Alicja Rosolska is the only Pole to have competed in the WTA 250 Hard Court Championships in Chicago. The Warsaw player played the first match on Tuesday.

Łukasz Iwanek

Eri Hozumi and Alija Rusulska

Getty Images/Julian Finney/Pictured: Eri Hozumi and Alija Rossolska

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Alicja Rosolska joined the doubles competition at the Chicago event. Her partner is Eri Hozumi. In the first round, the Poles and Japanese defeated American Quinn Gleeson 6:3, 6:2 and Britain’s Eden Silva.

In the first set, Rozelska and Hozumi lost two matches of 3: 1, but three more matches fell to them. In the second match, the Poles and Poles had a 2:0 and 6:2 break. They secured their promotion to the quarter-finals after the second ball.

In the 66-minute match, Rusulska and Hozumi defended two of their three break points and used five of their nine breakout opportunities. The Poles and the Japanese scored 21 out of 29 points with their first pass.

Hozumi won two doubles titles on the WTA Tour. She won first prize in 2016 in Katowice (with Mio Kato). Her best Grand Slam result is the 2018 Roland Garros final (with Makoto Ninomiya). Rosolska is the semi-finalist at Wimbledon 2018 (with Abigail Spears). The Polish woman has won nine main series wins, most recently in 2019 in Charleston (with Anna-Lena Gronefeld).

Rusulska and Hozumi in 2019 reached the final in Sydney. In the quarter-finals in Chicago, the Poles and the Japanese will play fourth-seeded Ludmica Kizinuk and Makoto Ninomiya.

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Chicago Women’s ChampionshipChicago (USA)
WTA 250, hardcourt, total prize pool 235.2k. dollar
Tuesday 24 August

First round of doubles:

Eri Hozumi (Japan) / Alicia Rosolska (Poland) v Quinn Gleeson (US) / Eden Silva (UK) 6-3, 6-2

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