Sunday at the 2023 Western & Southern Open featured the final qualifying matches from both the men’s and women’s side, as well as the start of men’s main draw and men’s doubles. The eight qualifiers from the men’s ATP and women’s WTA are now seeded into their respective main draw brackets.
Matches ran from 10 in the morning to late into the evening as 21 matches took place throughout the course of the day. A record-breaking 37,868 attended the event over the weekend, a tournament record.
A calendar-stuffing 31 matches are slated to take place throughout Monday.
In the early matches Sunday morning Ann Li, of the United States, Cristina Bucsa, Spain, and Linda Noskova, Czechia, won matches to qualify for the WTA1000 main draw. In the men’s ATP1000 Arthur Fils and Corentin Moutet, both of France, and Australian Jordan Thompson qualified for the main draw.
Shortly after in the noon slate of matches Jasmine Paolini and Xiyu Wang cemented their places in the WTA main draw. The ATP saw Alexander Shevchenko, Dusan Lajovic, Max Purcell, and Thanasi Kokkinakis claim spots. The quartet of matches wrapped up men’s qualifying as the ATP main draw started Sunday afternoon.
Closing out qualifying matches for the WTA on Sunday were victories from Emma Navaro, Aliaksandra Sasnovich, and Martina Trevisan in the late afternoon slate.
Men’s main draw results
Atlanta natives Ben Shelton and Christopher Eubanks opened the ATP main draw on Sunday afternoon in the round of 64. Shelton and Eubanks exchanged games throughout the entirety of the match, but Shelton stealing a pair of games as the return in the final two sets propelled him to victory. The 20-year-old Shelton advances to take on fourth-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas in the next round.
A French pair of Richard Gasquet and Adrian Mannarino squared off at the Grandstand in the second session, with Mannarino claiming the win in two sets. On Court 8 at the same time Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan, took down Gregoire Barrere of France in two sets.
The final match of the evening took place on Center Court between Frances Tiafoe and Tallon Griekspoor. Tiafoe took the match in three sets that lasted well into 10 p.m.
Former world No. 1 and seven-time Grand Slam title winner Venus Williams opens her tournament Monday afternoon, while Cincinnati natives J.J. Wolf and Peyton Stearns do not appear on the schedule yet. The full schedule for Monday, organized by court:
On Center Court, Sloane Stephens vs. Elisabetta Cocciaretto open the day at 11 a.m., followed by Venus Williams vs. Veronika Kudermetova, followed by Sebastian Korda vs. Borna Coric. A break is followed by Alexander Zverev vs. Grigor Dimitrov, which won’t start before 7:00 p.m., followed by Elina Svitolina vs. Carolina Wozniacki.
At Grandstand, Matteo Berrettini vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime opens at 11 a.m., followed by John Isner vs. Jordan Thompson, followed by Karolina Muchova vs. Beatriz Haddad Maia. After 7 p.m. there will be Marketa Vondrousova vs. Katerina Siniakova, followed by Daniel Evans vs. Lorenzo Musetti to close out the evening.
At Stadium 3, at 11 a.m. Roman Safiullin vs. Nicolas Jarry opens the day, followed by Brandon Nakashima vs. Stan Wawrinka, followed by Lorenzo Sonego vs. Alexander Shevchenko, followed by Ekaterina Alexandrova vs. Sorana Cristea no earlier than 5 p.m. The final game at Stadium 3 on Monday will be Petra Martic vs. Emma Navarro.
On Porsche Court, Jasmine Paolini vs. Marta Kostyuk sets off at 11 a.m., followed by Celine Naef vs. Anastasia Potapova, followed by Lin Zhu vs. Anhelina Kalinina, followed by Qinwen Zheng vs. Aliaksandra Sasnovich, followed by Bernarda Pera vs. Martina Trevisan. All matches on Porsche Court Monday are WTA main draw.
On Court 4, Emil Ruusuvuori vs. Corentin Moutet starts at 11 a.m., followed by Francisco Cerundolo vs. Dusan Lajovic, followed by two men’s doubles matches of Christopher Eubanks/Ben Shelton vs. Sander Gille/Joran Vliegen and Lloyd Glasspool/Harri Heliovaara vs. Max Purcell/Andrey Rublev.
On Court 7, doubles matches last all day, starting with Nathaniel Lammons/Jackson Withrow vs. Nikola Mektic/John Peers at 11 a.m., followed by Tereza Mihalikova/Yifan Xu vs. Anna Danilina/Oksana Kalashnikova, followed by Mackenzie McDonald/Frances Tiafoe vs. Maximo Gonzalez/Andres Molteni, followed by Rinky Hijikata/Jason Kubler vs. Hubert Hurkacz/Mate Pavic, concluding with Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Anastasia Potapova vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova/Luisa Stefani.
Court 8 will host two matches Monday, later in the afternoon starting with Carolina Garcia/Marta Kostyuk vs. Karolina Pliskova/Donna Vekic, followed by Elisabetta Cocciaretto/Mayar Sherif vs. Irina-Camelia Begu/Sara Sorribes Tormo.
This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Monday schedule, Sunday results for Western & Southern Open