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Storm Hunter and Daria Saville have eradicated seeded opponents within the opening spherical at a WTA 250 event in Germany.

Hamburg, Germany , 25 July 2023 | Leigh Rogers

Hamburg, Germany

Storm Hunter has scored one of many greatest singles wins of her profession at a WTA 250 event in Hamburg.

The 28-year-old Australian recorded a 3-6 6-3 6-3 victory in opposition to world No.22 Donna Vekic within the opening spherical.

It’s world No.154 Hunter’s fourth profession top-50 win and her first ever recorded on clay.

Hunter completed their one-hour and 54-minute encounter strongly, conceding solely two factors on serve within the deciding set.

The highest-seeded Vekic, who helped Croatia clinch the Hopman Cup in France final week, is the highest-ranked opponent that Hunter has defeated since beating her present doubles accomplice Elise Mertens on the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in November 2021.

Daria Saville has continued her profitable type too, eliminating fourth-seeded Italian Jasmine Paolini within the opening spherical.

It’s Saville’s third consecutive win after navigating her means by means of qualifying.

World No.47 Paolini was a finalist at a WTA 250 event in Palermo final week, however fell to Saville in straight units.

That is 29-year-old Saville’s first top-50 victory in her comeback from knee surgical procedure.

Aussies in motion – Hamburg

RESULTS
Ladies’s singles, first spherical
Storm Hunter (AUS) d [1] Donna Vekic (CRO) 3-6 6-3 6-3
[Q] Daria Saville (AUS) d [4] Jasmine Paolini (ITA) 6-0 7-6(3)

Ladies’s doubles, first spherical
Angela Kulikov (USA)/Miriam Kolodziejova (CZE) d Astra Sharma (AUS)/Jessie Aney (USA) 6-3 6-4

COMING UP
Ladies’s singles, second spherical
Storm Hunter (AUS) v [WC] Noma Noha Akugue (GER)
[Q] Daria Saville (AUS)
v Tamara Korpatsch (GER)

Atlanta, USA

Australian contenders Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson have bowed out within the opening spherical of an ATP 250 event in Atlanta.

Purcell misplaced to American contender Brandon Nakashima, whereas Thompson was edged out in two tiebreaks by Japan’s Kei Nishikori.

Nishikori, a former world No.4 who has slipped to world No.439 after a horror run with accidents, is contesting his first tour-level event since October 2021.

Aussies in motion – Atlanta

RESULTS
Males’s singles, first spherical
Brandon Nakashima (USA) d Max Purcell (AUS) 6-3 7-6(5)
Kei Nishikori (JPN) d Jordan Thompson (AUS) 7-6(5) 7-6(5)

COMING UP
Males’s singles, second spherical
Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) v [4] Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN)
Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) v [2] Alex de Minaur (AUS)

Males’s doubles, first spherical
Max Purcell (AUS)/Jordan Thompson (AUS) v [1] Jamie Murray (GBR)/Michael Venus (NZL)
John-Patrick Smith (AUS)/Dan Evans (GBR) v William Blumberg (USA)/Rajeev Ram (USA)
[Alt] Andrew Harris (AUS)/Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) v [WC] Trent Bryde (USA)/Ethan Quinn (USA)

Males’s doubles, quarterfinals
John Friends (AUS)/Marcelo Melo (BRA) v TBC

Umag, Croatia

Hungarian Zsombor Piros has overwhelmed Australian hope Chris O’Connell within the opening spherical at a ATP 250 event in Umag.

The world No.124 didn’t lose serve in a 6-3 6-4 victory in opposition to the fifth-seeded O’Connell.

This leaves Alexei Popyrin because the final remaining Aussie on the clay-court occasion.

Aussies in motion – Umag

RESULTS
Males’s singles, first spherical
Zsombor Piros (HUN) d [5] Christopher O’Connell (AUS) 6-3 6-4

COMING UP
Males’s singles, second spherical
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) v [3] Sebastian Ofner (AUT)

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