Cornet loses at Hong Kong Open, Muguruza advances
HONG KONG (AP) — Eighth-seeded Alize Cornet lost to 105th-ranked Lusksika Kumkhum of Thailand at the rain-affected Hong Kong Open on Wednesday, while No. 4 Garbine Muguruza easily advanced to the quarterfinals.
After rain delayed play for four hours, Cornet came from 4-1 down in the final set to force a tiebreaker but lost 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) against Kumkhum.
Bouchard beats Bogdan to reach Taiwan Open quarterfinals
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard advanced to the quarterfinals of the Taiwan Open by beating Ana Bogdan 7-5, 7-5 Thursday.
Bouchard broke Bogdan to 6-5 and then converted her second match point. She will next face Yafan Wang, who defeated Pauline Parmetier 6-3, 6-3.
Fourth-seeded Timea Babos beat Dalila Jakupovic 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 and also advanced. Babos will next face seventh-seeded Magda Linette, who defeated Johanna Larsson 6-1, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3).
Cibulkova rallies to reach Connecticut Open quarterfinals
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia rallied to beat Alize Cornet of France 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Wednesday night to reach the Connecticut Open quarterfinals.
Cibulkova will face sixth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia on Thursday in the U.S. Open tuneup event at The Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale. Pavlyuchenkova beat Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 7-6 (3), 6-0.
NEW HAVEN — Ana Bogdan’s second-round exit Wednesday at the Connecticut Open came about a week after she thought she might not even start here at all.
Last Wednesday, Anna-Lena Friedsam dropped out of the U.S. Open. Bogdan, ranked 127th in the world, took her place, avoiding having to qualify at Flushing Meadows this week. And that meant she could go through qualifying here.
PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local):
Yuichi Sugita was making an impressive comeback against Steve Johnson of the United States in the first round of the French Open when play was suspended because of darkness.
The 25th-seeded Johnson eased through the opening two sets before his Japanese opponent began to fight back.