WTA roundup: Jodie Burrage sails to easy upset in Linz

League: Tennis

Posted on: 30 Jan, 2024 at 09:04 PM

Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Great Britain's Jodie Burrage dispatched No. 7 seed Varvara Gracheva of France 6-4, 6-0 in first-round action at the Upper Austria Ladies Linz on Tuesday.

Burrage fired six aces, converted five of six break-point opportunities and saved four of the five break points she faced, while Gracheva had five double faults without an ace in the 67-minute match.

The only match to go three sets Tuesday saw Denmark's Clara Tauson rally to defeat Italy's Camila Giorgi 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Tauson had 10 aces and won 37 of 46 first-service points (80.4 percent).

Other winners included Italians Lucia Bronzetti and Elisabetta Cocciaretto, Clara Burel of France, Jule Niemeier of Germany and Jaqueline Cristian of Romania.

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Australian Arina Rodionova took down sixth seed Yue Yuan of China 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3 in two hours and 52 minutes in the first round in Hua Hin.

Yuan had triple set point in the first-set tiebreaker before Rodionova won five straight points to charge back, tie and ultimately move ahead to claim the set.

China's Lin Zhu, the No. 2 seed, took down Australia's Taylah Preston 6-4, 7-5. Zhu is the highest seed remaining after top-seeded Magda Linette of Poland lost Monday.

No. 4 seed Tatjana Maria of Germany, No. 7 seed Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan and No. 8 seed Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia all advanced, as did the Czech Republic's Linda Fruhvirtova, American Katie Volynets and China's Yafan Wang and Zhuoxuan Bai.

--Field Level Media