Argentina Open: Pigossi edges past Sierra to make semi-finals

Laura Pigossi beat Solana Sierra 2-6, 7-5, 6-3. She’ll play Mexican Renata Zarazua, the No 6 seed, in the next round

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Brazilian Laura Pigossi, the No 5 seed, reached the semi-finals of the Argentina Open by defeating Argentinian Solana Sierra 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.

Pigossi, ranked No 137, will face Mexican Renata Zarazua, the No 6 seed, next.

The Brazilian edged out Spaniard Leyre Romero Gormaz (6-4, 4-6, 6-4) and won against Swiss Conny Perrin (6-2, 6-3) earlier in the tournament.

In the previous rounds of the Argentinian tournament, Sierra, ranked No 209, beat American qualifier Varvara Lepchenko (6-2, 6-2) and American Robin Montgomery (6-4, 7-5).

Buenos Aires WTA 125, other last-eight results (Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, USD 115.000, most recent results first):

  • Renata Zarazua beat Elizabeth Mandlik (3): 7-6 (4), 6-1
  • Julia Riera (7) beat Polona Hercog: 6-3, 6-4
  • Maria Lourdes Carle (8) beat Diane Parry (1): 7-6 (2), 6-3

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