June 24, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

With the Sunday start in Paris, this week’s WTA events have Saturday finishes.

And so even with the qualifying wrapping up, the main draws are already beginning.

Noteworthy on the Canadian side was Leylah Fernandez, who had a tough opener in Strasbourg against Anastasia Potapova. She could have gone out in straight sets, and it was nervy. But she managed to prevail.

Meanwhile, her Strasbourg doubles partner this week, Erin Routliffe, ws in the Rome doubles final with Coco Gauff. And they came within a smidge of taking the title, only to lose to the astonishing Italians.

(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

Sunday, May 19, 2024
Final results

Doubles final

Sara Errani / Jasmine Paolini (ITA) def. [3] Erin Routliffe (NZL) / Coco Gauff (USA) 63 46 [10-8]

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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

Sunday, May 19, 2024
Final results

Singles final

[6] Diana Shnaider (RUS) def [1] Emma Navarro (USA) 62 36 64

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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

Sunday, May 19, 2024
Final results

Singles, first round

Leylah Fernandez (CAN) def Anastasia Potapova (RUS) 46 76 (4) 63

 

Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) def [8] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 63 36 63

 

[WC] Clara Burel (FRA) def [WC] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 75 06 61

 

[7] Elina Svitolina (UKR) vs. Diane Parry (FRA) 63 42 – suspended

 

Doubles, first round

[4] Desirae Krawczyk / Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) vs. Ashlyn Krueger / Sloane Stephens (USA) 12 – suspended

Giuliana Olmos (MEX) / Alexandra Panova (RUS) vs. Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR) / Ingrid Neel (EST) 43 – suspended

Ena Shibahara (JPN) / Wang Xinyu (CHN) vs. Miyu Kato (JPN) / Nadiia Kichenok (UKR)

 

 

Qualifying, final round

(1st-round opponents in brackets)

[8] Erika Andreeva (RUS) def Chloe Paquet (FRA) 63 75 ([WC] Fiona Ferro)

[6] Cristina Bucsa (ESP) def [1] Marie Bouzkova (CZE) 64 26 64 ([6] Ekaterina Alexandrova)

[3] Magdalena Frech (POL) def [7] Daria Saville (AUS) 36 64 63 (Sloane Stephens)

[2] Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) def [5] Ashlyn Krueger (USA) 61 06 63 (Katerina Siniakova)

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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

Sunday, May 19, 2024
Final results

Singles, first round

[3] Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) def. Harriet Dart (GBR) 62 60

Kamilla Rakhimova (RUS) def Taylor Townsend (USA) 20 retd

 

Doubles, first round

[1] Guo Hanyu / Jiang Xinyu (CHN) def Angelica Moratelli / Camilla Rosatello (ITA) 75 75

 

Qualifying, final round

(1st-round opponents in brackets)

Nuria Brancaccio (ITA) def Victoria Rodriguez (MEX) 64 63 ([6] Wang Xiyu (CHN)

Berfu Cengiz (TUR) def Francesca Curmi (MLT) 63 62 (Viktoriya Tomova)

Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) def Maja Chwalinska (POL) 46 60 63 (Peyton Stearns)

Camilla Rosatello (ITA) def Dalila Spiteri (ITA) 64 61 ([1] Yuan Yue) 

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