07/10/2022 1:13 p.m.
The Spaniard Marina Bassols passed the first qualifying round of the Bucharest tournament by recovering from an extremely compromised situation.
It’s a match that can serve as a lesson to all tennis players and their coaches. Nothing is ever lost until the match point has been converted.
The proof with this meeting of the qualifications of the WTA 250 tournament in Bucharest, where the Spaniard Marina Bassols imposed herself while she was led 6-0, 5-0 and 0-30 on her face-off by the Belarusian Yuliya Hatouka (211th). The 263rd player in the world then completely reversed the steam to come back to score and win (0-6, 7-5, 6-4). She still had to save three match points, at 5-2 and 5-3 in the second set.
Bassols 🇪🇸 0-6 0-5 0-30 down…….
She defeats Hatouka 🇧🇾 0-6 7-5 6-4
WTA Budapest qualifying pic.twitter.com/qZSDoScici
—Chris Goldsmith (@TheTennisTalker) July 9, 2022
Marina Bassols was able to rely on her confidence of the moment to never stop believing in it. She remained in effect on 10 consecutive victories after winning two ITF tournaments back to back in Spain. The 22-year-old Catalan is not far from entering the Top 200 for the first time in her career.