Second seed Danielle Collins reached the quarter-finals of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Thursday. The American won 7: 5, 6: 0 in one hour and 25 minutes against the Hungarian wildcard Reka-Luca Jani.
The opening sentence fluctuated between the two players. Danielle Collins broke three times in a sentence while taking all four breakpoint chances she got on Jani’s serve. The second set was cleaner for Danielle Collins, who didn’t break a single point but broke her opponent three times.
Danielle Collins finished the game with 63 points against Reka-Luka Janis 46. In the quarterfinals, the 48th-placed Collins will play against Paula Ormaechea, who had previously reached the last eight on Wednesday.
WTA Budapest: Dalma Galfi, Panna Udvardy redeem wildcard hopes
Reka-Luca Jani’s compatriots Dalma Galfi and Panna Udvardy, however, had better stakes in their respective second round matches.
World number 171 Dalma Galfi, who is also a wildcard participant in the main draw, defeated Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in the round of 16. Dalma Galfi won 6-2, 7-5 in one hour and 36 minutes. The 22-year-old was 2-4 behind Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in the second set before making a comeback to take the win in straight sets.
Dalma Galfi won 70 points over Anna Karolina Schmiedlovas 57 in the game. For a place in the semifinals, Dalma Galfi will play against Olga Danilovic. The Serbian Danilovic won her second round match on Wednesday. Panna Udvardy was the last Hungarian to finish in the last eight.
The 22-year-old, who won her first WTA Tour match in the first round in Budapest this week, reached her first WTA quarter-finals. Panna Udvardy upset sixth seeded Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6 (4), 6-2 in one hour and 43 minutes.
World number 204 Panna Udvardy, who is also a wildcard participant in the Hungarian Grand Prix, is now playing against the Ukrainian Anna Kalinina. The Ukrainian Kalinina surprised the third seeded Bernarda Pera with 7: 5, 6: 3 in one hour and 38 minutes in her second round match.