Published on June 23rd, 2014 | by Daniel Boyle0
Seguel has Ball Under Control at Wimbledon
Preparing for her first Grand Slam outing, Chilean Daniela Seguel has shown some other skills during preparations for Wimbledon.
Seguel, known for her passion for Chilean club Colo Colo, showed she is no slouch when it comes to foot skills. A video from her preparations for the Wimbledon debut show her having complete control of the tennis ball with her feet.
primer dia en ALL ENGLAND WIMBLEDON ! feliz de este momento, a seguir creciendo! a seguir trabajando! gracias totales pic.twitter.com/avHXtERVBg
— daniela seguel c (@danielaseguel3) June 20, 2014
The excited Pantera will make her first appearance in a Grand Slam event after winning through the qualifiers alongside Serbia’s Vesna Dolonc. Seguel is currently ranked 265 in singles, while the first round appearance will bring both a financial benefit, as well as a chance to increase her ranking into the top 100 in doubles.
First round losers in doubles receive 8,500 pounds, which is a massive increase from the $360 received after reaching the final in the Maribor tournament with Cindy Burger. It will be no easy task for the newly formed duo, taking on experienced German campaigners Julia Goerges and Anna-Lena Groenefeld in the first round.
It was not all good news for Chilean tennis, with Cristobál Saavedra and Ricardo Urzúa being robbed in Serbia. The pair were robbed between celebrating their victory in Hungary and arriving at their next tournament in Poland, which may put an end to their European tour.
Acabamos d sufrir un robo en Belgrado con Ricardo Urzua, tomaron toda la plata que teníamos + 4 raquetas. Cualquier ayuda será bienvenida RT — Cristobal Saavedra (@csaavedra01) June 21, 2014
Their Polish efforts didn’t get off to the best start, retiring after falling 6-0 in their first set.
In better news for Chilean players, Christian Garín joined Hans Podlipnik in the first round of the Challenger tournament in Marburg, Germany.