Victoria Jiménez makes history for Andorra

Victoria Jiménez became this Tuesday the first Andorran player to win a tennis match on the women’s professional circuitby defeating the French Chloe Paquet in the first round of the Seoul tournament by 6-2 and 6-2.

Jiménez, 17 years old and ranked 186 in the WTA ranking, he trains in Sitges (Barcelona), where his father has an academy. In 2020 she won the Australian Open junior title.

He broke Paquet’s service four times, 113 in the worldwho never had the option of rejoining the party.

Her next rival will be Canadian Rebecca Marino, 81st in the ranking and eighth favorite in the draw, who beat Croatian Jana Fett 6-1, 6-2 in her debut.

The first seed, the latvianJelena Ostapenko, got rid of the local Boyoung Jeong with more difficulties than expected by 6-4, 3-6 and 7-6 (2).

In other meetings of this day the Russian Second-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova defeated USA’s Asia Muhammad 6-1, 3-6, 6-1; the Australian Astra Sharma to the Russian Anastasia Gasanova by 7-5 and 7-5; the Indian Ankita Raina to the Australian Maddison Inglis by 4-6, 7-5 and 6-1 and the French Kristina Mladenovic beat South Korean Sohyun Park 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

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