Madison Brengle and Ons Jabeur qualify for the main round in Linz



by ANDRE TERRY

Madison Brengle and Ons Jabeur qualify for the main round in Linz

Tennis: America's Madison Brengle, Tunisia's Ona Jabeur, Germany's Anna-Lena Friedsam and Czech Republic's Katerina Siniakova have qualified for the main round of the WTA tournament in Linz. The 24-year-old American, Madison Brengle faced world No.92 Aliaksandra Sasnovich, 4 ranks higher than her in the WTA rankings.

Brengle had also beaten her opponent in the second round of this year's Wimbledon. Brengle dropped the first set 4-6, but came back and won next two sets 6-4, 6-2 to book her place in the main round. World No. 162 Ons Jabeur faced world No.74 and third seed of the qualifying round Kiki Bertens.

Jabeur won 6-3, 6-3 to stun the Dutch. Fourth seed of the qualifying draw Tereza Smitkova was beaten by her compatriot Katerina Siniakova in a close match 5-7, 7-5, 6-1. Germany's Anna-Lena Friedsam qualified for the main draw after beating her Russian opponent Alexandra Panova 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Madison Brengle Ons Jabeur Katerina Siniakova