April 18, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

SYDNEY, Australia – The top three seeds were still alive in Brisbane, along with veteran Victoria Azarenka and youngster Mirra Andreeva as they were finally at the quarterfinal stage.

In Sydney, Angelique Kerber and Maria Sakkari squared off at United Cup in what was not a compelling matchup.

And in Auckland, three of the four quarterfinals featured the seeds who, on paper, were supposed to be there. That’s a pretty good success rate.

(Brisbane is 15 hours ahead of EST, Sydney 16 hours and Auckland 18 hours).

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Brisbane International
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Category: WTA Tour 500
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Dec. 29 – Jan. 7, 2024
Prize money: $1,736,763
Draws: S48 / D28

Friday, Jan. 5, 2024
Final results

Singles, quarterfinals

[8] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) def [3] Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 63 36 75

[1] Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) def [5] Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 61 64 
[2] Elena Rybakina (KAZ) def [11] Anastasia Potapova (RUS) 61 retd

Linda Noskova (CZE) def Mirra Andreeva (RUS) 75 63

Doubles, semifinals

Greet Minnen (BEL) / Heather Watson (GBR) def Cristina Bucsa (ESP) / Alexandra Panova (ESP) 26 64 [10-8]

[5] Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) / Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) def [WC] Daria Kasatkina (RUS) / Daria Saville (AUS) WALKOVER

Doubles, quarterfinal

[WC] Daria Kasatkina (RUS) / Daria Saville (AUS) def Anastasia Potapova / Yana Sizikova (RUS) WALKOVER

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United Cup
Location: Perth and Sydney, Australia
Category: ATP/WTA Mixed event
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Dec. 29 – Jan. 8, 2024
Prize money: $15,000,000
Draws: RRs

Friday, Jan. 5, 2024
Final results

GRE 1, GER 2 (Final) 

Maria Sakkari (GRE) def. Angelique Kerber (GER) 60 63
Alexander Zverev (GER) def Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 64 64
Laura Siegemund / Alexander Zverev (GER) def Maria Sakkari / Petros Tsitsipas (GRE) 63 63

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ASB Classic
Location: Auckland, NZ
Category: WTA Tour 250
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Jan. 1 – 7, 2024
Prize money: $267,082
Draws: S32 / D16

Friday, Jan. 5, 2024
Final results

Singles, quarterfinals

[1] Coco Gauff (USA) def [8] Varvara Gracheva (FRA) 61 61
[2] Elina Svitolina (UKR)
def [5] Marie Bouzkova (CZE) 60 63
[4] Emma Navarro (USA) def. [7] Petra Martic (CRO) 64 63

Wang Xiyu (CHN) def. Diane Parry (FRA) 67 (3) 63 64

Doubles, semifinal

[2] Anna Danilina (KAZ) / Viktoria Hruncakova (SVK) def. [4] Jessika Ponchet (FRA) / Anna Siskova (CZE) 76 (2) 46 [10-7]

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