Tennis Results Round-Up for July 9, 2014

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7-13 JULY 2014

RESULTS – JULY 09, 2014
Singles – Second Round

[4] A Petkovic (GER) d D Pfizenmaier (GER) 61 63
S Voegele (SUI) d [5] E Svitolina (UKR) 62 75
[8] K Pliskova (CZE) d [Q] A Bogdan (ROU) 62 75
G Min (USA) d [Q] I Falconi (USA) 63 63

Doubles – Quarterfinals

[4] K Barrois (GER) / E Daniilidou (GRE) d [PR] K Bondarenko (UKR) / N Melichar (USA) 36 62 10-5

First Round
[5] A Klepac (SLO) / M Torro-Flor (ESP) d A Hlavackova (CZE) / E Svitolina (UKR) 26 64 10-6
[WC] L Moser (AUT) / L Siegemund (GER) d D Schuurs (NED) / E Wacanno (NED) 76(5) 67(2) 10-7
[Alt] P Ormaechea (ARG) / D Pfizenmaier (GER) d B Krejcikova (CZE) / K Siniakova (CZE) 64 57 10-7

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[7] C Giorgi (ITA) vs [WC] L Moser (AUT)
P Ormaechea (ARG) vs [2] S Errani (ITA)
[6] Y Meusburger (AUT) vs C Scheepers (RSA)
After suitable rest – M Barthel (GER) / S Klemenschits (AUT) vs [Alt] P Ormaechea (ARG) / D Pfizenmaier (GER)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
[Q] S Rogers (USA) vs [3] C Suarez Navarro (ESP)
M Duque-Marino (COL) / B Garcia Vidagany (ESP) vs [2] K Pliskova (CZE) / K Pliskova (CZE)
After suitable rest – [5] A Klepac (SLO) / M Torro-Flor (ESP) vs [WC] L Moser (AUT) / L Siegemund (GER)


ATP – Båstad, Sweden


Singles – Second Round
[Q] R Olivo (ARG) d [2] T Robredo (ESP) 76(6) 63
D Lajovic (SRB) d [4] J Janowicz (POL) 63 11 ret. (left foot)
[5] J Sousa (POR) d [WC] E Ymer (SWE) 63 75
[PR] P Cuevas (URU) d [WC] C Lindell (SWE) 46 62 76(2)

Doubles – First Round
[1] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d R Junaid (AUS) / C Kas (GER) 67(5) 62 12-10
[2] A Begemann (GER) / R Lindstedt (SWE) d P Hanley (AUS) / J Marray (GBR) 26 64 11-9
[4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / N Monroe (USA) d J Cluskey (IRL) / M Kukushkin (KAZ) 76(5) 64
[Alt] D Brown (GER) / D Lajovic (SRB) d A Siljestrom (SWE) / I Zelenay (SVK) 36 76(4) 10-6
J Chardy (FRA) / O Marach (AUT) d P Andujar (ESP) / P Carreno Busta (ESP) 76(5) 64


CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[8] P Carreno Busta (ESP) vs P Lorenzi (ITA)
[Q] A Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) vs [3] F Verdasco (ESP)
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) vs V Hanescu (ROU)
[Q] R Albot (MDA) vs [7] C Berlocq (ARG)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
[WC] I Arvidsson (SWE) / M Eriksson (SWE) vs [3] T Bednarek (POL) / H Kontinen (FIN)
[4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / N Monroe (USA) vs G Kretschmer (GER) / A Satschko (GER)
J Chardy (FRA) / O Marach (AUT) vs [2] A Begemann (GER) / R Lindstedt (SWE)
[1] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs [Alt] D Brown (GER) / D Lajovic (SRB)



$ 250,000.00
5-7 JULY, 2014

RESULTS – JULY 09, 2014
Singles – Second Round

[8] P Hercog (SLO) d K Piter (POL) 62 57 76(4)
L Arruabarrena (ESP) d C Buyukakcay (TUR) 75 36 76(6) (saved 2mp)
M Niculescu (ROU) d [Q] E Kostova (BUL) 75 75
K Kucova (SVK) d [WC] C Dinu (ROU) 62 63

First Round
[1] S Halep (ROU) d [LL] I de Vroome (NED) 60 64
[2] R Vinci (ITA) d A Dulgheru (ROU) 62 63
[Q] K Bertens (NED) d I Begu (ROU) 60 36 62

Doubles – Quarterfinals

P Kania (POL) / A Tatishvili (USA) d O Kalashnikova (GEO) / A Krunic (SRB) 75 36 10-7

First Round
I Olaru (ROU) / V Solovyeva (RUS) d [3] L Arruabarrena (ESP) / S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 36 63 11-9

Suspended due to darkness
[1] K Piter (POL) / O Savchuk (UKR) lead P Cetkovska (CZE) / A Panova (RUS) 31

CENTRE COURT start 3:00 pm
D Kovinic (MNE) vs [4] K Knapp (ITA)
I Olaru (ROU) / V Solovyeva (RUS) vs [WC] E Bogdan (ROU) / A Cadantu (ROU)

Not Before 6:00 pm
[1] S Halep (ROU) vs A Krunic (SRB)
S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) vs [2] R Vinci (ITA)

COURT 1 start 3:00 pm
[7] P Cetkovska (CZE) vs [Q] K Bertens (NED)

Not Before 4:30 pm
after suitable rest – C Buyukakcay (TUR) / K Knapp (ITA) vs [4] I Begu (ROU) / M Irigoyen (ARG)

COURT 2 start 3:00 pm

Not Before 4:30 pm
after suitable rest – [1] K Piter (POL) / O Savchuk (UKR) vs P Cetkovska (CZE) / A Panova (RUS) (tbc)


