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Kenin stops nine-match losing streak with win in Cleveland

Sofia Kenin defeated Dalayna Hewitt 6-4, 6-3 on Monday evening. She’ll face Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu, the No 5 seed, in the next round

Sofia Kenin Toronto 2022 ofia Kenin (USA) returns a ball to Sloane Stephens (USA) (not pictured) at Sobeys Stadium. || AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Wildcard Sofia Kenin beat qualifier Dalayna Hewitt 6-4, 6-3 to reach the second round of the Tennis in the Land at Cleveland’s iconic Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica in Flats West Bank on Monday evening.

Kenin, ranked No 415, will play Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu, the No 5 seed, next.

The former world No 4 has struggled with injuries and form in 2022. She had dropped nine straight decisions after reaching the quarter-finals in Adelaide earlier in January, and her ranking has plummeted from 12 to 415.

Cleveland WTA 250, other first-round matches (Cleveland’s iconic Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica in Flats West Bank, hard, USD 251.750, most recent results first):

  • Liudmila Samsonova vs. Caroline Garcia
  • Barbora Krejcikova vs. Francesca Di Lorenzo
  • Lauren Davis vs. Ekaterina Alexandrova
  • Laura Siegemund vs. Anhelina Kalinina: monday
  • Varvara Gracheva vs. Madison Brengle: monday
  • Bernarda Pera beat Eri Hozumi (Q): 6-1, 6-2
  • Shuai Zhang beat Katerina Siniakova: 6-2, 6-1
  • Martina Trevisan (2) beat Mayar Sherif: 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
  • Alize Cornet (8) beat Dayana Yastremska: 6-2, 6-1
  • Sara Sorribes Tormo beat Camila Osorio: 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-3
  • Clara Tauson beat Harmony Tan (Q): 6-3, 6-1
  • Sorana Cirstea beat Marcela Zacarias (LL): 6-2, 6-3
  • Magda Linette beat Yulia Putintseva: 6-4, 6-2
  • Aliaksandra Sasnovich (7) beat Aleksandra Krunic: 7-6 (5), 6-1
  • Irina-Camelia Begu beat Peyton Stearns (WC): 6-4, 6-3

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