As if nothing had happened in the last five months, Nadia Podoroska was back to her best level.
On the return to competition, the first tennis player to play an official match after the break, started with a resounding victory in the first round of the Palermo WTA qualy. She defeated the Hungarian Reka-Luka-Jani 6-3, 6-1.
Argentina, 172 in the WTA ranking, extends her record to 22-3 in 2020 and her next rival will be Ysaline Bonaventure (122). The Belgian outscored Indy De Vroome (183) in a long-winded match 3-6, 7-6 (9) and 6-2.
In the Italian tournament resignations were the order of the day: those already known from Simona Halep and Johanna Konta were joined by those of Jelena Ostapenko, Anastasija Sevastova, Iga Swiatek and Karolina Muchova.