Americans Collins, Stephens Lead New WTA Stop In Austin; Raducanu Withdraws

by Staff | February 26th, 2023, 11:47 am
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The inaugural ATX Open will be held this week in Austin, Texas. The new WTA 250 level event features three players in the Top 30 plus American stars Danielle Collins and Sloane Stephens.

Top seeds are 1 Magda Linette, 2 Shuai Zhang, 3 Anastasia Potapova, 4 Danielle Collins, 5 Sloane Stephens, 6 Lauren Davis, 7 Alycia Parks, 8 Marta Kostyuk.

Stephens opens against countrywoman Taylor Townsend. No. 1 Linette is projected to meet 5 Stephens in the quarters, No. 3 Potapova – 7 Parks, No. 6 Davis – 4 Collins, and 8 seed Kostyuk – 2 Zhang in the bottom quarter.

Merida semifinalist Caty McNally, NCAA singles champion Peyton Stearns, Lyon champion Alycia Parks and Alison Riske are also in the field along with former Top 25 Dayana Yastremska are also in the draw.

Former US Open champion Emma Raducanu had to withdraw from the event due to tonsillitis.

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