June 13, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

After an opening round win on Sunday, Genie Bouchard got the same time slot on the stadium court in the second round, where she faced No. 7 seed Veronika Kudermetova. There was drama, there was some good tennis, there was a reoccurrence of Bouchard’s knee woes. And in the end, a tight loss.

As well, another Canadian made her WTA-level debut – and at the 1000 level, no less – as Vancouver’s Stacey Fung played Marta Kostyuk and took a set.

And Carol Zhao, who qualified, lost in straight sets to San Diego finalist Sofia Kenin.

So to sum up: three Canadians playing at a WTA 1000. But probably not the three you might expect.

In Guangzhou, China, the group of players who headed to Asia early to play Osaka last week have mostly moved over for this WTA 250 event.

(Guangzhou is 12 hours ahead of ET; Guadalajara is two hours behind).

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Guadalajara Open Akron
Location: Guadalaraja, Mexico
Category: WTA 1000
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Sept. 17 – 23, 2023
Prize money: $2,788,468
Draws: S56 – D28

Monday, Sept. 18, 2023
Final results

Singles, second round

[7] Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) def. [WC] Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 62 67 (4) 64

Martina Trevisan (ITA) def [15] Jasmine Paolini (ITA) 75 62
Hailey Baptiste (USA) def [16] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 76 (5) 57 76 (4)

[5] Belinda Bencic (SUI) [LL] Elvina Kalieva (USA) vs. Taylor Townsend (USA) 16 55 – suspended

Singles, first round

Sofia Kenin (USA) def. [Q] Carol Zhao (CAN) 64 63
Marta Kostyuk (UKR) def. Stacey Fung (CAN) 63 26 60

Emiliana Arango (COL) def [11] Anastasia Potapova (RUS) 64 63
Camila Giorgi (ITA) def [14] Mayar Sherif (EGY) 75 63

[10] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) def. Robin Montgomery (USA) 61 61

Caroline Dolehide (USA) def Peyton Stearns (USA) 67 (1) 76 (5) 76 (2)
Magdalena Frech (POL) def Camila Osorio (COL) 61 62
Storm Hunter (AUS) def. Iryna Shymanovich (RUS) 63 64
Emma Navarro (USA) def. [Q] Maria Mateas (USA) 60 64
[9] Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) [LL] Sachia Vickery (USA) def. Danielle Collins (USA) 76 (7) retd

Doubles, first round 

Jasmine Paolini (ITA) / Mayer Sherif (EGY) def [6] Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) / Ellen Perez (AUS) 61 64
Alycia Parks (USA) / Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) def [7] Anna Danilina (KAZ) / Yang Zhaoxuan (CHN) 76 (5) 26 [10-7]

[8] Miyu Kato (JPN) / Aldila Sutjiadi (INA) def. Cristina Bucsa (ESP) / Iryna Shymanovich (RUS) 26 63 [10-5]

Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) / Arantxa Rus (NED) def. [WC] Renata Zarazua (MEX) / Veronika Misochnichenko (RUS) 36 61 [10-4]
Alexa Guarachi (CHI) / Monica Niculescu (ROU) def. Lauren Davis / Robin Montgomery (USA) 75 67 (5) [12-10]
Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR) / Ingrid Neel (EST) def Maria Paulina Perez Garcia (COL) / Sofia Sewing (USA) 62 62
Caroline Dolehide / Asia Muhammad (USA) def Magdalena Frech (POL) / Dayana Yastremska (POL) 76 (4) 76 (7)
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) / Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) def. Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) / Miriam Kokodziejova (CZE) 16 75 [10-1]

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Guangzhou Open
Location: Guangzhou, China
Category: WTA 250
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Sept. 18 – 23, 2023
Prize money: $259,303
Draws: S32 – D16

Monday, Sept. 18, 2023
Final results

Singles, first round

Clara Tauson (DEN) def [6] Linda Fruhvirtova (CZE) 62 76 (6)
Diana Shnaider (RUS) def [8] Claire Liu (USA) 61 63

[1] Magda Linette (POL) def Jodie Burrage (GBR) 67 (3) 60 62
[5] Rebeka Masarova (ESP) def. Kateryna Baindl (UKR) 75 62
[7] Greet Minnen (BEL) def. Diane Parry (FRA) 62 62

Harriet Dart (GBR) def Jule Niemeier (GER) 63 62

Doubles, first round

[3] Katarzyna Piter (POL) / Anastasia Detiuc (CZE) def. Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) / Wang Xiyu (CHN) 64 63
 

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