April 14, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

The top two seeds surged to the Linz final, where Jelena Ostapenko (the top seed) spent significantly less stressful time on court in Saturday’s semifinals than No. 2 Ekaterina Alexandrova.

She got her bling – the shwingy Swarovski crystal trophy.

In Thailand, 19-year-old Diana Shnaider earned her first career WTA Tour title.

And in Cluj-Napoca and – especially – in Abu Dhabi, some high-level qualifying concludes.

(Linz is 6 hours ahead of EST; Hua Hin is 12 hours)

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Thailand Open
Location: Hua Hin, Thailand
Category: WTA Tour 250
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Jan. 29 – Feb. 4, 2024
Prize money: $267,082
Draws: S32 / D16

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024
Final results

Singles final

Diana Shnaider (RUS) def [2] Zhu Lin (CHN) 63 26 61

Doubles final

[1] Miyo Kato (JPN) / Aldila Sutjiadi (INA) def. [2] Guo Hanyu / Jiang Xinyu (CHN) 64 16 [10-7]

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Upper Austria Ladies Linz
Location: Linz, Austria
Category: WTA Tour 500
Surface: Indoor Hard
Dates: Jan. 29 – Feb. 4, 2024
Prize money: $922,573
Draws: S28 / D16

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024
Final results

Singles final

[1/WC] Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) def [2] Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 62 63

Doubles final

Sara Errani / Jasmine Paolini (ITA) def [1] Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) / Ellen Perez (AUS) 75 46 [10-7]

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Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Category: WTA Tour 500
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Feb. 5 – 11, 2024
Prize money: $922,573
Draws: S28 / D16

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024
Final results
Qualifying, final round

(1st-round opponents in brackets)

[8] Danielle Collins (USA) def. Linda Fruhvirtova (CZE) 64 63 ([PR] Naomi Osaka)
[1] Linda Noskova (CZE) def [10] Cristina Bucsa (ESP) 64 76 (1) (Veronika Kudermetova)
[7] Diane Parry (FRA) def. Mai Hontama (JPN) 63 60 ([7] Daria Kasatkina)
[11] Ashlyn Krueger (USA) def [6] Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) 75 60 ([Q] Bernarda Pera)
[12] Bernarda Pera (USA) def [5] Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 64 61 ([Q] Ashlyn Krueger)
Heather Watson (GBR)
def Rebeka Masarova (ESP) 36 76 (3) 61 ([5] Jelena Ostapenko)

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Transylvania Open
Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Category: WTA Tour 250
Surface: Indoor Hard
Dates: Feb. 5 – 11, 2024
Prize money: $267,082
Draws: S32 / D16

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024
Final results
Qualifying, final round

(1st-round opponents in brackets)

[4] Erika Andreeva (RUS) def. Irina Khromacheva (RUS) 57 61 10 retd ([WC] Anca Todoni)
[5] Emiliana Arango (COL) def. [8] Lucrezia Stefanini (ITA) 67 (2) 64 retd ([5] Elisabetta Cocciaretto)
[3] Alizé Cornet (FRA) def. [9] Jil Teichmann (SUI) 67 (4) 60 42 retd (Yanina Wickmayer)
[1] Harriet Dart (GBR) def. [12] Katarina Zavatska (UKR) 60 63 (Anna Bondar)
Sinja Kraus (AUT) def [2] Marina Bassols-Ribera (ESP) 76 (4) 63 (Karolina Pliskova)
[10] Simona Waltert (SUI) def [6] Anna Bondar (HUN) 62 75 ([3] Anna Blinkova)

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