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Argentina Open: Ormaechea makes last 8

Paula Ormaechea defeated Natalija Stevanovic 7-5, 6-2 on Thursday evening and will play Brazilian Laura Pigossi, the No 8 seed, in the next round

Argentinian wildcard Paula Ormaechea moved into the quarter-finals of the Argentina Open by winning against Serb qualifier Natalija Stevanovic 7-5, 6-2 at Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club on Thursday evening.

Ormaechea, ranked No 185, will face Brazilian Laura Pigossi, the No 8 seed, next.

Ahead of her victory, the Argentinian defeated Austrian Julia Grabher, the No 4 seed (6-3, 6-2).

Stevanovic, ranked No 210, won against Czech Brenda Fruhvirtova (7-6 (3), 6-1) in the previous round.

Buenos Aires WTA 125, other second-round results (Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, clay, USD 115.000, most recent results first):

  • Panna Udvardy (3) beat Emma Navarro: 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
  • Danka Kovinic (2) beat Nadia Podoroska (WC): 6-2, 6-3
  • Laura Pigossi beat Leolia Jeanjean: 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
  • Sara Errani (6) beat Kateryna Baindl: 6-3, 6-3
  • Diana Shnaider (Q) beat Darya Astakhova (LL): 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
  • Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva beat Ann Li: 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
  • Maria Lourdes Carle beat Hailey Baptiste: 6-4, 6-0

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