April 14, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

Beatriz Haddad Maia, who had a disappointing Australian Open both in singles and in doubles with new partner Taylor Townsend, is looking for a fresh start in the Middle East and had a tough first-round opponent in Wang Xiyu. But she got through.

Another tough first-rounder? Caroline Garcia vs Sorana Cirstea – who is not playing at home in Romania this week.

Five seeds were on the sked in Cluj-Napoca – three went through. And Alycia Parks, whose ranking drops outside the top 100 this week, was looking to rebound on fast indoor hard courts that surely suit her, but went down in a flurry of unforced errors.

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

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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

Monday, Feb. 5, 2024
Final results

Singles, first round

[6] Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) def. [WC] Wang Xiyu (CHN) 62 76 (4)
[7] Daria Kasatkina (RUS) def Diane Parry (FRA) 64 57 64

Sorana Cirstea (ROU) def Caroline Garcia (FRA) 67 (4) 64 64
[Q] Ashlyn Krueger (USA) def [Q] Bernarda Pera (USA) 62 57 63
[WC] Emma Raducanu (GBR) def Marie Bouzkova (CZE) 64 61

Doubles, first round

[3] Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) / Giuliana Olmos (MEX) def. Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) / Xu Yifan (CHN) 76 (3) 64

Caroline Dolehide / Desirae Krawczyk (USA) def Cristina Bucsa (ESP) / Monica Niculescu (ROU) 64 75

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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

Monday, Feb. 5, 2024
Final results

Singles, first round

[Q] Camila Osorio (COL) def [7] Viktoriya Tomova (BUL) 62 64
Clara Tauson (DEN) def [9] Nadia Podoroska (ARG) 63 61

[1] Arantxa Rus (NED) def Greet Minnen (BEL) 75 61
[3] Anna Blinkova (RUS) def [Q] Simona Waltert (SUI) 63 60
[8] Ana Bogdan (ROU) def. Alycia Parks (USA) 75 75

Nuria Parrizas Diaz (ESP) def Laura Siegemund (GER) 64 64

Doubles, first round

Caty McNally / Asia Muhammad (USA) def Lidziya Marozava (BLR) / Katarzyna Piter (POL) 64 63
[WC] Jaqueline Cristian / Andreea Mitu (ROU) def. [WC] Mara Gae / Anca Todoni (ROU) 64 64
Elixane Lechemia (FRA) / Olivia Nicholls (GBR) def Andrea Gamiz (VEN) / Anna Siskova (CZE) 64 63

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