ATP Newport

RESULTS – JULY 9, 2014

Singles – Second Round
[1] J Isner (USA) d [Q] A Krajicek (USA) 63 63
[2] I Karlovic (CRO) d S Stakhovsky (UKR) 75 76(3)
[3] L Hewitt (AUS) d [Q] A Pavic (CRO) 62 62
[4] N Mahut (FRA) d [Q] L Saville (AUS) 64 62
[6] S Johnson (USA) d T Ito (JPN) 63 20 Retired
[7] J Sock (USA) d R Ram (USA) 75 62
D Sela (ISR) d [8] A Mannarino (FRA) 63 61
S Groth (AUS) d M Jaziri (TUN) 76(7) 76(3)

Doubles – First Round
[2] D Nestor (CAN) / A Shamasdin (CAN) d P Marx (GER) / F Nielsen (DEN) 64 64
C Guccione (AUS) / L Hewitt (AUS) d R Harrison (USA) / M Venus (NZL) 63 64
S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA) d A Kuznetsov (USA) / P Polansky (CAN) 36 75 10-5


CENTER start 11:00 am
D Sharan (IND) / D Young (USA) vs C Guccione (AUS) / L Hewitt (AUS)
S Groth (AUS) vs [4] N Mahut (FRA)
D Sela (ISR) vs [2] I Karlovic (CRO)
S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA) vs J Erlich (ISR) / R Ram (USA)

Not Before 3:00 pm
After Suitable Rest – [3] M Ebden (AUS) / S Groth (AUS) vs A Krajicek (USA) / J Smith (AUS)


ATP Stuttgart


Singles – First Round
[6] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [Q] M Cecchinato (ITA) 64 16 75
[7] S Giraldo (COL) d [Q] M Delic (CRO) 64 62
[Q] P Davydenko (RUS) d B Rola (SLO) 64 76(8)
[LL] L Sorensen (IRL) d I Sijsling (NED) 64 61
[Q] Y Marti (SUI) d [LL] H Laaksonen (SUI) 75 64
L Rosol (CZE) d [WC] A Zverev (GER) 76(7) 76(9)
D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) d P Gojowczyk (GER) 75 63
B Becker (GER) d B Paire (FRA) 36 62 62

CENTER COURT start 11:00 am
[5] P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs J Struff (GER)

Not Before 1:00 pm
[1] F Fognini (ITA) vs A Golubev (KAZ)

Not Before 3:00 pm
[5] P Kohlschreiber (GER) or J Struff (GER) vs L Rosol (CZE)
D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs [4] F Lopez (ESP)
F Bagnis (ARG) / M Cecchinato (ITA) vs [WC] M Berrer (GER) / A Zverev (GER)

GRAND STAND start 10:30 am
L Mayer (ARG) vs [2] M Youzhny (RUS)
[8] F Delbonis (ARG) vs B Becker (GER)
[3] R Bautista Agut (ESP) vs [LL] L Sorensen (IRL)
After Suitable Rest – F Fognini (ITA) / J Monaco (ARG) vs [Alt] P Gojowczyk (GER) / D Meffert (GER)
After Suitable Rest – A Golubev (KAZ) / M Mertinak (SVK) vs M Demoliner (BRA) / P Raja (IND)

ENBW COURT start 10:30 am
M Kowalczyk (POL) / A Sitak (NZL) vs N Barrientos (COL) / J Spir (COL)
[Q] Y Marti (SUI) vs [6] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
[Q] P Davydenko (RUS) vs [7] S Giraldo (COL)
After Suitable Rest – [1] C Fleming (GBR) / M Fyrstenberg (POL) vs G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT)
After Suitable Rest – F Delbonis (ARG) / L Mayer (ARG) vs [3] F Cermak (CZE) / L Rosol (CZE)


John Isner Leads Top Seeds into Newport Quarterfinals

John Isner

John Isner

By Dave Gertler

(July 9, 2014) NEWPORT – Day Three of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, Rhode Island, saw solid performances from top seeds, and expected results from the tournament’s big servers and grass court specialists.


The only minor upset of the day was Israel’s Dudi Sela ousting his higher-ranked opponent, No .8 seed Adrian Mannarino, in straight sets. Sela had a strong serving day, winning 82% of points on his first serve and converting five of six break points against the Frenchman. Sela, one of the shorter players on tour, will now face the tallest, Ivo Karlovic, whose 18 aces was too much for serve-and-volleyer Sergiy Stakhovsky to handle, the Croatian winning 7-5, 7-6.


The tournament’s top four seeds also won through to the quarterfinals in straight sets. Defending champion Nicolas Mahut beat Australia’s Luke Saville in an hour, 10 minutes, out-serving the 20-year-old Australian qualifier, breaking him on four occasions. “It was a tough match,” said Mahut, “He’s a good player on grass. This kind of surface you have to be really focused on your serve and take the opportunity. It was much better than yesterday and I hope tomorrow will be even better.”


His serving will need to stay solid in his quarterfinal match against Australian Sam Groth, who although still outside the top 100, is one win away from reaching that milestone after another solid serving performance saw him through his match against Malek Jaziri. Groth’s ace count against the Tunisian was remarkably high at 24, ominous for his next opponent, who said, “He’s serving huge, he’s a very, very powerful player. So if I had to play against him I will have to be really concentrate on my serve, and then wait for something, maybe a double fault once, try a good return and waiting for the small opportunities I will have. But the first thing is to keep my serve, I’ll be really focused on that.”


Tournament top dog John Isner required less time and less aces against fellow American Austin Krajicek, defeating him on Center Court 6-3, 6-3 in just over an hour. “It was a pretty clean match,” said Isner, “I guess I got up early in both sets, and for me, that helps so much. I feel like I play pretty well when I’m playing ahead, especially on this surface too. It was a good match, very happy with it.”


