Bassols Grammatikopoulou Open Australia

Bassols starts strongly in qualifying for Australia


Spanish tennis player Marina Bassols defeated Greek Valentini Grammatikopoulou 6-2, 6-1 after 1h10 minutes of play in the first round of the Australian Open qualifiers. The world number 125 will face France’s Kristina Mladenovic in the second round.

the results of the match

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Marina Bassolit He is going through the best moment of his career and has many chances to finish 2023 in the Top 100. Last season he became the series champion. Valencia ITF W80k, W60k from Madrid 2 and W25k + H from Palma del Rio. In addition, he played the final W60k+K from Caldas da Rainha. Among other great weeks, he reached the semi-finals ITF of Santo Domingo, Tossa de Mar, La Bisbal, Platja D’aro, Cordenons and Madrid.

Valentini Grammatikopoulou He had his best season in 2022, when he managed to break into the Top 150, but then lost his ranking. Last year he became the champion WTA 125k from Vancouver and reached the quarterfinals ITF de W25k de Cairo and W60k de Liepaja. In 2023, he will debut in the series United Cupbut fell before Lucia Bronzetti in the only match played.

Bassols takes a great win

Marina Bassols and Valentini Grammatikopoulou They faced each other in the first round of qualifying Open Australia.

The first set got off to a frantic start as the Spaniard broke from the start to take a 2-0 lead. Then a series of constant back-and-forth pauses in Marina’s numbers. Although he battled it out, the Greek entered the game late and it was an uphill battle for him. Hardly for service, Bassols accepted it 6-2 in 36 minutes.

In the second set, Valentini started to stay in the lead. However, when he was expected to react, he was completely confused for his rival. The Bassols messed with his game, moved him all over the court, didn’t let him grow and eliminated him with powerful 6-2, 6-1 in just 1h10m.

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