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WTA Tour – Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 final results

ADELAIDE, Australia – After Wednesday’s rain, it’s a heavy schedule in Auckland that included Canadians Leylah Fernandez and Rebecca Matino.

And Coco Gauff vs. Sofia Kenin. And Emma Raducanu.

And Venus Williams.

But this tournament feels like it’s going to end up being an indoor event – which means a whole lot of refunding of the tickets bought.

After a few stops and starts, they gave up and moved the entire schedule indoors, with Venus up 6-3, 2-4 against Zhu Lin when they made the switch. She was up 5-3 in the third as well. But couldn’t close it out as Emma Raducanu went down with an ankle injury on the slippery indoor courts ahd had to retire.

In Adelaide, Ons Jabeur was literally the last person on the tournament to get on court, as the No. 1 seed on the women’s side has the late-night slot on the stadium court.

She got off to a bit of a rocky start, but eventually prevailed.


Adelaide International I
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Outdoor Hard
Dates: Jan 1 – 8, 2023 (Joint event with the ATP Tour)
Prize money: $826,837
Draw size: S30 / D24

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023
Final results

Singles, second round

Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) def [7] Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 63 60

[1] Ons Jabeur (TUN) def. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 76 (3) 61

Victoria Azarenka (BLR) def. Zheng Qinwen (CHN) 62 75
[Q] Linda Noskova (CZE) def [Q] Claire Liu (USA) 62 62

Doubles, quarterfinal

[1] Storm Hunter (AUS) / Katerina Siniakova (CZE) def. Miriam Kolodziejova / Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) 61 62
[2] Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) / Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) def. Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) / Zhang Shuai (CHN) 57 76 (4) [10-7]
[6] Asia Muhammad / Taylor Townsend (USA) def [4] Shuko Aoyama / Ena Shibahara (JPN) 75 60

Lidziya Marozava / Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) def. Cristina Bucsa (ESP) / Makoto Ninomiya (JPN) 62 62


ASB Classic
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Outdoor Hard
Dates: Jan. 2 – 8, 2023
Prize money: $259,303

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023
Final results

Singles, second round

[3] Leylah Fernandez (CAN) def. Julia Grabher (AUT) 60 61
[Q] Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL) def [8] Rebecca Marino (CAN) 36 63 63

[1] Coco Gauff (USA) def. [WC] Sofia Kenin (USA) 64 64
[7] Danka Kovinic (MNE) def Lauren Davis (USA) 46 63 62

[Q] Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK) def Emma Raducanu (GBR) 06 75 retd
[Q] Rebeka Masarova (ESP) def Anna Blinkova (RUS) 61 64

[PR] Karolina Muchova (CZE) def. [Q] Elena-Gabriela Ruse (ROU) 64 61
Zhu Lin (CHN) def [WC] Venus Williams (USA) 36 62 75

Doubles, quarterfinals

[3] Miyu Kato (JPN) / Aldila Sutjiadi (INA) def. Tereza Martincova (CZE) / Elena-Gabriela Ruse (ROU) 63 75


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