Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Top seed Brengle has favorable draw in $60K Berkeley

Madison Brengle poses with the trophy after winning the
$60,000 Stockton (Calif.) Challenger last October. Photo
by Paul Bauman
   Top-seeded Madison Brengle on Monday received the best possible draw for someone adjusting from Wimbledon's grass to U.S. hard courts.
   The 29-year-old American, ranked No. 83, will play a qualifier, whose identity will be determined today, on Wednesday in the first round of the $60,000 Berkeley Tennis Club Women's Challenge.
   The downside for Brengle is the qualifier will have played two matches in Berkeley, allowing her to adapt to the conditions, while Brengle plays only doubles today. The final round of qualifying begins at 10 a.m. today. 
   But assuming Brengle wins in the first round, she will play another qualifier on Thursday in the second round. 
   Brengle, who won the $60,000 Stockton (Calif.) Challenger last October, stunned 16th-seeded Marketa Vondrousova in the first round at Wimbledon before falling to Karolina Muchova, who went on to reach the quarterfinals. Vondrousova advanced to the French Open final last month at age 19, losing to Ashleigh Barty.
   Here are the Berkeley qualifying draw, singles and doubles main draws, and today's schedule. Live streaming is available.

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