WTA roundup: Laura Siegemund pulls upset in Adelaide

League: Tennis

Posted on: 09 Jan, 2024 at 04:41 PM

Credit: Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun / USA TODAY NETWORK

German Laura Siegemund recorded a 6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-4 win over seventh-seeded Russian Liudmila Samsonova on Tuesday to advance to the second round at the Adelaide International in Australia.

Siegemund overcame deficits in the second and third sets to win the match in two hours, 53 minutes.

Sixth-seeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia overcame a first-set misstep to notch a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 win over Sorana Cirstea of Romania. Eighth-seeded Veronika Kudermetova of Russia posted a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Ashlyn Krueger, while Russians Ekaterina Alexandrova and Daria Kasatkina, Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia and Czech Katerina Siniakova also advanced to the second round.

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Sixth-seeded Sofia Kenin posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over Greet Minnen of Belgium in opening-round action in Australia.

No. 4 seed Xinyu Wang of China recorded a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win over Australian Olivia Gadecki while fifth-seeded Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic notched a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland.

Other first-round winners were ninth-seeded Tatjana Maria, China's Yue Yuan, Poland's Magdalena Frech, Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva, Caroline Dolehide and Bulgarian Viktoriya Tomova.

--Field Level Media