Tuesday, June 22, 2021

French Open quarterfinalists enter San Jose tourney

   Surprise French Open quarterfinalists Elena Rybakina and Paula Badosa have entered the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic at San Jose State University, tournament officials announced today.
   The Aug. 2-8 tournament will mark 50 years of women's tour tennis in the San Francisco Bay Area.
   Rybakina, a 22-year-old Moscow native who represents Kazakhstan, ousted Serena Williams before losing to eventual runner-up Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 9-7 in the third set at Roland Garros two weeks ago.
   Badosa, a 23-year-old New York native who plays for Spain, eliminated 2019 runner-up Marketa Vondrousova before falling to Tamara Zidansek 8-6 in the third set in the French Open.
   Also entered in San Jose are Karolina Muchova, a 24-year-old Czech who reached the Australian Open semifinals in February, and 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, 24, of Latvia.
   Tournament officials will announce two more direct entries and three additional wild cards in the next few weeks. Rounding out the 28-player singles draw will be four survivors of the July 31-Aug. 1 qualifying event, which is open to the public.
SAN JOSE ACCEPTANCE LIST
(With world ranking)
6. Sofia Kenin, United States
16. Elise Mertens, Belgium
21. Elena Rybakina, Kazakhstan
22. Karolina Muchova, Czech Republic
26. Madison Keys, United States
29. Petra Martic, Croatia
31. Alison Riske, United States
32. Veronika Kudermetova, Russia
33. Paula Badosa, Spain
34. Daria Kasatkina, Russia
35. Ekaterina Alexandrova, Russia
36. Zhang Shuai, China
37. Dayana Yastremska, Ukraine
42. Yulia Putintseva, Kazakhstan
43. Jelena Ostapenko, Latvia
44. Magda Linette, Poland
47. Shelby Rogers, United States
48. Danielle Collins, United States
69. Sloane Stephens (wild card), United States 

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