2014/07/23

The US Open Series Begins this Weekend in Atlanta

 

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By Herman Wood

(July 17, 2014) ATLANTA – Preparation for the US Open is underway.  The BB&T Atlanta Open gets things started on Saturday, July 19th for the men.  Qualifying begins at 10 AM.  The BB&T Atlanta Open is an ATP 250 event, with a 28 player draw, four of which come from the qualifying tournament.  The qualifying field will have 32 players.  The doubles draw is a 16 team field.  Last year’s champ, John Isner, is returning, along with fellow Americans Sam Querrey, Wimbledon doubles champ Jack Sock, and Donald Young.  Gael Monfils, Richard Gasquet, Radek Stepanek, Ivo Karlovic, Ivan Dodig, Lleyton Hewitt, and the other half of the Wimbledon doubles championship team, Vasek Pospisil, are also expected in the tournament.  The tournament aspires to be a mini US Open, with the venue set among the skyscrapers of downtown Atlanta at Atlantic Station.  Atlantic Station is a community within downtown that provides homes for 10,000 people integrated with shopping, restaurants, and retailers that make it a hit with the players.  Besides the attractive venue, players will get a jump on the US Open Series Bonus Challenge, where nearly $40 million in prize money is up for grabs.  This is the third year the tournament has been held at Atlantic Station.

It is a familiar place for Americans, with Isner winning last year, Roddick in 2012, and Fish in 2011.  It has also been comfortable for big man tennis- last year Isner, at 6’10”, overcame Kevin Anderson at 6’8” in three tiebreaks.  Fans in the first couple of rows certainly had to pay attention with the huge serves coming their way.  It is especially familiar for Isner, who competed collegiately just an hour down the road for the University of Georgia Bulldogs, leading the team to a national championship and winning every possible team title in 2007.  He’s usually a fan favorite, with at least a couple of barks from Georgia fans in his favor at each match.  Isner may not be the only recipient of barks; University of Georgia player Austin Smith has accepted a wild card into the main draw. The sophomore from Cumming, Georgia excelled this season as the Bulldogs captured the 2014 SEC Championship. Smith finished with a 35-12 record, and went 9-1 in SEC matches. He has won four USTA Pro Circuit matches. A tournament qualifier in 2011, Smith will be playing his debut ATP main draw match.

Another American, Jack Sock, could very well get on a roll at this tournament.  After winning doubles with Pospisil at Wimbledon, he rolled into Newport and eliminated Isner in the Newport Hall of Fame event on grass just a week ago.  Unfortunately for him, he wasn’t able to keep that momentum and was eliminated by the veteran Lleyton Hewitt, who went on to win the tournament.  Hewitt’s feisty shouts of “C’mon!” have endeared him to the Atlanta fans in past years.  Fresh off his renewed success at Newport, he could very well win Atlanta.  The main draw was just rounded out with the addition of Ryan Harrison and Robby Ginepri.  “We’re ecstatic to welcome back two of our fan favorites in Ryan Harrison and Atlanta metro resident Robby Ginepri,” Tournament Director Eddie Gonzalez said. “One of our goals is to highlight American talent and both of these players are great examples of the fine players this country has produced.”  Harrison won the doubles last year, partnering with Matthew Ebden.  Ginepri appears for the fourth time, with a onetime ranking of fifteen.  He is a graduate of Wheeler High School, just a few miles north of Atlantic Station.  He currently resides in Kennesaw, another couple of miles north.

The draw will be finalized over this weekend with the completion of the qualifying tournament.  Promising American junior Francis Tiafoe has accepted his first tournament qualifying wild card. Tiafoe, 16, is a talented young prodigy who rose to No. 2 in the world junior rankings this spring. Georgia Tech’s Nathan Rakitt and Alabama’s Becker O’Shaughnessey have also accepted qualifying wild cards. Rakitt, a Marietta native and All-ACC selectee, is competing again for the second year. O’Shaughnessey of Macon, Ga., led the Crimson Tide in singles wins (22) this season.

Herman Wood is in Atlanta covering the BB&T Open action from around the grounds for Tennis Panorama News, follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/hermanewood.

