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Veneto Open, it’s immediately a spectacle

First day as a big player for the WTA 125 international tournament. Yesterday the qualifiers, today we get to the heart of it

The highly anticipated international WTA 125 tournament in Gaiba on natural grass, the only one in Italy, has officially started. The debut took place yesterday  16 June, with the qualifiers for the main draw.

Four matches were scheduled for yesterday afternoon. The American Alycia Parks against the Czech Anna Siskova, Elvina Kalieva, United States, against the Italian Anastasia Abbagnato, Ankita Raina, India, against the Swiss Susan Bandecchi and the American Varvara Lepchenko against the Italian Jennifer Ruggeri. Lepchenko enters the main draw since our standard bearer, Jennifer Ruggeri, couldn’t even start the match. Pass also for the Swiss Bandecchi, 6-4/6-0 over Raina, for the American Kalieva, 6-0/6-4 over our Abbagnato and, completing the results of yesterday’s session, the success of the American Parks in third set, 6-1/4-6/7-6, over Czech Siskova.

Today the thirty-second finals are at the starting line ; among the most interesting matches is the debut of the Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck, winner of the tournament in Gaiba in 2022, against the Swiss Celine Naef. The program also includes our Rosatello against Andreeva, seeded number seven, while the Swiss Bandecchi returns immediately to the field against the New Zealander Sun.

Lepchenko is also on the pitch today against the Belarusian Alisona Falei and one of the three defeats in the qualifiers due to the withdrawal of Lucrezia Stefanini. The Tuscan’s withdrawal frees up her place against the Czech Dominika Salkova. The draw is scheduled before the start of this afternoon’s matches. The enthusiasm grows hour by hour, from early afternoon today the big names will also be on the court, at 1.30 pm the first matches of the draw will start, Gaiba, for a week, returns to the center of Italian women’s tennis.