Laughing the Rain Away @FamilyCircleCup: @PaulaOrmaechea, @SaraErrani
The gray skies couldn’t dampen the spirits of Paula Ormaechea at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston this afternoon. The Argentine signed autographs for a small group of kids and each one seemed to crack her up in their own little way.
She laughed for five straight minutes.
Afterward, she was so giddy she insisted on driving the getaway vehicle and WTA consigliere @DannyKendall relented.
Ormaechea plays a qualifier in the opener. The winner of that match awaits Sara Errani in the second round. Errani seemed to be in a very good mood herself today. I predict a very pleased player making the third round in this quarter.
Family Circle Cup
Althea Gibson Court 11:00 a.m.
Zarina Dyas vs. Grace Min
Not Before Noon
Belinda Bencic vs. Mathilde Johansson
Taylor Townsend vs. Jarmila Gajdosova or Tamira Paszek
Court 3 11:00 a.m.
Estrella Cabeza Candela vs. Saisai Zheng
Michelle Larcher de Brito vs. Madison Brengle
Victoria Duval vs. Kiki Bertens or Olga Savchuk
Court 4 11:00 a.m.
Aliaksandra Sasnovich vs. Lesia Tsurenko
Alla Kudryavtseva vs. Sesil Karatantcheva
CHARLOTTESVILLE MEN’S PRO CHALLENGER – CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, USA
ORDER OF PLAY (PDF) – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013
COURT 7 start 10:00 AM
Qualifying – A Halebian (USA) vs P Gunneswaran (IND)
Qualifying – S Singh (IND) or D Zivkovic (USA) vs K King (USA)
Qualifying – [WC] J Richmond (USA) or [WC] R Shane (USA) vs D Smethurst (GBR)
COURT 9 start 10:00 AM
Qualifying – D Kutrovsky (BUL) vs F Wolmarans (RSA)
Qualifying – D Novikov (USA) vs T Garanganga (ZIM)
Qualifying – E Corrie (GBR) or G Coupland (GBR) vs J Milton (GBR) or C Ball (AUS)
COURT 10 start 10:00 AM
Qualifying – D Rice (GBR) vs G Ouellette (USA)
Qualifying – L Rochette (FRA) vs M Pokrajac (CAN)
Two Doubles Qualifying Matches – TBA – Not Before 1:00 PM
Final Round Qualifying, Williams vs. Kudla Take Center Stage @BBTAtlantaOpen Day 3 Action
Third round qualies will finish up in Hotlanta starting at 1:00 p.m. Monday, with King vs. Ginepri, Smyczek vs. Young, Ebden vs. Guccione, and Amritraj vs. Zverev.
After those matches, the main draw will fire up with Ryan Harrison vs. Marinko Matosevic and a doubles match of Evgeny Donskoy/Denis Istomin vs. Colin Fleming/Jonathan Marray.
The lone nightcap match, besides the “Bro Down Showdown” exhibition doubles event, is the Young American Battle beween Denis Kudla and Rhyne Williams for a spot in the 2nd round. This is a like a ‘Bro Down Showdown’ in and of itself. Two ATFs of this blog, they last faced off in Atlanta indoors for the last installment of the USTA Wild Card Playoffs in Norcross, Georgia, with Williams the victor. The blog wishes they both could win tomorrow, but alas they cannot,