February 26, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

After a busy week and a title in Hong Kong, Leylah Fernandez nevertheless continued on to Nanchang, where she’ll try to build upon that success. With four seeds falling Tuesday, her path was cleared somewhat.

She got a pretty good opening round, against wild card Guo Hanyu (who reached the doubles semifinal in Hong Kong but isn’t highly ranked in singles). After a big of trouble closing it out, it was a pretty routine victory.

In Cluj-Napoca, a big Romanian presence including top seed Sorana Cirstea, who doesn’t often have an opportunity to play at home. And didn’t last long.

In Monastir, six seeds were in action in singles.

(Nanchang is 12 hours ahead of ET; Cluj-Napoca is seven hours ahead, and Monastir is five hours ahead).

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Jiangxi Open
Location: Nanchang, China
Category: WTA 250
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Oct. 16 – 22, 2023
Prize money: $259,303
Draws: S32 – D16

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023
Final results

Singles, first round

Leylah Fernandez (CAN) vs. [WC] Guo Hanyu (CHN) 61 63

Nao Hibino (JPN) def [1] Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 76 (2) 63
Valeria Savinykh (RUS) def [2] Magda Linette (POL) 75 36 76 (3)
Laura Siegemund (GER) def. [4] Wang Xinyu (CHN) 61 75
[Q] You Xiaodi (CHN) def [6] Anna Blinkova (RUS) 61 61

[3] Marie Bouzkova (CZE) def. [Q] Kathinka Von Deichmann (LIE) 61 61
[7] Varvara Gracheva (FRA) def. Kamilla Rakhimova (RUS) 63 64

[LL] Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR) def Kaja Juvan 62 12 retd 
Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) def Viktoria Hruncakova (SVK) 61 63
Katerina Siniakova (CZE)
def [WC] Wang Yuhan (CHN) 63 63

Doubles, first round

Kimberly Birrell (AUS) / Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR) def [5] Lidziya Marozava (BLR) / Katarzyna Piter (POL) 36 64 [10-4]

Camila Osorio (COL) / Diana Shnaider (RUS) def. Arianne Hartono (NED) / Olivia Tjandramulia (AUS) 64 64

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Transylvania Open by Verdina
Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Category: WTA 250
Surface: Indoor Hard
Dates: Oct. 16 – 22, 2023
Prize money: $259,303
Draws: S32 – D16

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023
Final results

Eva Lys (GER) def [1] Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 63 63
[WC] Elena-Gabriela Ruse (ROU) def [2] Alycia Parks (USA) 62 16 64
Daria Snigur (UKR) def [3] Greet Minnen (BEL) 63 62 

[5] Ana Bogdan (ROU) def. Viktoriya Tomova (BUL) 64 61

Emiliana Arango (COL) def Jessika Ponchet (FRA) 63 76 (4)
Anna Bondar (HUN) def. [Q] Anastasiya Soboleva (UKR) 57 62 63
Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) def. Kaia Kanepi (EST) [Q] Ilona-Georgiana Ghiroaie (ROU) 61 61
Tamara Korpatsch (GER) def Léolia Jeanjean (FRA) 64 26 63

Doubles, first round

[3] Greet Minnen / Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) def. Alicia Barnett / Olivia Nicholls (GBR) 67 (4) 62 [10-8]
Jodie Burrage (GBR) / Jil Teichmann (SUI) def Vivian Heisen (GER) / Ankita Raina (IND) 76 (4) 46 [11-9]

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Jasmine Open Monastir
Location: Monastir, Tunisia
Category: WTA 250
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Oct. 16 – 22, 2023
Prize money: $259,303
Draws: S32 – D16

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023
Final results

Singles, first round

[WC] Katarzyna Kawa (POL) def [3] Martina Trevisan (ITA) 63 36 75
1. Nuria Parrizas Diaz (ESP) def [7] Magdalena Frech (POL) 62 06 64

[1] Jasmine Paolini (ITA) def. Alizé Cornet (FRA) 64 62
[2] Elise Mertens (BEL) def. [Q] Alexandra Eala (PHI) 75 60
[4] Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) def. [Q] Chloe Paquet (FRA) 62 63
[6] Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) def. Kristina Kucova (SVK) 61 61

[WC] Erika Andreeva (RUS) def Darja Semenistaja (LAT) 62 60
Mai Hontama (JPN) def Aliona Bolsova (ESP) 46 64 60
Claire Liu (USA) def. Emina Bektas (USA) 62 76 (5)
[WC] Petra Marcinko (CRO) def. Marina Bassols Ribera (ESP) 76 (7) 62
[Q] Katarina Zavatska (UKR) def. Jessica Bouzas Maneiro (ESP) 64 64

Doubles, first round

Julia Lohoff (GER) / Conny Perrin (SUI) def [4] Angelica Moratelli / Camila Rosatello (ITA) 62 64

[2] Cristina Bucsa (ESP) / Bibiane Schoofs (NED) def. Alexandra Eala (PHI) / Oana Gavrila (ROU) 63 64

 

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