Before Venus Williams' return, Halep advances in Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) — Simona Halep won her opening match at the Citi Open on Monday hours before another former No. 1-ranked women’s player returned to singles action for the first time in 2022. Venus Williams is set to play her first singles match in nearly a year when she faces Canadian Rebecca Marino on the same court where the third-seeded Halep beat Cristina Bucsa of Spain 6-3, 7-5 earlier in the day at the hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open. “I had a good run in Wimbledon, so it’s always tough to start,” Halep said of changing surfaces after the grass-court season. “But I’m really happy I won the match and I can play another match here.
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the fight was long. This Thursday, the American Cori Gauff, 11th world player and seeded n ° 10, qualified for the quarterfinals of the WTA 1000 tournament in Toronto in Canada, on hard, after her victory against Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, 6th world player and seeded n ° 6, in three rounds (7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (4)) and 3:13 of play. In the first round, at 1-1, the American obtained Two break balls then another in stride. And she had to save three between these two games. and finally, at the best of moments, at 5-5, Cori Gauff ended up taking the service of his opponent of the day. When serving for the gain of this first round, the least well-classified of the two had to save two bales from Débreak, before achieving its ends (7-5). In the second round, after an entrance double-break, the 11th world player lost one of her two advantages in stride, despite a first saved ball.
Tennis - WTA - San José: GAUFF offers itself the shock against Osaka, Sakkari out, Sabalenka Qualified
© Panoramic Cori Gauff WTA Berlin 20220615 A San José, Cori Gauff will see the quarter -finals after his victory against Naoma Osaka . Qualification also for Aryna Sabalenka but not for Maria Sakkari. The hierarchy was respected.
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A 4-2, the seeded n ° 10 then obtained three opportunities to take two breaks in advance again. Instead, the American cracked, then giving up the last three games, including her last two services, despite, each time, a first saved ball. His competitor then equalized to a round everywhere (6-4). Finally, in the third and last round, Cori Gauff lost his entrance service. A 3-0, the 11th world player had to save a double-break ball, before sinking in stride. A 5-5, the seeded n ° 10 had a new break ball, but the two players indeed went to the tie-break. A decisive game won by the American at her first opportunity (7-6 (4)). Qualification also for the Romanian Simona Halep, 15th world player and seeded n ° 15, against the Swiss Jil Teichmann, 21st world player, in two rounds (6-2, 7-5) and 1h31 of play.
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