WTA Tour wrap: Putinseva cruises through as Min upsets Stojanovic

WITH only one player inside the Top 50 on court across the three WTA Tour tournaments overnight, there was plenty of potential for rankings movement ahead of the Olympics. Tournaments in Hungary, Czech Republic and Switzerland all took place, with two matches suspended due to rain, but the rest all being completed be it first or second round matches.

Kazakhstan young gun and top seed Yulia Putintseva cruised through in straight sets against Croatian Ana Konjuh 6-4 6-3, booking her spot in the Hungarian Grand Prix quarter finals. She was the only seed to advance through to the final day overnight, with fifth seed Ana Bogdan bundled out in three sets by Ukranian Kateryna Kozlova. The unseeded Kozlova won in a come-from-behind 4-6 6-4 6-2 match, with Serbian Olga Danilovic adding more pain to Romania with a straight sets triumph over Irina Bara. In the other completed match, Argentinian Paula Ormaechea won against Serbian Ivana Jorovic, 6-1 7-6.

The other tournament to have four Round of 16 matches go ahead was in Prague, with three of the head-to-heads completed. Fifth seed Katerina Siniakova will have to wait to finish off compatriot Tereza Smitkova in what could be a very short return to action. Play halted proceedings with the higher ranked Czech one game away from victory, 2-6 7-6 5-3. Fellow Czech and eighth seed Tereza Martincova won through in straight sets against Asia Muhammad 6-3 6-4, whilst in the all-Slovakian battle, Viktoria Kuzmova got the better of Rebecca Sramkova 6-4 7-5. Finally, United States’ Grace Min caused an upset, coming from behind to defeat seventh seed Serbian Nina Stojanovic, 3-6 6-1 6-4.

Meanwhile in Lausanne, seven first round matches took place, with six completed. Jil Teichmann was the highest ranked player out on court in the event, and she was one game down in the third, 3-6 6-2 1-2 against Belgian Maryna Zanevska in Teichmann’s home event. It was better news for compatriot Stefanie Voegele who defeated Francesca Di Lorenzo in three sets, coming from behind for a 3-6 6-2 6-2 victory. Also winning in a tight one, seventh seed Italian Jasmine Paolini won 6-3 4-6 7-5, joining sixth seed Caroline Garcia in the Round of 16. Also through were Australian Astra Sharma and Luxembourg’s Mandy Minella, whilst Russian Kamilla Rakhimova won in an upset over sixth seed Dutchwoman, Arantxa Rus.


[1] Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) defeated Ana Konjuh CRO) 6-4 6-3
Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) defeated [5] Ana Bogdan (ROU) 4-6 6-4 6-2
Olga Danilovic (SRB) defeated Irina Bara (ROU) 6-4 6-3
Paula Ormaechea (ARG) defeated Ivana Jorovic (SRB) 6-1 7-6


Grace Min (USA) defeated [7] Nina Stojanovic (SRB) 3-6 6-1 6-4
[8] Tereza Martincova (CZE) defeated Asia Muhammad (USA) 6-3 6-4
Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK) defeated Rebecca Sramkova (SVK) 6-4 7-5
[5] Katerina Siniakova (CZE) leads Tereza Smitkova (CZE) 2-6 7-6 5-3 SUS


[5] Caroline Garcia (FRA) defeated Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) 6-2 6-2
Kamilla Rakhimova (RUS) defeated [6] Arantxa Rus (NED) 7-6 5-7 7-5
[7] Jasmine Paolini (ITA) defeated Valentini Grammatikopoulou (GRE) 6-3 4-6 7-5
Astra Sharma (AUS) defeated Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 2-6 7-6 6-1
Stefanie Voegele (SUI) defeated Francesca Lorenzo (USA) 3-6 6-2 6-2
Mandy Minella (LUX) defeated Varvara Gracheva (RUS) 6-3 6-2
Maryna Zanevska (BEL) leads [3] Jil Teichmann (SUI) 6-3 2-6 2-1 SUS

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