WTA Italian Open Day 3: Kovinic Upsets Bencic, Halep Moves On, & More

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WTA Italian Open Day 3 Recap

Qualifier Danka Kovinic would upset Belinda Bencic, Simona Halep would move on to the next round, and much more at the Italian Open.

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WTA Italian Open Day 3 Results

Singles Results

Magda Linette vs. Elise Mertens (11)

Eleventh-seeded Elise Mertens would come out firing against Magda Linette, winning the first four games in a row before taking the set 6-2.

In the second set, she would get two breaks of Linette’s serve to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-2, 6-4.

Belinda Bencic (6) vs. Danka Kovinic (q)

Qualifier Danka Kovinic would get one of the bigger wins of her career today against the sixth-seeded Belinda Bencic. In the opening set of their match, tied at three, Kovinic would win three consecutive games, one on Bencic’s serve, to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, Kovinic would get three breaks of Bencic’s serve to take the set 6-1 and the match 6-3, 6-1.

Simona Halep (1) vs. Jasmine Paolini (wc)

Top-seeded Simona Halep would start off her run at the Italian Open today with a solid victory over wildcard Jasmine Paolini.

To start the match, Halep would go down 0-2, but would win six of the next seven games to take the opening set 6-3. In the second set, Halep would get four breaks of Paolini’s serve, while being broken three times, to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-3, 6-4.

Aliona Bolsova (q) vs. Anna Blinkova (q)

In a match between two qualifiers, Anna Blinkova would get the best of opponent Aliona Bolsova. In the opening set, Bolsova would race to a 4-2 lead and would ride that lead to a 6-4 set victory.

But, in the second set, Blinkova would dominate, winning five games in a row to finish the set at 6-1. In the decisive third set, each player would break the other’s serve three times en route to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Blinkova would prevail, 7-4, to take the set 7-6 (7-4) and the match 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4).

Victoria Azarenka (se) vs. Venus Williams (wc)

With a championship at the Western & Southern Open and a finals appearance at the US Open, Victoria Azarenka has been rolling lately and had no plans to stop today for Venus Williams.

In the opening set of their match, Azarenka and Williams would go back-and-forth all the way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Azarenka would prevail, 9-7, to take the set 7-6 (9-7).

In the second set, Azarenka would get three breaks of Williams’ serve to take the set 6-2 and the match 7-6 (9-7), 6-2.

Elena Rybakina (10) vs. Marie Bouzkova

In the opening set of the tenth-seeded Elena Rybakina’s match against Marie Bouzkova, down 1-4, Rybakina would win six out of the next seven games to take the set 7-5.

In the second set, each player would break the other’s serve three times on their way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Rybakina would win, 7-3, to take the set 7-6 (7-3) and the match 7-5, 7-6 (7-3).

Dayana Yastremska vs. Amanda Anisimova

In a highly anticipated matchup, Dayana Yastremska would get the best of American Amanda Anisimova. In the opening set, Anisimova would get two breaks of Yastremska’s serve to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, each player would break the other’s serve three times on their way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Yastremska would prevail, 7-3, to take the set 7-6 (7-3).

In the decisive third set, Yastremska would only need one break to take the set 6-4 and win the match 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4.

Barbora Strycova vs. Karolina Pliskova (2)

The second-seeded Karolina Pliskova would take care of business with ease today against fellow Czech Barbora Strycova. In the opening set, Pliskova would break Strycova’s serve twice 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.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs. Elina Svitolina (4)

In the last match of the day, despite a little resistance from Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina would come away with a win.

In the opening set, Svitolina would only need one break of Pavlyuchenkova’s serve, in the sixth game, 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, Svitolina would prevail, 7-4, to take the set 7-6 (7-4) and the match 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).

Doubles Results

E.Perez / S.Sanders vs. L.Hradecka / A.Klepac

The doubles team of Lucie Hradecka and Andreja Klepac would break Ellen Perez and Storm Sander’s serve once in the opening set of their match to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, each team would break the other’s serve en route to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Hradecka and Klepac would prevail, 7-2, to take the set 7-6 (7-2) and the match 6-3, 7-6 (7-2).

A.Friedsam / R.Olaru vs. M.Kato / S.Santamaria

Down 1-3 in the opening set, Anna-Lena Friedsam and Raluca Olaru would win five out of the next six games, breaking Miyu Kato and Sabrina Santamaria’s serve a total of four times in the set to take it 6-4.

In the second set, Friedsam and Olaru would only need two breaks of their opponents’ serve to take the set 6-3 and win the match 6-4, 6-3.

A.Muhammad / A.Rodionova vs. S.Fichman / V.Zvonareva

American Asia Muhammad and partner Arina Rodionova would break Sharon Fichman and Vera Zvonarevas’ serve three times in the opening set of their match to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, down 0-3, they would win six out of the next seven games to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-4, 6-4.

L.Kichenok / N.Kichenok vs. C.Gauff / C.McHale  (alt)

American alternates Coco Gauff and Christina McHale would get a solid victory against Lyudmyla and Nadiya Kichenok. In the opening set, Gauff and McHale would get three breaks of serve to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, they would get three more breaks to take the set 7-5 and the match 6-4, 7-5.

M.Linette / B.Pera  (alt) vs. A.Guarachi / D.Krawczyk

Alternates Magda Linette and Bernarda Pera would have no issues defeating the team of Alexa Guarachi and Desirae Krawczyk today.

In the first set, Linette and Pera would break their opponents’ twice en route to a 6-2 set victory. In the second set, they would only get one break, but that would be enough to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-2, 6-4.

G.Gatto-Monticone / J.Paolini  (wc) vs. O.Kalashnikova / L.Siegemund

In the last doubles match of the day, Italian wildcards Giulia Gatto-Monticone and Jasmine Paolini would get a straight-sets victory over Oksana Kalashnikova and Laura Siegemund.

In the opening set, Gatto-Monticone and Paolini would get two breaks of their opponents’ service to take the set 6-3. In the second set, they would get three breaks, while being broken twice, to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-3, 6-4.

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