Kasparovic was only stopped at number 2

The 19-year-old could only hold on to WTA top 300 player Marie Benoit in the first set.

Claudia Kasparovic secured her first ITF W35 win at the second stop of the Carinthian Ladies Lakes Trophy in Annenheim with a 5:7, 6:2, 6:3 win over Italian qualifier Linda Maire (WTA 807). In the main competition. However, in the round of 16, the last red-white-red representative at TC Annenheim came to an end on Thursday morning. The wild-carded Lower Austrian (WTA -) conceded defeat to second-ranked Belgian Marie Benoit (WTA 282) after 1:14 hours of opposition with a clear score of 1:6, 0:6. .

However, Kasparovic held on for the first set against his formidable opponent. A point ratio of 25:36 proves a tough fight. He had no chance in the second division, scoring only four points. Nevertheless, the ÖTV contract player managed to reach the quarter-finals within a short WTA count for the second time at the ITF W15 event in Nova Gorica (Slovenia) last week. She still needs another countable result to break into the WTA rankings for the first time in her career.

The final day starts at 10:00 AM

The final day of competition in Annenheim starts this Saturday from 10:00 am with the singles and 11:00 am with the doubles. In singles, Kasparovic’s winner Benoit enters the final with two more wins, where she now meets 17-year-old Czech Tereza Valdova (WTA 334) – the former fifth and current 14th in the youth world rankings. In the doubles final, first seeds Nika Radicic (Slovenia) and Danila Wismane (Latvia) faced second seeds Laura Hyderanta (Finland) and Elina Malikina (Estonia).

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