After her dream Roland Garros, Nadia Podoroska returned to the circuit this Wednesday, and it was successful. In her debut in the WTA in Linz, Argentina beat Romanian Irina Begu 6-4, 6-4.
Thus, she added the first victory of her career in the WTA indoor main draw. “The balls are fast, but the court is rough so it slows down. And playing indoors means that there is no wind and the blows come out cleaner,” said the Rosario already at a press conference.
This Thursday (10.30 am, Argentina time), she will look for the quarterfinals against the Italian Camila Giorgi (daughter of Argentines), champion in 2018 and whom she won in the only clash with each other (Moscow 2016 qualifying, just indoors). “The match against Giorgi is going to be very tough, she is a great player; it doesn’t add anything special to her that her family is from Argentina, but on the circuit it is good that we speak the same language. They hit them hard I try to keep doing my I play. They like to take the initiative but I try not to give it to them and to be able to raise my game “.
The Italian arrives after beating Sara Sorribes Tormo by 6-3, 5-7 and 6-4. But with this victory, Podoroska would already be climbing a position in the ranking (to No. 47 place), surpassing none other than Coco Gauff. “My life didn’t change after Roland Garros. I try to focus on each new tournament and keep improving my tennis.”