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WTA Tour – Monday, Feb. 19, 2024 final results

Still no top-eight seeds in action, but new top-10 player Jelena Ostapenko is playing. And Elina Svitolina returns for the first time since the Australian Open. Both were victorious

As well, Leylah Fernandez plays qualifier Bernarda Pera – and then took the court again for doubles later in the day.

This is the third day in the last week that she’s had to play both singles and doubles. And despite the compacted nature of a one-week 1000, you’d think they could do a little better by her. She won in singles, was edged out in doubles.

At the WTA 125 in Puerto Vallarta, Carol Zhao needs just one win to make the main draw. A last-minute substitute put veteran lefty Varvara Lepchenko on the other side, who prevailed.

(Dubai is 9 hours ahead of ET)

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Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
Location: Dubai, UAE
Category: WTA Tour 1000
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Feb. 18 – 24, 2024
Prize money: $3,211,715
Draws: S56 / D28

Monday, Feb. 19, 2024
Final results

Singles, first round 

Canadan content

Leylah Fernandez (CAN) def. [Q] Bernarda Pera (USA) 63 62

Upsets

Marta Kostyuk (UKR) [LL] Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) def [10] Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 76 (5) 46 75

Seeds advancing

[9] Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) def. Wang Xiyu (CHN) 57 62 63
[12] Liudmila Samsonova (RUS) def. [Q] Viktoriya Tomova (BUL) 76 (2) 63
[13] Veronika Kudermetova (RUS)
def [WC] Dayana Yastremska (UKR) 60 16 60
[15] Elina Svitolina (UKR) def Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) 63 76 (7)

Notables

Victoria Azarenka (BLR) def. Arantxa Rus (NED) 62 64
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) def. [WC] Zhang Shuai (CHN) 63 75

Other results

Petra Martic (CRO) def Caroline Dolehide (USA) 64 76 (4)
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) def. Marie Bouzkova (CZE) 64 63
Anastasia Potapova (RUS) def. Zhu Lin (CHN) 46 62 64
[WC] Lulu Sun (SUI) def Paula Badosa (ESP) 64 retd

Doubles, first round

Mirra Andreeva (RUS) / Sofia Kenin (USA) def  Leylah Fernandez (CAN) / Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) 64 36 [11-9]

Timea Babos (HUN) / Marie Bouzkova (CZE) def [5] Demi Schuurs (NED) / Luisa Stefani (BRA) 36 63 [10-0]
[WC] Caroline Garcia / Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) def [8] Caroline Dolehide / Desirae Krawczyk (USA) 62 62

[7] Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) / Giuliana Olmos (MEX) def. Magda Linette (POL) / Monica Niculescu (ROU) 16 62 [10-4]

Miyu Kato (JPN) / Aldila Sutjiadi (INA) def. [WC] Sara Beth Grey / Eden Silva (GBR) 64 62
Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR) / Wu Fang-Hsien (TPE) def Anastasia Potapova / Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 67 (5) 61 [10-6]

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Puerto Vallarta Open
Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Category: WTA Tour 125
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Feb. 19 – 25, 2024
Prize money: $115,000
Draws: S32 / D28

Monday, Feb. 19, 2024
Final results

Singles, first round

Sachia Vickery (USA) def [1] Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) 62 60
Ann Li (USA) def [8] Julia Riera (ARG) 36 75 10 retd

[4] Renata Zarazua (MEX) def. [WC] Fernanda Contreras (MEX) 63 64
[5] Maria Carlé (ARG) def. Chloe Paquet (FRA) 63 62 

Yuliia Starodubtseva (UKR) def Emiliana Arango (COL) 75 61

Qualifying, final round

(1st-round opponents in brackets)

Liv Hovde (USA) def [1] McCartney Kessler (USA) 64 46 61 (Linda Fruhvirtova)
Valeriya Strakhova (UKR) [ALT] Varvara Lepchenko (USA) def [4] Carol Zhao (USA) 62 64 ([6] Claire Liu)
[3] Robin Montgomery (USA)
def. Elvina Kalieva (USA) 62 64 (Solana Sierra)
[2] Iryna Shymanovich (RUS) def. [WC] Jessica Hinojosa Gomez (MEX) 57 62 40 retd (Carole Monnet)

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