The top-seeded American has a fine start at the Oracle Challenger event.
WTA Staff
September 6, 2018

CHICAGO, IL, USA - Top seed Danielle Collins started brightly at the Oracle Challenger Chicago, beating Jana Fett 6-2, 6-0.

The American was knocked out in the first round of the US Open, losing 0-6, 6-4, 4-6 to 26th seed Aryna Sabalenka.

But she enjoyed a comfortable opening match in Chicago, and now looks forward to a Round-of-16 tie with Anna Blinkova.

Croatia's Petra Martic, seeded second, beat American qualifer Jamie Loeb 6-1, 6-3, to set up a meeting with Sesil Karatantcheva, who beat Veronika Kudermetova 3-6, 6-0, 6-3.

Former Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard of Canada, who fought through US Open qualifying before losing in straight sets to Marketa Vondrousova in the Round of 64, fell to Kristie Ahn, 7-6(3), 6-4.

THURSDAY'S ORDER OF PLAY

All courts start at 10am local time

COURT 1

After 1 ATP match

Madison BRENGLE (USA) v Tatjana MARIA (GER) [4]

After 1 ATP match

[WC] Danielle COLLINS (USA) [1] v Anna BLINKOVA (RUS)

COURT 2

[Q] Kristie AHN (USA) v Dayana YASTREMSKA (UKR)

After 1 ATP match

Sara SORRIBES TORMO (ESP) v [WC] Varvara LEPCHENKO (USA)

COURT 4

[Q] Sesil KARATANTCHEVA (BUL) v Petra MARTIC (CRO) [2]

[WC] Allie KIICK (USA) v Sachia VICKERY (USA) [6]

Elena RYBAKINA (KAZ) / Karman THANDI (IND) v Darija JURAK (CRO) / Xenia KNOLL (SUI) [2]

Jamie LOEB (USA) / Sachia VICKERY (USA) v Mona BARTHEL (GER) / Kristyna PLISKOVA (CZE)

COURT 6

Zarina DIYAS (KAZ) [3] v Mona BARTHEL (GER)

Johanna LARSSON (SWE) [8] v [Q] Francoise ABANDA (CAN)

Kaitlyn CHRISTIAN (USA) / Sabrina SANTAMARIA (USA) [1] v Asia MUHAMMAD (USA) / Maria SANCHEZ (USA)

Alexa GUARACHI (CHI) / Desirae KRAWCZYK (USA) [3] v Evgeniya RODINA (RUS) / Dayana YASTREMSKA (UKR)