Wozniacki, Sivtolina Tuesday Winners In Toronto; Bouchard Bounced By Vekic

by Staff | August 9th, 2017, 12:31 am
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Seeds went 4-0 Tuesday in Toronto with former champions Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska both advancing along with Elina Svitolina and Elena Vesnina.

Wozniacki rolled past qualifier Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-3, 6-0.

“It was a pretty good match. I kind of got to find my rhythm in the beginning but thought I served and returned very well,” Wozniacki said. “Once I got going, I kind of started to play better. It’s always nice to get a nice win in two sets in the first round, so I’m very pleased with that.”

Wozniacki won Montreal in 2010, but had never won a match in Toronto until Tuesday.

“It’s really crazy that I hadn’t won a match here before today,” she added. “I’m definitely very pleased and was a little bit nervous serving it out. I was like, ‘Please, let me get this one’ and I managed to.”

Radwanska, the 2014 winner, ousted Stanford champ Coco Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-2. Radwanska recently married hitting partner Dawid Celt.

“It was a great weekend. It didn’t change any of my plans, but I’m obviously very happy that Caro and Angie could come,” Radwanska said. “I couldn’t imagine a wedding without them. I’m happy all the Polish players were there as well.

“I had a really good wedding planner, so I can thank her for doing everything for me. I didn’t have to do much. I got to wear sneakers at the end of the wedding, so I went from high heels, then lower and lower, to finally running shoes.”

Elina Svitolina beat Daria Kasatina 7-6(4), 6-4 while Elena Vesnina was a first round victor over Alison Riske.

Canadian hope Eugenie Bouchard was promptly bounced by qualifier Donna Vekic 6-3, 6-4. Bouchard has won just one of her last six matches.

“Tough match in singles,” Bouchard said. “I think I just made too many unforced errors, you know. I’m obviously a bit low in confidence right now. So it’s tough to get through tough matches when you’re in a moment like that.

On Wednesday, Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep, Venus Williams, Angelique Kerber and Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza are all in action.

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One Comment for Wozniacki, Sivtolina Tuesday Winners In Toronto; Bouchard Bounced By Vekic

BBB Says:

Wow, the WTA is stupid. Not only is it hard to find matches on TV in the US, but the amateur outfit broadcasting the matches just misspelled Rogers Cup (“Rodgers Cup”).

What on earth are they thinking.

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