Nuria Párrizas was close to taking advantage of the bad moment that Bianca Andreescu has been going through for a long timeto beat the Canadian and stand in the round of 16 of the WTA 1,000 in Rome. But the Granada, who took the lead with breaks in both sets, could not maintain the advantage and fell 6-3 and 7-6 (4) against the 2019 US Open champion, who hasn’t won a tournament precisely since that one and is struggling to return to the forefront after overcoming some injuries and the personal and gaming crisis that has dragged on since then, in part due to the break due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The fact is that Andreescu overcame threats from Párrizas, who had advanced to the second round due to the withdrawal of Sara Sorribes when she lost to her 6-1, 4-3. The Spanish broke early in the match, to get 2-1 and service, but her rival immediately countered it and later put the rest 5-3 that she consolidated with her serve.
In the second set, Nuria took a hopeful 3-0, but things went wrong with breaks against her in the fifth and seventh games., and although he managed to equalize the score later and endure until the tiebreaker, he started it badly (1-4) and could not come back. Andreescu, who returned to compete in Stuttgart last April, after an extended absence from Indian Wells 2021, she will face Croat Petra Martic on Thursday. Párrizas provisionally rises four places in the ranking, to 47.
Rome WTA 1,000 Results