Gran Canaria Carla Suárez equaled his mark of last year at Wimbledon, the third round, by defeating the French Pauline Parmentier, by 7-6 (2) and 7-6 (4). Now, in addition, he did it without giving a set in his first two commitments. His next rival will be the American Lauren Davis, who defeated the German Angelique Kerber, fifth in the world and current champion of the British Grand Slam by 2-6, 6-2 and 6-1.
Solid with his backhand and patient in the background, with the same calm displayed in his victory against the Australian Samantha Stosur in the first round (6-2 and 7-5), Carla He won Parmentier, 88 of the world and who is not very good at All England grass, where he has only collected three victories (for 11 defeats).
Directed by your technician Óscar Serrano, Carla He controlled the initial nerves and with two reactions lifted the match to take his third victory in particular against Parmentier, whom he had already defeated in the first round of Roland Garros in 2008 and in the second of Cincinnati in 2014.
The first reaction was with a disadvantage of 5-2 in the first set to force the first tiebreak of the afternoon, where he took the lead quickly.
The second set also started badly for the Spaniard, who was down 3-1, but could react in the same way as in the first to then achieve the first two match points in the eleventh game.
In the twelfth, Gran Canaria failed to take advantage of two match balls and Parmentier forced the tiebreaker, but again the calm of Carla in the play of the tiebreaker he served to take the reins of the meeting and with a 6-1 was dedicated to wait for the failure of the French. This arrived at the last point, after having raised four more.
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