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Sara Errani upsets Sara Sorribes Tormo in Bogotà

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Former Roland Garros finalist Sara Errani upset number 2 seed Sara Sorribes Tormo from Spain 7-5 7-5 after 2 hours and 11 minutes in a match that featured a total of 14 breaks of serve at the Copa Colsanitas WTA 250 tournament in Bogotà. Earlier this year Sorribes Tormo won her first title in Guadalajara beating Eugenie Bouchard and reached the semifinals in Monterrey and the quarter finals in Abu Dhabi and Miami.

 

Errani held her first service game at deuce to take a 1-0 lead. Both players traded breaks at love in the second and third games. Errani earned a break in the fourth game with a double fault. Sorribes Tormo broke straight back at love after a double fault from Errani. Sorribes Tormo broke back in the seventh game, as Errani sent a backhand long, and held serve in the eighth game to draw level to 4-4. Errani broke back in the 10th game, as Sorribes Tormo hit her backhand into the net. Errani held serve at 30 before breaking serve on her second set point to seal the first set 7-5 after a double fault from Sorribes Tormo. 

Errani broke twice in the second and sixth games in the second set to open up a 5-1 lead. Sooribes Tormo pulled one break back on her second chance in the seventh game. Errani rallied from 15-40 down to draw level to 40-40, but Sorribes Tormo held serve with a forehand volley and a backhand. Sorribes Tormo got back the second break in the ninth game and held serve with an ace to draw level to 5-5. Errani held serve at love in the 11th game before earning two match points after a double fault from Sorribes Tormo. Errani converted her second chance to claim the second set 7-5 setting up a second round match against Aliona Bolsova from Spain. 

Another Italian player Giulia Gatto Monticone came back from one set down to beat Astra Sharma 4-6 7-5 6-1 after 2 hours and 23 minutes. Gatto Monticone was trailing 0-30 in the third game of the third set, when the score was 1-1, until chair umpire David Armenta Castro made the mistake to gift the point to the wrong player. After leaving his chair to confirm Gatto Monticone had hit a ball out on Astra’s side of the score, Armenta Castro forgot the score and errounesly called the score 30-15. The TV graphics correctly updated to 0-40 but the umpire called 30-15. Sharma returned a serve into the net for what should been 15-40 but Armenta Castro called 40-15 in favour of Gatto Monticone. Sharma won the next point and correctly assumed that she had broken the Italian player. The Australian player walked to her chair, only to be called back when the umpire said it was now 40-30. Gatto Monticone won the next point to take the take the game. Sharma dropped the next four games to lose the third set 6-1. 

Gatto Monticone will face Tamara Zidansek from Slovenia, who beat Anna Kalinskaya 6-0 7-5 after 1 hour and 19 minutes. 

Tereza Martincova rallied from one set down to beat Leonie Kung 4-6 6-4 6-4 after 2 hours and 14 minutes. 

Colombian wildcard Maria Camila Serrano cruised past Sachia Vickery 6-3 6-2. 

Chilean qualifier Daniela Seguei came back from one set down to upset Danish rising star Clara Tauson 3-6 6-3 6-2 after 2 hous and 23 minutes. Seguei will take on French qualifier Harmony Tan, who upset Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3 6-3. 

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Anhelina Kalinina beats Daria Kasatkina at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow

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Anhelina Kalinina eased past Daria Kasatkina 6-2 6-3 after 1 hour and 23 minutes at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. 

 

Kalinina, who reached the final in Budapest this year, hit 24  winners to 18 unforced errors. She scored her second top 30 win this year after beating Angelique Kerber in the first round at this year’s edition of the French Open. 

The match between Kalinina and Kasatkina featured 12 breaks of serve. Kalinina went up a 3-0 lead with a double break in the second set. Kasatkina pulled one break back in the fourth game and saved four break points to hold serve in the fifth game for 2-3 in the longest game of the match. 

Kalinina saved two match points in the sixth game before breaking serve in the seventh game to open up a 5-2 lead. She was not able to serve out the match after two double faults, but she sealed the second set with a drive volley. 

Anna Kalinskaya rallied from 3-5 down in the first set to beat Dayana Yastremska 7-6 (7-5) 6-4. Yastremska started the tie-break with six consecutive unforced errors, but she saved five set points, but she sent a return outside the court. Kalinskaya set up a second round match against Maria Sakkari. 

