PYW Palermo - Second qualifying round - Please vote!
With the completion of PYW Modena on Wednesday, PYW tennis returns to Italy to play on the beautiful island of Sicily, in this tournament we have reached the second qualifying round.
Ranking of the PYW contestants: 52. Marta Marrero ESP 86. Lubomira Kurhajcova SVK 97. Melinda Czink HUN
151. Kirsten Flipkens BEL 154. Anastasia Yakimova BLR 166. Martina Müller GER 176. Maret Ani EST
212. Elise Tamaëla NED 223. Emma Laine FIN 243. Olga Savchuk UKR 281. Katarina Kachlikova SVK
306. Guilia Gabba ITA 317. Sara Errani ITA
NR. Elisa Balsamo ITA NR. Ivana Lisjak CRO NR. Valentina Sassi ITA
Let's take a look at some of the hot contenders still in play:
Melinda Czink served her opponent Valentinia Sulpizio a double bagel. She is hoping for another fine run against another Italian Giulia Gabba in the second round.
Top seed Anastasia Yakimova needed only two sets to defeat Argentina's Natalia Gussoni, including a first set tie-break. She also faces one of the many Italian hopes in this event, wildcard Elisa Balsamo.
Second seed Marta Marrero has mixed results on the PYW Tour with an almost even amount of wins and losses. She survived a three set battle with Belarusian Tatsiana Uvarova in the first round. She now faces tough competition in Belgian Kirsten Flipkens.
But enough talked about who's who. Time for some action! Vote for the players you'd like to see reach the final qualifying round!
Second Qualifying Round
Anastasia Yakimova BLR vs [WC]Elisa Balsamo ITA [WC]Sara Errani ITA vs Martina Müller GER
Marta Marrero ESP vs Kirsten Flipkens BEL
Ivana Lisjak CRO vs Lubomira Kurhajcova SVK
Melinda Czink vs Giulia Gabba ITA
Katarina Kachlikova SVK vs Elise Tamaëla NED
Emma Laine FIN vs Valentina Sassi ITA
Olga Savchuk UKR vs Maret Ani EST