French Open Qualifiers – American Women


Kiki Bertens, a 20 year old from the Netherlands is the top seed in the French Open Women’s Qualifier.  She is currently ranked 89th in the world and has won $119,000 in her career with a record of 142-70 as a pro.  She started her qualifying quest with a tough 6-1, 4-6, 9-7 win over 18 year old Annia Beck of Germany. Annika is 164th in the world.  In the second round Bertens ran right through Olga Puchkoy (199) of Russia 6-2, 6-0.  She qualified for the main draw with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Madalina Gojnea.

Meanwhile, 22nd seeded Jill Craybas of the United States beat fellow American Gail Brodsky  6-1, 6-4 before losing to Romania’s Madaline Gojnea 7-6, 6-4.  The 23rd seed, Allison Riske of the United States, fell to Maria Elena Camerin of Italy 7-5, 6-4.  American Coco Vandeweghe came away with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 win over Karin Knapp of Italy, the #3 seed in the qualifiers before losing to Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova 6-1, 6-2.  Madison Brengle won her first round match over Misa Equchi (Japan) 7-5, 2-6, 6-1.  In the second round she lost to Elena Bogdan of Romania 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.  22 year old Alexa Glatch of the United States beat Renata Voracova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7, 6-0 and stayed alive in the qualifying tournament with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over 4th seeded Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan, the 100th ranked player in the world  Glatch is ranked 190th.  She qualified for the main draw with a win over Sesil Karatantcheva 6-2, 6-4.  Chichi Scholl lost 7-5, 6-0 to Nastassia Blurnett of Italy.  Julia Cohen from Philadelphia won 6-1, 6-2 over Petra Rampre of Slovenia in the first round and 6-3, 6-3 over Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland (118).  Lauren Davis took out 16th seed Valeria Savinykh of Russia 7-6, 6-1, Yvonne Meusberger of Austria and then beat Julia Cohen 1-5, 6-4, 6-2.

 

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