Isner’s quarterfinal opponent was decided in a match between Rajeev Ram and Jack Sock, 21-year-old Sock coming through on top. Sock and Isner, both good friends, are looking forward to the quarterfinal. “He and I practice a lot and have become pretty good friends,” said Sock of Isner, “We obviously know each other pretty well now. We both know each other’s games pretty well so it should be whoever can execute better, I guess.”


Sock, fresh from winning his first grand slam – a Wimbledon doubles title with Vasek Pospisil, defeating the Bryan brothers in the final – is enjoying the burst of confidence he’s received into his singles game. “No matter what tournament it is, even doubles,” said Sock, “Whenever you win a match, it can only help, and especially the slams. I think that when you can get that run going into to second week of any slam, singles or doubles, and then you end up, like we were, fortunate enough to play on the weekend, second week of a slam, there’s only a few guys left in the locker room. It’s pretty cool, it’s a pretty special feeling. And to be able to be there and then go out on Center Court and play, and be lucky enough to win against the best team, probably, of all time in doubles, it can only help your confidence.”


Isner, who has not lost to Sock in four matches, seemed positive about Sock’s future in the game ahead of their first meeting on grass. “We’re both gonna want to win,” said Isner, “We’re good friends; we may even go out to dinner tonight, or even tomorrow night. I’ve gotten especially close to him now that he’s moved to Tampa. We train together, we use the same strength coach, we’re always training together. He’s a good friend of mine and someone who – I think, in a sense, he might look up a little bit to me. I’m certainly much older than him but he’s – in my opinion – got an incredibly bright future. He’s got a lot of weapons in his game, especially with that forehand of his, which is world class. So, he’s only gonna get better.”


The winner of Isner/Sock will face – in the semifinal – the winner between Lleyton Hewitt and Steve Johnson, who both graduated comfortably past their round-of-16 opponents, Ante Pavic and Tatsuma Ito, respectively. While Hewitt and Johnson won’t contest their quarterfinal tomorrow, the 33-year-old Aussie won’t be resting entirely. He’s one of five Australians remaining in the doubles draw at the quarterfinal stage. After his match with Pavic, Hewitt revealed, “I only play doubles most of the time to play with guys that I’m going to play Davis Cup for Australia with. That’s the only real reason that I play doubles. We’ve got a Davis Cup tie later in the year and Chris Guccione and I will most probably be playing doubles there, so it’s good to get some more matches.”


Dave Gertler is a tennis journalist, player and musician based in Sydney covering Newport for Tennis Panorama News. Follow his Twitter updates from the tournament @TennisNewsTPN, follow him on his personal Twitter @davegertler,  read his blog,  and listen to his podcast, Tennis Days .


US Open Prize Money to Increase by $4 Million Dollars



$38.3 Million US Open Purse Features Record $3 Million

for Each Singles Champion

USTA, White Plains, N.Y., July 9, 2014 – The USTA today announced that the total purse for the 2014 US Open will increase by $4 million dollars bringing the total purse for the tournament to a record $38.3 million and an 11.7% increase over the 2013 US Open. 

Both the men’s and women’s singles champions will earn $3 million, the largest payout in US Open history.  Each round of the singles competition will see double digit percentage increases over last year’s record payouts.  Total main draw prize money, which includes both the singles, doubles, and mixed doubles competitions, has increased by 12.5% over last year.  Both the men’s and women’s doubles champions will earn $520,000, the highest in US Open history.  The US Open qualifying tournament will now offer more than $1.5 million in prize money ($1,572,000) for the first time, and this represents an 11% increase over 2013.

In the last three years, US Open main draw prize money has increased by 64.6%.

Round-by-round individual prize money for the US Open is as follows:

Singles:                                                               Doubles (each team):

Winner:                   $3,000,000                          Winners:                      $520,000

Runner-Up:               1,450,000                          Runners-Up:                  250,000

Semifinalist:                 730,000                           Semifinalist:                   124,450

Quarterfinalist:             370,250                          Quarterfinalist:                 62,060

Round of 16:                187,300                          Round of 16:                    32,165

Round of 32:                105,090                          Round of 32:                    20,060

Round of 64:                  60,420                          Round of 64:                    13,375

Round of 128:                35,750

“Last year to recognize the importance of the players and the key role they have in building our sport, the USTA shared our vision to reach $50 million in prize money at the US Open by 2017,” said Dave Haggerty, USTA Chairman of the Board and President.  “This year’s prize money increase continues the commitment to make the US Open one of the most lucrative purses in all of sports.”

This year’s US Open is scheduled for August 25 through September 8, with the US Open Qualifying Tournament beginning on August 19.


Round of 16 Preview for Hall Of Fame Championships

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By Dave Gertler


(July 9, 2014) NEWPORT – ‘I’ve won a lot of matches here the last three, four years,” said John Isner after his 6-3, 7-6 first-round win. “I love this tournament. I hope I can keep moving on in the draw, and hope I can be here for the weekend.”


John Isner is the clear favorite and top-dog at this year’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport. After making it through a tighter-than-expected first round match against qualifier Wayne Odesnik, the tournament’s top seed and world No.12 Isner will need to get through Austin Krajicek, the 24-year-old American ranked 208, who managed his first ATP tour main draw win when he took out Tim Smyczek in the first round here in Newport.


A potentially more interesting matchup would occur in the third round of Isner’s all-American quarter of the draw, where he would potentially face the winner of Jack Sock and Rajeev Ram. 21-year-old Sock, the tournament’s 7th seed, has had a standout year having won 13 ATP-level main draw matches, as well as healthy performances in Challenger events and, perhaps most surprisingly, a Wimbledon Men’s Doubles title a week ago. But to reach the third round, Sock will have to get past grass-master Rajeev Ram, the evergreen 30-year-old from Denver, who won this very title in 2009, and successfully tested his all-court bag of tricks in his first round win against Australia’s Matt Ebden.


