The last clay tournament of the 2016 season has just ended, as our Sara Errani is ready to fly overseas to set the North American hardcourt grounds on fire.
Following a slow clay season start, marked with 4 R1 losses, our Sara Errani finally got her payback in Bucarest and Bastad, where she scored 2 consecutive Quartefinals. In fact, the last opponent she crossed rackets with, was Katerina Siniakova: the young Swede revealed herself to be a great fighter, as she immediately went after Sarita from the get-go, to gain a 5-3 break thanks to a lucky net. – l’Ericsson Open. Our warrior did not lose heart though, and leveled back again to serve for the first set. Unfortunately, the newcomer wasn’t willing to slaken off yet and won the tie-break. Moreover, carried away by a growing enthusiasm, she lately managed to follow a consistent run to close the match. Our Sara Errani tried her best to get back on track and reach her back but Siniakova did not shake a bit and sealed the deal on the first chance given. Final score: (2)6-7, 3-6.
Done with the clay for 2016, it is now Canada’s turn before getting to the USTA Series. The Rogers Cup tournament will be held in Montreal this year, and goes already at full speed, as its main draw is officially out. Our Sara Errani holds a major duty call to defend her stunning Semifinal reached in 2015’s Toronto edition. Her first step will be to face the home veteran (WC) Aleksandra Wozniak. The current n.472 in world rankings is 2-0 ahead in head-2-head records, even though they are both dated back in 2009 – one due to Sarita’s withdrawal in Moscow.
For your best information, HERE is the full women’s Singles draw.
Meanwhile, let the final countdown for Rio de Janeiro’s Olympics begin as we welcome back the greatest team on Tour, who finally reunites after achieving their Career Grand Slam: Sara Errani e Roberta Vinci, ladies and gentlemen. The former WTA n.1s will use Montreal’s Premier tournament to gain their automatisms and on-court legendary feeling back to compete for their dream: an Olympic medal. The Cichis’ will debut against the Slovenian team composed by Andreja Klepac and Katarina Srebotnic.
For your best information, HERE is the full women’s Doubles draw.