Guadalajara (Mexico), March 13th (EFE). Spanish Sara Sorribes won her first professional title this Saturday by defeating Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-2 7-5 and winning the Zapopan Open Tennis title in Guadalajara, western Mexico.
In the first set, Sorebes, 71 in the WTA roster, saved a break from her opponent in the second half and this encouraged her to come out strong and make a break in the third set.
With a good match from the back of the field, the Spanish were more accurate in difficult moments, a key to the first round in which Bouchard broke twice in five chances and came out unscathed on seven break points.
In the fourth “match”, she ran from 15-40, and at six, she saved twice and this frustrated the Canadian, who lost her service again in the seventh game, after which she flew out of rage and smashed the racket.
The Spaniards had 66.7 per cent of the points they won in first service, less than 72.2 from Eugenie, 144 from the standings, who made 22 non-compulsive fouls, and this is where I let the group go.
In the second round, the two began to fail, losing serve, and Bouchard twice. In the fourth match, the Canadian, who was impatient again, gave up a “break”, which Sorebes took advantage of, kept the service and fled 3-1.
It seemed that the Spaniards were on their way to victory, but North America was better by “driving” it in the sixth game and tied 3-3 to get the oxygen.
With many winning shots, Bouchard, who reached the main draw via a “wild card”, broke in eighth place, but made many easy mistakes again, losing his service in the tenth and eleventh stages, and it was there that he was defeated.
The Castellon tennis player said, “I don’t have words, I don’t know what to say. I have goose bumps, I hope to be back next year.”
Sorribes and Bouchard will play at the Monterey Open next week. The Spanish will play their first match against a ranked opponent and if they win, they will once again face a “Kwali” opponent, while Bouchard will start against China’s Lin Chun.