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WTA Tour – Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 final results

There were 11 seeds in action on a boffo day in Dubai – including the top four: Swiatek, Sabalenka (her first tournament since winning the Australian Open), Rybakina and Gauff.

Sabalenka is out

And Leylah Fernandez looked for a third-round berth against tough Italian Jasmine Paolini. She also is out.

Swiatek, fresh from winning Doha for the third consecutive time, had a potentially tricky one against Sloane Stephens but got through.

(Dubai is 9 hours ahead of ET; Puerto Vallarta is one hour behind)

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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

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024
Final results

Singles, second round

Canadian content

Jasmine Paolini (ITA) def Leylah Fernandez (CAN) 63 64

Retirements and walkovers

[4] Elena Rybakina (KAZ) def. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 46 62 retd

[12] Liudmila Samsonova (RUS) def Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) WALKOVER

Upsets

Donna Vekic (CRO) def [2] Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 67 (5) 63 60 
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) def [13] Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) 61 64

Seeds advancing

[1] Iga Swiatek (POL) def Sloane Stephens (USA) 64 64
[3] Coco Gauff (USA) def [LL] Elisabetta Cocciaretto (ITA) 61 75
[6] Zheng Qinwen (CHN) def. [Q] Nao Hibino (JPN) 57 62 62
[7]
Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) def. Peyton Stearns (USA) 61 57 62
[8] Maria Sakkari (GRE) def. Emma Navarro (USA) 62 64
[9] Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) def. [WC] Lulu Sun (SUI) 64 63
[15] Elina Svitolina (UKR) def Tatjana Maria (GER) 63 63

Other results

[Q] Magdalena Frech (POL) def Petra Martic (CRO) 64 16 62
[Q] Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) def. [LL] Cristina Bucsa (ESP) 63 64
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) def. Ashlyn Krueger (USA) 67 (2) 63 64
Anastasia Potapova (RUS) def [LL] Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) 60 63

Doubles, second round

[3] Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) / Ellen Perez (AUS) def. Mirra Andreeva (RUS) / Sofia Kenin (USA) 62 61
[4] Storm Hunter (AUS) / Katerina Siniakova (CZE) def. Miyu Kato (JPN) / Aldila Sutjiadi (INA) 62 62

Shuko Aoyama (JPN) / Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) def. Timea Babos (HUN) / Marie Bouzkova (CZE) 64 75
[WC] Caroline Garcia / Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) def. Guo Hanyu / Jiang Xinyu (CHN) 63 67 (5) [10-7]

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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

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024
Final results

Singles, first round 

Rebecca Marino (CAN) def. [WC] Maria Fernanda Navarro Oliva (MEX) 64 62

Léolia Jeanjean (FRA) def [2] Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 60 75
Jessica Bouzos Maneiro (ESP) def [3] Taylor Townsend (USA) 63 64

[6] Claire Liu (USA) def [Q] Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 63 16 75
[7] Hailey Baptiste (USA) def Martina Capurro Taborda (ARG) 61 64

Linda Fruhvirtova (CZE) def. [Q] Liv Hovde (USA) 63 75
[WC] Amanda Anisimova (USA) [LL] McCartney Kessler (USA) def Natalija Stevanovic (SRB) 63 61
[Q] Robin Montgomery (USA) def Solana Sierra (ARG) 61 75
Caty McNally (USA)
def. Jule Niemeier (GER) 64 63
[WC] Taylah Preston (AUS) def Nuria Parrizas Diaz (ESP) 64 61
[Q] Iryna Shymanovich (RUS) def Carole Monnet (FRA) 67 (6) 64 75

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