Spanish tennis players Nuria Párrizas-Díaz and Cristina Bucsa succumbed this Sunday in their respective meetingscorresponding to the final of the qualifying phase, and they stayed at the gates of accessing the main draw of the Masters 1,000 in Rome.
Párrizas-Díaz, number 52 in the world, he couldn’t beat the Serbian Kaka Juvan, number 82, who came from behind to make it 2-1 on the scoreboard (6-1, 6-7 (2) and 4-6) to certify their presence in the tournament in the Roman capital. The Spanish deflated after overwhelming her rival in the first set and he did not display his best version in the two subsequent sleevesmore equal, but that opted in favor of the Serbian.
For its part, Cristina Bucsa was defeated by the Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk 2-1 (6-1, 5-7 and 6-3) after two hours of battle. Bucsa, number 131 in the world, lost a total of eight services to five of the Ukrainian, number 60, who used her success on serve to sweep the first set and win the third comfortably. The second set was won by Bucsa after a hard-fought 5-7 that opened the doors to a third tie-break set.although he could not with the rhythm of his rival.
Garbiñe Muguruza, Paula Badosa and Sara Sorribes will be the only Spanish representatives in the main draw of this Masters 1,000 in Rome that began this Sunday and will end on May 15.