Wozniak in action tomorrow night
While qualifying matches wrapped on Monday at the $50,000 Saguenay National Bank Challenger, Carol Zhao (Richmond Hill, ON) played one of the two main draw encounters on the schedule.
Zhao, ranked no. 450 on the WTA rankings, defeated American Caitlin Whoriskey 6-0, 7-6(2). The 20-year-old Canadian who is currently studying at Stanford University, is one of the stars of NCAA Division I tennis. In May, she reached the final of the NCAA Championships before falling to Jamie Loeb in three sets. On the pro circuit, this is Zhao’s first win since reaching the semifinals in Gatineau this summer. In the second round, she will face Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands, half sister of Richard Krajicek.
Several Canadians will begin their Saguenay campaigns on Tuesday. Around noon, Sharon Fichman (Toronto, ON) will go up against Canadian wildcard Isabelle Boulais. At 6 :30 p.m. Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC) will take on world no. 326 Quirine Lemoine of the Netherlands in the feature match of the evening. Wozniak is playing Saguenay for the second time in her career. In 2007, she was beaten in the semifinals by Angelique Kerber. Marie-Alexandre Leduc (Jonquière, QC) and Charlotte Robillard-Millette (Blainville, QC) will play doubles tomorrow night against Serbia’s Jovana Jaksic and American Melanie Oudin.