Italian Job in Malaga as women's qualifying ends on Tuesday

Italian Job in Malaga as women's qualifying ends on Tuesday

Tuesday saw the women's qualifying for the Cervezas Victoria Malaga Open 2022 come to a close at the Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena.

Four pairs went through to the main draw, adding to the top 24 seeds who are already there through rankings.

Check out the match reports below!

Ruiz/Blanco VS Velasco/Fernández

Eight-seed Alicia Blanco and Sara Ruiz kicked the finals off on Tuesday, taking on Jimena Velasco and Ana Fernández.

Ruiz and Blanco struck first in the all-Spanish affair, winning the opening set 6-4, and again looked the better side in the second set.

Breaking twice, they won 6-2 to punch their ticket to the main draw on Wednesday.

Vinci/Sussarello VS Martínez/Soriano

Italians Roberta Vinci and Giulia Sussarello did not have to start in pre-qualifying for the first time all season, and were in another qualifying final.

Facing Ara Martínez and Arantxa Soriano, Vinci and Sussarello won 7-5 in a long first set.

The second frame was even longer, Martínez and Soriano eventually winning the tiebreak 6-7 to force a final set.

In it, the Italians went ahead again and managed to win 6-3 to make their fifth main draw in 2022 in eight tournaments together.

Piltcher/Polo VS Segura/Traviesa

The new partnership of Julia Polo and Brazilian Raquel Piltcher took to the 20 by 10 next against Spaniards Raquel Segura and Nicole Traviesa.

Segura and Traviesa come from pre-qualifying but looked the better team, getting the crucial advantage to win 6-4 early.

They were purring in the second set against qualifying's three-seed Piltcher and Polo, breaking twice-over to win the match 6-4 6-2.


Pappacenna/Clascá VS Stellato/Petrelli

Three Italians and a Spaniard ended the matchday on Tuesday as Emily Stellato and Carolina Petrelli faced their fellow countrywoman Chiara Pappacena and sole Spaniard Xenia Clascá.

In a three-set match, Stellato and Petrelli won the opening set 3-6, but could not hold on.

In both the second and the third set, Pappacena and Clascá broke twice and won 6-2 to complete the comeback in Malaga.

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