No. 1 seed Madison Brengle cruises into Dow Tennis Classic quarterfinals
1 seed based on her performance Wednesday in the Dow Tennis Classic, reaching the quarterfinals at the Greater Midland Tennis Center. Brengle, ranked 71st in the world, rolled over Sachia Vickery, 6-2 6-0, in a match that lasted just 49 minutes. Brengle, who won the 2018 Dow Tennis Classic title, advances to Friday’s quarterfinals to face Lizette Cabrera, who came from behind to beat Kurmi Nara, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. Katrina Scott and Danielle Lao also won Wednesday to secure a quarterfinal spot. Scott knocked off Catherine Harrison, 6-3, 6-1, while Lao defeated Alexa Glatch, 6-2, 6-4.mlive.com
Conny Perrin knocks out No. 4 seed in Dow Tennis Classic
The 25-year-old right-hander from Great Britain dropped a 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 match against Switzerland’s Conny Perrin, who advances to play former Ohio State standout Francesca Di Lorenzo. It took Di Lorenzo more than three hours to earn a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 win over Texas Christian’s Ellie Douglas. 2 seed Misaki Dow moved on with a win over Katie Volynets, outlasting the 19-year-old from California, 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 in a match that took 2 hours, 41 minutes. 5 seed Caty McNally, the 2019 Dow Classic champion, ousted 17-year-old Reese Brantmeier, 6-3, 7-5, while No. 6 seed Katarzyna Kawa moved on with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Alycia Parks.mlive.com
The Latest: Shapovalov edges teenage Sinner in 1st round
The 10th-seeded Frenchman is a two-time Grand Slam semifinalist, but he can't seem to win anywhere at the moment. ___4:55 p.m.U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem has moved into the second round at the Australian Open, where he was the runner-up to Novak Djokovic a year ago. Thiem had been 0-3 in Grand Slam finals until emerging for the championship at Flushing Meadows in September. The first tournament of this year’s Grand Slam season began after a three-week delay because of the coronavirus pandemic. Serena Williams begins her latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam singles title in the following match against Laura Siegemund.