Tennis in Dubai: Bronzetti, Paolini and Cucchiarito in the lead

A fantastic victory for Lucia Bronzetti, who got off to a great start in the main draw of the WTA 1000 in Dubai. The Italian defeated No. 10 (13th in the world) Daria Kasatkina with difficulty, but with courage and skill, to reach the second round. Lucia, who found herself in the main draw as a lucky loser, taking advantage of Kostyuk's withdrawal, won 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5 in a marathon of 2 hours and 45 minutes, in which she found herself in a great position (trailing 5-2 in the set First), but it was able to respond blow after blow. After being eliminated by Hibino in the last qualifying round, Lucia was able to reset herself after this repechage, upending expectations. In the second round, she will face Potapova (three sets ahead of Zhou).

the others

As a lucky loser (Tsurenko's), in yesterday's match during the victory of Sinner and Bolelli/Favasori, Elisabetta Coccciarito entered the main draw in a big way. The Marche citizen defeated Belgian Mertens in three sets, putting things right after losing the first set 6-1. Cocciaretto will play a second round considered expensive on paper against Coco Gauff, seeded No. 3. Yasmine Paolini also flies to the lower zone of the draw: the Italian No. 1 faced a complex challenge against the Brazilian Haddad Maia, seeded No. 11. (and 14 in the world). After losing the first set, Yasmine only had 4 games remaining against Haddad Maya, to qualify for the second round. Paulini will play against Canadian Fernandez in the difficult second round (against the world number 18, she lost 3 matches without winning any set).

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