October 28, 2021

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Saturday Order of Play and Match Points

Saturday Order of Play and Match Points


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Former Roland Garros junior champion Paula Badosa bids to Eugene Bouchard for her first WTA final, while Patricia Maria faces Tig Tebza Martinkova in the semifinals of the TEB BNP Paribas Tennis Championship Istanbul.

By Alex McPherson

Match points

Lexington (wildcard Shelby Rogers, Jill Teachman, Jennifer Brady and Coco Goff) is second only to Istanbul’s semifinal lineup overall at this year’s WTA tournament. This is the second time in 2020 that two qualifiers, Eugene Bouchard and Teresa Martinkova, have competed in the semifinals after Acapulco, where Leila Fernandez runner-up and Wang Jiu also reached the last four.

In the previous match against Bouchard, 2015 Roland Garros girls champion Paula Badosa defeated Yuji, who also won over Clay, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the first round of the 2018 Contrexville ITF W100 event in the first round. Patricia Maria Tig and Teresa Martinkova will play for the first time today.

Bouchard is the only player to have previously won a WTA title, and is bidding to reach his first final since 2016 in Kuala Lumpur. Patricia Maria Tig is a two-time runner-up, Baku in 2015 and Bucharest in 2019, and a 2019 Carlsruhe 125K champion. Teresa Martinkova competes in her third WTA semifinal after Quebec City 2016 and Gistad 2017, while Paula Badosa Palermo enters the last four places of the WTA event for the second time in her career after 2019.

World No. 88 Patricia Maria Tig is the highest-ranked player in the draw, followed by World No. 94 Paula Badosa. World No. 272 ​​UG Bouchard became the WTA finalist in 2020, after Leonie Kung qualified 283 for the Hua Hin final in February.

Patricia Maria Tig is aiming to become the third mother to reach the WTA final in 2020 after Serena Williams of Auckland and Victoria Azarenka of Cincinnati and the US Open.

Play Order of (Begins at 1 p.m.)

Center Court
Anna Carolina vs SCHMIEDLOVA (SVK) / Katarina ZAVATSKA (UKR) [2] Ellen Perez (AUS) / Storm Saunders (AUS)
Not before 2.30pm
[Q] Eugene Bouchard (CAN) vs Paula Badosa (ESP)
[1] Alexa Gurachi (CHI) / Desire KRAWCZYK (USA) vs. [3] Caitlin Christian (USA) / Giuliana OLMOS (MEX)
Not before 6 p.m.
[Q] Teresa Martinkova (CZE) vs Patricia Maria TIG (ROU)

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