Nadia podoroska (45 °) lost to Irina-Camelia Begu (74th) by a double 6-3 in the first round of the WTA 250 Phillip Island Trophy and it was eliminated of the tournament played in Melbourne.
Argentina, seeded number 12, fell in successive unforced errors, and so the Romanian began to stretch her lead from the first set, in which she consolidated from the back of the court and moved Podoroska from one side to the other.
The second quarter started more than even with two breaks per side: when it seemed that Podoroska was raising the level of her right, the European continued to consolidate her game through service. And so it was until the end of the meeting. After eight match points, Begu sealed his pass to the second round, where he will face the Russian Anna Blinkova.
Argentina had just been eliminated against Croatian Donna Vekic by 6-2 and 6-2 in the second round of the Australian Open, tournament to which he had qualified for the first time without going through qualifying. This is the second time he has faced Begu, who he had already beaten last year in Linz by a double 6-4.
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).