Rising Maltese Tennis star Francesca Curmi has advanced to the round of 16 at the ITF Monastir Tennis Tournament in Tunisia, after defeating number six ranked junior player Kristina Dmitruk, marking her first main draw level win at the pro level!
Francesca faced quite the battle to qualify for the Monastir. In fact, she had to play and win two qualifying matches before facing off against Dmitruk in the round of 32.
Meanwhile, Dmitruk qualified automatically from her high ranking but was evidently unable to keep up with the determined 18-year-old.
Francesca Curmi 🇲🇹 into MD W15 Monastir 🔛 … @francescacurmi @adintennisacademy @ctbarcino @bcntennislab 💯
Curmi is now set to face the winner of Andjela Jocovic vs Oana Gavrila in the round of 16. She also currently ranks 1062 in the ITF Singles Rankings, with 10 events played and nine accumulated points.
Elsewhere, in the Monastir doubles tournament, Curmi and doubles partner Mihaela Đaković will be facing Alena Bairasheuskaya and Alisa Yakimakho in the round of 16 later on today.
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Other than that, Francesca is also the first Maltese athlete to ever qualify for the Main Round of the prestigious Roland-Garros Juniors. Plus, she’s also played in the Wimbledon Juniors and the US Open Main Draw!