Top women’s seeds fall at Western and Southern – Reuters

(Reuters) – The Western and Southern Open lost its top two women’s seeds on Sunday with number one Karolina Pliskova and number two Sofia Kenin crashing out of the U.S. Open tuneup. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Third Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 25, 2020 – Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova…

Top women’s seeds fall at Western and Southern – Reuters

(Reuters) – The Western and Southern Open lost its top two women’s seeds on Sunday with number one Karolina Pliskova and number two Sofia Kenin crashing out of the U.S. Open tuneup. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Third Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 25, 2020 – Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova reacts during her match against Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File PhotoCzech Pliskova, who had a first-round bye, slammed down 11 aces but also committed nine double faults in a 7-5 6-4 defeat to Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova. Australian Open champion Kenin also struggled to get going after the COVID-19 layoff, losing 6-1 7-6(7) to France’s Alize Cornet, who beat American wildcard Catherine McNally 6-0 6-4 in the opening round,
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