Tennis ITF – Orlando 2023
Surface : Hard outdoor
The seeded ones
Panna Udvardy (HON)
Elizabeth Mandlik (USA)
Tuesday, February 7
Lulu Sun, the Swiss from the qualifications, leaves no chance to the Tricolore Marine Partaud, beaten 6/0 6/3. Elizabeth Mandlik, daughter of Hana Mandlikova, TDS 2, narrowly passes her compatriot Robin Montgomery 7/5 4/6 6/4.
Panna Udvardy, TDS 1, wins very easily against Elvina Kalieva (USA) 6/0 6/2.
Wednesday February 8
Rebecca Peterson (SWE), TDS 3, out Lulu Sun 6/1 5/7 6/2. The German Sabine Lisicki, passed through the qualifications, eliminates Eva Vedder (HOL) 6/1 3/6 6/4.
Maria Lourdes Carle (ARG) and Petra Marcinko (CRO), in particular, also qualified for the second round.
Thursday February 9
We go to 1/8th with Arianne Hartono (HOL) who pulls off a big blow by eliminating the TDS 1 Panna Udvardy 6/3 6/4. Sabine Lisicki continues on her way and dismisses the American Ann Li, TDS 6, 7/6 6/3.
Second surprise with the victory of Sachia Vickery (USA), 27 years old, WTA 190, victorious against Elizabeth Mandlik 6/1 6/4. Let’s finish with the third surprise, the success of Francesca Di Lorenzo, another American, against Maria Lourdes Carle, 6/4 6/3.
Friday February 10, the 1/4 finals
Arianna Hartono 🇳🇱 vs Sabine Lisicki 🇩🇪 : 6/7 2/6
Out of qualifying, 12th in the world just ten years ago, the German still has the flame.
Rebecca Peterson 🇸🇪 vs Caroline Dolehide 🇺🇸 : 6/4 6/4
Good game from the Swedish who comes out with authority the TDS 7.
Ashlyn Krueger 🇺🇸 vs Francesca Di Lorenzo 🇺🇸 : 3/6 6/3 6/2
Also coming out of qualifying, Di Lorenzo sees his career come to an end today against the young Krueger, 18, WTA 181.
Kimberly Birrell 🇦🇺 vs Sachia Vickery 🇺🇸 : 5/7 6/1 6/2
The TDS 5, 24, WTA 157, made the difference at the end of the first set against a player ranked 190th.
Saturday February 11, the 1/2 finals
Sabine Lisicki 🇩🇪 vs Rebecca Peterson 🇸🇪 : 7/6 6/7 (9) 2/6
Match could not be tighter for two sets, a second tie break won 9 points to 7 by the Swede and Lisicki who cracks in the third set against the 147th in the world.
Ashlyn Kruger 🇺🇸 vs Kimberly Birrell 🇦🇺 : 6/3 4/6 2/6
Starting off very well, the young American will then bend in the face of the regularity of the 157th in the world, aged 24.
Sunday February 12, Final
Rebecca Peterson 🇸🇪 vs Kimberly Birrell 🇦🇺 : 3/6 0/6
1h15 of play, a final completed from the start of the 2nd round, the Australian did not go out of her way to blow up her rival. Thanks to this victory Birrell climbs 21 places in the WTA rankings to find himself 136th in the world, his best career ranking.
TO BE CONTINUED