Diane Parry reaches first quarterfinal at Palermo

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PALERMO, Sicily — French teenager Diane Parry beat second-seeded Yulia Putintseva 6-3, 6-4 to reach her first tour-level quarterfinal at the Palermo Ladies Open.

It was the 19-year-old Parry’s third career win against a top-50 player.

Also advancing on the red clay courts of the Country Time Club was local hope Lucia Bronzetti, who beat Elina Avanesyan 6-1, 6-3. Bronzetti will next face Caroline Garcia, who defeated Elisabetta Cocciaretto 0-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Eighth-seeded Nuria Parrizas Diaz eliminated Julia Grabher 6-2, 6-4.

Diane Parry reaches first quarterfinal at Palermo originally appeared on NBCSports.com