Tennis Daniela Seguel. Photo: Vasilios Devletoglou

Published on June 17th, 2014 | by Daniel Boyle


Seguel Takes New Partner for Wimbledon Tilt

After a break of 31 years, Daniela Seguel has returned Chilean women’s tennis into the frame for grand slam action, teaming up with Serbian Vesna Dolonc in the Wimbledon qualifying tournament.

With successful campaigns alongside Cecilia Costa, Tatiana Búa and Cindy Burger, Seguel has risen to 112 in the doubles rankings, but will have a known foe in her way as La Pantera looks to pass through the first round of qualifying.

While Seguel was originally reported as playing alongside Búa, the draw revealed a change of plans, with the Chilean teaming up with Dolonc (195). It is the first time in 31 years a Chilean woman has participated in a Grand Slam event, including the qualifying level.

Argentina’s María Irigoyen, who knocked Seguel out in the singles of the Copa Providencia in 2013, as well as the event in Medellin earlier this year. Irigoyen (94) will team up with Colombian Mariana Duque-Marino (124).

Seguel will be hoping to do one better than compatriot Hans Podlipnik, who bowed out in three sets on his debut.

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