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Tennis Channel Offers Nearly 150 Hours of US Open Series Live and Same Day Coverage

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LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2014 – Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle, will offer close to 150 live or first-run match hours during this summer’s Emirates Airline US Open Series, with coverage underway Thursday, July 21. The network will show encore replays throughout the five-week North American hard-court season, and devote more than 300 overall hours to this year’s competition. The eight-tournament series of men’s (ATP) and women’s (WTA) events is the annual lead up to the US Open in New York in late August.

 

Tournament coverage on Tennis Channel in 2014 will include semifinals, quarterfinals, round of 16 and early rounds. This year’s Emirates Airline US Open Series consists of: BB&T Atlanta Open (Atlanta – ATP); Citi Open (Washington, D.C. – ATP); Bank of the West Classic (Stanford, Calif. – WTA); Rogers Cup (Toronto – ATP and Montreal – WTA); Western and Southern Open (Cincinnati, Ohio – WTA/ATP); Winston-Salem Open (Winston-Salem, N.C. – ATP); Connecticut Open (New Haven, Conn. – WTA).

 

This summer marks the 11th consecutive year that Tennis Channel will have comprehensive coverage of the US Open Series – every summer since the circuit was founded by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) in 2004. The network has been producing all series coverage for itself and fellow broadcasters ESPN and CBS Sports since 2008, minus the events in Cincinnati and Canada.

 

On-Air Talent

Hall of Famers, former players and widely respected sportscasters make up Tennis Channel’s stable of on-air talent throughout the year, and many will be in the booth or on the sidelines again during the 2014 Emirates Airline US Open Series. Newly enshrined Hall of Famer Lindsay Davenport (@LDavenport76) is part of the network’s summer-analysts team, as are former players Justin Gimelstob (@justingimelstob), Rennae Stubbs (@rennaestubbs) and Mark Knowles (@knowlzee10s). Ted Robinson (@tedjrobinson), Ian Eagle and Brett Haber (@BrettHaber) are among the award-winning announcers calling the Emirates Airline US Open Series for Tennis Channel, along with Brian Webber (@bwwebber) and former player Leif Shiras (@LShirock). Coach Paul Annacone (@paul_annacone), whose expertise has guided all-time greats Pete Sampras and Roger Federer, is new to the network’s series booth this year.

 

The 2014 Emirates Airline US Open Series Tennis Channel first-run telecast schedule (all times ET) and on-air talent follows: (*indicates same-day delayed broadcast). Live coverage during the week of July 28 will bounce between the ATP and WTA events.  For encore replays, visit www.tennischannel.com/schedule.

 

July 24-26      BB&T Atlanta Open (ATP)

Thursday, July 24 – 4 p.m.-10 p.m. (round of 16)

Friday, July 25 – 9:15 p.m.-11 p.m. (quarterfinal)

Saturday, July 26 – 8 p.m.-10 p.m. (semifinal)

Talent: Play-by-Play – Robinson, Analyst – Gimelstob, Sideline Reporter – Knowles

 

July 28-Aug 2      Citi Open (ATP)

Monday, July 28 – 4 p.m.-10 p.m. (early round)

Tuesday, July 29 – 4 p.m.-10 p.m. (early round)

Wednesday, July 30 – 4 p.m.-10 p.m. (early round)

Thursday, July 31 – 4 p.m.-10 p.m. (round of 16)

Friday, Aug 1 – 1 p.m.-3 p.m.; 9 p.m.-11 p.m. (quarterfinals)

Saturday, Aug 2 – 7 p.m.-9 p.m. (semifinal)

Talent: Play-by-Play – Haber, Analyst – Gimelstob, Sideline Reporter – Annacone

 

July 29-Aug 2      Bank of the West Classic (WTA)

Tuesday, July 29 – 4 p.m.-8 p.m.; 10 p.m.-midnight (early round)

Wednesday, July 30 – 4 p.m.-8 p.m.; 10 p.m.-midnight (early round)

Thursday, July 31 – 4 p.m.-8 p.m.; 10 p.m.-midnight (round of 16)

Saturday, Aug 2- 1 a.m.-3 a.m. (quarterfinal)*; 10 p.m.-midnight (semifinal)

Talent: Play-by-Play – Robinson, Analyst – Davenport, Sideline Reporter – Stubbs

 

Aug 4-7           Rogers Cup (ATP/WTA)

