Podoroska equaled Sabatini’s record and advanced at the Australian Open

Nadia Podoroska showed that she has no roof. Without much effort, the Rosario tennis player far surpassed the Slovenian Tamara Zidansek (98th) 6-1 and 6-0 in his debut at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the season.

Podoroska showed why she is the best ranked Argentine tennis player (63rd) by categorically eliminating Zidansek in just one hour and 15 minutes of play, in what later became a historic triumph for Argentine tennis. And not for having resolved the first set in 35 minutes but for equaling a record of the same Gabriela Sabatini.

The 26-year-old tennis player managed to obtain the biggest difference for an Argentine in a match at the Australian Opena record that had not been seen since Gaby when she beat the American 6-0 and 6-1 in 1996. Shaun Stafford. That time, Sabatini had to say goodbye in the fourth round of the Australian Open after being defeated by Chanda Rubin.

This Tuesday, Podoroska She will have the challenge of affirming her good performance despite her physical discomfort prior to the match against the Slovenian, and will have to face the American in the second round. Amanda Anisimova (442°), which comes from doing a good job by beating the Russian Lyudmila Samsonova (14th) by 6-3 and 6-4.

The third time’s the charm

It will be the third time that the right-handed player, champion of the last edition of the WTA 125 in Cali, Colombia, competes for the main draw in Melbourne, a city in which he was never able to advance to the third round. To break that negative streak she will have to beat the American, winner of two titles on the top circuit and whose record is zero.

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