July 24, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

Wild-card former No. 1s Karolina Pliskova and Angelique Kerber are still alive, after getting through three-setters on Wednesday.

As for Rabat, our spidey senses are tingling at the thought that Nuria Parrizas Diaz might actually vulture her first career WTA title.

And maybe, you know, get an actual photo (and birthdate and height) up on her WTA Tour website page.

(Update: she lost in a third-set tiebreak, turning that theory inside out).

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Internationaux de Strasbourg
Location: Strasbourg, France
Category: WTA 250 
Surface: Red Clay
Dates: May 15 – 21, 2022
Prize money: $251,750
Draws: S32 – D16

Thursday, May 19, 2022
Final results

Singles, quarterfinals

Kaja Juvan (SLO) def [4] Elise Mertens (GER) 76 (3) 64
Océane Dodin (FRA) def [9] Viktorija Golubic (SUI) 63 60

[1/WC] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) def Maryna Zanevska (BEL) 64 76 (8)
[2/WC] Angelique Kerber (GER) def [8] Magda Linette (POL) 62 46 64
 

Doubles semifinal

Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) / Daria Saville (AUS) def Elise Mertens (BEL) / Diane Parry (FRA)  63 63

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Grand Prix Sar la Princesse Lalla Meryem
Location: Rabat, Morocco
Category: WTA 250 
Surface: Red Clay
Dates: May 15 – 21, 2022
Prize money: $251,750
Draws: S32 – D16

Thursday, May 19, 2022
Final results

Singles, quarterfinals

[5] Anna Bondar (HUN) def [2] Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 51 retd
Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) def. [3] Nuria Parrizas Diaz (ESP) 61 36 76 (5)
Martina Trevisan (ITA) def [7] Arantxa Rus (NED) 76 (4) 63

Claire Liu (USA) def Astra Sharma (AUS) 64 61

Doubles, semifinals

[1] Eri Hozumi / Makoto Ninomiya (JPN) def Marcela Zacarias (MEX) / Ekaterina Yashina 62 62
[2] Monica Niculescu (ROU) / Alexandra Panova def Ingrid Gamarra Martins (BRA) / Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) 62 61

 

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