After a tough first round match at the Palermo Ladies Open, Sara Sorribes Tormo breezed past Leolia Jeanjean of France in the second round. A victory over the qualifier by the fourth-seeded Spaniard, 6-0, 6-2, took an hour and twenty-four minutes.
In terms of service points, Sorribes Tormo was successful on 61% of her first serves and 76% of her second serves. Moreover, she was successful in returning Jeanjean’s second serve 75% of the time. Also, Sorribes Tormo had 13 break point opportunities on Jeanjean’s serve, converting on 6 of them (while dropping her serve only once). The world’s best player is fighting for a spot in the semifinals.
41 will next face Anna Bondar, the seventh seed. Bondar beat Panna Udvardy 6-2, 6-4 in an hour and 14 minutes in the second round of the Hungarian derby. Bondar was more successful on her first serve (74% to 63%) and her second serve (55% to 43%).
While only dropping her serve once, she won four of her six break points against Udvardy.
Irina-Camelia Begu advances at the Palermo Ladies Open.
In Palermo on Wednesday, only sixth seed Irina-Camelia Begu’s second round match went the distance.
After two hours and four minutes of play, the Romanian who faced the French player Oceane Dodin ultimately prevailed 1-6, 6-2, 6-4. Begu lost the first set after failing to save all three break points she faced, while Dodin had none of his own.
The Frenchwoman won 13 of the 13 points she served, while Begu only won 7 of the 14 points she served. During the third and fourth sets, Dodin’s performance level dropped while Begu’s improved. Over the course of the last two sets, the higher-ranked player only dropped serve once while breaking her opponent’s serve four times.
Next up for Begu is either Diane Parry of France or No. 2 seed Yulia Putintseva of Russia in the quarterfinals. Lastly, in the round of 16 at the Palermo Ladies Open, Jasmine Paolini of Italy received a walkover from Shuai Zhang. Paolini will next play either Julie Grabher or Nuria Parrizas Diaz, who is currently seeded eighth.