Bianca Turati qualified for the main draw in a match at an ITF event in Tyler. (Photo by Texas Athletics)

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Bianca Turati advances to main draw of ITF pro event

Posted October 30th, 2018

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Bianca Turati took a straight-sets win to advance at the International Tennis Federation pro circuit 80k event in Tyler Tuesday.

Turati defeated Dalma Galfi 6-3, 6-0 in the final round of qualifying to move on to the 32-player main draw. The Texas junior, ranked No. 492 in the latest WTA world singles rankings, dealt the upset to the No. 1 seed in the qualifying round. Galfi currently sits at No. 283 in the WTA rankings.

Turati broke Galfi’s serve in the fourth game of the first set to take a 3-1 lead. After back-to-back breaks, Turati held serve for a 5-2 lead. The competitors held serve the rest of the way to close out the set.

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The Texas junior dominated the final set after breaking Galfi’s serve in the first game.

Turati topped Anastasia Nefedova 7-5, 6-0 in the second round of qualifying Monday .

The tournament continues through Sunday.

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