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WTA Roma – Wednesday, May 17, 2023 final results

ROME – Paula Badosa didn’t much time to rest up before she faced Jelena Ostapenko for a spot in the Italian Open semifinals. It showed, as she was a half-step slow and appeared to be struggling physically – perhaps the back, as she’s had strips of take on the lower part.

And a match that could well be a final, but ended up a quarterfinal by the sinister doings of the draw gods, pitted reigning Roland Garros champion Iga Swiatek against reigning Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina.

It didn’t end well for Swiatek, who ended up retiring at 2-2 in the third set after starting the match on fire, but suffering some sort of leg injury in the second set.

(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

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Final results

Singles, quarterfinals

[20] Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) def. Paula Badosa (ESP) 62 46 63

[7] Elena Rybakina (KAZ) def. [1] Iga Swiatek (POL0) 26 76 (2) 22 retd

Doubles, quarterfinals

[1] Coco Gauff / Jessica Pegula (USA) def. [6] Shuko Aoyama / Ena Shibanara (JPN) 76 (5) 64

Marie Bouzkova (CZE) / Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) def. [2] Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) / Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 76 (3) 63

 

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