Lourdes Carlé (N ° 261 in the ranking) defeated Uruguayan guest Guillermina Grant 7-6 (10), 6-2 and scored her first win in a WTA main draw at the Montevideo 125k on his return to the circuit after having gone through a quarantine in Chile due to close contact with a positive for COVID-19.
Despite colliding with unranked WTA rival, it was not a single debut for the 21-year-old from Dero, who is close to Top 250 already the Australian Open standings: had to save four set points in the tiebreak of the first set and it took more than two hours of play to be the second Argentine, after what was done by Paula Ormaechea, to advance to the round of 16 in the second WTA tournament of the tour in South America.
He has already released the list of victories in this category and now he will go in search of the quarterfinals against the winner of the duel between the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia (80 °, maximum seeded) and the Andorran Victoria Jiménez Kasintseva (378th, 1st in the ITF Under 18 ranking).
In turn, the young Colombian also entered the second round Emiliana Arango (267 °, 20 years old) after a solid 6-4, 6-3 against American qualifier Dasha Ivanova (610th). Your next stumbling block will be Argentina Paula Ormaechea (214 °), which had debuted in Montevideo last Monday.
Another of the South American winners was the Paraguayan Verónica Cepede Royg (249 °), that eliminated the Russian Elina Avanesyan (260 °) with partials of 7-6 (4), 6-0. The brazilians Laura Pigossi (218 °), a bronze medalist at Tokyo 2021, and Carolina Meligeni Alves (257 °) They are in the round of 16.