Should Isner make it to the semifinals, his opponent, one of Lleyton Hewitt, Ante Pavic, Tatsuma Ito or Steve Johnson, will have their work cut out for them against the 6’10” big-serving Isner.


Indeed, it’s difficult to observe the sheer speed of Newport’s grass courts, and not sense that the only player capable of stopping Inser from winning his third Hall of Fame title will be one of the other big servers, several of whom are placed in the bottom half of the draw.

Of these three contenders, Ivo Karlovic, at 6’11’ the tournament’s No. 2 seed, is the obvious favorite to face Isner in the final, but may face a challenge from an in-form Sergiy Stakhovsky, who has beaten Roger Federer on grass and may possess the craftiness to neutralise Karlovic’s strong serve-volleying. While this second-rounder will take place last on Center Court, second-billed on Court 2, France’s Adrian Mannarino and Israel’s Dudi Sela’s will decide who gets to play the winner in the third round. Both players born in the ‘80s, ranked in the 90s, and lefties with similar career grass records, this match should go three sets.


The biggest threat to Isner in the final, however, might be from the third quarter of the draw, where defending champion Nicolas Mahut is seeded to reach the semifinals, but will have to contend with some dark Australian horses who are enjoying feeding on the Hall of Fame’s grass. Mahut’s second-round encounter with Luke Saville, opening the bill on Center Court, presents a clear opportunity for the 20-year-old Australian, who qualified for, and then reached the second round of, Wimbledon’s main draw. After qualifying in Newport and winning his first round match, Saville now has an 8-3 record on grass in 2014. If Mahut is able to advance to the third round, he may face 26-year-old Australian Sam Groth, who clocked a 143mph serve in his first-round upset win over 5th seed Donald Young, and whose ability to clean up points with deft touch at the net stands him in good stead to make the later stages of a grass court ATP 250.


Dave Gertler is a tennis journalist, player and musician based in Sydney covering Newport for Tennis Panorama News. Follow his Twitter updates from the tournament @TennisNewsTPN, follow him on his personal Twitter @davegertler,  read his blog,  and listen to his podcast, Tennis Days .


World Team Tennis Results for July 8, 2014


Mylan World TeamTennis – Results for Tuesday, 7/8

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

SAN DIEGO AVIATORS def. Philadelphia Freedoms 20-19 (7-1 STB)

Men’s Singles – Somdev Devvarman (Aviators) def. Frank Dancevic (Freedoms) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Taylor Townsend (Freedoms) def. Daniela Hantuchova (Aviators) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Marcelo Melo\Liezel Huber (Freedoms) def. Raven Klaasen\Kveta Peschke (Aviators) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Kveta Peschke\Daniela Hantuchova (Aviators) def. Liezel Huber\Taylor Townsend (Freedoms) 5-1

Men’s Doubles – Frank Dancevic\Marcelo Melo (Freedoms) def. Raven Klaasen\Somdev Devvarman (Aviators) 5-3

Overtime – Men’s Doubles – Frank Dancevic\Marcelo Melo (Freedoms) def. Raven Klaasen\Somdev Devvarman (Aviators) 1-0

Supertiebreaker – Men’s Doubles – Raven Klaasen\Somdev Devvarman (Aviators) def. Frank Dancevic\Marcelo Melo (Freedoms) 1-0 (7-1)


AUSTIN ACES def. Springfield Lasers 19-17

Men’s Singles – Andy Roddick (Aces) def. Michael Russell (Lasers) 5-2

Men’s Doubles – Ross Hutchins\Michael Russell (Lasers) def. Treat Huey\Andy Roddick (Aces) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Marion Bartoli\Treat Huey (Aces) def. Olga Govortsova\Ross Hutchins (Lasers) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Liga Dekmeijere\Olga Govortsova (Lasers) def. Marion Bartoli\Vera Zvonareva (Aces) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Vera Zvonareva (Aces) def. Olga Govortsova (Lasers) 5-3


Washington Kastles def. TEXAS WILD 24-15

Men’s Singles – Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Wild) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Anabel Medina Garrigues (Wild) def. Jarka Gajdosova (Kastles) 5-4

Mixed Doubles – Jarka Gajdosova\Leander Paes (Kastles) def. Anabel Medina Garrigues\Aisam Qureshi (Wild) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Jarka Gajdosova\Anastasia Rodionova (Kastles) def. Darija Jurak\Anabel Medina Garrigues (Wild) 5-1

Men’s Doubles – Leander Paes\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Alex Bogomolov Jr.\Aisam Qureshi (Wild) 5-3



Eastern Conference MP W L PCT MB
Washington Kastles 2 2 0 1.000 0.0
Philadelphia Freedoms 2 1 1 0.500 1.0
Boston Lobsters 2 0 2 0.000 2.0
Western Conference MP W L PCT MB
San Diego Aviators 2 2 0 1.000 0.0
Texas Wild 3 2 1 0.667 0.5
Austin Aces 2 1 1 0.500 1.0
Springfield Lasers 3 0 3 0.000 2.5


