Brazil is in the semifinal of WTA 125 in Montividéu, Uruguay. This Thursday (24), Luisa Stefani and Ingrid Martins faced a Spanish duo and guaranteed qualification for the semifinal of the Uruguayan tournament. Laura Pigossi also played for the quarterfinals in the doubles, but was eliminated.
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The tournament’s No. 2 seed Luisa Stefani and Ingrid Martins had no trouble beating Spain’s Rosa Vicens Mas and Yvonne Cavallé-Reimers. In 1h04min of departure, the Brazilian duo won by 2-0, with partials of 6/1 and 6/2.
The good performance in Montividéu has helped the two Brazilians to rise in the WTA ranking. With the place in the semifinal, Luisa Stefani should end the week at least in the 54th position of the double ranking and could return to the Top-50 in case of title in Uruguay. Ingrid Gamarra Martins secured the best ranking of her career and will start next week as one of the top 130 in the world.
Also in the quarterfinals in Montividéu, Laura Pigossi and Russia’s Diana Shnaider lost to France’s Leolia Jeanjean and Ukraine’s Valeriya Strahkova. The Brazilian duo won the first set in the tiebreak, but took the turn. Jeanjean/Strahkova won the match 2-1 at 6/7 7/5 and 10/3.
In the men’s category, at the Challenger in Temuco, Chile, João Lucas Reis da Silva lost 2-1 to Argentine Nicolas Kicker, 3/6, 6/4 and 6/3, in the round of 16. As a result, Brazil no longer has representatives in the competition.
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