Monday, Aug. 4 – 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (early round)

Tuesday, Aug. 5 – 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (early round)

Wednesday, Aug. 6 – 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (early round)

Thursday, Aug. 7 – 6 p.m.-10 p.m. (round of 16)

Talent: Play-by-Play – Haber, Analysts – Davenport, Sideline Reporter – Webber

 

Aug 11-13       Western & Southern Open (ATP/WTA)

Monday, Aug. 11 – 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (early round)

Tuesday, Aug. 12 – 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (early round)

Wednesday, Aug. 13 – 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (early round)

Talent:   Play-by-Play – Eagle and Haber,

Analysts – Davenport, Gimelstob, Stubbs, Annacone, Knowles

 

Aug 20-22       Winston-Salem Open (ATP)

Wednesday, Aug. 20 – 3 p.m.-7 p.m.; 9 p.m.-11p.m.* (round of 16)

Thursday, Aug. 21 – 9 p.m.-11 p.m.* (quarterfinal)

Friday, Aug. 22 – 9 p.m.-11 p.m.* (semifinal)

Talent: Play-by-Play – Shiras, Analyst – Knowles

 

Aug 20-21       Connecticut Open (WTA)

Wednesday, Aug. 20 – 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. (round of 16)

Thursday, Aug 21 – 7 p.m.-9 p.m. (quarterfinal)

Talent: Play-by-Play – Haber, Analyst – Stubbs

 

Tennis Channel will launch its 2014 Emirates Airline US Open Series coverage with a 30-minute lead-in show live from the BB&T Atlanta Open prior to its first day of series coverage. The network will produce similar on-site lead-in programs prior to the first day of coverage at the Citi Open and every day of the Western & Southern Open.

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Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal to Headline U. S. Open

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White Plains, N.Y., July 17, 2014 – The USTA announced that world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal lead the men’s singles field for the 2014 US Open Tennis Championships. The field features six former US Open champions, including Djokovic (2011), two-time champion Nadal (2010, 2013), five-time champion Roger Federer (2004-08), Andy Murray (2012), Juan Martin del Potro (2009) and Lleyton Hewitt (2001).

Each of the world’s top 104 men received direct entry into the US Open, representing 36 countries.

The 2014 US Open will be played August 25 through September 8 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The US Open Men’s Singles Championship is presented by Mercedes-Benz.

Leading the entry list is Djokovic, the Serbian world No. 1 who has reached the US Open final every year since 2010. He won his seventh major title earlier this month at Wimbledon, beating Federer in five sets, after which he reclaimed the world No. 1 ranking from Nadal.

Nadal, the world No. 2, defeated Djokovic in four sets last year to win his second US Open championship, joining Federer (2007) as the only men to win the Emirates Airline US Open Series and US Open titles in the same year. This spring, the Spaniard won his record ninth French Open title, giving him 14 Grand Slam singles championships, tied with Pete Sampras for second all-time.

World No. 3 Federer, of Switzerland, is the all-time leader with 17 major singles titles, and was bidding for his eighth Wimbledon title this month before falling to Djokovic in the five-set final. Federer is competing for his sixth US Open title, which would surpass Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors for the most US Open men’s singles titles in the Open Era.

Stanislas Wawrinka, the Swiss No. 4 and a 2013 US Open semifinalist, won his first major singles championship at the Australian Open this year, joining del Potro (2009 US Open) as the only men outside the “Big Four” of Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and Murray to win a Grand Slam since the 2005 French Open.

Filling out the field’s top 10 are No. 5 Tomas Berdych, of the Czech Republic, a 2012 US Open semifinalist and 2010 Wimbledon finalist; No. 6 Milos Raonic, of Canada, a 2014 Wimbledon semifinalist; No. 7 David Ferrer, of Spain, a French Open finalist (2013) and two-time US Open semifinalist (2007, 2012); No. 8 and 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina; No. 9 Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, a 2014 Wimbledon semifinalist; and No. 10 Andy Murray, the 2012 US Open champion and 2013 Wimbledon champion.

American men who received direct entry are No. 12 John Isner, of Greensboro, N.C., No. 62 Sam Querrey, of Las Vegas, Nevada, No. 64 Steve Johnson, of Orange, Calif., No. 69 Jack Sock, of Lincoln, Neb., No. 70 Donald Young, of Atlanta, and No. 77 Bradley Klahn, of Poway, Calif.

