In the remake of the second round at Lexington, a tournament that marked the restart of the women's Tour, Cori Gauff was unable to keep the final unaltered against Aryna Sabalenka. Rather. After remedying a bad first set (marked by a half-match of 24-14) the American star managed to equalize the score at the foot of the tie break and above all to go two breaks ahead in the deciding set.
Over? Not at all. Gauff, with the joke available, managed to collect only four of the twelve points available and does not even take advantage of a chance to relocate to 6-5. The tie break, as in the logic of things, was obviously a completely necessary side dish.
The Belarusian tennis player - fresh from the third round on the clay-courts of Bois de Boulogne - then grabbed the victory at 6-1 5-7 7-6 (2) and got stuck in the quarter-finals with another qualified: Sara Sorribes Tormo .
After the success in New York - Cincinnati stage - Veronika Kudermetova repeats herself against Karolina Pliskova. Well yes. The Russian qualifier recovers a set of disadvantage and after the cut of the qualifiers and that of the first round, above all exceeds the number two of the seeding with the score of 4-6 6-3 6-4.
The misstep of Jelena Ostapenko - beaten in two sets by Ons Jabeur - is certainly not included in the list of surprises - all easy for Elise Mertens against Karolina Muchova. So here the quarterfinals of the Czech tourament, after yesterday super performances of Victoria Azarenka and Elise Mertens: Maria Sakkari vs Ons Jabeur, Victoria Azarenka vs Elise Mertens, Jennifer Brady vs Veronika Kudermetova and Sara Sorribes Tormo against Aryna Sabalenka.
In Cologne Schwartzman easily wins
Milos Raonic and Karen Khachanov stamp the cards in Antwerp. The Canadian frees himself with a very rocky 7-5 7-6 (4) by Cameron Norrie, the Russian instead needs a very tiring comeback to break down the resistance of the host Zizou Bergs.
Awarded by the organizers with a wild card and obviously returning from his first career victory among the greats. After the success of Jannik Sinner and the surprise one of Gilles Simon against Denis Shapovalov, Diego Schwartzman wins rather easily.
At the first Post-Slam test "El Peque" gets rid of Oscar Otte (born in Cologne) with a quick 6-3 6-2. At the ATP of Antwerp, convincing wins for Milos Raonic (who will face Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals), Karen Khachanov, Lloyd Harris and Marcos Giron (who eliminated David Goffin).
On wednesday came victories for Alexander Zverev (winner of the ATP Cologne 1 just last Sunday), Grigor Dimitrov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. Today there will be the quarterfinals of the two ATP tournament of this week.