Western & Southern Open News: MORNING BRIEFING: Friday August 19 at the Western & Southern Open

WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN – FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2022

QUARTERFINALS DAY

Three Things To Know

1) Oldest Ever 

John Isner, 37, is the oldest Cincinnati quarterfinalist in the tournament’s Open Era (since 1969). Isner passes Roger Federer, who was a younger 37 when he reached his most recent Cincinnati quarterfinal in 2018. Isner is making his 15th appearance in Cincinnati, which also happens to be the age difference between him and 22-year-old Sebastian Korda who he beat yesterday to reach his third Western & Southern Open quarterfinal. 

2) Three In a Row?

2019 Western & Southern Open champion Madison Keys earned her first career win over a world No. 1 player yesterday when she ousted top seed Iga Swiatek, a two-time French Open champion. The round before that she defeated another French Open champion, Jelena Ostapenko. Today she’ll try to oust three Grand Slam major winners in a row as she faces Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina.

3) Queen City Qualifiers

For the first time in the Open Era, two qualifiers have reached the women’s quarterfinals. Caroline Garcia and Ajla Tomljanovic become only the eighth and ninth qualifiers to reach the women’s quarterfinals here. Garcia faces seventh seed Jessica Pegula who is one of those nine, reaching the 2020 quarters as a qualifier. Tomljanovic faces two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. Only two qualifiers have gone on to reach the semifinals in Cincinnati.

Fun Fact

Nineteen-year-old Carlos Alcaraz is bidding to become the first teenager to reach the men’s semifinals at the Western & Southern Open since 19-year-old Pete Sampras in 1991.

Making History

Only two seeded players have advanced to the women’s quarterfinals. That has happened only one other time in the history of this tournament that dates back to 1899, in 1960. And none of the top five seeds has reached the quarterfinals for the first time since seeding began in 1927.

ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2022

CENTER COURT start 11:00 AM

WTA – Madison Keys vs Elena Rybakina 

Not Before 1:00 PM

ATP – (1) Daniil Medvedev vs (11) Taylor Fritz 

Not Before 3:00 pm

ATP – (4) Stefanos Tsitsipas vs John Isner

Night session – not before 7:00 PM

WTA – (7) Jessica Pegula vs (Q) Caroline Garcia 

ATP – (9) Cameron Norrie vs (3) Carlos Alcaraz 

GRAND STAND start 11:00 AM

WTA – (6) Desirae Krawczyk / Demi Schuurs vs Nicole Melichar-Martinez / Ellen Perez 

Not before 1:30 PM

WTA – (Q) Ajla Tomljanovic vs Petra Kvitova 

Not before 3:30 PM

WTA – (6) Aryna Sabalenka vs Shuai Zhang 

Night session – not before 7:00 PM

ATP – (7) Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Borna Coric 

WTA – TBA (1) Veronika Kudermetova / Elise Mertens OR (5) Gabriela Dabrowski / Giuliana Olmos vs Anna Danilina / Beatriz Haddad Maia OR (7) Lyudmyla Kichenok / Jelena Ostapenko 

STADIUM 3 start 11:00 AM

ATP – (1) Rajeev Ram / Joe Salisbury vs Karen Khachanov / Denis Shapovalov 

Not Before 1:00 PM

ATP – (6) Tim Puetz / Michael Venus vs (2) Marcel Granollers / Horacio Zeballos 

ATP – Santiago Gonzalez / Edouard Roger-Vasselin vs Kevin Krawietz / Andreas Mies 

After Suitable Rest – ATP – (WC) Holger Rune / Stefanos Tsitsipas vs (4) Marcelo Arevalo / Jean-Julien Rojer 

Not before 3:00 PM

WTA – Anna Danilina / Beatriz Haddad Maia vs (7) Lyudmyla Kichenok / Jelena Ostapenko  

RESULTS – THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2022

WOMEN’S SINGLES – ROUND OF 16

Madison Keys def. (1) Iga Swiatek 6-3, 6-4 

Shuai Zhang def. (2) Anett Kontaveit 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Petra Kvitova def. (5) Ons Jabeur 6-1, 4-6, 6-0

(6) Aryna Sabalenka def. (WC) Shelby Rogers 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-4

(7) Jessica Pegula def. (10) Emma Raducanu 7-5, 6-4

Elena Rybakina def. Alison Riske-Amritraj 6-2, 6-4

(Q) Ajla Tomljanovic def. Veronika Kudermetova 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-3 

(Q) Caroline Garcia def. Elise Mertens 6-4, 7-5 

MEN’S SINGLES – ROUND OF 16

(1) Daniil Medvedev def. Denis Shapovalov 7-5, 7-5

(3) Carlos Alcaraz def. (14) Marin Cilic 7-6(4), 6-1

(4) Stefanos Tsitsipas def. (13) Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-3

(7) Felix Auger-Aliassime def. (10) Jannik Sinner 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-1

(9) Cameron Norrie def. (WC) Ben Shelton 6-0, 6-2

(11) Taylor Fritz def. (6) Andrey Rublev 6-7(4), 6-2, 7-5

Borna Coric def. (15) Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 6-3

John Isner def. (WC) Sebastian Korda 7-6(3), 1-6, 7-6(4)

WOMEN’S DOUBLES – QUARTERFINALS

(1) Veronika Kudermetova / Elise Mertens def. (5) Gabriela Dabrowski/Giuliana Olmos 6-2, 1-6, (10-3)

(6) Desirae Krawczyk/Demi Schuurs def. Ekaterina Alexandrova/ Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-1, 6-3

Nicole Melichar-Martinez / Ellen Perez def. Victoria Azarenka / Ons Jabeur 6-4, 7-6(2)

WOMEN’S DOUBLES – SECOND ROUND

Anna Danilina / Beatriz Haddad Maia def. (3) Ena Shibahara / Shuai Zhang 6-3, 6-3

(7) Lyudmyla Kichenok / Jelena Ostapenko def. Lucie Hradecka / Sania Mirza 6-2, 6-4

MEN’S DOUBLES – SECOND ROUND

(1) Rajeev Ram / Joe Salisbury def. Thanasi Kokkinakis / Nick Kyrgios 6-7(3), 6-2, (10-8)

(2) Marcel Granollers / Horacio Zeballos def. Grigor Dimitrov / Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-3

Santiago Gonzalez / Edouard Roger-Vasselin def. (3) Wesley Koolhof / Neal Skupski 6-3, 6-4

(4) Marelo Arevalo / Jean-Julien Rojer def. (WC) William Blumberg / Steve Johnson 6-3, 7-6(11)

WC) Holger Rune / Stefanos Tsitsipas def. (5) Nikola Mektic / Mate Pavic 6-7(5), 6-3, (10-7) 

(6) Tim Puetz / Michael Venus def. Lloyd Glasspool / Harri Heliovaara 4-6, 7-6(2), (10-8)

Karen Khachanov / Denis Shapovalov def. Jamie Murray / Bruno Soares 7-6(8), 3-6, (10-3)

COURTESY WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN

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