February 26, 2024

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MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

An unusual week on the WTA Tour, because there are three concurrent events, all in roughly the same time zones.

Unfortunately for the WTA 500 in Zhengzhou, the top two seeds – No. 1 Coco Gauff and No. 2 Elena Rybakina, Grand Slam champions both, were late withdrawals.

At that same event, No. 1 seeds Gabriela Dabrowski and Erin Routliffe look to make a deep run to try to qualify for the WTA Finals.

And Zheng Qinwen, heavily promoted as the face of her “namesake” tournament, got a night session slot and got through.

In Hong Kong, a washout because of an impending typhoon knocked out the qualifying on Sunday – and the entire schedule on Monday.

It looks only marginally better for Tuesday.

(Zhengzhou and Hong Kong are 12 hours ahead of ET; Seoul is 13 hours ahead).

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Zhengzhou Open
Location: Zhengzhou, China
Category: WTA 500
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Oct. 9 – 15, 2023
Prize money: $780,637
Draws: S28 – D16

Monday, Oct. 9, 2023
Final results

Singles, first round

[10] Donna Vekic (CRO) def. [Q] Nao Hibino (JPN) 64 62

Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) def. [WC] Guo Hanyu (CHN) 75 61
Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) def. [Q] Ellen Perez (AUS) 61 63
Jasmine Paolini (ITA) def. [LL] Moyuka Uchijima (JPN) 62 63
[Q] Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) def. [LL] Diana Shnaider (RUS) 64 62
Zheng Qinwen (CHN) def. [Q] Kateryna Volodko (UKR) 64 63

Doubles, first round

[1] Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN) / Erin Routliffe (NZL) def. Tereza Mihalikova (SVK) / Xu Yifan (CHN) 64 76 (2)

[3] Shuko Aoyama / Ena Shibahara (JPN) def. Latisha Chan (TPE) / Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR) 46 61 [10-6]

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Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open 2023
Location: Hong Kong, China
Category: WTA 250
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Oct. 9 – 15, 2023
Prize money: $259,303
Draws: S32 – D16

Monday, Oct. 9, 2023
Final results

Not a point was played.

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Hana Bank Korea Open
Location: Seoul, Korea
Category: WTA 250
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates:  Oct. 9 – 15, 2023
Prize money: $259,303
Draws: S32 – D16

Monday, Oct. 9, 2023
Final results

Singles, first round

Polina Kudermetova (RUS) def [6] Alycia Parks (USA) 36 61 60
Kaja Juvan (SLO) def [8] Katie Boulter (GBR) 64 64

[3] Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) def. Mai Hontama (JPN) 63 61
[7] Arantxa Rus (NED) def. [WC] Na-Lae Han (KOR) 61 63

Claire Liu (USA) def. [Q] Yeonwoo Ku (KOR) 63 63

Kathinka Von Deichmann (LIE) def. [LL] Irina Khromacheva (RUS) 57 64 30 retd
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) def. [Q] En-Shuo Liang (TPE) 63 64
Yuan Yue (CHN) def. Arianna Hartono (NED) 61 62

Doubles, first round

[1] Eri Hozumi / Makoto Ninomiya (JPN) def. Quinn Gleason (USA) / Laura Pigossi (BRA) 36 64 [10-3]

Luksika Kumkhum / Peangarn Plipuech (THA) def Beatrice Gumulya / Jessy Rompies (INA) 75 16 [10-4]

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