Francisca Jorge starts the best way in Figueira da Foz and is already in the second round

Francisca Jorge started off on the right foot in the ITF $25,000 Figueira da Foz tournament, where she placed in the top 100 for the first time in her career. The highest-ranked American woman, who is now ranked 310th in the world, lived up to her sixth-seed status by playing an impressive match. This could help her earn another excellent week on the international tour and get closer to the top 300.

Francisca Jorge beat Haruka Kaji (533rd) of Japan 6-3, 6-1 in 1 hour and 23 minutes. She will next face the victor of the match between Ana Filipa Santos of Portugal and Ashley Lahey of the United States. Kika joined Mariana Campino as the only Portuguese tennis player to advance to the round of 16.