15 year old Canadian Françoise Abanda upset world no.104 Irina Falconi of the US 6-4, 6-0 to move into the final round of qualifying for the main draw of the WTA Rogers Cup in Montreal.
Some matches had to suspended ot postponed to MOnday due to the rain which means some players will need to play 2 matches on Monday
Other winners on Sunday included Czech Iveta Benesova, Poland's Urszula Radwanska, Mirjana Lucic, Aravane Rezai, Michelle Larcher de Brito and Sesil Karantancheva.
Iveta BENESOVA (CZE) def. [WC] Erin ROUTLIFFE (CAN) 62 62
[WC] Francoise ABANDA (CAN) def Irina FALCONI (USA) 64 60
Urszula RADWANSKA (POL) vs Melanie OUDIN (USA) Match Suspended
Aravane REZAI (FRA) def. [WC] Tori KINARD (USA) 62 62
Vera DUSHEVINA (RUS) def Anastasia RODIONOVA (AUS) 64 61
Galina VOSKOBOEVA (KAZ) def Olga SAVCHUK (UKR) 61 57 64
Sesil KARATANTCHEVA (KAZ) def [WC] Katalin MAROSI (HUN) 63 63
Alexa GLATCH (USA) def. Misaki DOI (JPN) 61 63
Arantxa RUS (NED) vs Estrella CABEZA CANDELA (ESP) Postponed
Michelle LARCHER DE BRITO (POR) def Barbora ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA (CZE) 61 62
Jana CEPELOVA (SVK) def Madison BRENGLE (USA) 61 63
Timea BABOS (HUN) vs Lauren DAVIS (USA) Match Suspended
Kiki BERTENS (NED) def Shuai ZHANG (CHN) 57 75 63
Alla KUDRYAVTSEVA (RUS) vs Johanna LARSSON (SWE) Match Suspended
Anna TATISHVILI (GEO) def Ashley WEINHOLD (USA) 60 62
Mirjana LUCIC (CRO) def Kai-Chen CHANG (TPE) 62 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.