Next Matches: 7/9/2014

Boston Lobsters @ WASHINGTON KASTLES, 7:00 PM EDT

San Diego Aviators @ AUSTIN ACES, 7:30 PM CDT


Tennis Results Round-Up for July 8, 2014



atp wta

7-13 JULY 2014

RESULTS – JULY 08, 2014
Singles – First Round

[2] S Errani (ITA) d [Q] K Siniakova (CZE) 63 62
[3] C Suarez Navarro (ESP) d [Q] L Siegemund (GER) 76(3) 16 64
[4] A Petkovic (GER) d J Cepelova (SVK) 76(8) 75
[5] E Svitolina (UKR) d P Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 61 64
[6] Y Meusburger (AUT) d [Q] T Smitkova (CZE) 76(9) 46 75
[7] C Giorgi (ITA) d A Hlavackova (CZE) 62 63
G Min (USA) d [LL] B Garcia Vidagany (ESP) 63 62
[Q] I Falconi (USA) d J Larsson (SWE) 63 63
[Q] A Bogdan (ROU) d A Tomljanovic (CRO) 63 30 Retired
D Pfizenmaier (GER) d M Torro-Flor (ESP) 67(5) 61 64
[Q] S Rogers (USA) d K Pliskova (CZE) 67(8) 75 64
C Scheepers (RSA) d M Duque-Marino (COL) 61 62
P Ormaechea (ARG) d J Jaksic (SRB) 63 46 63

Doubles – First Round

[2] K Pliskova (CZE) / K Pliskova (CZE) d [WC] Y Neuwirth (AUT) / J Toljan (AUT) 62 60
M Barthel (GER) / S Klemenschits (AUT) d [3] G Dabrowski (CAN) / A Rosolska (POL) 61 63

CENTRE COURT start 10:00 am
[Q] A Bogdan (ROU) vs [8] K Pliskova (CZE)
[4] A Petkovic (GER) vs D Pfizenmaier (GER)
D Schuurs (NED) / E Wacanno (NED) vs [WC] L Moser (AUT) / L Siegemund (GER)
After suitable rest – [5] A Klepac (SLO) / M Torro-Flor (ESP) vs A Hlavackova (CZE) / E Svitolina (UKR)

COURT 1 start 10:00 am
G Min (USA) vs [Q] I Falconi (USA)
S Voegele (SUI) vs [5] E Svitolina (UKR)
[PR] K Bondarenko (UKR) / N Melichar (USA) vs [4] K Barrois (GER) / E Daniilidou (GRE)
After suitable rest – B Krejcikova (CZE) / K Siniakova (CZE) vs [Alt] P Ormaechea (ARG) / D Pfizenmaier (GER)



SkiStar Swedish Open

ATP – Båstad, Sweden


Singles – First Round
[PR] P Cuevas (URU) d [6] J Chardy (FRA) 62 62
[7] C Berlocq (ARG) d J Reister (GER) 26 62 62
[8] P Carreno Busta (ESP) d D Brown (GER) 63 64
V Hanescu (ROU) d P Andujar (ESP) 64 64
[Q] R Albot (MDA) d K De Schepper (FRA) 76(4) 61
[WC] E Ymer (SWE) d M Kukushkin (KAZ) 63 75
[Q] A Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) d J Vesely (CZE) 75 62
[WC] C Lindell (SWE) d [Q] I Cervantes (ESP) 62 63
[Q] R Olivo (ARG) d P Mathieu (FRA) 52 ret. (illness)

Doubles – First Round
[3] T Bednarek (POL) / H Kontinen (FIN) d C Berlocq (ARG) / P Cuevas (URU) 63 36 10-2
[WC] I Arvidsson (SWE) / M Eriksson (SWE) d L Dlouhy (CZE) / J Vesely (CZE) 16 76(5) 10-7


CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[4] J Janowicz (POL) vs D Lajovic (SRB)
[WC] E Ymer (SWE) vs [5] J Sousa (POR)
[PR] P Cuevas (URU) vs [WC] C Lindell (SWE)
[Q] R Olivo (ARG) vs [2] T Robredo (ESP)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
P Andujar (ESP) / P Carreno Busta (ESP) vs J Chardy (FRA) / O Marach (AUT)
[1] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs R Junaid (AUS) / C Kas (GER)
[Alt] D Brown (GER) / D Lajovic (SRB) vs A Siljestrom (SWE) / I Zelenay (SVK)
[4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / N Monroe (USA) vs J Cluskey (IRL) / M Kukushkin (KAZ)
P Hanley (AUS) / J Marray (GBR) vs [2] A Begemann (GER) / R Lindstedt (SWE)


$ 250,000.00
5-7 JULY, 2014

RESULTS – JULY 08, 2014
Singles – First Round

[4] K Knapp (ITA) d [WC] I Olaru (ROU) 61 63
[7] P Cetkovska (CZE) d A Cadantu (ROU) 63 62
A Krunic (SRB) d A Panova (RUS) 46 63 61
[Q] E Kostova (BUL) d A Lim (FRA) 36 64 75
K Piter (POL) d [WC] C Mitu (ROU) 60 16 76(5)
D Kovinic (MNE) d [Q] A Kontaveit (EST) 61 64
S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) d [Q] S Karatantcheva (KAZ) 62 61

Doubles – First Round

[4] I Begu (ROU) / M Irigoyen (ARG) d L Kichenok (UKR) / N Kichenok (UKR) 64 62
K Bertens (NED) / T Paszek (AUT) d [Alt] T Curovic (SRB) / E Kostova (BUL) 61 64
[WC] E Bogdan (ROU) / A Cadantu (ROU) d R Jani (HUN) / V Kapshay (UKR) 62 76(5)
P Kania (POL) / A Tatishvili (USA) d T Bua (ARG) / D Seguel (CHI) 61 62

CENTRE COURT start 3:00 pm
[Q] K Bertens (NED) vs I Begu (ROU)

Not Before 5:00 pm
[1] S Halep (ROU) vs [LL] I de Vroome (NED)
M Niculescu (ROU) vs [Q] E Kostova (BUL)
A Dulgheru (ROU) vs [2] R Vinci (ITA)

