October 1, 2022

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU EVER NEEDED

(Photo: Tennis Canada)

Simona Halep knows how to win the Rogers Cup – now the National Bank Open.

And she had another opportunity to do so on Sunday in Toronto. And she did it.

Meanwhile, the final round of qualifying wraps up in Cincinnati, where Bianca Andreescu has pulled out at the last minute – after the draw, no less.

And Genie Bouchard played her first match since March, 2021 – in doubles with Canadian junior Kayla Cross. And the two pulled out a win – it was Cross’s first career win at the (close to) WTA level.

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National Bank Open
Location: Toronto, Canada
Category:
WTA 1000 (Joint event with the ATP Tour) 
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Aug. 8 – 14, 2022
Prize money: $2,697,250
Draws: S56 – D28

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022
Final results

Singles final

[15] Simona Halep (ROU) def Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 63 26 63

Doubles final

[3] Coco Gauff / Jessica Pegula (USA) def Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) / Ellen Perez (AUS) 64 67 (5) [10-5]

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Western & Southern Open
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Category:
WTA 1000 (Joint event with the ATP Tour) 
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Aug. 15 – 21, 2022
Prize money: $2,527,250
Draws: S56 – D28

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022
Final results
Qualifying, final round

(First-round opponents in brackets)

[3] Marie Bouzkova (CZE) def. Donna Vekic (CRO) 61 64 ([11] Coco Gauff)
[2] Caroline Garcia (FRA) def Andrea Petkovic (GER) 62 67 (5) 62 ([LL] Petra Martic)
[6] Anhelina Kalinina (UKR)
def. [10] Petra Martic (CRO) 67 (3) 64 61 (Elise Mertens)
[15] Anna Kalinskaya def [4] Anastasia Potapova 75 61 (Martina Trevisan)
Marta Kostyuk (UKR)
def Magdalena Frech (POL) 61 36 64 (Camila Giorgi)
Tereza Martincova (CZE) def [16] Magda Linette (POL) 76 (4) 63 ([LL] Nuria Parrizas Diaz)
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) def [9] Nuria Parrizas Diaz (ESP) 46 61 61 ([Q] Taylor Townsend)
Taylor Townsend (USA) def. [WC] Peyton Stearns (USA) 36 63 63 ([Q] Ajla Tomljanovic)

[LL] Petra Martic ([Q] Caroline Garcia)
[LL] Nuria Parrizas Diaz ([Q] Tereza Martincova)

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Odlum Brown VanOpen
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Category:
WTA 125 (Joint event with ATP Tour Challenger)
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Aug. 14 – 20, 2022
Prize money: $115,000
Draws: S32 – D16

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022
Final results

Singles, first round

[WC] Cadence Brace (CAN) def. [3] Claire Liu (USA) 63 63

[5] Rebecca Peterson (SWE) def. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) 62 62

Doubles, first round

[WC] Eugenie Bouchard / Kayla Cross (CAN) def Lucia Bronzetti / Elisabetta Cocciaretto (ITA) 61 67 (3) [10-4] 

Julia Lohoff (GER) / Renata Voracova (CZE) def. Jodie-Anna Burrage (GBR) / Maddison Inglis (AUS) 62 57 [10-5]

Qualifying, final round

[8] Valentini Grammatikopoulou (GRE) def [2] Asia Muhammad (USA) 26 75 62 (Astra Sharma)
Catherine Harrison (USA) def. Maegan Manasse (USA) 67 (1) 76 (5) 62 (Despina Papamichail)
[1] Priscilla Hon (AUS) def [7] Kurumi Nara (JPN) 61 62 ([WC] Marina Stakusic)
[5] Yuriko Miyazaki (GBR)
def Timea Babos (HUN) 64 76 (5) ([2] Lucia Bronzetti)