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    Charleston Open: Magda Linette’s first win

    Magda Linette had a difficult start to her match with Varvara Gracheva at the Charleston tournament, but in the end, the Pole emerged victorious. Linette dropped the first set in a tie-break but rallied back to win the next two sets, 6:7, 7:5 and 6:4, to secure her spot in the 1/8 finals.

    Seeded eighth, Magda Linette began her competition in Charleston in the second round. She was immediately presented with a challenge as she faced Varvara Gracheva, who had previously beaten her 3:6, 6:4, and 4:6 at the tournament in Austin a month prior.

    Linette knew she had a difficult match ahead of her when the first set of the second round began. Both players lost two of their serves to their opponents and Gracheva won the tie-break 7:3.

    Poland’s Magda Linette claimed a stunning victory in the final set of her match against her rival on Monday. After dropping the second set at 4:5, Linette rallied to win the two remaining games, breaking her opponent in the process. It all came down to the third set, in which Linette earned the decisive break at 3:3 and went on to win 6:4. 

    The ninth-seeded American Madison Keys awaits the Pole in the 1/8 final. Keys has so far been victorious in her two matches against fellow Americans Emma Navarro and Hailey Baptiste, despite her lower ranking on the WTA list.

    “MAGDA LINETTE IN R3! She beats Varvara Gracheva 6:7(3), 7:5, 6:4. For the QF of WTA 500 in Charleston Magda will play against Madison Keys at night from Thursday to Friday NB 1:00 CET,”

    Tennis news wrote on Twitter.

    Magda Linette – Varvara Gracheva 2-1 (6-7, 7-5, 6-4)

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