Linda Fruhvirtova and Varvara Gracheva will face each other in the quarterfinals of the 2022 WTA Chennai Open on September 16.
Linda Fruhvirtova has the potential to become a tennis legend. It only seems a matter of time before she makes her WTA Tour debut in grand style. She most recently advanced to the second round of the US Open as a qualifier, defeating the likes of Chloe Paquet and Xinyu Wang along the way. Similarly, she reached the fourth round of the Miami Open earlier this year after upsetting experienced players such as Danka Kovinic, Elise Mertens, and Victoria Azarenka. In addition, Linda won the ITF title in Cancun in February. Here in Chennai, she took advantage of a relatively open draw and advanced past Taiwanese Liang En-Shuo and, later, veteran Swede Rebecca Peterson.
Varvara Gracheva, the second seed, has done well in the 2022 Chennai Open, sweeping aside Mariia Tkacheva and Carol Zhao in straight sets, losing only 11 games in the process. With these victories, the 22-year-old Russian improves to 22-23. So far, Gracheva has had a mediocre year. She arrived in India on a 10-match losing streak, her most recent victory coming in a Challenger event in June. She had lost all of her first-round matches in the US Open, including a couple to lower-ranked opponents like Peyton Stearns and Ysaline Bonaventure. Her season hasn’t gone as planned, with her best results being a third-round appearance in the French Open and a round-of-16 appearance in WTA Dubai (as a qualifier).
Linda Fruhvirtova and Varvara Gracheva are scheduled to face each other in the quarterfinals of the 2022 WTA Chennai Open on Friday, September 16. The tournament is scheduled to begin on September 12 and end on September 18.
The 2022 WTA Chennai Open is scheduled to commence on September 12 and go on until September 18 this year. The tournament will have five rounds of play excluding the qualifiers. These are the round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.
|Stage of competition||Date|
|Round of 32||September 12-13|
|Round of 16||September 14-15|
The Sony Sports Network will telecast the WTA Chennai Open 2022. The competition can also be streamed live on the SonyLIV app.