COURT 1 start 3:00 pm
C Buyukakcay (TUR) vs L Arruabarrena (ESP)
K Kucova (SVK) vs [WC] C Dinu (ROU)
after suitable rest if needed – [1] K Piter (POL) / O Savchuk (UKR) vs P Cetkovska (CZE) / A Panova (RUS)

COURT 2 start 3:00 pm
P Kania (POL) / A Tatishvili (USA) vs O Kalashnikova (GEO) / A Krunic (SRB)

Not Before 4:00 pm
K Piter (POL) vs [8] P Hercog (SLO)
[3] L Arruabarrena (ESP) / S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) vs I Olaru (ROU) / V Solovyeva (RUS)



Hall of Fame Tennis Championships

ATP Newport


Singles – First Round
[1] J Isner (USA) d [Q] W Odesnik (USA) 63 76(6)
[3] L Hewitt (AUS) d R Harrison (USA) 16 75 64
[4] N Mahut (FRA) d F Arguello (ARG) 76(1) 64
[7] J Sock (USA) d A Kuznetsov (USA) 64 63
[8] A Mannarino (FRA) d J Wang (TPE) 62 64
[Q] A Krajicek (USA) d T Smyczek (USA) 76(7) 61
[Q] A Pavic (CRO) d M Copil (ROU) 76(0) 64
[Q] L Saville (AUS) d P Polansky (CAN) 64 62
S Stakhovsky (UKR) d F Dustov (UZB) 63 62

Doubles – First Round

D Sharan (IND) / D Young (USA) d [1] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) 67(1) 76(3) 10-7
[3] M Ebden (AUS) / S Groth (AUS) d K King (USA) / M Przysiezny (POL) 57 62 10-6
J Erlich (ISR) / R Ram (USA) d [4] K Skupski (GBR) / N Skupski (GBR) 57 64 10-6


CENTER start 11:00 am
[Q] L Saville (AUS) vs [4] N Mahut (FRA)
[3] L Hewitt (AUS) vs [Q] A Pavic (CRO)
[1] J Isner (USA) vs [Q] A Krajicek (USA)
S Stakhovsky (UKR) vs [2] I Karlovic (CRO)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am

T Ito (JPN) vs [6] S Johnson (USA)
R Ram (USA) vs [7] J Sock (USA)
P Marx (GER) / F Nielsen (DEN) vs [2] D Nestor (CAN) / A Shamasdin (CAN)
After Suitable Rest – R Harrison (USA) / M Venus (NZL) vs C Guccione (AUS) / L Hewitt (AUS)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am

S Groth (AUS) vs M Jaziri (TUN)
[8] A Mannarino (FRA) vs D Sela (ISR)
A Kuznetsov (USA) / P Polansky (CAN) vs S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA)



Mercedes Cup

ATP – Stuttgart


No results due to rain

CENTER COURT start 11:00 am
P Gojowczyk (GER) vs D Gimeno-Traver (ESP)

Not Before 1:00 pm
L Rosol (CZE) vs [WC] A Zverev (GER)
[5] P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs J Struff (GER)
I Sijsling (NED) vs [LL] L Sorensen (IRL)

GRAND STAND start 11:00 am
B Becker (GER) vs B Paire (FRA)
[Q] M Delic (CRO) vs [7] S Giraldo (COL)

Not Before 2:00 pm
After Suitable Rest – F Fognini (ITA) / J Monaco (ARG) vs [Alt] P Gojowczyk (GER) / D Meffert (GER)
After Suitable Rest – F Bagnis (ARG) / M Cecchinato (ITA) vs [WC] M Berrer (GER) / A Zverev (GER)
A Golubev (KAZ) / M Mertinak (SVK) vs M Demoliner (BRA) / P Raja (IND)

ENBW COURT start 11:00 am
[Q] Y Marti (SUI) vs [LL] H Laaksonen (SUI)
[Q] M Cecchinato (ITA) vs [6] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
[Q] P Davydenko (RUS) vs B Rola (SLO)
After Suitable Rest – F Delbonis (ARG) / L Mayer (ARG) vs [3] F Cermak (CZE) / L Rosol (CZE)
After Suitable Rest – [1] C Fleming (GBR) / M Fyrstenberg (POL) vs G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT)

Not Before 4:00 pm
Court and Time TBA – M Kowalczyk (POL) / A Sitak (NZL) vs N Barrientos (COL) / J Spir (COL)


Top Seed Isner Advances, Hewitt Guts Out a Win Over Harrison


John Isner

John Isner

By Dave Gertler

(July 8, 2014) NEWPORT – Tuesday was always going to be an exciting day at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, Rhode Island, with a defending champion, No.1 seed, and a dual grand slam champion in action. All three – Nicolas Mahut, John Isner and Lleyton Hewitt respectively – would advance through their matches to round two, but it was the manner in which, in particular, the latter did, that had the New England tennis enthusiasts on the edge of their seats.


Two-time champion John Isner managed a late charge from his first round opponent, qualifier Wayne Odesnik, but would be too strong, taking the match 6-3, 7-6 in 1 hour and 20 minutes. Isner’s second round opponent will be world No.208 Austin Krajicek, who held off Tim Smyczek in their first round match.


Lleyton Hewitt in Press

Lleyton Hewitt in Press

While big-servers Isner and Mahut would have relatively comfortable wins, the match-up between Lleyton Hewitt and world No.144 Ryan Harrison would turn out to be a much more even and entertaining one.


22-year-old Harrison opened strongly, breaking twice in the first set for 6-1. “I was trying to play a bit too clean tennis,” said Hewitt post-match, “and sort of just over-hitting the first set and I just lost my rhythm a little bit. After the first couple of games, Ryan played a lot better as well. He hit his spots on his serve, hit his forehand a lot better.”


