2022 US Open Qualifying Finalists Emerging in Flushing Meadows
Steve Fogleman in Flushing Meadows
The weather was as hot as it has been for fan week on Thursday and the action on court was fast and furious at US Open Qualifying in Flushing Meadows. 64 singles matches today will set us up for 32 very consequential matches tomorrow. At stake are 16 main draw spots for both the men and women.
Genie Bouchard made an early exit to Linda Noskova in 56 minutes today as the young Czech dominated and never faced a break point en route to the 6-2, 6-3 drubbing. Noskova faces Anastasia Zakharova tomorrow.
Australia’s Maddison Inglis also got by in a 6-4, 6-3 win over wild card Valerie Glozman in 75 minutes to stay fresh for tomorrow’s final against Yue Yuan. She was in good spirits after a fan asked for her to sign an ink drawing of Ingliss for her. After the win, she told us that “the more time you spend on these courts, the better you feel, so I’m excited about the final round.”
Ukraine’s Daria Snigur had a big victory on Court 13 today against former U.S. Open semifinalist Yanina Wickmayer and she did not disappoint in a comebacker 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over the Belgian. Wickmayer was upset to see her hopes for a 13th U.S. Open main draw berth dashed, and she kicked the gate and stormed off court after the match.
For her part, Snigur says that she never thinks of the war back home during the match, but that every victory here is for Ukraine.
You live by the tiebreak, you die by the tiebreak and you win by the tiebreak. That’s what American Chris Eubanks did today on Court 17, sneaking past Gregoire Barrere of France by a count of 7-6(6), 6-7(2), 7-6(4). He had to win ten points in that deciding tiebreak per new rules. Raul Brancoccio of Italy is the last man standing in his way to play next week in New York.
France’s Corentin Moutet is playing good tennis at the right time this summer. Today, he handled Filip Misolic of Austria, 6-2, 6-4, and will square off against China’s Yibing Wu.
32 matches are on tap for tomorrow beginning at 11:00 a.m.