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WTA Rome – Tuesday, May 9, 2023 final results

ROME – The qualifying wrapped up on the women’s side – but there were also 11 first-round matches that didn’t involve qualifiers.

And that’s a good thing for the women, because Tuesday is set to be a nice day (and that’ll be the exception this week, from the forecast).

Leylah Fernandez is on late in the day, with a tough first-round assignment against the always solid Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus.

Late was an understatement. With an 11 a.m. start it was 7 p.m. before she got on court, fourth in line. And it was a tough night.

Look out for the returning Kontaveit vs Alycia Parks (she killed it), the struggling Sofia Kenin against the quiet but solid Cristina Bucsa (she squeaked by), and Kaia Kanepi vs Marketa Vondrousova – which is currently a matchup between players ranked No. 70 and No. 71, but who both have been much, much higher than that.

(Rome is six hours ahead of EDT).

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Internazionali BNL d’Italia
Location: Rome, Italy (Joint event with the ATP Tour)
Category: WTA 1000
Dates:
May 9 – 20, 2023
Prize money: $3,572,618
Draws: S96 – D32

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Final results

Singles, first round

Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) def Leylah Fernandez (CAN) 76 (4) 46 63

Anna Blinkova (RUS) def Mayar Sherif (EGY) 26 62 62
[PR] Sofia Kenin (USA) def. Cristina Bucsa (ESP) 63 67 (8) 75
Anett Kontaveit (EST) def. Alycia Parks (USA) 61 61
Caty McNally (USA)
def. [WC] Dalila Spiteri (ITA) 60 61
Linda Noskova (CZE) def Shelby Rogers (USA) 46 61 64
Jasmine Paolini (ITA) def Wang Xinyu (CHN) 64 67 (3) 62
Nuria Parrizas Dias (ESP) def Jule Niemeier (GER) 46 64 62
[WC] Lisa Pigato (ITA) def. [WC] Diletta Cherubini (ITA) 75 26 63
[PR] Barbora Strycova (CZE) def Maryna Zanezska (BEL) 61 36 63
Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) def Kaia Kanepi (EST) 60 46 62
Wang Xiyu (CHN) def. [WC] Lucrezia Stefanini (ITA) 76 (2) 76 (2)

Qualifying, final round

(1st-round opponents in brackets)

[3] Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL) def. Priscilla Hon (AUS) 64 64 ([Q] Taylor Townsend)
[5] Anna Bondar (HUN) def. [16] Marina Bassols Ribera (ESP) 60 67 (6) 63 (Tatjana Maria)
[10] Magdalena Frech (POL) def. Polina Kudermetova (RUS) 61 62 ([WC] Matilde Paoletti)
[4] Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) def. [20] Simona Waltert (SUI) 75 63 (Paula Badosa)
[12] Nao Hibino (JPN) def. Sara Bejlek (CZE) 36 76 (1) 62 (Ana Bogdan)
[8] Tereza Martincova (CZE) def. Ana Konjuh (CRO) 64 26 63 (Alizé Cornet)
[15] Camila Osorio (COL) def [9] Océane Dodin (FRA) 63 64 (Varvara Gracheva)
[11] Arantxa Rus (NED) def. Elsa Jacquemot (FRA) 61 63 (Camila Giorgi)
Elena-Gabriela Ruse (ROU)
def. [6] Kamilla Rakhimova (RUS) 67 (6) 63 63 (Linda Fruhvirtova)
[1] Viktoriya Tomova (BUL) def. [19] Aliona Bolsova (ESP) 64 61 (Yulia Putintseva)
[17] Taylor Townsend (USA) def [7] Dalma Galfi (HUN) 75 64 ([Q] Ysaline Bonaventure)
Dayana Yastremska (UKR) def [2] Rebeka Masarova (ESP) 63 62 (Anna Kalinskaya)

[LL] Kamilla Rakhimova (RUS) (Karolina Muchova)

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