The progress of Coco Gauff continues, after a not so brilliant start to the season, at least exceeds the cut of the second round in the WTA 1000 in Doha. After Shelby Rogers, the American star in fact notes in the notebook of the victims Caroline Garcia, who had previously knocked down the resistance of a dull Simona Halep at the first round match.
Petra Kvitova defeated by Elise Mertens. Viktoria Azarenka doesn't even take the field, leaving Madison Brengle free. In the very first part of the day she respects the prediction Paula Badosa, essentially dry of successes from the Australian Slam, who leaves only three games on the road against the very young Clara Tauson.
All extremely easy also for Barbora Krejcikova, who gets rid of Magda Linette with a very clear 6-1 6-3. Fresh from the victory in Dubai, and with Ocean Dodin in the first round, Jelena Ostapenko does not change plans in Dubai.
On the contrary. In the thorny thorn with Amanda Anisimova, the Latvian tennis player contains an empty pass in the heart of the match, seals the success at 6-4 3-6 6-4 and reaches the round of 16. Also noteworthy is the success of Aryna Sabalenka, number two in seeding, who simultaneously archives the Alize Cornet practice with a double 6-2.
Rafael Nadal handles Denis Kudla practice without particular worries and joins Stefan Kozlov at the ATP in Acapulco in the second round. The natural replacement for Reilly Opelka (who opted for a week off after two consecutive finals) turns out to be a very good opponent for the very Spanish champion, obviously awaiting more convincing tests.
Nadal flirts with the break at the start after an impeccable serve, certified by an easy net closure at 40-0, and delivers the decisive shove at 2-1. The next three batting rounds are completely necessary. The dynamics of the challenge do not change with the second set, quite the contrary.
Nadal breaks the American's serve in the third game and consolidates the lead on 4-1. The 6-3 6-2 that matures on the threshold of ninety minutes of play is practically a logical consequence. In the other matches, wins came for Stefanis Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev.
Insane gesture that of Alexander Zverev. The German is in the tournament in Acapulco, Mexico, where he had to play both the singles draw and the doubles draw. If there were no problems in the singles, if not a great performance by his opponent, Jenson Brooksby.
In the double, however, it would seem that not everything went smoothly. Zverev, played with Marcelo Melo, faced Glasspool and Heliovaara in a match that went to the super tiebreak. Precisely in the latter, the chair judge evaluated a ball as in, while the German was convinced it was out.
After asking to get off to check the rebound and refusing the judge, at the next point Zverev had an uncontrolled reaction, slamming his racket against the judge's post.