June 12, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

Clay is basically over, and grass is beginning as Rebecca Marino, Bianca Andreescu and Carol Zhao all are in the main draw of grass-court events this week.

Zhao qualified, and played Ysaline Bonaventure in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. And beat her.

The top three seeds also played there and got through.

(Birmingham is five hours ahead of EDT; ‘s-Hertogenbosch is six hours ahead)

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Libema Open
Location: ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NED (Joint event with the ATP Tour)
Category: WTA 250
Dates:
June 12 – 18, 2023
Prize money: $259,303
Draws: S32 – D16

Monday, June 12, 2023
Final results

Singles, first round

[Q] Carol Zhao (CAN) def Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL) 76 (3) 76 (4)

[1] Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) def. Alison Riske-Amritraj (USA) 63 30 retd
[2] Liudmila Samsonova (RUS) def [Q] Lena Papadakis (GER) 75 67 (5) 76 (3)
[3] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) def [Q] Natalija Stevanovic (SRB) 76 (5) 63

[Q] Emina Bektas (USA) def Dalma Galfi (HUN) 75 76 (1)
Greet Minnen (BEL) def Jessika Ponchet (FRA) 75  46 62

Doubles, first round

[1] Elise Mertens (BEL) / Demi Schuurs (NED) def Ashlyn Krueger (USA) / Erin Routliffe (NZL) 62 62

Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) / Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) def. Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove / Bibiane Schoofs (NED) 62 64

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Rothesay Open
Location: Nottingham, GBR (Joint event with the ATP Challenger Tour)
Category: WTA 250
Dates:
June 12 – 18, 2023
Prize money: $259,303
Draws: S32 – D16

Monday, June 12, 2023
Final results

Singles, first round

Tatjana Maria (GER) def [6] Zhang Shuai (CHN) 61 64

[1/WC] Maria Sakkari (GRE) def Wang Xiyu (CHN) 62 76 (6)
[4] Donna Vekic (CRO) def. Cristina Bucsa (ESP) 62 46 61
[8] Zhu Lin (CHN) def Alycia Parks (USA) 76 (5) 62

Magdalena Frech (POL) def. [Q] Sonay Kartal (GBR) 63 57 62
[Q] Heather Watson (GBR) def Jule Niemeier (GER) 64 63

[7] Camila Giorgi (ITA) vs. Madison Brengle (USA) 51 – suspended
Viktoriya Tomova (BUL) vs. [Q] Elisabeth Mandlik (USA) 26 63 21 suspended 

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