Sussarello and Vinci go all the way in Valencia qualifying finals

Women's qualifying for the Estrella Damm Valencia Open 2022 reached its conclusion on Tuesday as four pairings were added to the 24 who already qualified automatically.

Sussarello and Vinci go all the way in Valencia qualifying finals

Women's qualifying for the Estrella Damm Valencia Open 2022 reached its conclusion on Tuesday as four pairings were added to the 24 who already qualified automatically.

In the ninth Open of the 2022 campaign, an Italian pre-qualifying pairing reunited with success, going all the way to make the main draw.

That and much more happened on Tuesday, read the summaries below to find out!

Martínez/Soriano VS Merino/García

First to play for their place in the main draw were Ara Martínez and Arantxa Soriano, taking on Melania Merino and Carmen García.

In a long, complicated first set, Martínez and Soriano had to go all the way to the tie-break, but could eventually pull it out 7-6 to get a leg up over their opponents.

Working from there, the Spaniards had fewer issues in the second set, where they were able to break and hold on to their advantage.

The match finished 7-6 6-3, with Martínez/Soriano facing Esther Carnicero and Lucía Martínez on Wednesday morning.

Sussarello/Vinci VS Blanco/Ruiz

Italians Giulia Sussarello and Roberta Vinci came from pre-qualifying but had made three main draws before in 2022, looking for their fourth against Alicia Blanco and Sara Ruiz on Tuesday.

In a break-less first set, the tie-break was won by the Italian couple 7-6, who could work from there to close out the match.

Blanco and Ruiz took a 3-0 lead in the second frame, but Sussarello and Vinci managed to break twice to regain the lead and win 6-4 after almost two hours.

Mari Carmen Villalba and Nuria Rodríguez await them in the round of 32 on Wednesday, where they have made it out of once already this season.

Pujals/Piltcher VS Casali/Reiter

The third ticket for the main draw would go to either Sara Pujals and Raquel Piltcher or Carlotta Casali and three-time number one Ceci Reiter.

Pujals and Piltcher were looking to make the main draw for the third consecutive tournament, doing so against a tandem who were playing their first tournament as a partnership.

It was the Brazilian-Spanish tandem of Pujals and Piltcher that went off to a flying start, breaking several times to go up 6-1 quickly.

In the second set, Reiter and Casali did their best to get back at their rivals but were again broken and went past the point of no return. It finished 6-1 6-3.

Velasco/Fernández VS Segura/Traviesa

Finally, Jimena Velasco and Ana Fernández were in action against pre-qualifying's Raquel Segura and Nicole Traviesa.

Having made three of the last four main draws, Velasco and Fernández looked to keep their rich vein of form going.

They did so, and then some. Segura and Traviesa had next to nothing to say all match long, only mustering a single game in the hour it took.

It finished 6-1 6-0 in the end to Velasco and Fernández, who move to another main draw.

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