February 26, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

A topsy-turvy day on the WTA Tour with the finals in Ningbo, the semifinals in Tokyo – and the start of the main draw at the WTA 1000 in Beijing.

The qualifying wraps up in Beijing as well, with plenty of quality there.

No. 1 seed Ons Jabeur took a medical during her semifinal win Friday in Ningbo. It seemed to have no effect on her in the final, which she won handily.

(Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of ET; Ningbo is 12 hours ahead).

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Toray Pan Pacific Open
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Category: WTA 500
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Sept. 25 – Oct. 1, 2023
Prize money: $780,637
Draws: S28 – D16

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023
Final results

Singles, semifinals

[2] Jessica Pegula (USA) def [4] Maria Sakkari (GRE) 62 63

[8] Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) def Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 76 (6) 67 (2) 63

Doubles final

Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR) / Ingrid Neel (EST) def Eri Hozumi / Makoto Ninomiya (JPN) 36 75 [10-5]

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Ningbo Open
Location: Ningbo, China
Category: WTA 250
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Sept. 25 – 30, 2023
Prize money: $259,303
Draws: S32 – D16

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023
Final results

Singles final

[1/WC] Ons Jabeur (TUN) def Diana Shnaider (RUS) 62 61

Doubles final

[1] Laura Siegemund (GER) / Vera Zvonareva (RUS) def Guo Hanyu / Jiang Xinyu (CHN) 46 63 [10-5]

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China Open
Location: Beijing, China
Category: WTA 1000 (Joint event with the ATP Tour)
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2023
Prize money: $8,127,389
Draws: S56 – D28

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023
Final results

Singles, first round

Magda Linette (POL) def. [14] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 57 61 62

Anna Blinkova (RUS) def. Donna Vekic (CRO) 63 75
Varvara Gracheva (FRA) def Anastasia Potapova (RUS) 62 36 61
Marta Kostyuk (UKR) def. Elisabetta Cocciaretto (ITA) 16 63 64
Tatjana Maria (GER) def. Martina Trevisan (ITA) 63 76 (2)
Petra Martic (CRO) def. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 62 26 76 (3)
[WC] Yuan Yue (CHN) def Elise Mertens (BEL) 36 61 64

Doubles, first round

Marie Bouzkova (CZE) / Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) def. [6] Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) / Wang Xinyu (CHN) 62 67 (3) [10-3]

Qualifying, final round

(1st-round opponents in brackets)

[4] Mirra Andreeva (RUS) def [15] Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) 60 31 retd ([10] Barbora Krejcikova)
Kateryna Baindl (UKR) def [13] Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 63 75 ([9] Caroline Garcia)
[2] Katie Boulter (GBR) def [12] Kamilla Rakhimova (RUS) 61 61 ([Q] Magdalena Frech)
[9] Magdalena Frech (POL) def Claire Liu (USA) WALKOVER ([Q] Katie Boulter)
[ALT] Ashlyn Krueger (USA) def. [6] Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) 64 57 75 ([7] Ons Jabeur)
[ALT] Eva Lys (GER) def. [14] Cristina Bucsa (ESP) 62 61 ([13] Jelena Ostapenko)
[10] Yulia Putintsva (KAZ) def. [8] Elina Avanesyan (RUS) 61 64 (Marie Bouzkova)
[1] Peyton Stearns (USA) def [ALT] Laura Pigossi (BRA) 61 61 (Jennifer Brady)

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