Lesla Tsurenko beat 18-year-old Chinese player Zheng Qinwen 6-4 6-3. Bernarda Pera beat Aleksandra Krunic 7-6 (7-3) 6-3. Pera converted her sixth point to close out the first set.  Pera will face Anastasya Pavlyuchenkova. 

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Arthur Rinderknech beats Federico Delbonis to reach the second round in Antwerp

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Arthur Rinderknech won 85% of his first service points in his 6-4 6-4 win over Federico Delbonis after 1 hour and 31 minutes to reach the second round at the European Open in Antwerp. 

 

Rinderknech earned two breaks to open up a 4-1 lead. Delbonis pulled back one break in the sixth game, but Rinderknech held on his next service games to win the first set 6-4. 

The Frenchman went up an early break in the first game to take a 4-2 lead. Delbonis saved three break points to hold serve at deuce in the seventh game for 3-4. Rinderknech served out the win at deuce after saving a break point in the 10th game. 

Rinderknech has extended his winning record to 2-0 in his head-to-head matches against Delbonis.

“I am really pleased with the win. There were some crazy points here and there and sometimes they did not go my way. These kind of points can change the match but I tried to stay focused and I am pleased I was able to close out the match”, said Rinderknech. 

US Next Gen player Jenson Brooksby cruised past Norbert Gombos 6-4 6-2. Brooksby went up a 4-1 lead with a double break. Gombos pulled one break back for 2-4 in the sixth game. Brooksby held on his next service games to win the first set 6-4 and earned two breaks in the first and seventh games to seal the second set 6-4. 

Another US Next Gen rising star Brandon Nakashima beat Pierre Hugues Herbert 6-2 6-4. Nakashima broke serve in the fifth and seventh games and earned a break in the fifth game of the second set. 

Dusan Lajovic beat Richard Gasquet 7-6 (7-3) 6-1. Gasquet earned a break in the third game to take a 2-1 lead. Lajovic broke straight back to draw level to 2-2. Lajovic saved two break points in the ninth and eleventh games. Lajovic earned three mini-breaks to win the tie-break 7-3. The Serbian player broke three times to win the second set 6-1. 

Botic Van de Zandschulp beat Alexei Popyrin 6-4 3-6 6-0. Van de Zandschulp won the first set 6-4 with a break in the fifth game. 

Popyrin saved five break points in the first game before converting his third break point to take a 2-0 lead. Both players went on serve until the 10th game when Popyrin served out the set after saving two break points. 

Van de Zandschulp earned three breaks to win the third set 6-0. 

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Marin Cilic overcomes Damir Dzumhur at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow

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Marin Cilic edged past Damir Dzumhur 6-7 (4-7) 6-1 6-1 after 1 hour and 51 minutes to reach the second round at the VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow. Cilic won two consecutive titles in 2014 and 2015. 

 

Cilic came back from losing the tie-break of the first set by winning 12 of the last 13 games. He will face either Tommy Paul or Winston Salem finalist Mikael Ymer.

The opening set went on serve with no break points en route to the tie-break. Dzumhur earned three set points at 6-3 with two mini-breaks and converted his second chance to win the tie-break 7-4. Cilic broke three times to cruise through to a 6-1 win in the second set. The 2014 US Open champion saved a break point in the third game before breaking at deuce in the fourth game to open up a 3-1 lead. Cilic closed out the third set with a double break at love in the sixth game. 

The Croatian player has extended his winning record to 2-0 in his head-to-head matches against Dzumhur. 

Cilic won his 19th career ATP title in Stuttgart against Felix Auger Aliassime and reached two semifinals in Singapore and Estoril.  

“It always feels great to be here. It is always a pleasure and it is great to see a nice crowd here. I know that Damir always enjoys these conditions where the court is a bit slower and the ball stays a bit slower, so I was having a little bit of difficulty on his serve in the first set”, said Cilic. 

John Millman also rallied from one set down to beat Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-3 after two hours and 35 minutes. Millman will play against either Alexander Bublik or Ukrainian qualifier Ilya Marchenko. 

Millman went up a 5-2 lead with a double break. Bonzi pulled both breaks back to draw level to draw level to 5-5. Bonzi earned two mini-breaks to take a 4-2 lead. Millman pulled back on serve to draw level to 5-5, but Bonzi earned his third mini-break to win the tie-break 7-5.

Bonzi went up a set and a break to take a 4-3 lead, but Millman won the final three games with two breaks to claim the second set 6-4. Millman raced out to a 4-0 lead with two breaks. Bonzi got one break back in the fifth game for 1-4. Millman won his final service games to close out the third set 6-3. 

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