Canadian Eugenie Bouchard fell to American Kristie Ahn in a hard fought 2 set match to open this fourth day of tennis action at XS Tennis Village. Stanford Cardinal Ahn, who beat fellow Americans Michaela Gordon and Quinn Gleason in qualifying rounds, will meet Ukraine’s Danya Yastremska. Yaskremska eliminated France’s Pauline Parmentier in straight sets: 76, 26(2).
Bulgarian Sesil Karatantcheva, who beat Jennifer Elie and Tereza Martincova in qualifying rounds, added one more win to her week, besting Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova in three sets: 36, 60, 63.
Qualifier Jamie Loeb of the US was eliminated by the number 2 seed, Croatia’s Petra Martic in two sets: 61, 63. Martic will advance to the second round where she meets Bulgaria’s Sesil Karatantcheva. Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo also claimed a win today, beating Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina 62, 63.
Russia’s Anna Blinkova beat wild card Francesca Di Lorenzo of the United States in straight sets: 64, 63. Wildcard Varvara Lepchenko will also be moving onto the second round as her opponent Katie Boulter of Great Britain retired.
Oracle Challenger Series Newport Beach winner and 2018 BNP Paribas Open wild card recipient Danielle Collins made her highly anticipated first appearance on court in Chicago, beating Croatia’s Jana Fett 62, 60. Collins will face off next against Blinkova of Russia in round 2 tomorrow.