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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Eleven Americans Reach Final Round of Wimbledon Qualifying; Wimbledon Seeds Announced; USTA Pro Circuit Features Two $15Ks This Week

Eleven Americans advanced to Thursday's final round of Wimbledon qualifying at Roehampton, with five US men and six US women now just one win away from the main draw.

McNally and Gauff won the US Open girls doubles title last year
2018 French Open girls finalists Coco Gauff, 15, and Caty McNally,17, both picked up straight-sets wins today in their quest for their first main draw singles appearance at a major, joining former college stars Kristie Ahn(Stanford) and Danielle Lao(USC) in Wednesday's winners' circle. Christina McHale[6] and Lauren Davis[3] also posted second round victories today. Ahn and Davis meet in the final round, assuring that at least one American will advance to the women's main draw.

Three of the five US men to advance to the final round of qualifying did so after dropping the first set: Bjorn Fratangelo, Tommy Paul and Noah Rubin. Marcos Giron and Donald Young, neither of whom are seeded, won today in straight sets. Today's second round results for Americans and Thursday's matchups are below:

Bjorn Fratangelo[27] d. Quentin Halys(FRA) 3-6, 6-2, 13-11
Fratangelo v Alexei Popyrin(AUS)[4]

Tommy Paul[30] d. Mikael Torpegaard(DEN) 0-6, 6-4, 6-4
Paul v Jiri Vesely(CZE)[7]

Marcos Giron d. Antoine Hoang(FRA)[10] 6-4, 7-6(3)
Giron v Viktor Galovic(CRO)

Noah Rubin d. Roberto Quiroz(ECU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Rubin v Yannick Hanfmann(GER)

Donald Young d. Daniel Galan(COL) 7-6(4), 6-3
Young v Ruben Bemelmans(BEL)

Corentin Moutet(FRA) d. Tim Smyczek 6-1, 6-3
Thiago Monteiro(BRA)[6] d. Christopher Eubanks 7-6(6), 6-3

Coco Gauff d. Valentyna Ivakhnenko(RUS) 6-2, 6-3
Gauff v Greet Minnen(BEL)[19]

Lauren Davis[3] d. Francesca Di Lorenzo 6-4, 7-5

Kristie Ahn d. Tamara Korpatsch(GER)[32] 6-2, 6-0

Davis v Ahn

Danielle Lao d. Danka Kovinic(MNE) 6-2, 7-6(5)
Lao v Arina Rodionova(AUS)

Christina McHale[6] d. Sabina Sharipova(UZB) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
McHale v Kaja Juvan(SLO)[20]

Caty McNally d. Priscilla Hon(AUS)[23] 6-4, 6-4
McNally v Jana Cepelova(SVK)

Tereza Martincova(CZE)[29] d. Caroline Dolehide 6-1, 7-6(5)

Lesley Kerkhove(NED) d. Varvara Lepchenko[15] 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

The seeds for Wimbledon were announced today, with one US man and five US women among them:

Gentlemen's Singles
1 DJOKOVIC, Novak (SRB)
2 FEDERER, Roger (SUI)
3 NADAL, Rafael (ESP)
4 ANDERSON, Kevin (RSA)
5 THIEM, Dominic (AUT)
6 ZVEREV, Alexander (GER)
7 TSITSIPAS, Stefanos (GRE)
8 NISHIKORI, Kei (JPN)
9 ISNER, John (USA)
10 KHACHANOV, Karen (RUS)
11 MEDVEDEV, Daniil (RUS)
12 FOGNINI, Fabio (ITA)
13 CILIC, Marin (CRO)
14 CORIC, Borna (CRO)
15 RAONIC, Milos (CAN)
16 MONFILS, Gael (FRA)
17 BERRETTINI, Matteo (ITA)
18 BASILASHVILI, Nikoloz (GEO)
19 AUGER-ALIASSIME, Felix (CAN)
20 SIMON, Gilles (FRA)
21 GOFFIN, David (BEL)
22 WAWRINKA, Stan (SUI)
23 BAUTISTA AGUT, Roberto (ESP)
24 SCHWARTZMAN, Diego (ARG)
25 DE MINAUR, Alex (AUS)
26 PELLA, Guido (ARG)
27 POUILLE, Lucas (FRA)
28 PAIRE, Benoit (FRA)
29 SHAPOVALOV, Denis (CAN)
30 EDMUND, Kyle (GBR)
31 DJERE, Laslo (SRB)
32 LAJOVIC, Dusan (SRB)

Ladies' Singles
1 BARTY, Ashleigh (AUS)
2 OSAKA, Naomi (JPN)
3 PLISKOVA, Karolina (CZE)
4 BERTENS, Kiki (NED)
5 KERBER, Angelique (GER)
6 KVITOVA, Petra (CZE)
7 HALEP, Simona (ROU)
8 SVITOLINA, Elina (UKR)
9 STEPHENS, Sloane (USA)
10 SABALENKA, Aryna (BLR)
11 WILLIAMS, Serena (USA)
12 SEVASTOVA, Anastasija (LAT)
13 BENCIC, Belinda (SUI)
14 WOZNIACKI, Caroline (DEN)
15 WANG, Qiang (CHN)
16 VONDROUSOVA, Marketa (CZE)
17 KEYS, Madison (USA)
18 GOERGES, Julia (GER)
19 KONTA, Johanna (GBR)
20 KONTAVEIT, Anett (EST)
21 MERTENS, Elise (BEL)
22 VEKIC, Donna (CRO)
23 GARCIA, Caroline (FRA)
24 MARTIC, Petra (CRO)
25 ANISIMOVA, Amanda (USA)
26 MUGURUZA, Garbine (ESP)
27 KENIN, Sofia (USA)
28 HSIEH, Su-Wei (TPE)
29 KASATKINA, Daria (RUS)
30 SUAREZ NAVARRO, Carla (ESP)
31 SAKKARI, Maria (GRE)
32 TSURENKO, Lesia (UKR)

The two ITF World Tennis Tour tournaments in the US this week are both $15,000 events, with the men in Rochester New York and the women in Shreveport Louisiana.

The top seed in Rochester, Keenan Mayo(Illinois), was beaten today in the first round by former University of Virginia star Michael Shabaz, with Mayo retiring trailing 6-1, 4-1. Ricardo Rodriquez of Venezuela is the No. 2 seed. Wild cards were given to Alexandre Rotsaert(Stanford), Wil Spencer(Georgia), Easter Bowl 16s champion Samir Banerjee and Keegan Smith(UCLA). Rotsaert and Spencer won their opening round matches today, Banerjee and Smith lost theirs.

Slovenian Nastja Kolar is the top seed in Shreveport, with wild cards going to Katya Townsend(Texas A&M), Makenna Jones(UNC), Chelsea Kung and Kailey Evans. Townsend and Kung won their opening matches.

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