Oceania tour ended for Nadia Podoroska, who traveled with all the expectations involved in playing the Australian Open from the main draw for the first time. Sus performances, in terms of tennis level, went from highest to lowest.
His first of three appearances was in the WTA 500 Yarra Valley Classic, in which he had a more than promising performance. Not only for having reached the quarter finals, where she fell to Marketa Vondrousova in a supertiebreak, but because on the way he left Petra Kvitova, the number 8 in the world, a triumph that showed why she is slowly gaining ground on the circuit.
With that momentum, he arrived at the Australian Open, the first big challenge of the season. The first duel was against the American Christina Mchale, To who he beat him in straight sets by a double 6-4.
But that is where his illusion of continuing to climb the table would go: in the second round he appeared Donna vekic, the current number 33 in the world, who displayed great tennis and he left Rosario without opportunities. It was 6-2 and 6-2, a defeat that marked the farewell to the long-awaited tournament.
Finally, he had his participation in the WTA 250 Phillip Island Trophy, a contest in which he sought to continue in the rhythm of competition at the beginning of the season. Bianca Andreescu was emerging as a potential rival if she continued to advance in the round, and Sofia Kenin as the great star to beat in an eventual final.
None of this can happen, since Podoroska fell in the first round by a double 6-3 against Irina-Camelia Begu. This is how Argentina ended her tour of Oceania, in which she continued to gain filming in front of prominent tennis players on the circuit. It may leave with a bitter taste due to the expectation that it had generated in its first participations, but on the balance it takes an important achievement: have reached the best position of his career, number 45.
How does Podoroska’s calendar follow? Will dispute the Lyon WTA 250 (1/3), WTA 250 from Guadalajara (8/3), WTA 250 from Monterrey (15/3) and the Miami WTA 1000 (3/22).