Above photo: Caroline Dolehide at the 2017 Winnipeg National Bank Challenger. Photo courtesy of Karl Mendoza at www.kamera8studios.ca.
Caroline Dolehide, singles champion at the 2017 Winnipeg National Bank Challenger, had an impressive run at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Dolehide beat fellow American Shelby Rogers 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 and then edged No. 30 seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. In the third round, Dolehide took No. 1 seed Simona Halep of Romania to three sets before falling 1-6, 7-6, 6-2.
Last summer Dolehide won the Winnipeg National Bank Challenger women’s singles title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Japan’s Mayo Hibi and was a finalist in women’s doubles partnering with Kimberly Birrell of Australia.