Live Updates; Video Highlights: Women's UTR Pro Match Series, May 23

Live Updates; Video Highlights: Women's UTR Pro Match Series, May 23

Alison Riske kicked off Day 2 action by beating Danielle Collins, and Amanda Anisimova then got her first win of the weekend, over Ajla Tomljanovic.

Stay tuned to this page throughout the day for live updates on the matches, along with on-demand replays, video highlights and photography from West Palm Beach.


FULL MATCH REPLAYS

Amanda Anisimova d. Ajla Tomljanovic, 1-4, 4-2, 4-2

Alison Riske d. Danielle Collins, 4-1, 1-4, 4-1


4:15 p.m. ET: Rain Delay 

"Tennis is back to normal. It's a rain delay," said Tennis Channel's Steve Weissman.

Collins and Tomljanovic were tied when spring showers hit West Palm Beach. Collins had just needed a whopping seven set points to even the match after dropping the first set in a tiebreaker so they're even at 3-4 (4), 4-3 (6).

The two will wait to decide their match until Sunday morning with the winner facing Riske and the loser taking on Anisimova. 

3:02 p.m. ET: Collins (USA) vs. Tomljanovic (AUS)

Despite a few drops of rain, the third, and final, mach of the day takes the court. Drone footage has been crucial at the UTR Pro Match Series, both this weekend and for the men's event two weeks ago. The noise is part of the "new normal".


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2:49 p.m. ET: In a little over an hour, Anisimova got her first win of the quarantine season with a 1-4, 4-2, 4-2 comeback victory over Tomljanovic. In the second set, Anismova reeled off six straight games to flip the momentum, and really seemed to find her range. 

On Friday, the world No. 28 held two match points against Riske, but failed to convert. This time, she sealed the deal on her second opportunity—which was a high-pressure deuce deciding point. 

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"It kind of feels like juniors to be honest, that's the best comparison," the 18-year-old said of playing with no fans present.

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Anisimova's win means that Riske qualifies for Sunday's final, and her opponent will be decided by the final match of the day between Collins and Tomljanovic. 


1:38 p.m. ET: Anismova (USA) vs. Tomljanovic (AUS)

Anisimova served to start the second match of the day, as she faces Tomljanovic. The teenager is seeking her first win of the weekend, while Tomljanovic has yet to drop a set. 


1:21 p.m. ET: Riske (USA) vs. Collins (USA)

Riske takes the first match of Day 2 over Collins, 4-1, 1-4, 4-1 to improve to 2-1 on the weekend.

The world No. 19 came out swinging, but the first set was a lot closer than the scoreline indicated with most games decided at deuce. Collins quickly jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second set, and ran away with the set with an unreal set point: she hit an accidental drop shot that landed back on her side of the court despite Riske’s best efforts to get it. 


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12:00 p.m. ET: Day 2 kicked off with Alison Riske taking on Danielle Collins. They have only faced off once in their pro careers, in the Madrid qualifying rounds in 2018 with Collins winning in a third-set tiebreaker. 

You can watch the UTR Pro Match Series live on Tennis Channel. But if you're outside of the United States, you can also follow it on the below live stream.


11:45 a.m. ET – The standings going into Day 2:

Safety is again the utmost priority with face masks and temperature checks as some facets of how players are being kept comfortable and able to focus on just their forehands and backhands. 


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11:30 a.m. ET — Friday saw the four women play three matches at a private court in West Palm Beach, Fla. Without linesmen, ball kids or fans, the setting was unusual but the tennis remained topnotch throughout the day. Danielle Collins dismissed Amanda Anisimova, 4-1, 4-2, before Ajla Tomljanovic upset Alison Riske, 4-3 (4), 4-1. In the final match of Day 1, Riske saved two match points to beat Anisimova, 0-4, 4-0, 4-3 (6). 

The weather in south Florida is in the mid-80s with blustery near-20 mph winds. Here's a look at the order of play for Saturday (All matches are best-of-three sets, first-to-four games, with tiebreakers at 3-3 and no-ad scoring):