The Road to the Final: Caroline Dolehide vs Maria Sakkari

The news

Main draw dates: Sunday, Sep 17 โ€“ Saturday, Sep 23, 2023

Singles Final: Saturday, Sep 23, 6pm

Doubles Final: Saturday, Sep 23, 3:30pm

Venue: Pan American Tennis Center

Staging: 3rd Edition

Draw sizes: 56 singles / 28 doubles teams / 32 singles qualifying

Surface: Hard / Outdoor

Tennis Ball: Wilson US Open high Altitude

Wildcards: Eugenie Bouchard (CAN), Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS), Lya Isabel Fernandez Olivares (MEX)

Youngest singles player: Lya Isabel Fernandez Olivares (16), Robin Montgomery (19), Leylah Fernandez (21)

Oldest singles player: Victoria Azarenka (34), Yanina Wickmayer (33), Arantxa Rus (32) Asia Muhammad (32)

The top seeds

[1] Ounces of Jabeur (TUN)

[2] Caroline Garcia (FRA)

[3] Maria Sakkari (GRE)

[4] Madison Keys (USA)

[5] Belinda Bencic (SUI)

[6] Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)

[7] Veronika Kudermetova (CZE)

[8] Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS)

The match program HERE

The updated table HERE

Sunday September 17

We start this WTA 1000, which brings together only 13 of the 30 best in the world with the double wheel taken by Kristina Mladenovic against Cristina Bucsa (ESP). Elise Mertens wins the Belgian duel, 7/6 6/2 against Yanina Wickmayer.

Karolina Pliskova dismisses the Japanese Ena Shibahara 7/5 6/2. Sloane Stephens won 7/5 6/4 against her compatriot Ann Li. All these matches count for the 1/32 finals.

Monday September 18

Continuation of the 1/32nd with the retirement of Danielle Collins after losing the first round 7/6 against Sashia Vickery (USA). Sofia Kenin, on cloud nine for 10 days, leaves Carol Zhao (CAN) 6/4 6/4.

Emiliana Arango (COL), 22 years old, WTA 180, signs a huge surprise by beating TDS 11 Anastasia Potapova 6/4 6/3. Viktoria Azarenka dynamites the American Robin Montgomery 6/1 6/1.

Camila Giorgi eliminates Mayar Sherif, TDS 14, 7/5 6/3 and Magdalena Frech punit Camila Osorio (COL) 6/2 6/1.

Let’s move on to the 1/16 finals with Hailey Baptiste who eliminates Karolina Pliskova, TDS 16, after 2h50 of play, 7/6 5/7 7/6 (4). Martina Trevisan dismisses her compatriot Jasmine Paolini, TDS 15, 7/5 6/2.

We end with the snatch victory of a Veronika Kudermetova lacking confidence, 6/2 6/7 6/4 against Eugenie Bouchard (CAN).

Tuesday September 19

The Colombian Emiliana Arango continues her surprising journey by beating Sloane Stephens in 1/16th, 6/1 6/2. Camila Giorgi leaves no chance to Cristina Bucsa, beaten 6/1 6/2.

The French No. 1, now 11th in the world, came out miraculously against the Belarusian Aljaksandra Sasnovich. She finally won 4/6 7/6 6/4 after saving two match points in the second set.

Ekaterina Alexandrova, TDS 8, battle to take out Magdalena Frech (POL) 7/6 7/6. Sofia Kenin, totally transfigured for a month, dismisses Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) 6/2 7/6. Leylah Fernandez takes out Elise Mertens, TDS 13, 6/3 6/4.

Jelena Ostapenko (LET) dominates Marta Kostyuk (UKR) 6/2 6/3. Emma Navarro, who is progressing a lot, signs a great performance by eliminating Madison Keys, TDS 4, semi-finalist of the US Open, 6/2 7/6.

Ons Jabeur wins against Alycia Parks 6/2 6/2 and Maria Sakkari wins against Storm Hunter (AUS) 6/2 6/4.

Wednesday September 20

Placed at the start of the program, Caroline Garcia did not miss her chance and logically won, 7/5 6/4, against Hailey Baptiste (USA, WTA 174). The Frenchwoman will play against Azarenka or Kudemertova in the quarter-final.

A few minutes later, Caroline Dolehide (USA), who hasn’t managed anything interesting for ages, inflicted a 6/1 6/2 on a very disappointing Ekaterina Alexandrova.

Sofia Kenin, who has regained a great level of play, dismisses the irregular Jelena Ostapenko 6/4 7/5. Emiliana Arango, living the best week of her life, this time dismisses Taylor Townsend (USA) 7/5 1/6 6/4.

Maria Sakkari destroys Camila Giorgi 6/2 6/2. Leylah Fernandez, who has not been to such a party for a long time, dominates Emma Navarro (USA) 6/2 6/3. Viktoria Azarenka punishes the ghost of Veronika Kudermetova 6/2 6/1.

We end with the surprise victory of Martina Trevisan, who simply leaves Ons Jabeur, 6/7 7/5 6/3.

Thursday September 21, the 1/4 finals

Martina Trevisan ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น vs Caroline Dolehide ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ : 6/3 6/7 (9) 3/6

The 111th in the world found the strength to save 4 match points and, to everyone’s surprise, reached the semi-final, the first of her career, at 25 years old, on the circuit.

Leylah Fernandez ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย vs Sofia Kenin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ : 4/6 7/6 1/6

For the first time since 2019, the American climbed into the final four of a WTA 1000. Having fallen to 419th place in the world in 2022, Kenin struggled, doubted and above all worked to regain her tennis and her confidence. Her success allows her to return, at a minimum, to 31st place in the WTA.

Victoria Azarenka ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ vs Carolina Garcia ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท : 3/6 4/6

For the first time in 14 months, the Frenchwoman climbs into the semi-finals of a WTA 1000. For the first time this year, she wins against a Top 30 player, in this case the 23rd, for the first time since 6 months, she won three consecutive matches.

So many good reasons to smile after this victory obtained by saving 11 break points against her, solid.

Emiliana Arango ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด vs Maria Sakkari ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท : 3/6 4/6

Disappointed after the US Open, like her future opponent, the Greek player regains color and puts an end to the sensation of the tournament.

Friday September 22, the 1/2 finals

Caroline Dolehide ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ vs Sofia Kenin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ : 7/5 6/3

The dream week continues for the 111th in the world who offers her first final on the circuit and not just any final. She also becomes the 2nd lowest ranked player to reach the final of a WTA 1000, since 2009.

Trailing 4/2 in the initial round, Dolehide then found the right tactic against Kenin who increased the number of mistakes in frustration.

Carolina Garcia ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท vs Maria Sakkari ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท : 3/6 0/6

There was no photo between the Greek and the French in this semi-final. Already a finalist here last season, Sakkari felt “like at home” and Garcia quickly understood this.

Broken from the start of the match, she will take more and more risks and make more and more mistakes.

Saturday September 23, Final

Caroline Dolehide ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ vs Maria Sakkari ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท

2023-09-23 23:08:07
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