September 27, 2023

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

Bianca Andreescu – just a few days after retiring from her semifinal match in Thailand, is in Abu Dhabi and set to play the pesky Yulia Putintseva in the first round there.

But it was basically a Canuck-a-thon. But not a great one.

Opening with Rebecca Marino , followed by Leylah Fernandez, then by Caledon, Ont.’s finest Erin Routliffe, ending with Andreescu, all went down to defeat.

Oh yes, and the return of Paula Badosa, unseeded, against the tough Samsonova. Nope – Badosa withdrew.

And a throwback match between former No. 1s: Muguruza and Pliskova. Nope; Muguruza withdrew.

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Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open
Dates: Feb. 6 – 12, 2023
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Surface: Outdoor Hard (WTA 500)
Prize money: $780,637
Draws: S28 – D16

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023
Final results

Singles, first round

[Q] Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) def. Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 76 (3) 62
[Q] Shelby Rogers (USA) def [Q] Leylah Fernandez (CAN) 64 67 (5) 61
Zheng Qinwen (CHN)
def. [Q] Rebecca Marino (CAN) 63 63

[6] Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) def. Marie Bouzkova (CZE) 46 63 60
[8] Liudmila Samsonova (RUS) def. Paula Badosa (ESP) [LL] Claire Liu (USA) 36 62 60

Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) def. [Q] Elena-Gabriela Ruse (ROU) 61 64
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) def. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) [LL] Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL) 61 63
Jil Teichmann (SUI) def. [Q] Dayana Yastremska (UKR) 63 76 (5)

Doubles, first round

Belinda Bencic (SUI) / Elise Mertens (BEL) def. Alicja Rosolska (POL) / Erin Routliffe (NZL) 61 61

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Upper Austria Ladies Linz
Dates:
  Feb. 6 – 12, 2023
Location: Linz, Austria
Surface: Indoor Hard (WTA 250)
Prize money: $259,303
Draws: S32 – D16

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023
Final results

Singles, first round

[Q] Rebeka Masarova (ESP) def [2] Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 46 61 76 (6)
[Q] Dalma Galfi (HUN) def [7] Bernarda Pera (USA) 62 76 (5)

[1] Maria Sakkari (GRE) def Nuria Parrizas Diaz (ESP) 61 76 (6)
[5] Donna Vekic (CRO)
def. Tamara Korpatsch (GER) 76 (4) 61
[6] Petra Martic (CRO) def. [Q] Marina Bassols Ribera (ESP) 61 75
[8] Anastasia Potapova (RUS) def Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) 26 63 64

Camila Giorgi (ITA) def. Jaqueline Cristian (ROU) 61 62
[LL] Varvara Gracheva (RUS) def Anna Blinkova (RUS) 75 75
[WC] Eva Lys (GER) def [LL] Kamilla Rakhimova (RUS) 64 76 (5)
Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) def Linda Noskova (CZE) 76 (3) 62
Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) def. [Q] Viktoriya Tomova (BUL) 63 63

Doubles, first round

Natela Dzalamidze (GEO) / Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK) def [3] Kamilla Rakhimova / Yana Sizikova (RUS) 62 60

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