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Tsurenko Takes Advantage Of 2nd Chance, Beats Strycova To Advance

Tsurenko Takes Advantage Of 2nd Chance, Beats Strycova To Advance

NEW HAVEN — Lesia Tsurenko's life changed in the span of a few hours Sunday. Tsurenko lost her Connecticut Open qualifying round match to Yulia Putintseva in straight sets, as she was unable to manage the humidity at the Tennis Center. She was contemplating her next move — whether to travel immediately to New York in advance of the U.S. Open — when she got a call. Top seed Simona Halep would be withdrawing from the tournament. As the highest seed in the qualifying round not advancing to the main draw, Tsurenko could enter the tournament as the "lucky loser." Handed a ticket in the event, the 26-year-old Ukrainian decided to make the most of her...

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