Cinderella changed her glass slippers for Espadrilles in Montreal this week, also known as Rebecca Marino.
The Canadian tennis player writes her own fairy tale that will be a big surprise at the tournament at the National Bank Open. After defeating 16th favorite Madison Keys in the competition, the Ontario won the second round on Wednesday with the 31st Paula Badosa of the world.
“It’s clear, I think,” Marino specifically replied when asked directly on the court whether she has been enjoying her best moments since the beginning of her tennis career. I was very happy to play in Canada in front of the fans in Montreal.
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Prior to the tournament, Marino, ranked 220th in the WTA rankings, beat Spain 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 in three sets. In the next round, the 30-year-old from Toronto will now face tournament favorite and world third Arena Sabalenka. Sabalenka Marino of Belarus can play the role of stepmother, who defeated American Sloane Stephens 3-6 in sets 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-4 on Wednesday afternoon. 25
A leap in the rankings
Marino played the role in the match against Badosa. After the toughest first set, when her opponent did little work in his service, the Canadian regained her composure. Marino, who had a 6-5 lead in the second set, was able to win with the balls he had.
The success of “Cinderella” continued in the third set as the Spaniard seemed to run out of solutions and multiplied the unforced errors. A break in service in the seventh game of the set put the Canadians ahead 5-2. All she had to do was end up with her next shift, which she failed to do. However Marino was able to finish the game with his next serve, ending the match with an ace.
Regardless of the outcome of her game against Sabalenka, the Canadian makes a valuable leap in the WTA world rankings, reaching at least 175th.
Marino began his doubles career with cubs Leila Fernandez late Wednesday afternoon.
The pair won 5-7, 6-3, 10-2 over Elixen Lekemia and Ingrid Neil.