Posted March 16, 2021 11:05 PM
The No. 1 seed within the Monterrey match, the American Sloane Stephens was eradicated as quickly as she entered the working by a fortunate-loser, Kristina Kucova. The Chinese Saisai Zheng, then again, held her No. 3 seed.
Nothing goes nicely for Sloane Stephens! Since her loss within the third spherical of the US Open towards Serena Williams final September, the American has gained just one match, within the first spherical of Roland Garros. Falling again to forty eighth on the planet, the previous US Open winner suffered her fifth straight defeat on Tuesday within the first spherical of the Monterrey match, the place she was the No. 1 seed. She solely scored 4 video games towards the Slovak fortunate-loser Kristina Kucova, 151st on the planet, shedding 6-2, 6-2 in 1:10. She notably misplaced her serve seven instances and the three breaks in her favor didn’t tip the scales. In the second set, she led 2-0, earlier than shedding six video games in a row. Stephens will attempt to regain confidence on the Miami facet subsequent week. In distinction, the No.3 seed Saisai Zheng didn’t miss his debut within the Mexican match, with a 6-3, 7-5 victory in 1:37 over Russia’s Varvara Gracheva. She misplaced her serve as soon as within the first set, however she was already main 4-1. In the second, she shortly led 5-1, earlier than being damaged twice, lacking a match level at 5-4, and at last successful at 6-5.
Day Two from Monterrey
Ranked # 151, Kristina Kucova of Slovakia upsets No.1 seed Sloane Stephens, 6-2, 6-2.
– wta (@WTA) March 16, 2021
MONTERREY (Mexico, WTA 250, onerous exterior, 196,798 €)
Title holder: Elina Svitolina (UKR)
Kucova (SLQ, LL) beats Stephens (USA, # 1): 6-2, 6-2
Fernandez (CAN) beats Vandeweghe (USA, WC): 6-3, 6-2
Kuzmova (SLQ) beats Dolehide (USA, WC): 6-3, 6-1
Dart (GBR, LL) – Watson (GBR, n ° 5)
Paolini (ITA) beats Hibino (JAP, n ° 9): 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Schmiedlova (SLQ) beats Boulter (GBR): 6-4, 6-0
Juvan (SLO, Q) beats Osorio Serrano (COL, Q): 6-4, 6-4
Tsurenko (UKR, Q) – Sorribes Tormo (ESP, n ° 7)
Li (USA, n ° 8) beats Rus (PBS): 6-3, 7-5
Zidansek (SLO) beats Zarazua (MEX, WC): 7-6 (8), 6-3)
Zhu (CHN) – Bouchard (CAN)
Zheng (CHN, n ° 3) beats Gracheva (RUS): 6-3, 7-5
Blinkova (RUS, n ° 6) – Golubic (SUI, Q)
Davis (USA) beats Sherif (EGY, Q): 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
Stojanovic (SER) beats Trevisan (ITA): 6-3, 6-2
Kalinskaya (RUS, Q) – Podoroska (ARG, n ° 2)