Germany’s Dustin Brown, ranked No. 104, is the last man to receive direct entry into the field of 128. No players used protected or special rankings to gain direct entry. Sixteen more players will gain entry through the US Open Qualifying Tournament, held August 19-22, while the eight remaining spots are wild cards awarded by the USTA.

Among the players competing in the US Open Qualifying Tournament will be the winner of the fifth annual US Open National Playoffs – Men’s Championship, held during the Emirates Airline US Open Series women’s event in New Haven, Conn., prior to the US Open Qualifying Tournament. The USTA created the US Open National Playoffs in 2010 to allow players 14 and older, regardless of playing ability or nationality, to vie for a spot in the US Open Qualifying Tournament via one of 13 sectional qualifying tournaments.

The July 14 edition of the Emirates ATP World Tour rankings was used to determine the US Open main draw entry list. Seeds will be determined and announced closer to the start of the event.

The 2014 US Open will mark the culmination of the Emirates Airline US Open Series, the North American summer season of eight ATP World Tour and WTA events that begin this Monday, July 21. The US Open is the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world and will again be televised domestically on CBS Sports, ESPN and Tennis Channel, with international coverage reaching more than 180 countries.

The 2014 US Open will be played from Monday, August 25 through Monday, September 8. Tickets can be purchased: at USOpen.org; by calling Ticketmaster at 1-866-OPEN-TIX; at all Ticketmaster outlets; at the box office at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

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World Team Tennis Results for July 16, 2014

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Mylan World TeamTennis – Results for Wednesday, 7/16

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

 

WASHINGTON KASTLES def. Texas Wild 23-18

Men’s Singles – Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Tim Smyczek (Wild) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Martina Hingis\Venus Williams (Kastles) def. Anabel Medina Garrigues\Darija Jurak (Wild) 5-2

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

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

Men’s Doubles – Bobby Reynolds\Leander Paes (Kastles) def. Aisam Qureshi\Tim Smyczek (Wild) 5-2

 

San Diego Aviators def. BOSTON LOBSTERS 20-15 (OT)

Men’s Singles – Rik de Voest (Lobsters) def. Somdev Devvarman (Aviators) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Daniela Hantuchova\Kveta Peschke (Aviators) def. Sharon Fichman\Megan Moulton-Levy (Lobsters) 5-3

Men’s Doubles – Somdev Devvarman\Raven Klaasen (Aviators) def. Eric Butorac\Rik de Voest (Lobsters) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Daniela Hantuchova (Aviators) def. Sharon Fichman (Lobsters) 5-0

Mixed Doubles – Sharon Fichman\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) def. Raven Klaasen\Kveta Peschke (Aviators) 5-2

Overtime – Mixed Doubles – Raven Klaasen\Kveta Peschke (Aviators) def. Sharon Fichman\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) 1-0

 

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS def. Springfield Lasers 21-18

Men’s Singles – Michael Russell (Lasers) def. Frank Dancevic (Freedoms) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Liezel Huber\Taylor Townsend (Freedoms) def. Olga Govortsova\Raquel Kops-Jones (Lasers) 5-3

Men’s Doubles – Frank Dancevic\Marcelo Melo (Freedoms) def. Ross Hutchins\Michael Russell (Lasers) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Olga Govortsova (Lasers) def. Taylor Townsend (Freedoms) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Liezel Huber\Marcelo Melo (Freedoms) def. Raquel Kops-Jones\Ross Hutchins (Lasers) 5-3

 

 

Standings

Eastern Conference MP W L PCT MB
Washington Kastles 8 7 1 0.875 0.0
Philadelphia Freedoms 8 4 4 0.500 3.0
Boston Lobsters 8 1 7 0.125 6.0
 
Western Conference MP W L PCT MB
San Diego Aviators 9 6 3 0.667 0.0
Texas Wild 9 5 4 0.556 1.0
Austin Aces 8 3 5 0.375 2.5
Springfield Lasers 8 3 5 0.375 2.5

 

Next Matches: 7/17/2014

Washington Kastles @ PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS, 7:00 PM EDT

