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WTA Tour – Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 final results

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It was nearly 12 years ago that Canadian Rebecca Marino met Venus Williams, in her Grand Slam main-draw debut, on Arthur Ashe Stadium in the 2020 US Open.

They met again, with so much water under the bridge for both since then.

There’s so much symmetry, it’s ridiculous.

And Venus has so much star power, that a former champion of the tournament (and the No. 1 seed Jessica Pegula) is playing the girl who grew up right down the street, Hailey Townsend – and they’re not even on the stadium.

It was a bit of a trainwreck of a match. But Marino pulled through.

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Citi Open
Location: Washington, D.C.
Category:
WTA 250 (Joint event with the ATP Tour)
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Aug. 1 – 7, 2022
Prize money: $251,750
Draws: S32 – D16 

Monday, Aug. 1, 2022
Final results

Singles, first round

[Q] Rebecca Marino (CAN) def. [WC] Venus Williams (USA) 46 61 64

Liudmila Samsonova def [5] Elise Mertens (BEL) 76 (4) 64
Donna Vekic (CRO) def [7] Mayar Sherif (EGY) 64 61

[1] Jessica Pegula (USA) def. [WC] Hailey Baptiste (USA) 62 62
[3] Simona Halep (ROU) def [Q] Cristina Bucsa (ESP) 63 75
[6] Kaia Kanepi (EST)
def Greet Minnen (BEL) 63 63

Daria Saville (AUS) def [Q] Mirjam Bjorklund (SWE) 36 75 76 (4)
Zhu Lin (CHN) def Harriet Dart (GBR) 64 63

Doubles, first round

[3] Lucie Hradecka (CZE) / Monica Niculescu (ROU) def. Emma Raducanu (GBR) / Clara Tauson (DEN) 64 61

[WC] Makenna Jones / Sloane Stephens (USA) def Sophie Chang (USA) / Astra Sharma (AUS) 62 57 [11-9]

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Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic
Location: San Jose, Calif
Category:
WTA 500  
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Aug. 1 – 7, 2022
Prize money: $757,900
Draws: S28 – D16 

Monday, Aug. 1, 2022
Final results

Singles, first round

[7] Daria Kasatkina def Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 16 62 60
[8] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) def. [WC] Katie Boulter (GBR) 16 76 (5) 63

Amanda Anisimova (USA) def. [WC] Ashlyn Krueger (USA) 62 76 (5)
Madison Keys (USA) def. Zhang Shuai (CHN) 64 62
[Q] Elisabeth Mandlik (USA) def Alison Riske-Amritraj (USA) 63 63
[Q] Taylor Townsend (USA) def [Q] Storm Sanders (AUS) 61 64

Doubles, first round

Shuko Aoyama (JPN) / Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) def. Eri Hozumi / Makoto Nanomiya (JPN) 76 (10) 64