THIRD-SEEDED XIAODI YOU OF CHINA CAPTURES SHOEBACCA
WOMEN’S OPEN SINGLES TITLE AT MORGAN RUN CLUB & RESORT
Americans Kayla Day and Sophia Whittle Come Back to Win Doubles Title
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. – (February 29, 2020) – Third-seeded Xiaodi You of China finished a memorable week at Morgan Run Club & Resort as she defeated fifth-seeded Rebecca Sramkova of Slovakia, 6-4, 7-6 (5) to win the $25,000 Shoebacca Women’s Open singles title.
The 23-year-old You overcame an early service break in the opening set and later took a 5-4 lead. Sramkova, who has represented Slovakia in Fed Cup play, served to stay in the set, but at 30-40, You hit a backhand volley winner to close out the first set.
In the second set, Sramkova held serve at 5-6 to send the set to a tiebreaker. You took advantage of several backhand errors from Sramkova to build a 5-2 lead in the tiebreak and then held off Sramkova’s rally to wrap up the championship.
“I’m very happy to win the title this week. I fought for every point in each of my matches,” You said. “This is a very nice tournament. I love playing here. The atmosphere and playing conditions are very good.”
Later in the afternoon, You attempted to win her second title of the day, but Americans Kayla Day and Sophia Whittle rallied from a 6-0 deficit in the match tiebreak to defeat You and Eudice Wong Chong of Hong Kong 6-2, 5-7, [10-7] to win the doubles championship.
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Past tournament participants include American stars Madison Keys, Sofia Kenin, Danielle Rose Collins, CiCi Bellis, defending singles champion Nicole Gibbs, and current Rancho Santa Fe resident CoCo Vandeweghe. Canada’s Bianca Andreescu, the reigning US Open champion, won the tournament singles title in Rancho Santa Fe in 2017.
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$25,000 Shoebacca Women’s Open
Morgan Run Club & Resort
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Xiaodi You (3), China, def. Rebecca Sramkova (5), Slovakia, 6-4, 7-6 (5)
Kayla Day and Sophia Whittle, United States, def. Eudice Wong Chong, Hong Kong, and Xiaodi You (2), China, 6-2, 5-7, [10-7]
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