April 18, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

Bianca Andreescu didn’t have much turnaround time, after making the mixed doubles final at Roland Garros Thursday.

Just a few days, and it’s time for her 2023 grass-court debut. She drew a Turkish qualifier, which wasn’t a bad outcome although it was tighter than it should have been.

And Rebecca Marino also began her grass-court season, in Nottingham against Harriet Dart. That one didn’t go so well.

Also – another one on the comeback trail: Venus Williams is back. Why? Why not? Well … losing to a 17-year-old wild card is probably a thing to consider.

And defending champion Beatriz Haddad Maia found the turnaround from a gruelling Roland Garros semifinal just too quick – and so went out in the first round to a lucky loser in Nottingham

(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

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Final results

Singles, first round

[6] Bianca Andreescu (CAN) def. [Q] Zeynep Sonmez (TUR) 64 64

[4] Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) def. [PR] Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 63 64
[7] Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) def Lucrezia Stefanini (ITA) 60 63
[8] Caty McNally (USA) def. Katie Volynets (USA) 62 61

Kimberly Birrell (AUS) def [WC] Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove (NED) 61 64
Viktoria Hruncakova (SVK) def. [Q] Susan Bandecchi (SUI) 64 62
Ashlyn Krueger (USA) def Rebecca Peterson (SWE) 61 62
Polina Kudermetova (RUS) def Yuan Yue (CHN) 64 63
[WC] Céline Naef (SUI) def [WC] Venus Williams (USA) 36 76 (3) 62
[5] Elise Mertens (BEL) [LL] Sachia Vickery (USA) def  Priscilla Hon (AUS) 63 60

Doubles, first round

[WC] Lexie Stevens / Eva Vedder (NED) def [4] Veronika Kudermetova / Liudmila Samsonova (RUS) 76 (5) 67 (5) [10-8]

[3] Shuko Aoyama / Ena Shibahara (JPN) def Miriam Kolodziejova (CZE) / Alexandra Panova (RUS) 63 63

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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

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Final results

Singles, first round

[Q] Harriet Dart (GBR) def Rebecca Marino (CAN) 64 62

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) [LL] Daria Snigur (UKR) def [2/WC] Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 64 63

[3] Magda Linette (POL) def. [Q] Olivia Gadecki (AUS) 64 64
[5] Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) def. Nuria Parrizas Diaz (ESP) 75 63
[7] Camila Giorgi (ITA) def. Madison Brengle (USA) 76 (5) 62

[WC] Katie Boulter (GBR) def. [Q] Emily Appleton (GBR) 61 63
Jodie Burrage (GBR) def Tereza Martincova (CZE) 76 (5) 36 76 (4)
Alizé Cornet (FRA) def. [WC] Katie Swan (GBR) 26 61 64
Viktorija Golubic (SUI) def Jil Teichmann (SUI) 64 63
[Q] Elisabeth Mandlik (USA) def Viktorija Tomova (BUL) 62 36 76 (5)

Doubles, first round

Wu Fang-Hsien (TPE) / Zhu Lin (CHN) def. [4] Nadiia Kichenok (UKR) / Alicja Rosolska (POL) 75 16 [10-7]

Cristina Bucsa (ESP) / Makoto NInomiya (JPN) def Maria Sakkari (GRE) / Donna Vekic (CRO) 36 64 [10-6]
 

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