In another singles match presented today, Poland’s Paula Kania (no. 159) fell to Czech Repulic’s Andrea Hlavackova in two sets of 6-3 and 6-0. Closing off the evening session, fifth seed Julia Goerges (no. 94) from Germany needed just a little over an hour to dispose of her opponent Melanie Oudin (no. 134) from the United States in two identical sets of 6-2.
Four doubles matches were also scheduled today. Third seeds Lucie Hradecka from Czech Republic and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni from Croatia, crushed their opponents Samantha Crawford and Sachia Vickery both from the United States, in two sets of 6-2 and 6-0. The Canadians Sonja Molnar and Charlotte Petrick did not have any more trouble eliminating their rivals, countrymates Ayan Broomfield and Maria Patrascu, 6-2 and 6-1. Qualifier Asia Muhammad was back on court later this afternoon teaming up this time with fellow American Maria Sanchez to face Ajla Tomljanovic, from Croatia and Anna Tatishvili from the United States. The Muhammad-Sanchez duo had the upper hand winning 6-4, 7-5 and 10-3. In the last doubles contest, the team comprised of Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova and Germany’s Tatjana Maria defeated Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski and Poland’s Paula Kania in two equal sets of 6-4.
Tomorrow, three singles and three doubles matches will be presented in the afternoon session starting at 11 am. The evening program, presented from 7 pm will star first seed Venus William who will be back on court to face qualifier Olga Savchuk (no. 225) from Ukraine. The following contest will be a doubles in which the all-Canadian duo formed of Sonja Molnar and Charlotte Petrick will compete against Barbora Krejcikova from Czech Republic and Tatjana Maria from Germany.
Good tickets are still available for afternoon and evening sessions of the Coupe Banque Nationale, presented by Bell. For reservations, fans can dial 418-653-2255.
Courtois Straight Through to the Semis
– Pauline Courtois leads after first day