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Canucks This Week – Week ending Feb. 19, 2023 (final results)

Félix Auger-Aliassime is back in action for the first time since the Australian Open.

And it’s a big one for him – it’s the first title defence of his career, as he returns to the scene of his first career ATP Tour title in Rotterdam.

He’s the No. 3 seed, but it’s no picnic as a draw.

Meanwhile, Denis Shapovalov also is a No. 3 seed. But he gets a first-round bye because he’s at a lower-level tournament, an ATP 250 in Delray Beach, Fla.

In the Middle East, Leylah Fernandez and Rebecca Marino (who both got through qualifying this past week in Abu Dhabi), are in qualifying again in Doha. But this time, they have to win three matches.

Bianca Andreescu, who squeezed into the main draw with her protected ranking of No. 22 after Ons Jabeur pulled out, also withdrew. She has struggled with a shoulder issue in her last two events.)

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ABN Amro Open
Rotterdam, Netherlands (ATP 500)

Singles

[3] Félix Auger-Aliassime
1st rd: def Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) 62 63
2nd rd: def. [Q] Grégoire Barrere (FRA) 64 63
QF: lost to [6] Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 62 64

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Qatar Total Energies Open
Doha, Qatar (WTA 500)

Bianca Andreescu withdrew from the main draw before the weekend.

Singles

[Q] Rebecca Marino
1st rd: lost to [6] Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 76 (5) 62

Doubles

Erin Routliffe (NZL) / Alicja Rosolska (POL)
1st rd: def. [WC] Mubaraka Al-Naimi (QAT) / Ekaterina Yashina (RUS) 75 62
QF: lost to [1] Coco Gauff / Jessica Pegula (USA) 62 76 (3)

Singles qualifying

[7] Leylah Fernandez
1st rd: def Jasmine Paolini (ITA) 62 64
2nd rd: def Dayana Yastremska (UKR) 36 63 63
Final rd: lost to [1] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 62 75

Rebecca Marino
1st rd: def. Katarina Zavatska (UKR) 63 06 63
2nd rd: def. [6] Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 63 36 64
Final rd: def [2] Marie Bouzkova (CZE) 75 61

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Delray Beach Open
Delray Beach, Fla. (ATP 250)

Singles

[3] Denis Shapovalov
1st rd: Bye
2nd rd: lost to Michael Mmoh (USA) 75 36 63

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Challenger Cherbourg La Manche
Cherbourg, France (Challenger 73K)

Singles

[1] Vasek Pospisil
1st rd: lost to [ALT] Mats Moraing (GER) 64 76 (5)

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Guanajuato Open
Irapuato, Mex. (ITF $60K)

Singles

Carol Zhao
1st rd: def Fernanda Contreras Gomez (MEX) 76 (2) 46 75
2nd rd: lost to [4] Kamilla Rakhimova (RUS) 75 76 (3)

Singles qualifying

Ana Grubor
1st rd: lost to [2] Lina Glushko (ISR) 63 46 64

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W25 Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, DR (ITF Men’s & Women’s $25K)

Women’s singles

Stacey Fung
1st rd: vs Olivia Lincer (AUT) 76 (5) 63
2nd rd: lost to Arianna Hartono (NED) 62 75

Cadence Brace
1st rd: def Rina Saigo (JPN) 60 62
2nd rd: lost to [1] Sara Bejlek (CZE) 46 75 64

[Q] Bianca Jolie Fernandez
1st rd: lost to Jenna DeFalco (USA) 62 57 76 (4)

[Q] Kayla Cross
1st rd: def Kelly Williford (DOM) 36 62 63
2nd rd: lost to [10] Eva Vedder (NED) 62 64

Women’s doubles

Kayla Cross / Katarina Jokic (SRB)
1st rd: def. [WC] Jessica Failla (USA) / Anastasia Iamachkine (PER) 76 (5) 64
QF: lost to [4] Darja Semenistaja (LAT) / Sofia Sewing (USA) 61 62

Women’s singles qualifying

[6] Kayla Cross
1st rd: def Alexa Karatancheva (BUL) 61 60
Final rd: def. [16] Savanna Ly-Nguyen (VIE) 61 75

[8] Bianca Jolie Fernandez
1st rd: def Taylor Marie Gales (USA) 63 61
Final rd: def. [13] Julita Saner (SWE) 76 (6) 16 [11-9]

Men’s singles qualifying

Aurel Ciocanu
1st rd: def Miguel Angel Madrid Torres (COL) 64 62
Final rd: lost to Azariah Rusher (USA) 63 64

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Magic Hotel Tours
Monastir, Tunisia (ITF 15K)

Singles

[1] Filip Peliwo (POL)
1st rd: def [Q] Luka Mikrut (CRO) 36 63 61
2nd rd: def [Q] Lilian Marmousez (FRA) 62 62
QF: def [Q] Nicolas Tepmahc (FRA) 76 (2) 63
SF: lost to [4] Lucas Catarina (MON) 64 60

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ITF WTT Rafa Nadal Academy
Manacor, Mallorca (ITF 15K)

Singles qualifying

[13] Natasha Sengphrachanh
1st rd: def [WC] Melis Doga Ozcan (TUR) 61 60
2nd rd: def. Ekaterina Ivanova (RUS) 63 64
Final rd: lost to [4] Paula Arias Manjon (ESP) 75 60

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Midtown Weston 15K
Weston, Fla. (ITF 15K)

Singles

[Q] Juan Carlos Aguilar
1st rd: lost to Cooper Williams (USA) 60 76 (8)

Christian Lakoseljac
1st rd: lost to Rodrigo Pacheco Mendez (MEX) 61 61

Doubles

[1] Juan Carlos Aguilar / Timo Stodder (GER)
1st rd: lost to Nicolas Buitrago (COL) / Victor Lilov (USA) 64 62

[4] Roy Stepanov / Sekou Bangoura (USA)
1st rd: vs. Jiri Jenicek / Daniel Paty (CZE) 63 16 [10-4]

Singles qualifying

[10] Juan Carlos Aguilar
1st rd: def Benjamin Denis Alarcon (ARG) 60 63
Final rd: def. [8] Lorenzo Claverie (ITA) 62 46 [10-7]

Christian Lakoseljac
1st rd: def [12] Isaiah Strode (USA) 76 16 [10-6]
FInal rd: def. Elijah Strode (USA) 64 75

Stefano Liokossis
1st rd: lost to [1] Nicolas Buitrago (COL) 76 76

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Sharm-El-Sheikh Future
Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt (ITF Men’s & Women’s 15K)

Men’s doubles

[WC] Zelimir Rudan / Dzhordzho Binda (RUS)
1st rd: lost to [2] S D Prajwal Dev / Sai Karteek Ganta (IND) 62 61

Women’s singles qualifying

[WC] Louise Kwong
1st rd: def Georgia Kalamaris (FRA) 63 64
Final rd: lost to [11] Anna Ulyashchenko (USA) 61 61

Men’s singles qualifying

Zelimir Rudan
1st rd: lost to [12] Wong Hong Kit (HKG) 75 76

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