Citi Open 2015: Tuesday Tennis Scores, Results and Updated Draw Schedule

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 5, 2015

Samantha Stosur, of Australia, returns the ball against Kristina Mladenovic, of France, at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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With the tennis world preparing for the U.S. Open at the end of August, many of the WTA and ATP's top stars are in Washington D.C. for the Citi Open tournament. 

Weather did turn out to be a problem, as rain caused two separate delays in play. It created havoc on the playing schedule, but all of the matches were able to be completed as darkness set in.

Top 10 players Kei Nishikori (No. 5) and Marin Cilic (No. 8) are the male headliners on the second day of competition, while Ekaterina Makarova was in action as the top seed on the women's side, as is defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova

One thing known for sure is that there will be a new men's champion, as last year's winner Milos Raonic is still on the sidelines with a foot injury. 

Here are the results from Tuesday's action and updated draw information heading into Wednesday's third day of play. 


2015 Citi Open Results - August 4
Men's SinglesNo. 2 Kei NishikoriJames Duckworth6-7, 6-1, 6-4
Men's SinglesNo. 3 Marin CilicHyeon Chung7-6, 6-3
Men's SinglesNo. 12 Vasek PospisilDonald Young7-5, 6-3
Men's SinglesNo. 13 Sam QuerreyGo Soeda6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Men's SinglesNo. 15 Jack SockRuben Bemelmans7-6, 6-3
Men's SinglesSteve JohnsonLukas Lacko7-5, 6-3
Men's SinglesSam GrothThomaz Bellucci7-6, 4-6, 6-3
Men's SinglesLleyton HewitJohn-Patrick Smith6-3, 6-4
Men's SinglesBlaz RolaDenis Kudla6-2, 4-6, 7-6
Men's SinglesGuido PellaIvan Dodig6-3, 6-7, 7-5
Men's SinglesAlexandr DolgopolovTim Smyczek6-4, 6-2
Men's SinglesGilles MullerMalek Jaziri6-3, 7-5
Women's SinglesNo. 1 Ekaterina MakarovaAlison Van Uytvanck7-5, 7-5
Women's SinglesNo. 2 Samantha StosurKristina Mladenovic6-2, 6-2
Women's SinglesNo. 3 Belinda BencicTereza Smitkova7-5, 6-4
Women's SinglesNo. 4 Svetlana KuznetsovaSanaz Marand6-2, 6-4
Women's SinglesChristina McHaleNo. 7 Coco Vandeweghe6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Women's SinglesPolona HercogJulia Glushko6-2, 7-5
Women's SinglesNaomi BroadyJarmila Gajdosova3-6, 7-5, 7-6
Women's SinglesSloane StephensMagda Linette6-2, 6-1
Women's SinglesAnastasia PavlyuchenkovaMagdalena Rybarikova7-6, 7-6
Source: CitiOpenTennis.com

Updated Draw

An updated draw for the men's and women's schedule can be found at CitiOpenTennis.com

Notable Results

The first upset of the day saw seventh-seeded Coco Vandeweghe losing in three sets to unranked Christina McHale. 

Making this exit more disappointing for Vandeweghe is it was her first WTA event since Wimbledon, at which she made a career-best run to the quarterfinal. Yet this has been an unfortunate pattern for the 23-year-old throughout her career. 

Ben Rothenberg of the New York Times noted the inconsistency with which Vandeweghe played:

Yet that seems to be a pattern for Vandeweghe. She entered this tournament with a 15-14 record in 2015, so a loss Tuesday seems perfectly fitting for how her season has gone. 

One woman who had no such issues was Samantha Stosur. The No. 2 seed in this tournament breezed by Kristina Mladenovic, 6-2, 6-2, en route to earning her 500th career victory. She put an exclamation point on the win with this ace, per the Citi Open's official Twitter:

Citi Open @CitiOpen

And just like that, @bambamsam30 wins her 500th career win here at the #CitiOpen! What a great last point! #Ace http://t.co/ZQJbZXyfBw

Stosur is finding a rhythm in these smaller events, winning the WTA Nurnberger Gastein Ladies two weeks ago and following that up with a dominant win against Mladenovic. 

The 31-year-old Stosur is no longer at the height of her tennis power, but she is still capable of doing good things whenever she steps on the court. It'd be a surprise to see her win another major title, though her greatest professional triumph did come at the U.S. Open in 2011. 

There was drama for American Sam Querrey, who had to fight off a valiant effort from Go Soeda in three sets. This marks the first tournament since June's Nottingham Open that he's made it to the third round in an ATP Tour event, though he did get helped here with a bye in the first round. 

Querrey's serve was on point for most of the victory, as he fired 26 aces. That was mitigated slightly due to seven double-faults, but Soeda only managed two aces of his own. 

On the men's side, even though Tuesday didn't provide as much drama with upsets, things will ramp up Wednesday when top seed Andy Murray takes the court for the first time looking for his third singles title of the year. 

As long as the weather doesn't cause too many problems moving forward, Wednesday should be a good day to separate the contenders from pretenders at the Citi Open.  


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