The Spanish Sara Sorribes continued her good feelings in the tournament in Charleston, where she left the preliminary phase and where she advanced to the round of 16 on Wednesday by defeating the American Shelby Rogers, 7-5, 6-1.
On the same day that his nomination to be part of the Federation Cup team that will face Argentina was made official, Sorribes, who will turn 19 in August, achieved his second victory in a WTA tournament when Rogers, 80 of the world, and executioner in the first of the also Spanish Silvia Soler, in one hour and 33 minutes, and to the second match point.
With her sights set on the quarterfinals, Sorribes will face the winner of the match between the Italian Sara Errani, fourth favorite, and the Slovakian Jana Cepelova.
The woman from Castellón lives in Charleston and on American green land the most important professional week of her career. She overcame the preliminary phase winning two matches without giving up a set, and already in the main draw she defeated the Russian Anastasia Pavluychenkova, fourteenth favorite due to retirement due to injury, when the score was favorable 6-4 and 3-0, to remain without leave a partial in his way later, with the victory against Rogers.
This Wednesday, Lara Arruabarrena, also summoned by the Spanish captain Conchita Martínez, will face the Australian Samantha Stosur, ninth favorite. EFE.