Luxembourg’s Mandy Minella displayed big forehands and perseverance to defeat Canada’s Rebecca Marino in the first round of qualifying today. After winning a close first set tie-break, Minella, the No.1 seed in qualifying, broke ahead in the second to win the match 7-6 6-4.
“I feel I can progress well in this tournament but when it is windy I definitely don’t play my best tennis so it’s really hard. The harder the wind is, the more it doesn’t look like tennis,” Minella said.
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OLIVIA TJANDRAMULIA. NAIKTHA BAINS. PRISCILLA HON.
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