The Spanish Paula Badosa, seventh favorite, survived the reaction and resistance of the French Harmoni Tan, 6-4, 0-6 and 7-6 (5), and reached the knockout stages of the Lyon tournament.
Badosa took two hours and 21 minutes to resolve his duel with a rival without any repercussions on the women’s circuit, which is located in 188th place in the ranking.
However, the gala held on to the track and complicated the task of the Spanish who began the meeting with ease and scored the first set without excessive setbacks. Badosa disappeared afterwards. He was unable to counteract Tan’s reaction, who overwhelmed Paula Badosa and carried the outcome of the match to the third set.
The Spanish started the last quarter with a break and was 2-0 but Harmoni Tan, 23, emerged again. The gala was ahead on the scoreboard. Badosa kept the type and managed to take the resolution to the tiebreaker, where he won 7-5.
Paula Badosa will face the Swiss Stefanie Voegele in the second round, who beat the Romanian Irina Bara, 7-6 (3), 6-7 (5) and 6-3
In addition, the Czech Tereza Martincova beat the Italian Giulia Gatto-Monticone, 6-2, 3-6 and 6-2, and will face the French Fiona Ferro.
Also successful on the day was the gala Kristina Mladenovic, fourth favorite, who beat the Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu, 7-5, 5-7 and 6-2. The French will play in the second round against the Russian Margarita Gasparyan, winner of the duel against the Ukrainian Katarina Zavatska, 6-4 and 6-1.