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Upper Austria Open: Jodie Burrage eases into last 16 in Linz

British number two Jodie Burrage beat French seventh seed Varvara Gracheva in straight sets to book her place in the Upper Austria Open's last 16.

Burrage, who came through two qualifying rounds, sealed her first main draw win of the season in the 6-4 6-0 success against the world number 43 and now faces Romanian Jaqueline Cristian or Argentina's Nadia Podoroska.

Burrage lost her opening service game to trail 2-0 in the first set, but hit back to level it up and a decisive break in the seventh game put her 4-3 ahead before she confidently served out to take it 6-4.

The world number 102 maintained her momentum in the second set, breaking Gracheva immediately and saving a break point against her in the next game.

That put her 2-0 up and after racing into a 5-0 lead, Burrage saved three more break points in the sixth game to bagel her opponent.

Burrage qualified for the main draw in Linz by fighting back from a set down to beat Germany's Anna-Lena Friedsam 5-7 6-3 6-2 on Monday, having overcome Colombia's Emiliana Arango 6-1 6-4 in the first qualifying round.

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