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WTA Tour – Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 final results

(Photo: Transylvania Open)

Not before 6 p.m., Cluj-Napoca time, for No. 3 seed Emma Raducanu made her first appearance since Indian Wells.

She faced a veteran competitor in Polona Hercog, who has a funky slice and a big serve and is a great athlete.

On the credit side of the ledger, we’ve personally witnessed the Slovenian having all sorts of trouble with teenagers – notably Coco Gauff on Centre Court at Wimbledon two years ago, and against Leylah Fernandez in last fall’s Roland Garros).

Hercog was not far from winning in the second set. But in the end, after Raducanu snatched it away, Hercog went away and Raducanu has her first career victory on the WTA Tour.

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Transylvania Open
Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Category: WTA 250
Dates:
Oct. 25 – 31, 2021
Prize money: $235,238
Draws: S28 – D16

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021
Final results

Singles, first round

[LL] Irina Bara (ROU) def [7] Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 76 (2) 06 64 

[3] Emma Raducanu (GBR) def. Polona Hercog (SLO) 46 75 61
[6] Marta Kostyuk (UKR) def Bernarda Pera (USA) 63 64

Jaqueline Cristian (ROU) def Kaja Juvan (SLO) 36 76 (8) 76 (3)
Varvara Gracheva (RUS) def Andrea Petkovic (GER) 64 26 64
Rebecca Peterson (SWE) def [LL] Jana Fett (CRO) 61 63
Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) def. Danka Kovinic (MNE) 64 64

Doubles, first round

[3] Monica Niculescu / Elena-Gabriela Ruse (ROU) def. Anastasia Potapova / Yana Sizikova (RUS) 60 60

[WC] Alexandra Ignatik / Andreea Prisacariu (ROU) def Anastasia Gasanova (RUS) / Yuriko Miyazaki (JPN) 61 64

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Courmayeur Ladies Open 2021
Location: Courmayeur, Italy
Category: WTA 250
Dates:
Oct. 25 – 31, 2021
Prize money: $235,238
Draws: S32 – D16

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021
Final results

Singles, first round

Zheng Saisai (CHN) def [4] Petra Martic (CRO) 63 64 

[3] Liudmila Samsonova (RUS) def. [Q] Stephanie Wagner (GER) 63 60
[7] Jasmine Paolini (ITA) def. [Q] Martina di Giuseppe (ITA) 64 61
[8] Zhang Shuai (CHN) def. [WC] Jessica Pieri (ITA) 61 63

Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) def. Martina Trevisan (ITA) 62 64 
Donna Vekic (CRO) def [Q] Qinwen Zheng (CHN) 76 (1) 62
Wang Xinyu  (CHN) def [Q] Cristina Busca (ESP) 61 50 retd
 

Doubles, first round

[4] Elixane Lechemia (FRA) / Sabrina Santamaria (USA) def. Vivian Heisen (GER) / Kimberley Zimmermann (BEL) 64 60

Wang Xinyu / Zheng Saisai (CHN) def Cristiana Ferrando (ITA) / Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 57 64 [11-9]
Oksana Kalaskhnikova (GEO) / Miyu Kato (JPN)
def [WC] Giulia Gatto-Monticone / Lisa Pigato (ITA) 63 36 [10-6]

  

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