In the second set, Hewitt appeared to be experiencing shoulder pain, but after treatment during a medical timeout, was able to stay in touch with Harrison and eventually take the set 7-5. “So at the start of the second set, I was really just trying to hang with him more than anything, and make him play a lot of balls.”

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By the start of set three, it was clear to the Newport crowd that they were being treated to an exceptionally high-quality grass tennis match, and were showing their appreciation to the Australian as much as their local prospect. “Considering I was playing an American, it seemed like a lot of them were going for me, which is nice,” said Hewitt, who has reached the final in Newport the last two years, “I guess they appreciate me coming back as well, after losing in two finals as well.”


The final set included a total of five breaks of serve, Hewitt ultimately the victor 6-4. After being on court for 2 hours and 10 minutes, Hewitt said of his gritty win, “I just tried to win ugly more than anything, and just get balls back in play.”


Harrison, who is unfortunately known for drawing tough first-round opponents in big tournaments, was unable to contain his emotion at one point, breaking his racquet on the grass, and receiving a code violation. Said Hewitt of his up-and-coming opponent, “I think he’s just frustrated because he’s a lot better player than where his ranking’s at at the moment, and he’s probably been in this situation where he’s had opportunities to beat better players and hasn’t been able to close it out. I knew that going into the match and that’s why in the end, I just tried to hang with him, hang with him and then hopefully put some pressure and some doubt into his mind.”


Hewitt’s will take the court against his round 2 opponent, Croatia’s Ante Pavic, on Center Court, Wednesday.


Dave Gertler is a tennis journalist, player and musician based in Sydney covering Newport for Tennis Panorama News. Follow his Twitter updates from the tournament @TennisNewsTPN, follow him on his personal Twitter @davegertler,  read his blog,  and listen to his podcast, Tennis Days .


Defending Champ Mahut Feels Like Home in Newport

Maht 1-001

By Dave Gertler


(July 8, 2014) NEWPORT – Day Two of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships promised plenty of top-seed grass court action for the tennis-loving community of Newport, Rhode Island, but it delivered much more than the crowd expected in terms of match quality and edge-of-your-seat drama.


Thirty-two-year-old Nicolas Mahut played his first round match against Argentina’s Facundo Arguello, the only Spanish speaker in an ATP 250 main draw that started with 14 North Americans and 4 Australians, out of 32 players. The French fourth seed, also the defending his 2013 Hall of Fame Tennis Championship title, was largely untroubled by the 21-year-old world No.119. Although Arguello was able to force a first-set tie-break, he was unable to create any break point opportunities in a match that lasted 1 hour, 30 minutes.


Mahut seemed comfortable in the New England surroundings. “Of course, I feel like almost home. I played, I don’t know, maybe ten times (in Newport), and I know everybody here. I have my habits, I go to the same restaurant with a French manager.” The world No. 59 was dominant in the match’s only tie-breaker, only allowing his younger opponent 1 point, saying, “I’m ten years older, so I get more experience. And that helped me in the important moments. Like in the tie-breaker, first set.”


While this predicted result was playing out on Center Court, a minor upset was taking place on Court 2 where Canadian Peter Polansky and Australian Luke Saville were contesting for a spot in the second round to face the winner of Mahut/Arguello. Polansky and Saville, ranked 133 and 184 respectively, started nervously, particularly Polansky, who is yet to win a main draw ATP match this year, and who served three double faults to break himself in the first game. Saville also opened his serving campaign by getting broken, but would soon right the ship, becoming the steadier of the two, and ultimately scoring his first career ATP main draw match, outside of a grand slam.


”I feel like mental toughness is probably the biggest part of my game, my biggest strength,” said Saville, “I think he let (the conditions) affect him a lot more than me today, which I was quite happy to see him get a bit frustrated out there. I’ve been serving well, been getting a lot of free points when my first serve lands. I’ve gotta keep serving well, keep staying mentally tough, keep trying to get to the net, try to get the first big shot in the rally and get him on the defense.”


Saville, who grew up playing on Australian grass, and has a Junior Wimbledon trophy under his belt, is relishing the opportunity his next match, Wednesday’s opening match on Center Court, will bring. “I’ve got a tough match next round against the defending champ Mahut, so I’ll go out there and give it my best crack. I believe I can win out there.”


Dave Gertler is a tennis journalist, player and musician based in Sydney covering Newport for Tennis Panorama News. Follow his Twitter updates from the tournament @TennisNewsTPN, follow him on his personal Twitter @davegertler,  read his blog,  and listen to his podcast, Tennis Days .


Wimbledon Champion Kvitova, Wimbledon Finalist Bouchard Head Connecticut Open Field

