Published on February 20th, 2014 | by John Lyons0
Highs and lows for Seguel in Nottingham
Chilean number one Daniela Seguel had a day of mixed emotions in the ITF of Nottingham.
Nottingham – The Panther, world ranked 276, lost in the singles, but then teamed up with compatriot Cecilia Costa to win in the doubles.
In the singles, Seguel had hoped to build on her 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 win against Great Britain’s Jade Windley (289) in the first round. However, the 21-year-old found another home player, the fifth seed Tara Moore (210), too strong and lost the last 16 clash 6-3, 6-4.
However, Seguel quickly put that disappointment behind her in the doubles alongside Costa. The Chilean duo, the third seeds, saw off Lesley Kerkhove (Holland) and Chantal Skamlova (Slovakia) 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals.
In tomorrow´s semi-final, they will take on the top seeds, Naomi Broady, of Great Britain, and Renata Voracova, of the Czech Republic.
On the men’s front, the Federation of Tennis have assured that the Davis Cup tie against Paraguay at the start of April will definitely go ahead.
There has been a dispute over funding for the match between the Federation and the IND (Instituto Nacional del Deporte).
Federation president José Hinzpeter said: “If we have to go into debt, we’re going to do it, but it’s a shame. It shouldn’t work like that.”
The tie is scheduled to take place at Estadio Palestino from April 4 to 6.