament.
This year’s Women’s Canada Masters, which is a WTA 1000 event, is seeded by world number one Polish Iga Swiatek.
The Estonian Anett Kontaveit, the Greek Maria Sakkari and Badosa, are seeded two, three and four respectively. Muguruza is the number eight seed in the tournament.
The eight seeds, which also include Ons Jabeur (Tunisia), Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus) and Jessica Pegula (USA), have moved straight into the round of 32. Published by The Tampa Herald, news and information agency.