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Monday Women's Tennis Summary
Singles - First Round: (3) Mandy Minella def. (Q) Wang Qiang 6-2 5-7 6-3
This may well put Mandy Minella above #80 -- but, with no one in Baku ranked above #60, we will have to wait to be sure; Challengers are going to have a disproportionate effect on the rankings this week.
Singles - First Round: (Q) Aleksandra Krunic def. (4) Andrea Hlavackova 6-1 6-7(11-13) 6-4
This is only the third WTA event for Aleksandra Krunic -- but, interestingly, she has won her opener at all of them.
Singles - First Round: Alla Kudryavtseva def. (WC) Kamilla Farhad 6-1 6-0
Alla Kudryavtseva defends her points -- an important thing, given that she is down to #141!
Singles - First Round: Tamarine Tanasugarn def. (WC) Varvara Flink 3-6 6-3 6-2
Tamarine Tanasugarn earns her first WTA win since Pattaya City, but it was a lot harder than it probably should have been.
Singles - First Round: (Q) Valeria Solovieva def. Olga Savchuk 1-6 6-3 7-6(7-1)
This isn't really much of an upset; Valeria Solovieva is ranked #225, Olga Savchuk #206. And Savchuk was defending points; Solovieva will be the higher-ranked next week.
Doubles - First Round: (1) Bratchikova/Panova def. Domachowska/Minella 6-3 6-4
Doubles - First Round: Cohen/Jones def. Jovanovski/Krunic 6-4 3-6 10-3 (Match TB)
Doubles - First Round: Dzehalevich/Puchkova def. Pervak/Tsurenko 6-2 6-3
Ksenia Pervak is our top singles seed. This looks unpromising.
Doubles - First Round: (WC) Flink/Mayr-Achleitner def. (WC) Farhad/Korashvili 6-1 6-3
Evidently having one local (Flink) on a team is better than having two (Farhad and Korashvili).