Western & Southern Open News: MORNING BRIEFING: Tuesday Aug. 16

WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN – TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2022

Three Things to Know

1) Serena Williams wrote in an article in Vogue last week that she is “evolving away from tennis.” The 23-time Grand Slam major champion has won more majors than anyone in the Open Era (1968). This is her 10th Western & Southern Open, winning in 2014 and 2015. Serena has never lost her first match at this tournament with a 9-0 record.

2) Five past Western & Southern Open champions are in action on Tuesday: Williams, Madison Keys (2019) and Karolina Pliskova (2016) for the women, and Daniil Medvedev (2019) and Marin Cilic (2016) for the men.

3) Simona Halep has never won the Western & Southern Open but is a three-time finalist. She won the Canadian Open last week, and the last time she won it in 2018 was also the last time she reached the final here. Simona got married earlier this year so maybe this is her year to finally go from bridesmaid to bride in Cincinnati. She begins her walk down the aisle on Tuesday.

Fun Fact

At 40, Serena is only the second oldest player in the women’s draw. Big sister Venus Williams is 42. The youngest woman is Coco Gauff, 18. For the men, Stan Wawrinka was the oldest at 37. John Isner, a month younger than Wawrinka, is the oldest left in the men’s draw. Youngest is Carlos Alcaraz, 19. Serena, Venus, Coco and Carlos are all in action on Tuesday.

Hometown Heroics

Wild card Caty McNally of Cincinnati won her first career Western & Southern Open match on Monday in dramatic fashion, winning a third-set tie-break over Aliaksandra Sasnovich to the delight of her hometown fans. Next up is fifth-seed Ons Jabeur. On Tuesday, Caty is back on court for doubles with partner Taylor Townsend.

Second Round Gets Underway

There are a few second round matches on Tuesday along with the first-round matches. Among those playing second round matches are men’s top seed Daniil Medvedev, third seed Carlos Alcaraz, 13th seed Diego Schwartzman and 14th seed Marin Cilic. In the women’s draw, second seed Anett Kontaveit and fourth seed Maria Sakkari are in second-round action.

Draw Update

Karolina Muchova withdrew from the women’s draw with a right wrist injury and was replaced by Lucky Loser Anastasia Potapova.

ORDER OF PLAY – TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2022

CENTER COURT starts at 11:00 AM

WTA – Naomi Osaka vs. Shuai Zhang

WTA – (14) Karolina Pliskova vs. (WC) Venus Williams

ATP – Nick Kyrgios vs. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Night session – not before 7:00 PM

