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Argentina Open: Pigossi moves into quarter-finals

Laura Pigossi edged out Leolia Jeanjean 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 on Thursday evening and will play Argentinian wildcard Paula Ormaechea in the next round

Brazilian Laura Pigossi, the No 8 seed, edged out Frenchwoman Leolia Jeanjean 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to move into the last eight of the Argentina Open at Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club on Thursday evening.

Pigossi, ranked No 115, will face Argentinian wildcard Paula Ormaechea next.

The Brazilian defeated Georgian Ekaterine Gorgodze (6-3, 6-4) in the previous round.

During the first round, Jeanjean, ranked No 125, won against American Caroline Dolehide (2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3).

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

  • Paula Ormaechea beat Natalija Stevanovic (Q): 7-5, 6-2
  • Panna Udvardy (3) beat Emma Navarro: 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
  • Danka Kovinic (2) beat Nadia Podoroska (WC): 6-2, 6-3
  • 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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