WTA Italian Open Day 2: Siniakova Upsets Kerber, Gauff Moves On, & More

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WTA Italian Open Day 2 Recap

Katerina Siniakova would upset the fifteenth-seeded Angelique Kerber, Coco Gauff would defeat Ons Jabeur, and much more at the Italian Open.

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WTA Italian Open Day 2 Results

Singles Results

Katerina Siniakova vs. Angelique Kerber (15)

Katerina Siniakova would dominate the fifteenth-seeded Angelique Kerber in their match today. In the opening set, Siniakova would get one break of Kerber’s serve to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, Siniakova would win five straight games before eventually taking the set 6-1 to win the match 6-3, 6-1.

Misaki Doi (q) vs. Marketa Vondrousova (12)

Although she’d have to go three sets to do so, the twelfth-seeded Marketa Vondrousova would take care of business today against Misaki Doi.

To start the match, Vondrousova would get three breaks of Doi’s serve in the first set to take it 6-1. In the second set, down 1-4, Doi would win five straight games to take the set 6-4.

In the decisive third set, Vondrousova would get three breaks of Doi’s serve to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

Iga Swiatek vs. Arantxa Rus (q)

Qualifier Arantxa Rus would get a straight-sets victory today over the unseeded Iga Swiatek. In the opening set, each player would break the other’s serve three times en route to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Rus would prevail, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5). In the second set, Rus would go up 4-1 early and would ride that lead to a 6-3 set victory and a 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 match victory.

Elisabetta Cocciaretto (wc) vs. Irina-Camelia Begu (q)

Qualifier Irina-Camelia Begu would defeat Italian wildcard Elisabetta Cocciaretto with ease today. In the opening set, Begu would get two breaks of Cocciaretto’s serve to take the set 6-2.

In the second set, she would get three breaks to take the set 6-2 and the match 6-2, 6-2.

Kaja Juvan (q) vs. Polona Hercog

Despite a slow start, Polona Hercog would defeat qualifier Kaja Juvan in their match today. In the opening set, Juvan would only need one break of Hercog’s serve to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, Hercog would respond by getting three breaks to take the set 6-4. In the third set, Hercog would get four breaks en route to a 6-1 set victory and a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 match victory.

Anett Kontaveit (14) vs. Caroline Garcia

The fourteenth-seeded Anett Kontaveit would break Caroline Garcia’s serve once in their opening set to take the set 6-3. In the second set, each player would get two breaks en route to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Kontaveit would prevail, 7-1, to take the set 7-6 (7-1) and the match 6-3, 7-6 (7-1).

Bernarda Pera vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova

It would take her three sets, but Svetlana Kuznetsova would defeat American Bernarda Pera in their match today. In the opening set, Pera would get three breaks of Kuznetsova’s serve to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, each player would break the other’s serve three times en route to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Kuznetsova would prevail, 7-3, to win the set 7-6 (7-3).

In the decisive third set, Kuznetsova would get three breaks to take the set 6-3 and the match 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3.

Yulia Putintseva vs. Rebecca Peterson

Yulia Putintseva would break Rebecca Peterson’s serve three times in the opening set of their match to take the set 6-2. In the second set, she would get two breaks to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-2, 6-4.

Ons Jabeur vs. Coco Gauff

Coco Gauff would get a huge straight-sets victory today over Ons Jabeur. In the opening set of their match, Gauff would break Jabeur’s serve three times to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, Gauff would get three more breaks to take the set 6-3 and the match 6-4, 6-3.

Daria Kasatkina (q) vs. Vera Zvonareva (wc)

Qualifier Daria Kasatkina would dominate wildcard Vera Zvonareva in straight-sets today. In the opening set, Kasatkina would get two breaks of Zvonareva’s serve to take the set 6-2.

In the second set, down 0-2, Kasatkina would win six straight games, two at love, to take the set 6-2 and win the match 6-2, 6-2.

Garbine Muguruza (9) vs. Sloane Stephens

The ninth-seeded Garbine Muguruza would break Sloane Stephens’ serve twice in the opening set of their match to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, she would get two more breaks to take the set 6-3 and the match 6-3, 6-3.

Doubles Results

S.Kenin / B.Mattek-Sands  (8) vs. A.Friedsam / R.Olaru

The team of Anna-Lena Friedsam and Raluca Olaru would easily defeat the team of Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands today. In the opening set, Friedsam and Olaru would get three breaks of their opponents’ serve to take the set 6-1.

In the second set, down 2-4, they would win four games in a row to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-1, 6-4.

H.Carter / L.Stefani vs. A.Blinkova / E.Rybakina

In the opening set of Hayley Carter and Luisa Stefani’s match against Anna Blinkova and Elena Rybakina, Carter and Stefani would win the first five games, and would eventually take the set 6-4.

In the second set, each team would break the other’s serve twice en route to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Carter and Stefani would win, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5) and the match 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).

S.Halep / M.Niculescu vs. E.Svitolina / D.Yastremska

In the opening set of Simona Halep and Monica Niculescu’s match against Elina Svitolina and Dayana Yastremska, Halep and Niculescu would win six straight games to take the set 6-0.

In the second set, they would only give up one game, taking the set 6-1 and the match 6-0, 6-1.

K.Christian / G.Olmos vs. V.Kudermetova / K.Siniakova  (6)

The sixth-seeded team of Veronika Kudermetova and Katerina Siniakova would defeat the team of Kaitlyn Christian and Giuliana Olmos with ease.

In the opening set, Kudermetova and Siniakova would get two breaks of their opponents’ serve to take the set 6-2. In the second set, they would get two more breaks, to take the set 6-3 and the match 6-2, 6-3.

S.Aoyama / E.Shibahara  (7) vs. K.Bertens / A.Rus

The Japanese pairing of Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara would break the team of Kiki Bertens and Arantxa Rus once in the opening set of their match to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, they would get one break again to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-3, 6-4.

M.Kato / S.Santamaria vs. M.Doi / R.Voracova

Miyu Kato and Sabrina Santamaria would break Misaki Doi and Renata Voracova’s serve three times in the opening set of their match to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, Doi and Voracova would get two breaks to take the set 6-3. In the decisive third set tiebreak, Kato and Santamaria would come out on top, 10-6, to win the match 6-4, 3-6, 10-6.

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