Toronto (Canada), August 6 (EFE).- The Spaniards Nuria Párrizas Díaz and Cristina Bucsa passed this Saturday the first phase of the qualifications of the Canadian Masters and will compete on Sunday for a place in the first round of the Canadian championship which is disputed played in Toronto.
In the Canadian Championship, which is a WTA 1000 event on the women’s circuit, Spain’s Paula Badosa and Garbiñe Muguruza are also competing as seeds four and eight, respectively.
Párrizas Díaz, 59 of the WTA, won in two sets, 7-6 and 6-0, against the 17-year-old Canadian, and number 1216 in the world, Kayla Cross.
Párrizas Díaz had problems in the first set which he could not solve until the tie-break 7-6(2). In the second set, the Canadian collapsed and the Spaniard easily won 6-0.
For her part, the Spaniard of Moldavian origin Bucsa, 123rd in the world, created a surprise by beating the Swede Rebecca Peterson, 91st in the world ranking, in two sets 6-3 and 6-3.
Bucsa, 24, never gave Peterson a chance and finished the Swede in 67 minutes.
On Sunday, Párrizas Díaz will face Bucsa to decide one of the five qualifying places to reach the round of 16 of the tournament.
This year, the Canadian Women’s Masters, which is a WTA 1000 event, is ranked by world number one, Poland’s Iga Swiatek.
Estonian Anett Kontaveit, Greek Maria Sakkari and Badosa lead heats two, three and four respectively. Muguruza is the eighth seed in the tournament.
The eight seeds, which also include Ons Jabeur (Tunisia), Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus) and Jessica Pegula (USA), advanced directly to the round of 16. ECE
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