Eventually we are only one step away from the last Grand Slam tournament of 2016 season – the US Open, that is. As for this week, our plane is headed straight from Ohio to Connecticut for the WTA Premier of New Haven.
Even thought the Western&Southern Open in Cincinnati didn’t turn out as one of the luckiest events of the year – both due to Singles R1 outcome against Coco Vandeweghe, and Carla Suarez Navarro’s last minute medical condition, that force her to give up on a strong QF reached in Doubles – there is nothing but good news coming from the ranking updates for our Sara Errani: in fact, our warrior immediately gets her way back both in Top30 after a quick slip – she is currently at n.29 position – and closer to the 2016 WTA Championships Race’s Top10 with S.Navarro (n.19).
Our Sara Errani will now face Ekaterina Makarova in R1, n. 36 in world rankings, who has just reached a R16 against Petra Kvitova (loss to 6-4, 4-6, 4-6) in Rio’s Olympics. The two players are currently even after a 6-match record; honourable mentions to New Haven’s 2013 edition, when the Russian got the win 7-5, 6-1, and the most recent clash, won by our dearest on clay at the 2014 Internazionali BNL d’Italia (6-2, 6-3).
The match is to be played today on Centre Court starting from 12pm.
For your best information HERE is the full Connecticut Open 2016 Singles draw.