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Canadian Leylah Fernandez. who was on a roll before the coronavirus stopped it in its tracks, is back at the Top Seed Open in Kentucky.

And, as the draw gods would have it, she is meeting the same young Mexican player she defeated before a partisan crowd in Acapulco late February, to reach her first career WTA Tour final.

Except this time, it’s in in the first round of qualifying.

31st Palermo Ladies Open
Dates: Aug. 3 – 9, 2020
Location: Palermo, Italy
Prize money: $202, 250
Draws: S32 – D16

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020
Final results

Singles final

Fiona Ferro (FRA) def [4] Anett Kontaveit (EST) 62 75

Doubles final 

Arantxa Rus (NED) Tamara Zidansek (SLO) def Elisabetta Cocciaretto / Martina Trevisan (ITA) 75 75

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Prague Open
Dates: Aug. 10 – 16, 2020
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Prize money: $202, 250
Draws: S32 – D16

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020
Final results
Qualifying, second round

Elena-Gabriela Ruse (ROU) def. [6] Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR)  67 (4) 64 76 (3)
Magdalena Frech (POL)
def. [7] Kaja Juvan (SLO) 36 63 64

[3] Tamara Korpatsch (GER) def Nadia Podoroska (ARG) 63 76 (5)

Marta Kostyuk (UKR) def Tereza Martincova (CZE) 61 26 62
Leonie Kung (SUI) def Laura Ioana Paar (ROU) 57 63 61
Storm Sanders (AUS) def Jesika Maleckova (CZE) 76 (3) 64
Mayar Sherif (EGY) def Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR) 62 61
Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) def [WC] Barbora Palicova (CZE) 26 64 61

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Top Seed Open
Dates:
Aug. 10 – 16, 2020
Location: Nicholasville, KY
Prize money: $202, 250
Draws: S32 – D16

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020
Final results
Qualifying, first round

[4] Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN) def. Renata Zarazua (MEX) 64 61

[WC] Jamie Loeb (USA) def [2] Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) 76 (5) 64
Robin Anderson (USA) def [6] Ann Li (USA) 76 (2) 75
Jovana Jovic (SRB) def [11] Mayo Hibi (JPN) 76 (4) 76 (4)
[WC] Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)
def. [12] Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 64 76 (5) 

[1] Kristie Ahn (USA) def Gabriela Talaba (ROU) 76 (4) 26 75
[3] Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) def. [WC] Quinn Gleason (USA) 61 60
[5] Francesca Di Lorenzo (USA) def Claire Liu (USA) 63 57 76 (5)
[7] Caroline Dolehide (USA) def [PR] Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 63 46 62
[8] Olga Govortsova (BLR) def [WC] Katie Volynets (USA) 36 61 62
[9] Usue Maitane Arconada (USA) def. Hailey Bapriste (USA) 75 622. 
[10] Arina Rodionova (AUS) def Catherine Harrison (USA) 46 63 62