The Spanish Cristina Buccanumber 139 in the world, gave the surprise of the day at the tennis tournament in Lyon, by eliminating Frenchwoman Alizé Cornet (n.37) in the first round, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, in two hours and ten minutes.
Cristina Bucsa, 24 years old, born in Moldova and living in Barcelona, he had never faced cornetarrives from the previous phase, where she was the fourth favorite.
He suffered in the first set, where he found no answer to the effectiveness of a Cornet who endorsed her a conclusive 6-1, in just thirty-two minutes, and after having twice broken the Spanish serve.
The second manga was very different. Bucsa raised his game level, improved especially in the return and entered a war of breaks (six, three from each part, in his first nine games), from which he came out the winner, with a fourth break in the tenth, which gave her the set, and equality.
Equality was expected in the decisive third game, but it was not. Bucsa took the best shots from him, raised the level of his serve, against a Cornet on the way down. The Spanish, with two breaks in her favour, soon left a favorable 5-1, which she did not waste in the next game with her serve.
In the second round, the winner of the duel between the Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska (n.140) and the Romanian Ana Bogdan (n.97) awaits her.