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WTA Tour – Monday, Feb. 26, 2024 final results

(Photo: Tennis Canada)

Main draw action began in both San Diego and Austin, WTA 500 and 250 levels, respectively.

Different climates, different conditions. But while the San Diego lineup is somewhat stripped for a 500 (even if the level is generally higher), it is Austin that will be a serious opportunity for just about anyone in the draw to make a big move the week before Indian Wells.

Young Canadian Marina Stakusic makes her WTA 500 debut, in only her second career WTA-level main draw. It was a good draw, too; her opponent, a 35-year-old with limited experience at the WTA level and ranked outside the top 400, was also a qualifier.

And Stakusic was the steadier of the two, getting through going away in the third set.

(San Diego is 3 hours behind ET; Austin is one hour behind)

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San Diego Open
Location: San Diego, Calif.
Category: WTA Tour 500
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Feb. 19 – 25, 2024
Prize money: $922,573
Draws: S28 / D16

Monday, Feb. 26, 2024
Final results

Singles, first round

[Q] Marina Stakusic (CAN) def. [Q] Marina Melnikova (RUS) 64 57 61

 

[6] Marta Kostyuk (UKR) def. [Q] Ann Li (USA) 64 46 62

 

Katie Boulter (GBR) def Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 63 61

[Q] Jule Niemeier (GER) def Varvara Gracheva (FRA) 63 60

[Q] Daria Saville (AUS) def Zhu Lin (CHN) 63 63

Wang Xinyu (CHN) def. Clara Tauson (DEN) 62 26 61

 

Doubles, first round

[4] Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) / Giuliana Olmos (MEX) def. Anna Blinkova (RUS) / Daria Saville (AUS) 67 (2) 64 [10-5]

 

Kayla Day / Claire Liu (USA) def Despina Papamichail (GRE) / Valeriya Strakhova (UKR) 76 (2) 67 (2) [10-7]

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ATX Open
Location: Austin, Texas
Category: WTA Tour 250
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Feb. 26 – March 3, 2024
Prize money: $267,083
Draws: S32 / D16

Monday, Feb. 26, 2024
Final results

Singles, first round

Wang Yafan (CHN) def [4] Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) 76 (5) 64

 

[5] Diane Parry (FRA) def. [Q] Jessika Ponchet (FRA) 63 76 (4)

[8] Yuan Yue (CHN) def Arina Rodionova (AUS) 36 63 61

 

Camila Osorio (COL) def. Alizé Cornet (FRA) 63 62

Doubles, first round

Peyton Stearns / Sloane Stephens (USA) def. [WC] Samantha Sharan Murray (GBR) / Jessika Ponchet (FRA) 26 63 [10-5]

Olivia Gadecki (AUS / Olivia Nicholls (GBR) def Danielle Collins (USA) / Fernanda Contreras (MEX) 64 63

Katarzyna Kawa (POL) / Bibiane Schoofs (NED) def Catherine Harrison / Sabrina Santamaria (USA) 57 64 [10-6]

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