June 18, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

It’s down to the No. 1 vs. the No.2 in the Rome singles final – which is the best you can ask for.

And not even a surprise, the way the women have been bringing it this year. But Swiatek brought WAY too much to the table on this day.

They were at the finals state at the WTA 125 in Parma as well, and the semis stage in Paris.

As well, the qualifying began for the final pre-Roland Garros tuneups in Rabat and Strasbourg.

The top shelf of Strasbourg’s qualifying draw is … pretty heavy.

Notable: every single seeded player in the Rabat qualifying (that was six – two withdrew after the draw) lost in the first round.

(All venues are are 6 hours ahead of EDT except Rabat, which is 5 hours)

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Internazionali BNL d’Italia
Location: Rome, Italy
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Category: WTA 1000 (Joint event with the ATP Tour)
Dates:
May 8 – 19, 2024
Prize money: $5,509,771
Draws: S96 – D32

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Final results

Singles final

[1] Iga Swiatek (POL) def. [2] Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 62 63

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Trophée Clarins
Location: Paris, France
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Category: WTA 125
Dates:
May 13 – 19, 2024
Prize money: $115,000
Draws: S32 – D16

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Final results

Singles, semifinals

[1] Emma Navarro (USA) def [Q] Elena-Gabriela Ruse (ROU) 60 62

[6] Diana Shnaider (RUS) def Varvara Gracheva (FRA) 64 62

 

Doubles final

Asia Muhammad (USA) / Aldila Sutjiadi (INA) def Monica Niculescu (ROU) / Zhu Li (CHN) 76 (3) 46 [11-9]

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Parma Ladies Open
Location: Parma, Italy
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Category: WTA 125
Dates:
May 13 – 18, 2024
Prize money: $115,000
Draws: S32- D16

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Final results

Singles final 

 [4] Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) def [8] Mayar Sherif (EGY) 75 26 64

 

Doubles final

[1] Anna Danilina (KAZ) / Irina Khromacheva (RUS) def. [2] Ingrid Gamarra Martins (BRA) / Elixane Lechemia (FRA) 61 62

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Internationaux de Strasbourg
Location: Strasbourg, France
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Category: WTA 500
Dates:
May 19 – 25, 2024
Prize money: $922,573
Draws: S32 – D16

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Final results
Qualifying, first round

Chloe Paquet (FRA) def [4] Sofia Kenin (FRA) 64 76 (4) 

 

[1] Marie Bouzkova (CZE) def Jessika Ponchet (FRA) 64 61

[2] Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) def. Ankita Raina (IND) 61 60

[3] Magdalena Frech (POL) def Jana Kolodynska (RUS) 62 61

[5] Ashlyn Krueger (USA) def. Rebeka Masarova (ESP) [ALT] Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 60 60

[6] Cristina Bucsa (ESP) def. [WC] Sofia Shapatava (GEO) 63 63

[7] Daria Saville (AUS) def. [WC] Amandine Hesse (FRA) 61 61

[8] Erika Andreeva (RUS) def. Elsa Jacquemot (FRA) 63 64

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Grand Prix de Son Altesse Royale La Princesse Lalla Meryem
Location: Rabat, Morocco
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Category: WTA 250
Dates:
May 19 – 24, 2024
Prize money: $267,082
Draws: S32- D16

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Final results
Qualifying, first round

 

Nuria Brancaccio (ITA) def [2] Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 62 61

Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) def [3] Sofya Lansere (RUS) 64 61

Berfu Cengiz (TUR) def. [5] Fanny Stollar (HUN) 64 26 76 (7)

Victoria Rodriguez (MEX) def [6] Giorgia Pedone (ITA) 64 76 (5)

Maja Chwalinska (POL) def [7] Tatiana Prozorova (RUS) 63 61

Dalila Spiteri (ITA) def [8] Ana Sofia Sánchez (MEX) 63 64

 

Francesca Curmi (MLT) def [4] Leyre Romero Gormaz (ESP) [ALT] Ayla Aksu (TUR) 64 63 

Camilla Rosatello (ITA) def [1] Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) [ALT] Martyna Kubka (POL) 64 67 (4) 64

  

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