Transylvania Open: Tig grinds out victory over Matoula

Patricia Maria Tig beat Martha Matoula 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 on Monday evening. She’ll play Russian qualifier Ekaterina Makarova in the next round

Patricia Maria Tig
Transylvania Open •Third round • completed
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Romanian Patricia Maria Tig moved into the second round of the Transylvania Open by winning against Greek qualifier Martha Matoula 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 at the BTarena in Cluj-Napoca on Monday evening.

In a match that lasted over three hours, Tig survived 14 double faults and a second serve that she won only 33 percent of the time, to scrape past her higher ranked opponent and earn a spot in the second round at her home tournament.

Tig, ranked No 462, will face Russian qualifier Ekaterina Makarova next.

Cluj-Napoca WTA 250, other first-round results (BTarena, USD 259.303, most recent results first):

  • Yanina Wickmayer vs. Jil Teichmann
  • Celine Naef vs. Jaqueline Cristian
  • Sorana Cirstea vs. Eva Lys
  • Elena-Gabriela Ruse vs. Alycia Parks
  • Ana Bogdan vs. Viktoriya Tomova
  • Emiliana Arango vs. Jessika Ponchet
  • Leolia Jeanjean vs. Tamara Korpatsch
  • Anna-Lena Friedsam vs. Ilona Georgiana Ghioroaie
  • Anna Bondar vs. Anastasiya Soboleva
  • Greet Minnen vs. Daria Snigur
  • Miriam Bulgaru (WC) beat Ipek Oz (LL): 7-5, 6-3
  • Jodie Burrage (8) beat Ankita Raina: 6-0, 6-2
  • Ekaterina Makarova beat Kateryna Baindl (7): 6-3, 1-6, 6-1
  • Rebeka Masarova (4) beat Noma Noha Akugue: 6-4, 6-0
  • Nikola Bartunkova (WC) beat Dayana Yastremska: 7-5, 6-4

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