After Amir Weintraub lost in his first-ever appearance in the main draw of an
ATP Tour Masters event in Montreal on Monday, Julia Glushko made her debut in
the WTA equivalent in Toronto early Wednesday morning, hoping to record the
biggest win of her career.
Weintraub, ranked No. 206 in the world,
impressively overcame Croatian giant Ivo Karlovic (88) 7-5, 7-6 in the final
round of qualifying in Montreal after ousting Albert Ramos (73) in his previous
Despite his 6-1, 7-6 defeat to Pablo Andujar (52) in the first
round of the main draw on Monday, Weintraub is still expected to climb in the
rankings as he tries to build momentum ahead of the US Open qualifiers later
Glushko (137) faced world No. 11 Samantha Stosur early
Wednesday after defeating Gabriela Dabrowski 6-3, 6-4 in the final round of the
Shahar Pe’er (113) progressed to the second round of the
Suzhou tournament in China on Tuesday, defeating Chang Liu (390) 6-3,
Meanwhile in Montreal, Germany’s Florian Mayer sent Australian young
gun Bernard Tomic tumbling out of the Rogers Cup, while Janko Tipsarevic’s
miserable run of results continued with a first round exit.
50th in the world, came from a set down to win 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 as the year’s sixth
Masters series event began under blue skies and warm conditions.
has endured an inconsistent few months since the ATP banned his father and coach
John for allegedly assaulting his practice partner in May.
He made a
promising start on Monday, but Mayer capitalized on the Australian’s rising
unforced error count at the start of the second set, and used his unorthodox
backhand slice to great effect.
Mayer will face top seed and defending
champion Novak Djokovic in the second round.
Tipsarevic’s hopes of
rediscovering the form that took him to No. 8 in the world last year were
shattered in the evening session when he was humbled by Uzbekistan’s Denis
Istomin 6-4, 6-3.
The 16th seed regularly held a top 10 spot during
2011-12 but has struggled for consistency this year, reaching the quarterfinals
in just three of his last 15 tournaments.
Reuters contributed to this