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WTA Tour – Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021 final results

No. 1 seed Ashleigh Barty and Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic make their summer hard-court debuts.

Meanwhile, National Bank Open champion Gabriela Dabrowski and partner Luisa Stefani have a quick turnound, as they play their first-round match against Anna Danilina and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan.

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CincyWestern & Southern Open
Location: Cincinnati OH 
Category:
WTA 1000 (Joint event with the ATP Tour)
Surface: Outdoor hard
Dates: Aug. 15 – 22, 2021
Prize money: $1,835,490
Draws: S56 – D32 

Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021
Final results

Singles, first round

[10] Belinda Bencic (SUI) def. Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) 63 75
[12] Simona Halep (ROU) def. Magda Linette (POL) 64 36 61
[14] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) def. [Q] Liudmila Samsonova (RUS) 62 63 

[Q] Caroline Garcia (FRA) def [WC] Sloane Stephens (USA) 76 (7) 46 64 
Coco Gauff (USA) def. [Q] Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 61 62
Ons Jabeur (TUN) def. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 62 46 75
Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) def. [Q] Jasmine Paolini (ITA) 63 62
Karolina Muchova (CZE) def. Johanna Konta (GBR) 36 76 (5) 62
Jessica Pegula (USA) def Camila Giorgi (ITA) 62 62
[WC] Bernarda Pera (USA) def. [10] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) [LL] Rebecca Peterson (SWE) 64 61
Elena Rybakina (KAZ) def. [WC] Samantha Stosur (AUS) 63 63
Dayana Yastremska (UKR) def. [WC] Caty McNally (USA)  76 (3) 76 (1)

[1] Ashleigh Barty (AUS) vs. [Q] Heather Watson (GBR) 
[3] Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) vs Paula Badosa (ESP)

Doubles, first round

[6] Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN) / Luisa Stefani (BRA) def. Anna Danilina / Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 63 64

[3] Shuko Aoyama / Ena Shibahara (JPN) def. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) / Jil Teichmann (SUI) 63 63
[8] Darija Jurak (CRO) / Andreja Klepac (SLO) def. Marie Bouzkova / Lucie Hradcka (CZE) 46 63 [10-7]

Sara Sorribes Tormo / Paula Badosa (ESP) def Nadiia Kichenok (UKR) / Raluca Olaru (ROU) 63 62

[2] Barbora Krejcikova / Katerina Siniakova (CZE) vs. Daria Kasatkina (RUS) / Anett Kontaveit (EST) 
Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) / Elena Rybakina (KAZ) vs. Ons Jabeur (TUN) / Sania Mirza (IND) (after suitable rest)
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) / Iga Swiatek (POL) vs. Petra Martic (CRO) / Shelby Rogers (USA)  
Samantha Stosur (AUS) / Zhang Shuai (CHN) vs. [WC] Magda Linette (POL) / Bernarda Pera (USA)

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WTA Chicago 125
Location: Chicago, IL
Category:
WTA 125
Surface: Outdoor hard
Dates: Aug. 15 – 22, 2021
Prize money: $115,000
Draws: S32 – D16

Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021
Final results

Singles, first round

[6] Amanda Anisimova (USA) vs. Nuria Parrizas Diaz (ESP) 36 20 – suspended

[WC} Emma Radacanu (GBR) def [1] Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 76 (7) 63
[WC] Hayley Baptiste (USA) def [2] Danka Kovinic (MNE) 63 64
Zarina Diyas (KAZ) def [5] Madison Brengle (USA) 67 (2) 76 (5) 64
[Q] Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS) def [7] Ana Konjuh (CRO) 76 (4) 63

Clara Burel (FRA) def. Ivana Jorovic (SRB) 75 32 retd
Océane Dodin (FRA) def. [WC] Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 76 (3) 64
Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) def. [Q] Maryna Zanevska (BEL) 57 64 76 (2)
[ALT] Jule Niemeyer (GER) def Greet Minnen (BEL) 62 62
Storm Sanders (AUS) def. [Q] Caroline Dolehide (USA) 63 46 625.  
Clara Tauson (DEN) def [Q] Harriet Dart (GBR) 61 67 (2) 62

Doubles, first round

[PR] Mona Barthel (GER) / Hsieh Yu-Chieh (TPE)  vs. Leonie Kung (SUI) / Lidziya Marozava (BLR) 76 (3) – suspended

Eri Hozumi (JPN) / Valeria Savinykh (RUS) def [4] Sara Errani (ITA) / Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) 16 63 [10-6]
Elixane Lechemia (FRA) / Ingrid Neel (USA) def. Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR) / Catherine Harrison (USA) 64 63

Samantha Murray Sharan (GBR) / Kimberley Zimmerman (BEL) vs. [PR} Beatrice Gumulya / Aldila Sutjiadi (INA)

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