Hungarian Grand Prix: Danielle Collins makes it to QF in Budapest



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Hungarian Grand Prix: Danielle Collins makes it to QF in Budapest

Second seed Danielle Collins advanced to the quarter-finals of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Thursday. The American won 7-5, 6-0 in an hour and 25 minutes against Hungarian wildcard Reka-Luca Jani. The opening set see-sawed between the two players.

Collins broke thrice in the set while converting all four break point chances she got on Jani’s serve. The second set was cleaner for Collins who didn’t face a single break point but broke her opponent thrice. Collins finished the match with 63 points to Jani’s 46.

In the quarter-finals, the 48th-ranked Collins will play Paula Ormaechea, who previously reached the last eight on Wednesday.

Hungarian Grand Prix: Dalma Galfi, Panna Udvardy redeem wildcard hopes

Jani’s compatriots, Dalma Galfi and Panna Udvardy, however, had better outings in their respective second-round matches.

The 170th-ranked Galfi, who’s also a wildcard entrant in the main draw, defeated Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in their round-of-16 clash. Galfi won 6-2, 7-5 in an hour and 36 minutes. The 22-year-old trailed Schmiedlova 2-4 in the second set before notching a comeback to claim the win in straight sets.

Galfi won 70 points to Schmiedlova’s 57 in the match. For a place in the semi-finals, Galfi will play Olga Danilovic. The Serbian had won her second-round match on Wednesday. Panna Udvardy was the last Hungarian to take her place in the last eight.

The 22-year-old, who won her first WTA tour match in the first round in Budapest this week, advanced to her maiden WTA quarter-finals. Udvardy upset sixth seed Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6(4), 6-2 in an hour and 43 minutes. The 204th-ranked Udvardy, who’s also a wildcard entrant in the Hungarian Grand Prix, will now play Anna Kalinina of the Ukraine. Kalinina upset third seed Bernarda Pera 7-5, 6-3 in an hour and 38 minutes in their second-round match.