Continuous Coverage: Strong U.S. Sunday Field Release; Revolutionary partnership between WTA and Hologic

Closing the first week of the BNP Paribas Open with hard-hitting matches and exciting news from the WTA.

On the courts were fan favorites and a plethora of players representing the stars and stripes.

nightcap

Former World No. 1 and 2015 BNP Champion Simona Halep took on Coco Gauff inside Stadium 1.

It was Coco’s 18th birthday on Sunday, but it was the only party she would be having.

Halep got the better of Gauff, 6-3 6-4.

American power

And then what an exit for American men.

(20) Taylor Fritz defeated by Kamil Majchrzak, 6-1 6-1, in less than an hour. Fritz at the start of the tournament.

Steve Johnson showed his mettle by beating (22) Aslan Karatsev, 7-6 6-4.

And then they fought All-Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey faced off at Stadium 2. Isner got the better of Querrey, 7-6 7-6.

British favorites bow out

It was a tough day at the office for 19-year-old Emma Raducanu, who fell in her round of 16 match against Petra Martic, 7-6 4-6 5-7.

Andy Murray almost took the first set of his match against Alexander Bublik by pushing him to a tie-break. But ran out of gas in a 7-6 6-3 loss.

WTA and Hologic announce partnership

Women’s tennis is on the move. The WTA has announced an alliance with Hologic as the new World Title Sponsor for the WTA Tour.

This was revealed and debuted in Indian Wells and originated the vision of greater well-being and equality for women.

“Well Hologic is a company that works with women’s health around the world. Their mission, our mission and our values ​​and our commitment to women’s health couldn’t be more aligned,” said WTA Dr. Carlos Benitez. “So it was the perfect partnership I thought and we’re going to work really well going forward.”

The technology used for these athletes will give them knowledge that they will not be able to acquire until much later in life.

“With this, those athletes whose bone mineral density will be at its peak in their twenties will slowly degrade over time. They will be able to see what that peak level was. So by the time they turn 65 they’re going to have a measure of baseline to see how much has changed,” said human performance specialist Joe Joyce.

In a strenuous sport like tennis, this can help prevent injuries from getting worse or prevent serious injury.

“That’s a huge advantage that typical women don’t have and it all comes down to your own health,” Joyce said.

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