Tennis - Seven Americans moved into the second round of qualifying for the Sony Open Tennis in Miami on Monday.
Those moving into the second and final round included teenager Lauren Davis, former world no. 30 Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Alexa Glatch, Coco Vandeweghe, Vania King and Mallory Burdette.
However Americans Melanie Oudin, Maria Sanchez and Julia Cohen were beaten in the first round though.
Also advancing were former world no. 11 Shahar Peer, the Pliskova twins, Kazakh teen Yulia Putintseva and 16 year old Croatian Donna Vekic.
WTA Qualifying Singles - First Round
S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) d E Cabeza Candela (ESP) 64 76(6)
S Voegele (SUI) d A Cadantu (ROU) 63 63
L Davis (USA) d C Dellacqua (AUS) 16 64 61
S Peer (ISR) d O Puchkova (RUS) 62 36 64
[WC] B Mattek-Sands (USA) d M Doi (JPN) 64 46 76(5)
K Pliskova (CZE) d [WC] J Gajdosova (AUS) 76(3) 61
A Glatch (USA) d M Oudin (USA) 64 62
V Savinykh (RUS) d M Torro-Flor (ESP) 63 62
[WC] A Kiick (USA) d L Arruabarrena (ESP) 64 75
E Svitolina (UKR) d M Sanchez (USA) 63 63
J Cepelova (SVK) d A Sevastova (LAT) 75 61
Y Putintseva (KAZ) d [WC] I Khromacheva (RUS) 67(2) 62 ret. (cramping)
[WC] K Siniakova (CZE) d M Minella (LUX) 75 57 63
M Czink (HUN) d J Cohen (USA) 64 61
D Vekic (CRO) d M Sirotkina (RUS) 62 63
C Vandeweghe (USA) d [WC] B Bencic (SUI) 63 76(5)
M Burdette (USA) d V Dolonc (SRB) 76(4) 64
T Malek (GER) d S Foretz Gacon (FRA) 60 62
V King (USA) d M Koehler (POR) 75 63
G Voskoboeva (KAZ) d E Daniilidou (GRE) 61 62
K Pliskova (CZE) d T Pereira (BRA) 75 60
S Karatantcheva (KAZ) d A Rodionova (AUS) 61 57 76(3)
S Zhang (CHN) d M Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 62 61
N Bratchikova (RUS) d [Alt] P Ormaechea (ARG) 63 76(5)
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.