February 26, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

No. 1 seed Elena Rybakina and No. 4 Barbora Krejcikova finally get into action in Abu Dhabi, as the second round ends.

The hoped-for blockbuster between Rybakina and Naomi Osaka never occurred, of course, because Danielle Collins played spoiler in the first round against the returning Japanese player. Collins almost did it again, but just fell short.

In Cluj, Anastasija Sevastova continued her run in her first WTA-level match since a long break that included maternity leave with a win, via retirement, over Avanesyan.

(Abu Dhabi is 9 hours ahead of EST; Cluj-Napoca is 7 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

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024
Final results

Singles, second round

[1] Elena Rybakina (KAZ) def. [Q] Danielle Collins (USA) 46 63 63
[4] Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) def. [LL] Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 62 10 retd
[8] Liudmila Samsonova (RUS) def. Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) 61 63

[LL] Cristina Bucsa (ESP) def [Q] Heather Watson (GBR) 76 (1) 75

Doubles, quarterfinals

[ALT] Magda Linette (POL) / Bernarda Pera (USA) def [3] Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) / Giuliana Olmos (MEX) 76 (6) 61 
Sofia Kenin / Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) def [4] Marie Bouzkova (CZE) / Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) WALKOVER

[2] Beatriz Haddad Maia / Luisa Stefani (BRA) def. Caroline Dolehide / Desirae Krawczyk (USA) 62 62

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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

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024
Final results

Singles, second round

Sara Errani (ITA) def [2] Tatjana Maria (GER) 60 61
[Q] Harriet Dart (GBR) def [5] Elisabetta Cocciaretto (ITA) 57 75 63
[PR] Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)def [6] Elina Avanesyan (RUS) 62 67 (5) 20 retd

[WC] Jaqueline Cristian (ROU) def Clara Tauson (DEN) 64 60
Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
def. Camila Osorio (COL) 62 61

Doubles, quarterfinals

Harriet Dart (GBR) / Tereza Mihalikova (SVK) def [1] Eri Hozumi / Makoto Ninomiya (JPN) 26 63 [10-8]
Caty McNally / Asia Muhammad (USA) def [3] Ingrid Gamarra Martins (BRA) / Yana Sizikova (RUS) 26 75 [10-7]
Elixane Lechemia (FRA) / Olivia Nicholls (GBR) def [4] Anna Bondar (HUN) / Kimberley Zimmerman (BEL) 63 36 [10-6]

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