Tara Moore beats Eden Silva to set up clash with Heather Watson in Nottingham
Tara Moore set up an all-British clash with Heather Watson in the second round of the Viking Open in Nottingham.
Moore, currently ranked 476, beat fellow Briton Eden Silva 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3) in the first round to claim a first WTA Tour-level win since November 2016.
Her reward – in the first UK grass-tournament since Wimbledon 2019 – is a match with Watson in the next round.
How good is it to have grass court tennis back? 😀
* And a bit of sun 🌞 pic.twitter.com/LsvY4559h7
— LTA (@the_LTA) June 6, 2021
Jodie Burrage is still waiting for her first WTA Tour win after squandering the lead against American Kristie Ahn.
Burrage looked well on her way to a maiden victory when she stormed to the first set, but Ahn recovered to take a 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 win.
Sarah Beth Gray also headed out, losing to Switzerland’s Leonie Kung 6-2, 6-2.
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