Up to this point. The Italian Lucia Bronzetti, 83rd in the world, has put an end to the journey of Nuria Párrizas in Rabat. An exciting, resilient journey that surely deserved more. At the very least, finish differently. 6-1, 3-6 and 7-6(5) with a ace as the closing of a titanic duel, one of those that tire even the spectators. One last fleeting point, fast, which contrasts with the resistance shown by the Granada woman in Moroccan lands, where, based on pride, she had remained the only Spanish representative after the elimination of Garbiñe Muguruza in the round of 16. An opportunity has slipped away, but the tournament should serve as a reinforcement for the 30-year-old fighter, who has her debut in the main draw at Roland Garros ahead of her.his third participation in the final phase of a Grand Slam, which he will reach as 45th in the ranking, equaling his best position ever.
Without going further, the Spanish player has been at the gates of her second semifinal in a WTA 250 tournament. And he played the first one this season, just over two months ago, after beating his compatriot Sara Sorribes in the quarterfinals in Monterrey. A meeting of more than three hours and that once again extolled the great state of health of Spanish tennis. A game, despite the end, with a script similar to the one lived against Bronzetti, with 2h:43 of play. In the direct confrontations between both tennis players, equality was maximum; in Rabat, too. They had met four times, with two wins for each player and each on a different surface. In the general count and on clay, the advantage is already for a Lucia who, after an impressive first set, feared to be the next victim of a Párrizas accustomed to comebacks.
Illusion towards Roland Garros
In her debut, against Canadian Carol Zhao, the Granada-born woman began her containment exercise. He controlled the situation so as not to collapse after clearly giving up the second set and, in the third, he resurfaced. In the round of 16, against Kristina Mladenovic, the same conviction to come back from the game after falling in the first set, in which she could not overcome any of the three break balls raised by the French and, from then on, security at the service and threat constant to the rest. In quarters, the mental strength after saving 6/8 balls of break in the third set he has not had a prize. Nor the 37 total winners of the Spanish player, a sinner in unforced errors (52 for 26). Something to polish in the face of an exciting challenge, for which Párrizas, seen what has been seen, promises war.