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Julia Riera (No. 156 in the WTA World Rankings) was unable to advance beyond her debut at WTA 125 in Florianópolis, in Brazil. The Argentine said goodbye after falling in straight sets Despina Papamichael (No. 224).
The result was in favor of the Greek 6-4 and 7-6 (2) To qualify for the second round of this category competition for the second week in a row. She had previously reached this round in Colina (Chile), but was unable to reach third place after losing to Leulia Gangan.
For Riera, this was her fourth straight defeat when it comes to the WTA Tour. Her last win was at the WTA 250 tournament in Lausanne (Switzerland) against Patricia Maria Teague. After that, the chains fell on Elisabetta Cocchiarito, Carole Monet, Mayar Sharif and the aforementioned Papamichael.
However, despite being on the WTA circuit, the Argentine produced an impressive performance at the Billie Jean King Cup as she gave her country the only point against Slovakia. In addition, he had a very important performance in the American zone, which allowed the Albiceleste team to enter the playoffs.
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