Petra Kvitova3


NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 8, 2014 – 2014 Wimbledon Champion and World No. 4 Petra Kvitova, 2014 Wimbledon Finalist and World No. 7 Genie Bouchard, and Defending Champion and World No. 3 Simona Halep headline the field, which has collectively won 14 Grand Slam and 188 WTA singles and doubles titles, for the 2014 Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies, it was announced today by Tournament Director Anne Worcester. The WTA event, which is part of the Emirates Airline US Open Series, will be held August 15-23, 2014 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale,
Kvitova, the 2012 Connecticut Open Champion, marched through the Wimbledon fortnight the past two weeks to grab her second career Grand Slam title in four years, becoming just the third two-time winner in women’s singles since 1996. The Czech star defeated Bouchard in the final, the first Grand Slam final of the young star’s career. The 20-year-old has rapidly ascended the rankings to become the highest-ranked Canadian player in history, thanks to semifinals appearances at both the Australian and French Opens, along with capturing her first WTA title at Nurnberg. This will be her first appearance at the Connecticut Open.
Halep is having a career season highlighted by a finals appearance at the French Open, reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon, and winning the title in Doha, all of which have catapulted her to a career-high ranking of No. 3 in the world. She returns to defend her 2013 Connecticut Open title, where she defeated Kvitova to win the trophy.
Aside from Halep, Kvitova and Bouchard, five other players in this year’s Connecticut Open field are ranked in the WTA top 20 including No. 15 and four-time Connecticut Open Champion Caroline Wozniacki, who will be chasing a record fifth title in New Haven (currently tied with Venus Williams with four Connecticut Open titles). In addition to Wozniacki, No. 13 Flavia Pennetta, who won in Indian Wells earlier this year; No. 14 and 2012 French Open finalist Sara Errani; No. 16 Carla Suarez-Navarro, who will be making her fourth Connecticut Open appearance; and No. 19 Ekaterina Makarova, a Grand Slam doubles champion, who advanced to the quarterfinals at New Haven last year, will compete for the title.
Joining the top-20 stars in this year’s field are American Coco Vandeweghe, a former US Open Junior Champion who also triumphed at s’-Hertogenbosh to capture her first WTA title;  Garbine Muguruza, who advanced to this year’s French Open quarterfinals and defeated World No. 1 Serena Williams along the way; Roberta Vinci, who teamed with Errani to complete the doubles Grand Slam at this year’s Wimbledon; Shuai Zhang, who advanced to the semifinals at Birmingham, Kuala Lumpur and Acapulco this year; Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova, who advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals and made a finals appearance in Birmingham, England; Klara Koukalova, a victor in Florianopolis and finals attendee in Rio de Janeiro and Hobart; Elina Svitolina, who advanced to the semifinals in Nurnberg; and Casey Dellacqua, a Birmingham semifinalist.
Rounding out the field are Magdalena Rybarikova, a four-time WTA tournament winner and semifinalist at s’-Hertogenbosch; Kurumi Nara, winner in Rio de Janeiro; Camila Giorgi, who advanced to the finals in Katowice; and Bojana Jovanovski.
“The 2014 Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies player field is loaded with talent – Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitova and Wimbledon Finalist Genie Bouchard; Defending Connecticut Open Champion Simona Halep and four-time Connecticut Open Champion Caroline Wozniacki; and rising stars such as Spaniard Garbine Muguruza and American Coco Vandeweghe,” said Worcester. “All told, we have three of the top 10 players in the world, eight of the top 20, and with the men’s event featuring James Blake, Andy Roddick and Jim Courier, the tournament promises to be exceptionally entertaining this year.”
On Wednesday, August 20, Fairfield native James Blake, a two-time Connecticut Open Champion and former top-five ranked player, will matchup against Jim Courier, a four-time Grand Slam Champion and former World No. 1. On Thursday, August 21, Blake will face-off against Andy Roddick, another former World No. 1 and Grand Slam Champion. Both matches will be played following the 7:00 p.m. WTA feature match on their respective nights, and they will be best of three sets, with a super tie-break played for the third set. In addition, fans interested in participating in a Pro-Am with these American stars before the matches, or who want to capitalize on a party complete with dinner and a “meet and greet,” should visit www.ctopen.org for more information.
The field will be completed in the coming weeks with the addition of four wildcards, which the tournament will award, and the addition of six players who will advance through the 48 player qualifying draw. The first two seeds at the tournament will receive a bye.

Istanbul To Host ATP World Tour 250 Tournament From 2015


(July 8, 2014) ATP WORLD TOUR – LONDON — The ATP announced on Tuesday that Istanbul will host an ATP World Tour 250 tournament beginning next year. The first ever ATP World Tour event in Turkey will be played on clay from 27 April – 3 May in 2015.

The Garanti Koza Istanbul Open will be held at the spectacular Koza World of Sports facility, which is promoted as the largest tennis academy in the world. The centre court features a retractable roof and will provide seating for 7,500 people. Two other clay show courts raise available seating to 9,500 and the clubhouse features a fitness centre, spa, swimming pool and restaurant.

Chris Kermode, ATP Executive Chairman and President, said: “We are delighted that the ATP World Tour will be taking place in Turkey for the first time from 2015. This incredible new facility in Istanbul will make a wonderful addition to the many remarkable venues that feature on the ATP World Tour throughout the season. As we add an important market such as Turkey to our global footprint, the ATP World Tour will be set to take place across 62 tournaments in 32 countries in 2015.”

The tournament venue is part of an overall tennis academy that features 15 outdoor clay courts, 20 outdoor hard courts and 28 indoor hard courts and is located within a sporting complex which also has facilities for swimming, basketball, volleyball, soccer and handball. A five star hotel is nearby.

The tournament has been brought to Istanbul by Istanbul Kupasi Tenis Isletmecilik Turizm A.S., a subsidiary of Garanti Koza, one of Turkey’s largest international general contracting companies.

Serhan Baykal, Garanti Koza Board Member, said: “Garanti Koza is thrilled to host an ATP event in Istanbul, giving Turkish tennis fans the opportunity to watch the best players in the world. We look forward to great tennis in Istanbul for many years to come!”

The event will take place in week 17 of the 2015 ATP World Tour, alongside the Portugal Open in Oeiras and the BMW Open by FWU AG in Munich.

The 2015 ATP World Tour calendar can be found here.


Week Tournament Category
Week 14 (6 April) Casablanca
ATP World Tour 250
ATP World Tour 250
Week 15 (13 April) Monte-Carlo ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Week 16 (20 April) Barcelona
ATP World Tour 500
ATP World Tour 250
Week 17 (27 April) Istanbul
ATP World Tour 250
ATP World Tour 250
ATP World Tour 250
Week 18 (4 May) Madrid ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Week 19 (11 May) Rome ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Week 20 (18 May) Dusseldorf
ATP World Tour 250
ATP World Tour 250
Week 21 (25 May) Roland Garros Grand Slam *Not ATP Member