July 12, 2024

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MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

A second good draw for Hong Kong champion Leylah Fernandez, who was to follow up her first-round win over a wild card with a match against a Chinese qualifier.

Except Thursday was a rainout in Nanchang; second rounds and quarterfinals rescheduled for Friday.

The doubles match between Siegemund and Zvonereva and the Thai players, Kumkhum and Plipuech, did get played – indoors.

They’re pretty crafty; if the Thais managed to win, Fernandez and Taylor Townsend would have qualified for the WTA Finals. They couldn’t, and so the German-Russian team is still alive.

(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

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023
Final results

Doubles, quarterfinals

Kamilla Rakhimova (RUS) / Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) def. [3] Tereza Mihalikova (SVK) / Xu Yifan (CHN) 64 64

[2] Laura Siegemund (GER) / Vera Zvonareva (RUS) def. Luksika Kumkhum / Peangtarn Plipuech (THA) 63 76 (5)
[4] Eri Hozumi / Makoto Ninomiya (JPN) def. Camila Osorio (COL) / Diana Shnaider (RUS) 62 16 [10-7]

Guo Hanyu / Jiang Xinyu (CHN) def Kimberly Birrell (AUS) / Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR) 63 62 

Cancelled

Leylah Fernandez (CAN) vs. [Q] You Xiaodi (CHN)
[7] Varvara Gracheva (FRA) vs. Katerina Siniakova (CZE)
Laura Siegemund (GER) vs. [LL] Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR)
Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) vs. Valeriya Savinykh (RUS)

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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

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023
Final results

Singles, second round

Tamara Korpatsch (GER) def [8] Jodie Burrage (GBR) 26 62 76 (5)

[5] Ana Bogdan (ROU) def. Nikola Bartunkova (CZE) 46 76 (5) 64

Emiliana Arango (COL) def Jil Teichmann (SUI) 63 63
Eva Lys (GER) def. Jaqueline Cristian (ROU) 26 75 62
[WC] Elena-Gabriela Ruse (ROU) def Anna Bondar (HUN) 76 (4) 62

Doubles, quarterfinals

Léolia Jeanjean (FRA) / Valeriya Strakhova (UKR) def. [2] Anna  Bondar (HUN) / Kimberley Zimmerman (BEL) 76 (1) 64
Dalila Jakupovic (SLO) / Irina Khromacheva (RUS)
def [3] Greet Minnen / Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 61 62

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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

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023
Final results

Singles, second round

[1] Jasmine Paolini (ITA) def. [WC] Petra Marcinko (CRO) 64 36 62
[4] Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) def. Claire Liu (USA) 61 75
[8] Clara Burel (FRA) def. [WC] Erika Andreeva (RUS) 60 57 76 (2)

Nuria Parrizas Diaz (ESP) def. Katarina Zavatska (UKR) 46 75 62

Doubles, quarterfinals

Sara Errani / Jasmine Paolini (ITA) def [1] Anna Dalinina (KAZ) / Alexandra Panova (RUS) 61 63
Magdalena Frech / Katarzyna Kawa (POL) def [3] Weronika Falkowska (POL) / Anna Siskova (CZE) 26 76 (4) [10-5]

Mai Hontama (JPN) / Natalija Stevanovic (SRB) def. Julia Lohoff (GER) / Conny Perrin (SUI) 46 63 [10-6]

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