October 24, 2021

THE ONLY TENNIS SITE

… you'll ever need

The difference in level between the 125K in Belgrade and the one in Charleston is off the charts.

Neither had many players in the qualifying. But the Belgrade tournament at least had enough to have a round.

In Charleston, the four players entered went automatically into the main draw, including one player ranked No. 1540.

For all the talk about the lack of tournaments and playing opportunities, here’s a golden one at a good level.

But they can’t scare up enough players. There’s a significant disconnect somewhere.

Six of

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LTP Women’s Open
Location: Charleston, S.C.
Category:
WTA 125
Surface: Har-Tru
Dates: July 26 – Aug. 1, 2021
Prize money: $115,000
Draws: S32 – D16

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Final results

Singles, first round

[4] Varvara Lepchenko (USA) def. [PR] Carol Zhao (CAN) 61 75  

Katrina Scott (USA) def [1] Madison Brengle (USA) 60 63
Emma Navarro (USA) def [6] Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 76 (5) 60
Allie Kiick (USA) def [7] Sachia Vickery (USA) 64 21 retd
Aldila Sutjiadi (INA) def [8] Usue Maitane Arconada (USA) 75 63

[2] Lauren Davis (USA) def Sophie Chang (USA) 63 64
[3] Maddison Inglis (AUS) def. [WC] Fiona Crawley (USA) 61 64

Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) def. [PR] Peangtarn Plipuech (THA) 60 63
Maria Mateas (USA) def. [WC] Louisa Chirico (USA) 64 63

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Belgrade Ladies Open
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Category:
WTA 125
Surface: Red clay
Dates: July 26 – Aug. 1, 2021
Prize money: $115,000
Draws: S32 – D16

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Final results

Singles, first round

Jaqueline Cristian (ROU) def [6] Kaja Juvan (SLO) 63 76 (2)
Jule Niemeyer (GER) def [8] Viktoriya Tomova (BUL) 63 76 (10)

[1] Anna Blinkova (RUS) def. Isabelle Shinikova (BUL) 61 62
[2] Arantxa Rus (NED) def. Elitsa Kostova (BUL) 61 60
[4] Andrea Petkovic (GER) def. [WC] Lola Radivojevic (SRB) 63 67 (5) 62
[5] Martina Trevisan (ITA) def. Panna Udvardy (HUN) 63 36 64
[7] Irina Bara (ROU) def Amandine Hesse (FRA) 64 61

Olga Danilovic (SRB) def. [Q] Camilla Rosatello (ITA) 36 64 76 (5)
[Q] Jessika Ponchet (FRA) def. [WC] Draginja Vukovic (SRB) 61 76 (4)
Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) def. [WC] Tena Lukas (CRO) 61 64
[Q] Tara Wurth (CRO) def [Q] Ekaterina Yashina (RUS) 64 61

Doubles, first round

Beatrice Gumulya (INA) / Shalimar Talbi (BLR) def Elena Bogdan (ROU) / Jessy Rompies (INA) 61 36 [10-4]
Susan Bandecchi (SUI) / Isabelle Shinikova (BUL) def Jana Fett (CRO) / Rebecca Sramkova (SVK) 75 64