Brazilian Luisa Stefani got off to a good start at the Cincinnati tournament in the United States, winning the opening round of the doubles group this Tuesday, without losing the momentum of the title she won over the weekend. She and Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski defeated Kazakh Anna Danilina and Yaroslava Shvedova in 1 hour 10 minutes with fractional points of 6/3 and 6/4 in 2 sets to 0.
Stephanie won the biggest title of her career at the WTA 1000 in Montreal, Canada, on Sunday, just two days after winning it. In Cincinnati, the tournament, also traditional, is on the same level, second only to four Grand Slams on the circuit.
The Brazilian pair is experiencing the best moment of their careers just after winning the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Upon her return to the circuit, she has already accumulated two consecutive finals, as she was runner-up in the WTA 500 in San Jose, USA, before being crowned champion in Montreal.
In the second round, which is already a round of 16, Stefani and Dabrowski will face Belarusian Victoria Azarenka and local Jessica Pegula, one of the highlights of the new American generation. Both focus on single keys, without major achievements in doubles.
With the new win, Stephanie and the Canadian, who is the number six double-headed US tournament, regain confidence and momentum for the US Open, the fourth and final Grand Slam of the season starting on the 30th of this month. , in New York.
HALEP WINS – In the singles bracket in Cincinnati, Romanian Simona Halep is the highlight of the day. The former world No. 1 defeated Polish Magda Linet, 44th in the rankings, 6/4, 3/6 and 6/1 in 2:10. Halep is currently ranked 13th in the world and was out of the circuit for three months due to an injury. And, returning to the courts in Montreal, he crashed on his debut. So, on Tuesday he scored his first win on his return to the circuit.
In the second round, the owner of two Grand Slam titles will face Italian Camilla Giorgi, the winner of the duel between singles champion and Jessica Pegula, in Montreal on Sunday. Among other games on Tuesday, marked by a change in schedule due to rain, Czech Karolina Muchova and local Bernarda Pera won.