San Diego Aviators @ SPRINGFIELD LASERS, 7:00 PM CDT

Austin Aces @ TEXAS WILD, 7:30 PM CDT

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Tennis Results Round-Up for July 16, 2014

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COLLECTOR SWEDISH OPEN – BASTAD, SWE
$250,000.00
14 – 20 JULY 2014

RESULTS – JULY 16, 2014
Women’s
Singles – Second Round

L Arruabarrena (ESP) d [6] A Beck (GER) 26 64 76(2)
J Cepelova (SVK) d [Q] A Kontaveit (EST) 64 63
[Q] Y Putintseva (KAZ) d D Pfizenmaier (GER) 63 46 62
C Scheepers (RSA) d [Q] L Siegemund (GER) 36 64 75 (saved 2mp)

First Round
[Q] G Dabrowski (CAN) d [3] C Giorgi (ITA) 36 63 62
J Goerges (GER) d [7] M Torro-Flor (ESP) 62 60
M Barthel (GER) d [Q] T Martincova (CZE) 64 64
S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) d [WC] S Arvidsson (SWE) 67(3) 63 63

Women’s
Doubles – Quarterfinals

J Rae (GBR) / A Smith (GBR) d [1] J Goerges (GER) / K Piter (POL) 63 46 10-3

ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
CENTER start 11:00 am
A Panova (RUS) vs G Min (USA)
J Goerges (GER) vs S Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
After suirtable rest – [WC] J Larsson (SWE) / R Peterson (SWE) vs [4] A Panova (RUS) / L Thorpe (FRA)
[Q] R Hogenkamp (NED) vs K Kanepi (EST)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
M Barthel (GER) vs [Q] G Dabrowski (CAN)
After suitable rest – A Klepac (SLO) / M Torro-Flor (ESP) vs [2] G Dabrowski (CAN) / A Rosolska (POL)
After suitable rest – [3] L Arruabarrena (ESP) / S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) vs [PR] A Amanmuradova (UZB) / S Vogt (LIE)

 

Claro Open Colombia

Bogota, Colombia

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 16 JULY 2014

Singles – Second Round
[3] V Pospisil (CAN) d A Kuznetsov (USA) 75 75
[4] R Stepanek (CZE) d G Pella (ARG) 76(2) 62
[WC] B Tomic (AUS) d [5] A Falla (COL) 61 76(2)
[6] A Gonzalez (COL) d T de Bakker (NED) 63 64

Singles – First Round
[Q] J Ward (GBR) d [7] M Ebden (AUS) 64 30 ret. (wrist)
[8] V Estrella Burgos (DOM) d [Q] J Londero (ARG) 75 63
P Polansky (CAN) d [Q] N Barrientos (COL) 36 64 63
J Wang (TPE) d M Przysiezny (POL) 76(4) 46 63

Doubles – First Round
A Shamasdin (CAN) / D Sharan (IND) d [2] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) 62 75
[3] S Groth (AUS) / C Guccione (AUS) d *[Alt] C Ramirez (MEX) / B Tomic (AUS) 62 63
V Estrella Burgos (DOM) / A Mannarino (FRA) d [4] K Skupski (GBR) / N Skupski (GBR) 64 76(4)
N Barrientos (COL) / J Cabal (COL) d [WC] F Arguello (ARG) / M Quintero (COL) 64 46 10-4

*[Alt] C Ramirez (MEX) / B Tomic (AUS) replaced M Ebden (AUS) / A Falla (COL) – Ebden, wrist


SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 17 JULY 2014

CAMPO CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
[Q] J Ward (GBR) vs J Wang (TPE)

Not Before 1:45 pm
D Sela (ISR) vs [2] I Karlovic (CRO)
P Polansky (CAN) vs [8] V Estrella Burgos (DOM)

Not Before 6:00 pm
[1] R Gasquet (FRA) vs S Groth (AUS)
V Estrella Burgos (DOM) / A Mannarino (FRA) vs N Barrientos (COL) / J Cabal (COL)

CAMPO 1 start 12:00 noon
[1] V Pospisil (CAN) / R Stepanek (CZE) vs J Erlich (ISR) / R Ram (USA)
[WC] C Salamanca (COL) / E Struvay (COL) vs N Monroe (USA) / M Venus (NZL)
M Demoliner (BRA) / P Raja (IND) vs A Gonzalez (COL) / J Spir (COL)

