Tennis - Second seeded American Coco Vandeweghe was joined in the second round of the ITF $50K event in Canada this week by countrywomen Melanie Oudin, seeded third, eight seed Sasha Vickery and four others including US Open breakout star Victoria Duval.
Top seeded Hungarian Timea Babos is also through to the second round of the event.
(1)Timea Babos (HUN) d. (Q)Elisabeth Fournier (CAN) 63 63
Julia Boserup (USA) d. (Q)Lena Litvak (USA) 76(8) 63
Jessica Pegula (USA) d. Chieh-Yu Hsu (USA) 75 36 63
Victoria Duval (USA) d. (5)Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) 63 46 64
Marta Domachowska (POL) d. (4)Maria Sanchez (USA) 46 63 64
(wc)Marie-Alexandre Leduc (CAN) d. (wc)Jillian O'Neill (CAN) 67(3) 75 64
(Q)Tori Kinard (USA) d. Jan Abaza (USA) 61 61
(7)Ons Jabeur (TUN) d. Alexandra Stevenson (USA) 64 43 Ret.
(8)Sachia Vickery (USA) v Heidi El Tabakh (CAN)
(wc)Francoise Abanda (CAN) v Elizabeth Lumpkin (USA)
(wc)Sonja Molnar (CAN) v Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN)
(3)Melanie Oudin (USA) v Barbara Luz (POR)
(6)Alize Lim (FRA) d. Nicole Rottmann (AUT) 62 62
Justyna Jegiolka (POL) d. Mai Minokoshi (JPN) 57 62 30 Ret.
Amra Sadikovic (SUI) d. (Q)Caitlin Whoriskey (USA) 26 64 63
(2)Coco Vandeweghe (USA) d. Lisanne van Riet (NED) 64 61
How to play from the baseline
The expression “to endure the rally” is about those indeterminate moments of a rally where none of the players is leading.
The ability to endure the rally is fundamental when you play a “long rally”, because it offers you the chance to measure your opponent’s strong points and vulnerabilities, besides letting you position as best as possible for your next offensive shot.