The Two Swiss will play the quarter-finals of the Ladies Open in Lausanne on Friday: the winner of Thursday’s derby which will oppose Belinda Bencic to Susan Bandecchi and the admirable Simona Waltert (WTA 154). The day after her incredible victory against world No. 7 Danielle Collins, the Grisonne won 6-1 5-7 6-4 ahead of the Spaniard Cristina Bucsa (WTA 126) after 2h06 ‘of play.
Like Tuesday, Simona Waltert went through a meeting rich in twists and turns. After thus moving to 2 points from the victory on her serve at 5-4 in the 2nd set, she was trailing 3-1 in the Decisive set. Fortunately, she was able to find the resources to remove 5 of the last 6 games from the match. On a physical level, the day of rest that she will enjoy this Thursday will do her the greatest good.
A medical time-out
It will allow him to treat this little pain in the abdominals which encourages him to take a medical time-out after the 3rd game of the 3rd set. “I didn’t want to take any risks.she explains. It should work out for Friday.”
Although she was probably too vulnerable behind her second ball with only 10 points won out of 26, Simona Waltert delivered a performance. The purity of his shot worked wonders against an opponent who came from qualifying. If it is still evolving in this register on Friday, all hopes will be allowed to it.
Her next opponent will be Serbian Oga Danilovic (WTA 124) or Russian Anna Kalinskaya (WTA 73). For a player who now remains on 7 wins in a row and who is full of confidence, the task is not impossible.