February 26, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

There was a lack of star power in Monastir this week. But at least the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds reached the final, which is the best-case scenario. And No. 2 seed Elise Mertens successfully defended her title.

In Nanchang, it was an all-Czech final between Marie Bouzkova and last week’s finalist, Katerina Siniakova. And hard-luck kid Bouzkova ended up on the short end once again

Also in Nanchang, Vera Zvonareva and Laura Siegemund played one match to qualify for the WTA Finals in Cancun.

If they lost, Leylah Fernandez and Taylor Townsend are in. But they won. Those two are nails in the clutch.

(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

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023
Final results

Singles final

Katerina Siniakova (CZE) def [3] Marie Bouzkova (CZE) 16 76 (5) 76 (4)

Doubles final

[2] Laura Siegemund (GER) / Vera Zvonareva (RUS) def [4] Eri Hozumi / Makoto Ninomiya (JPN) 64 62

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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

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023
Final results

Singles final

Tamara Korpatsch (GER) def [WC] Elena-Gabriela Ruse (ROU) 63 64

Doubles final

Jodie Burrage (GBR) / Jil Teichmann (SUI) def Léolia Jeanjean (FRA) / Valeriya Strakhova (UKR) 61 64
 

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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

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023
Final results

Singles final

[2] Elise Mertens (BEL) def [1] Jasmine Paolini (ITA) 63 60

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