Emma Răducanu, overwhelmed by a Romanian lady

The Romanian-Czech pair Monica Niculescu/Lucie Hradecka certified, on Monday, within the quarter-finals of the tennis event in Washington (WTA 250), after a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Emma Răducanu (Nice Britain) /Clara Tauson (Denmark).

The quantity three favorites prevailed after one hour and 12 minutes.

Niculescu and Hradecka secured a test for two,350 {dollars} and 60 WTA factors in doubles, and within the quarters they are going to face the Individuals Makenna Jones/Sloane Stephens.

The event has a complete prize pool of $251,750.

In singles, American Venus Williams was defeated by Canadian Rebecca Marino 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, nearly a 12 months since her final singles match. The final time Venus performed singles on the skilled circuit was final August.

Venus Williams, who has seven Grand Slam titles to her credit score, will play within the WTA 1,000 tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati within the coming weeks.

In one other match of the primary spherical in singles, Belgian Elise Mertens, the fifth favourite, was overwhelmed by Russian Liudmila Samsonova 7-6 (4), 6-4.

The outcomes recorded on Monday within the first spherical in singles:
Jessica Pegula (USA/N.1) – Hailey Baptiste (USA) 6-2, 6-2
Rebecca Martino (Canada) – Venus Williams (USA) 4-6 6-1 6-4
Daria Saville (Australia) – Mirjam Bjoerklund (Sweden) 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/4)
Simona Halep (Romania/N.3) – Cristina Bucşa (Spain) 6-3, 7-5
Lin Zhu (China) – Harriet Dart (Nice Britain) 6-4, 6-3
Kaia Kanepi (Estonia/N.6) – Greet Minnen (Belgium) 6-3, 6-3
Donna Vekic (Croatia) – Mayar Sherif (Egypt/N.7) 6-4, 6-1
Liudmila Samsonova (Russia) – Elise Mertens (Belgium/N.5) 7-6 (4), 6-4

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