WTA – Serena Williams vs. (10) Emma Raducanu

ATP – (1) Daniil Medvedev vs. Botic van de Zandschulp

GRANDSTAND starts at 11:00 AM

ATP – (Q) Thanasi Kokkinakis vs. (10) Jannik Sinner

ATP – (11) Taylor Fritz vs. Sebastian Baez

Not before 3:00 PM

WTA – (11) Coco Gauff vs. (Q) Marie Bouzkova

Night session – not before 7:00 PM

ATP – (WC) Mackenzie McDonald vs. (3) Carlos Alcaraz

Not before 8:30 PM

WTA – (Q) Caroline Garcia vs. (4) Maria Sakkari

STADIUM 3 starts at 11:00 AM

ATP – Tommy Paul vs. Jenson Brooksby

ATP – Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs. (LL) Fabio Fognini

ATP – Pablo Carreno Busta vs. Miomir Kecmanovic

Not before 5:00 PM

WTA – (LL) Anastasia Potapova vs. (15) Simona Halep

WTA – Madison Keys vs. Yulia Putintseva

PORSCHE COURT starts at 11:00 AM

WTA – (12) Belinda Bencic vs. Sorana Cirstea

WTA – (WC) Sofia Kenin vs. (WC) Shelby Rogers

ATP – (Q) Lorenzo Sonego vs. (WC) Ben Shelton

ATP – Filip Krajinovic vs. Daniel Evans

ATP – Aslan Karatsev vs. (13) Diego Schwartzman

COURT 4 starts at 11:00 AM

ATP – Borna Coric vs. (Q) Lorenzo Musetti

WTA – (Q) Marta Kostyuk vs. Camila Giorgi

Not before 1:30 PM

WTA – (Q) Tereza Martincova vs. (2) Anett Kontaveit

WTA – Beatriz Haddad Maia vs. (16) Jelena Ostapenko

ATP – (14) Marin Cilic vs. Emil Ruusuvuori

COURT 7 starts at 11:00 AM

WTA – (Q) Anhelina Kalinina vs. Elise Mertens

WTA – Martina Trevisan vs. (Q) Anna Kalinskaya

Not before 1:30 PM

WTA – Aliza Cornet/Jil Teichmann vs. (5) Gabriela Dabrowski/Giuliana Olmos

WTA – (1) Veronika Kudermetova/Elise Mertens vs. Maria Bouzkova/Laura Siegemund

After suitable rest

WTA – Caroline Dolehide/Storm Sanders vs. Anett Kontaveit/Sloane Stephens

COURT 8 starts at 11:00 AM

ATP – (Q) Henri Laaksonen vs. Alex de Minaur

ATP – Kevin Krawietz/Andreas Mies vs. Hubert Hurkacz/John Isner

ATP – (5) Nikola Mektic/Mate Pavic vs. Lukasz Kubot/Stan Wawrinka

ATP – (WC) William Blumberg/Steve Johnson vs. Matthew Ebden/Max Purcell

COURT 11 starts at 11:00 AM

WTA – Alexa Guarachi/Andreja Klepac vs. (WC) Jessie Aney/Ingrid Neel

Not before 12:30

WTA – Victoria Azarenka/Ons Jabeur vs. Shuko Aoyama/Hao-Ching Chan

WTA – Nicole Melichar-Martinez/Ellen Perez vs. (WC) Caty McNally/Taylor Townsend

Not before 3:00 PM after suitable rest

ATP – Lloyd Glasspool/Harri Heliovaara vs. (WC) Tommy Paul/Frances Tiafoe

RESULTS – MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2022

WOMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND

WTA – Amanda Anisimova def. [9] Daria Kasatkina 6-4, 6-4

WTA – Ekaterina Alexandrova def. [13] Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 7-5

WTA – [WC] Sloane Stephens def. Alize Cornet 6-1, 6-0

WTA – Elena Rybakina def. Mayar Sherif 6-3, 6-2

WTA – Petra Kvitova def. Jil Teichmann 6-7(2), 7-6(6), 6-3

WTA – Victoria Azarenka def. Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 

WTA – Veronika Kudermetova def. Barbora Krejcikova 6-3, 6-3

WTA – Alison Riske-Amritraj def. Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-1, 7-6 (2)

WTA – [WC] Caty McNally def. Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(2)

WTA – [Q] Tereza Martincova def. [LL] Nuria Parrizas Diaz 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-3

WTA – [Q] Carolina Garcia [LL] Petra Martic 6-3, 6-3

WTA – [Q] Ajla Tomljanovic def. [Q] Taylor Townsend 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

MEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND

ATP – [9] Cameron Norrie def. Holger Rune 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-4

ATP – Frances Tiafoe def. [12] Matteo Berrettini 7-6(3), 4-6, 7-6(5) 

ATP – [13] Diego Schwartzman def. Alex Molcan 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 

ATP – [14] Marin Cilic def. [Q] Jaume Munar 6-3, 6-3

ATP – [15] Roberto Bautista Agut def. Francisco Cerundolo 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-2

ATP – Denis Shapovalov def. [16] Grigor Dimitrov 7-6(4), 6-3

ATP – Andy Murray def. Stan Wawrinka 7-6(3), 5-7, 7-5

ATP – John Isner def. Benjamin Bonzi 7-6(11), 3-6, 7-6(4)

ATP – Sebastian Korda def. Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-4

ATP – Asian Karatsev def. Brandon Nakashima 7-5, 7-5

ATP – Emil Ruusuvuori def. [WC] J.J. Wolf 7-6(2), 6-2

ATP – [Q] Marcos Giron def. [Q] David Goffin 6-3, 6-4

WOMEN’S DOUBLES – FIRST ROUND

WTA – [6] Desirae Krawczyk / Demi Schuurs def. Aleksandra Krunic / Magda Linette 6-4, 4-6, (10-6)

WTA – [7] Lyudmyla Kichenok/Jelena Ostapenko def. Kirsten Flipkens/Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-1, 7-5

WTA – [8] Yifan Xu / Zhaoxuan Yang def. Natela Dzalamidze / Monica Niculescu 4-6, 6-3, (10-6)

WTA – Irina-Camelia Begu / Martina Trevisan def. Eri Hozumi / Makoto Ninomiya 6-4, 7-6(5)

WTA – Marie Bouzkova / Laura Siegemund def. Alicja Rosolska / Erin Routliffe 6-3, 6-7(7), (10-7)

MEN’S DOUBLES – FIRST ROUND

ATP – Cameron Norrie / Alex De Minaur vs. [7] Ivan Dodig / Austin Krajicek 7-6(2), 7-6(6)

ATP – Jamie Murray / Bruno Soares def. [8] Juan Sebastian Cabal / Rorbert Farah 4-6, 6-2, (10-7)

ATP – Thanasi Kokkinakis / Nick Kyrgios def. Simone Bolelli / Fabio Fognini 6-0, 6-4

COURTESY WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN

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