Fri, 18 Sep 2020

South Africa's , lost 6-4, 6-2 to Japan's Yuichi Sugita in the qualifying round for the Italian Open.

Harris, the world No 95, will play in a Challenger event in Italy next week as preparation for his French Open campaign.

Harris made the second round of the recently completed US Open in New York, while Anderson suffered a first round exit.

Collated results from the first day of the ATP and WTA clay-court tournament in Rome on Monday (x denotes seed):

Men

First round

Filip Krajinovic (SRB) bt Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN x16) 6-4, 7-5

Casper Ruud (NOR) bt Karen Khachanov (RUS x11) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Kei Nishikori (JPN) bt Albert Ramos-Vinolas(ESP) 6-4, 7-6 (7/3)

Stefano Travaglia (ITA) bt Taylor Fritz (USA) 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)

Borna Coric (CRO) bt Cristian Garin (CHI x14) 6-4, 6-4

Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) bt Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 6-3, 6-1

Marin Cilic (CRO) bt Alexander Bublik (KAZ) 6-7 (4/7), 6-2, 6-4

Ugo Humbert (FRA) bt Kevin Anderson (RSA) 6-3, 7-6 (7/5)

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x15) bt Gianluca Mager (ITA) 7-5, 6-1

Jannik Sinner (ITA) bt Benoit Paire (FRA) 6-2, 6-1

Hubert Hurkacz (POL) bt Dan Evans (GBR) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

Women

First round

Jasmine Paolini (ITA) bt Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 6-2, 6-3

Dayana Yastremska (UKR) bt Camila Giorgi (ITA) 7-5, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4

Amanda Anisimova (USA) bt Donna Vekic (CRO x16) 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (8/6)

Elena Rybakina (KAZ x10) bt Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 6-0, 6-4

Marie Bouzkova (CZE) bt Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 6-3, 6-4

Danka Kovinic (MNE) bt Julia Goerges (GER) 6-1, 6-0

Magda Linette (POL) bt Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 6-4, 6-3

Elise Mertens (BEL x11) bt Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 6-3, 6-1

Aliona Bolsova (ESP) bt Alison Riske (USA x13) 5-7, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3

Anna Blinkova (RUS) bt Jil Teichmann (SUI) 6-3, 6-3

Barbora Strycova (CZE) bt Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) 6-3, 6-3

- Compiled by Herman Mostert

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