Citi Open 2015: Tuesday tennis scores, updated results and draw schedule | Launderer report
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As the tennis world prepares for the US Open in late August, many stars from the WTA and ATP are in Washington DC for the Citi Open tournament.
The weather turned out to be a problem, as the rain caused two separate delays in the game. It wreaked havoc on the game schedule, but all games were able to be completed as darkness set in.
Top 10 players Kei Nishikori (No.5) and Marin Cilic (No.8) are the male headliners for the second day of competition, while Ekaterina Makarova was in action as the top seed on the women’s side. , just like defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova. .
One thing is certain, there will be a new men’s champion, as last year’s winner Milos Raonic is still on the sidelines with a foot injury.
Here are the results of Tuesday’s action and updated draw information ahead of Wednesday’s third day of play.
|Open Citi 2015 Results – August 4|
|Men’s singles||# 2 Kei Nishikori||James duckworth||6-7, 6-1, 6-4|
|Men’s singles||N ° 3 Marin Cilic||Hyeon chung||7-6, 6-3|
|Men’s singles||N ° 12 Vasek Pospisil||Donald young||7-5, 6-3|
|Men’s singles||# 13 Sam Querrey||Come on Soeda||6-3, 5-7, 6-4|
|Men’s singles||Jack sock n ° 15||Ruben Bemelmans||7-6, 6-3|
|Men’s singles||Steve johnson||Lukas Lacko||7-5, 6-3|
|Men’s singles||Sam groth||Thomas bellucci||7-6, 4-6, 6-3|
|Men’s singles||Lleyton hewit||John-Patrick Smith||6-3, 6-4|
|Men’s singles||Blaz Rola||Denis kudla||6-2, 4-6, 7-6|
|Men’s singles||Guido Pella||Ivan Dodig||6-3, 6-7, 7-5|
|Men’s singles||Alexandr Dolgopolov||Tim smyczek||6-4, 6-2|
|Men’s singles||Gilles Muller||Malek Jaziri||6-3, 7-5|
|Singles Women||N ° 1 Ekaterina Makarova||Alison Van Uytvanck||7-5, 7-5|
|Singles Women||# 2 Samantha Stosur||Kristina Mladenovic||6-2, 6-2|
|Singles Women||# 3 Belinda Bencic||Tereza smitkova||7-5, 6-4|
|Singles Women||No. 4 Svetlana Kuznetsova||Sanaz Marand||6-2, 6-4|
|Singles Women||Christina mchale||No. 7 Coco Vandeweghe||6-2, 4-6, 6-4|
|Singles Women||Polona hercog||Julia glushko||6-2, 7-5|
|Singles Women||Naomi broady||Jarmila Gajdosova||3-6, 7-5, 7-6|
|Singles Women||Sloane stephens||Magda Linette||6-2, 6-1|
|Singles Women||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||Madeleine Rybarikova||7-6, 7-6|
An updated draw for the men’s and women’s calendar can be found at CitiOpenTennis.com.
The first surprise of the day saw seventh seed Coco Vandeweghe lose in three sets to unranked Christina McHale.
What makes this outing more disappointing for Vandeweghe is that it was her first WTA event since Wimbledon, in which she had a career best run to the quarter-finals. Still, it has been an unfortunate role model for the 23-year-old throughout her career.
Ben Rothenberg from the New York Times noted the inconsistency with which Vandeweghe played:
Still, this seems to be a model for Vandeweghe. She entered this tournament with a 15-14 record in 2015, so a loss on Tuesday seems perfectly suited to how her season has unfolded.
One woman who had no such problems was Samantha Stosur. The tournament’s No.2 seed was beaten by Kristina Mladenovic, 6-2, 6-2, on her way to her 500th career victory. She put an exclamation mark on winning with this ace, according to the official Citi Open Twitter:
Stosur, 31, is no longer at the peak of her tennis power, but is still able to do good things every time she steps onto the pitch. It would be a surprise to see her win another major title, although her biggest professional triumph came at the US Open in 2011.
There was a tragedy for the American Sam Querrey, who had to fight against a valiant effort from Go Soeda in three sets. This is the first tournament since the Nottingham Open in June that he reached the third round of an ATP Tour event, although he was helped here with a first round pass.
Querrey’s serve was there for most of the victory, as he drew 26 aces. This was mitigated slightly due to seven double faults, but Soeda only managed two aces.
On the men’s side, while Tuesday didn’t cause so much drama with upheaval, things will pick up on Wednesday when top seed Andy Murray enters the field for the first time in search of his third title in single of the year.
As long as the weather isn’t too much of a problem for the future, Wednesday should be a good day to separate the contenders from the contenders for the Citi Open.