April 14, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

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With the stoppage because of the wholesale testing of the tennis players, the WTA has shortened the singles matches to a match tiebreak instead of a third set.

Wise move – especially considering the Friday forecast.

Gippsland Trophy
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Category: WTA 500
Dates:
Jan. 31 – Feb. 6, 2021
Prize money: $565,530
Draws: S56 – D28

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021
Final results

Singles, quarterfinals

[9] Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) def [1] Simona Halep (ROU) 62 61
[2] Naomi Osaka (JPN) def. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 75 61
[7] Elise Mertens (BEL) def. [3] Elina Svitolina (UKR) 63 57 [10-6]
Kaia Kanepi (EST) def [8] Karolina Muchova (CZE) WALKOVER

Doubles, quarterfinals

[1] Katerina Siniakova / Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) def. [7] Laura Siegemund / Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 36 61 [10-6]
[2] Hao-Ching Chan / Latisha Chan (TPE) def. Marie Bouzkova (CZE) / Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 64 64
[8] Anna Blinkova / Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) def. Monica Niculescu / Patricia Maria Tig (ROU) 26 62 [10-8]

Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU) / Alizé Cornet (FRA) def [WC] Daria Gavrilova (AUS) / Simona Halep (ROU) WALKOVER

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Yarra Valley Classic
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Category: WTA 500
Dates: Jan. 31 – Feb. 6, 2021
Prize money: $565,530
Draws: S56 – D28

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021
Final results

Singles, quarterfinals

1. [1] Ashleigh Barty (AUS) def. Shelby Rogers (USA) 75 26 [10-4]
2. [6] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) def [2] Sofia Kenin (USA) 62 62
3. [5] Serena Williams (USA) def. [13] Danielle Collins (USA) 62 46 [10-6]
4. [8] Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) def. [14] Nadia Podoroska (ARG) 46 63 [10-4]

Doubles, quarterfinals

Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) / Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK) def. Leylah Fernandez (CAN) / Anastasia Potapova (RUS) 63 64 

[2] Nicole Melichar (USA) / Demi Schuurs (NED) def. [8] Ashleigh Barty (AUS) / Jennifer Brady (USA) 64 64
[3] Shuko Aoyama / Ena Shibahara (HPN) def. Coco Gauff / Caty McNally (USA) 63 63 [10-7]
[4] Duan YingYing / Zheng Saisai (CHN) def. Marta Kostyuk (UKR) / Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) WALKOVER

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Grampians Trophy
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Category: WTA 500
Dates: Feb. 3 – 7, 2021
Prize money: $235,820
Draws: S28  

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021
Final results

Singles, second round

[5] Maria Sakkari (GRE) def. Leylah Fernandez (CAN) 62 62

Sorana Cirstea (ROU) def [2] Belinda Bencic (SUI) 75 62
Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) def [4] Eleka Rybakina (KAZ) 46 62 [10-6]

[3] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) def. Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 64 16 [11-9]
[6] Anett Kontaveit (EST) def Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 75 75
[7] Jennifer Brady (USA) def. Marta Kostyuk (UKR) 61 64
[8] Angelique Kerber (FER) def. Ons Jabeur (TUN) 64 64

[ALT] Ann Li (USA) def Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) 75 63

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