Former semi-finalist Yanana Wikmeyer and Koserke 125 champion Dayana Yastremska both continued their strong recent form to advance to the second round of US Open qualifying, while the fourth major. of the year begins
Third-seeded Vicmeyer, 33, one set and 5-3 behind Catherine Zebove, was two points clear of the defeat to Canada, but she counterattacked 2 hours and 44 minutes to A 6-7(3), 7-5, 6-2 victory secured a second-round encounter with Harriet Dart.
Breaking down the top seeds in the US Open 2023.
Fourteen years after reaching the US Open semifinals as a teenager. And two years after giving birth to daughter Luana, Vic Meyer hit the milestone this year. The Belgian golfer returned to the top 100 last month after a nearly five-year absence after reaching the last four in Warsaw. which was her first tour-level semi-final since Guangzhou 2017. She also won two ITF W100 titles in 2023 and her victory over Sebov set her season record to 42–14.
No. 12 seed Yatremska extended her winning streak to six matches by effectively beating Heather Watson 6-3, 6-2. The former world number 21 has endured a poor performance in the past year. But two weeks ago she won her first title in four years at the Kozerki WTA 125, the Ukrainian beat Watson. She beat 33 winners, including five aces, 11 of her opponents. and recorded the five breakpoints she faced.
In the next round, Jastremska will have a chance to avenge Eugenie Bouchard, who Madrid lost in May. The Canadian advanced 6-2, 6-3 past 18-year-old wildcard Katherine Hui.
Erika Andreeva, Shymanovich relieved, upset.
The two highest seeds to be eliminated on Day 1 were No. 6 Jacqueline Christian, who fell to Irina Shaimanovic 6-3, 6-1 and No. 16 Sara Errani. Which was beaten by Erica Andrevanok 6-4, 6-0 .
Christian, a former world number 58, will be sidelined for most of 2022 with a knee injury. She played her first WTA semi-final of the year in Prague three weeks ago, but the 162nd seed Shamanovic took just 61 minutes to clinch her career top 100 victory, trailing 18 winners. Out and behind the first serve by only two points.
No. 159 Andreeva, sister of 16-year-old prodigy Mirra, was also ruthless as 2012 semi-finalist Errani. Win by taking 20 out of the last 25 points of the match.
Teenagers Naef, Marcinko win first Flushing Meadows title
Andreeva will face another rising star in the second round after 17-year-old Petra Marcinko dispatched Jil Teichmann 6-3, 6-1. Marcinko, the 2022 junior Australian Open champion, needed just 74 minutes to beat Teichmann. The former world No. 21, who is playing her first Grand Slam qualifying tournament since Roland Garros 2019.
Marcinko’s 2005-born talent Celine Naef was also victorious in her Flushing Meadows debut. She won the thriller 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in 2 hours and 53 minutes over Old Dominion University alumnus Yuliia Starodubtseva from Ukraine.
With advice from Martina Hingis, Celine Naef forges her own path.
The 18-year-old Swiss golfer announced himself during this year’s grass swing. by defeating Venus Williams in her tour debut at the ‘s-Hertogenbosch before qualifying for Wimbledon She faces another fastest rising star of the year, Starodubtseva, 23, was unranked at the start of 2023 but managed to break through the top 200 last month to make her Grand Slam qualifying debut. The momentum spun around as Naef attempted to counter the dangerous forward minions of Starodubtseva; Ultimately, her willingness to finish off the net where she earned 14 out of 17 was key.
Naef next faces 25th seed Katie Volynets, who beat Barbara Palikova 6-3, 6-4, with the winner facing Andreeva or Marcinko for a place in the main round.
Crowley, Melnikova save match points to qualify
Fiona Crawley, another outstanding 21-year-old wildcard from college. Take the lead in the toughest match of Day 1 by beating Reka Luca Jani 6-1, 6-7(5), 7-6. By 2 hours and 55 minutes, the Americans were leading 6-1, 3-1, but had to save two match points by serving at 4-5 in the third set after Jani’s heroic tackle.
Crawley, ranked 731st, saw three match points go in and out as she served for the match at 6-5 in the third set but converted her fifth inning in a super tiebreak. The 21-year-old, currently ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division 1, will next face Timea Babos.
Marina Melnikova also recorded one match point on her way to a 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-1 victory over Astra Sharma in 2 hours and 15 minutes. -5 in the second set, but Melnikova responded with 26 of his next 31 points to take a 4-0 lead in the decider. Last 46 points of the match
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