He came back and did not stand. Paula Ormaechea (291st in the world) returned to a WTA main draw after eight months and lost to Caroline Garcia (53rd) in the first round of the Parma competition., in Italy, on brick dust.
The 28-year-old Argentine, with a World Top 60 past in 2013, surpassed the qualification in the Italian tournament and played her first WTA 250 championship after Jurmala 2019, the first of the big tour after Prague last year, being a WTA 125 .
Ormaechea fell to Garcia 6-4, 6-4 in a game that was uphill from the very beginning. She fought, but could not face the French, an opponent with rhythm and always careful.
The Argentine tennis player has not played a Grand Slam since the 2014 US Open and her lack of competition was noted on the big circuit. His irregularity and movement in ITF tournaments were in evidence against Garcia.
In Parma, the great attraction is the American Serena Williams, No. 8 in the world and top favorite, who beat the classified Italian in straight sets, presenting against the local Lisa Pigato, located in position No. 512 of the classification.
Serena comes from falling in her debut in Rome, on her return to the slow courts, against the best Latin American, the Argentine Nadia Podoroska, now No. 42. That is why he wanted to have more rhythm on clay, facing Roland Garros, and chose to accept an invitation from the organizers of this contest in Parma.