This is really crazy that they couldn't fill a $100K qualie draw...even girls with no ranking were getting in
It's especially weird when they had two tournaments within driving distance last week, both with full draws and pretty full qualifying draws. I wonder if players assumed that they wouldn't get in with the new system and didn't show up? Still very strange.
I wish there were more South American players that could actually prevent people like Brengle or Townsend lingering around and winning these big ass clay ITFs that they have no business winning.
Taylor has been to the 3rd round of Roland Garros, it's not fair to say she doesn't deserve to win a clay challenger. I don't see any South American players with better clay credentials lurking on the ITF tour.
Vickery retired in her doubles match and withdrew from singles. Birrell is playing (Q)Gauff. Myers is taking on (7)Juvan.
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Davis vs Osuigwe in the second round could have big implications for the FO WC, with just one week remaining after this, but look out for Pera over in Prague too, as she could easily win a couple more matches there and take the overall lead (granted she is only 2 out from the MD and will likely get in directly anyways).
(Q)Deniz Khazaniuk (ISR) d. (1)Madison Brengle (USA) 75 76(5)
(Q)Louisa Chirico (USA) d. Caroline Dolehide (USA) 60 64
Whitney Osuigwe (USA) d. (Q)Sophie Chang (USA) 61 64
(5)Lauren Davis (USA) d. Lizette Cabrera (AUS) 62 67(8) 62
(3)Nicole Gibbs (USA) d. Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL) 75 61
Robin Anderson (USA) d. (Q)Gaia Sanesi (ITA) 64 63
(Q)Belinda Woolcock (AUS) d. (wc)Rasheeda McAdoo (USA) 62 76(1)
(7)Kaja Juvan (SLO) d. (LL)Abbie Myers (AUS) 63 60
(wc)Emma Navarro (USA) d. (8)Allie Kiick (USA) 63 60
(wc)Ann Li (USA) d. (SR)Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 61 60
(wc)Alycia Parks (USA) d. Ellen Perez (AUS) 64 06 62
(4)Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) d. Asia Muhammad (USA) 63 16 75
(Q)Cori Gauff (USA) d. Kimberly Birrell (AUS) 64 63
Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR) d. (Q)Mari Osaka (JPN) 16 75 63
(Q)Kayla Day (USA) d. Claire Liu (USA) 76(4) 64
(2)Taylor Townsend (USA) d. Katherine Sebov (CAN) 64 46 62
Well, Brengle got KO'd in the first round, and as for the South American players you clamored for...
...Cepede Royg of PAR was beaten in R2 by a 15-year old.
Great win for Cori Gauff, by the way. Great defense, hustle, variety, drop shots, and consistency. Crazy that a young teenager was the far more solid and well-rounded player out there.
Exactly!! Cori has beaten two Top 160 players in the first two rounds rather easily. She has looked far steadier, and really has an interesting game. Its not overpowering, therefore she doesn't make a ton of errors, but she has power. She mixes things up a lot, and HUSTLES for every ball with Venus like speed. This is nice to see for a girl that just turned 15.