The young Colombian María Camila Osorio extended her aspirations in the tournament Charleston WTA 250 after overcoming the initial lead of her rival and beating, in an epic encounter, the American Christina McHale 2-6, 7-6 (2) and 7-6 (1) to reach the quarterfinals.
Was the seventh win in a row on the circuit of the 19-year-old tennis player from Cúcuta, who last week won her first WTA title at the Bogotá tournament. Osorio’s drive and talent prevailed over the experience of the American, winner in Tokyo in 2016 and finalist in Acapulco in 2014.
The Colombian, who was the junior United States Open champion and world number one in that category, accentuated her resistance in the second set after a start in which she was clearly outmatched by her rival.
Later, McHale could not close the victory despite the fact that with 5-4 he served to win the match and the set was resolved in the ‘tie break’ that Osorio won. The clash was protected by the final sleeve dominated by the Colombian. He served twice to secure the victory but the American was the one who resisted until taking the duel to a tiebreaker that Osorio scored.
The Colombian tennis player, who took two and a half hours to close her triumph, will seek the semifinal in the quarterfinal match against the Danish Clara Tauson.