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Kalinskaya was in Ashland tournament in July, pulls of US Open upset

Anna Kalinskaya of Russia defeated 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens at the US Open in New York on Tuesday.

NEW YORK — Anna Kalinskaya of Russia defeated 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-4 Tuesday in the first round of the US Open in New York. Kalinskaya was the No. 2 seed in the Braidy Industries Tennis Classic in Ashland in July.

“I’m very happy with my win,” Kalinskaya said after Tuesday’s victory. “I’m very happy that I played on this court and I really enjoyed the atmosphere being there.”

Kalinskaya lost in the first round in Ashland to Alexa Glatch (USA), 6-4, 6-4. Australian Ellen Perez (AUS) withstood grueling heat and claimed the championship 6-2, 3-2 in a retirement against Zoe Hives (AUS).

Perez was the tournament’s No. 7 seed and also beat last year’s finalist Maegan Manasse (USA) in the quarterfinals. She had a three-set victory over Katie Swan (GRB) in the semifinals 7-6(6) 0-6, 6-3, and another three-setter against Catherine Harrison in the round of 16, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.

The Ashland doubles championship was won by American pair Sanaz Marand (USA) and Caitlin Whoriskey (USA), who defeated Vladica Babic (MNE) and Julia Rosenqvist (SWE) 7-6(4) 6-4.

The Braidy Industries Tennis Classic is a $60,000 USTA Pro Circuit event. It was part of the US Open Wild Card Challenge for the second straight year.

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