ATP Hamburg

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 16 JULY 2014

Singles – Second Round
[Q] F Krajinovic (SRB) d [2] F Fognini (ITA) 64 60
[4] A Dolgopolov (UKR) d J Janowicz (POL) 64 61
[WC] A Zverev (GER) d [5] M Youzhny (RUS) 75 75
[7] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d [Q] G Elias (POR) 75 61
D Brown (GER) d [9] F Verdasco (ESP) 46 62 76(8) – saved 2 M.P.
L Mayer (ARG) d [10] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 76(1) 76(3)
[12] G Simon (FRA) d M Klizan (SVK) w/o (left wrist)
[WC] T Kamke (GER) d [13] F Delbonis (ARG) 63 64
L Rosol (CZE) d [14] J Sousa (POR) 62 64
D Lajovic (SRB) d [15] C Berlocq (ARG) 63 64
[16] A Seppi (ITA) d J Monaco (ARG) 16 60 76(3)
P Andujar (ESP) d [LL] T Bellucci (BRA) 64 36 62

Doubles – First Round

[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d [Q] M Kukushkin (KAZ) / P Marx (GER) 62 62
*[LL] F Bagnis (ARG) / D Schwartzman (ARG) d P Cuevas (URU) / F Fognini (ITA) 63 62

*[LL] F Bagnis (ARG) / D Schwartzman (ARG) replaces [LL] T Kamke (GER) / J Reister (GER) – Reister, ankle


SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 17 JULY 2014

CENTER COURT start 10:30 am
D Thiem (AUT) vs L Mayer (ARG)

Not Before 12:00 am
[4] A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs [WC] T Kamke (GER)
[11] S Giraldo (COL) vs [WC] A Zverev (GER)
[1] [WC] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [16] A Seppi (ITA)

Not Before 18:00
[7] P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [12] G Simon (FRA)

ARRIBA MATCH COURT start 12:00 noon
D Lajovic (SRB) vs [Q] F Krajinovic (SRB)
D Brown (GER) vs P Andujar (ESP)
L Rosol (CZE) vs [3] T Robredo (ESP)
M Draganja (CRO) / F Mergea (ROU) vs [2] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP)

COURT 2 start 12:00 noon
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT) vs [4] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS)
[3] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) vs [LL] F Bagnis (ARG) / D Schwartzman (ARG)
[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) vs C Fleming (GBR) / J Knowle (AUT)

TEB BNP PARIBAS ISTANBUL CUP – ISTANBUL, TURKEY
$250,000.00
14-20 JULY 2014

RESULTS – JULY 16, 2014
Women’s
Singles – Second Round

[1] [WC] C Wozniacki (DEN) d K Knapp (ITA) 46 62 61
K Mladenovic (FRA) d [3] K Koukalova (CZE) 61 63
[4] E Svitolina (UKR) d S Voegele (SUI) 60 63
F Schiavone (ITA) d [7] B Jovanovski (SRB) 61 64

Women’s
Doubles – Quarterfinals

O Kalashnikova (GEO) / P Kania (POL) d [3] Y Beygelzimer (UKR) / O Savchuk (UKR) 60 62

First Round
[2] K Pliskova (CZE) / K Pliskova (CZE) d C Buyukakcay (TUR) / P Ozgen (TUR) 62 36 10-5
V Solovyeva (RUS) / A Tatishvili (USA) d K Kozlova (UKR) / A Sasnovich (BLR) 63 75

ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
CENTRE COURT start 3:00 pm
[6] K Nara (JPN) vs [Q] K Siniakova (CZE)
S Peer (ISR) vs [8] K Pliskova (CZE)
[Q] A Dulgheru (ROU) vs [2] R Vinci (ITA)

Not Before 8:00 pm
After suitables rest – V Solovyeva (RUS) / A Tatishvili (USA) vs [2] K Pliskova (CZE) / K Pliskova (CZE)

COURT 1 start 3:00 pm
[Q] A Konjuh (CRO) vs M Doi (JPN)
[4] J Husarova (SVK) / K Jans-Ignacik (POL) vs [WC] B Jovanovski (SRB) / F Schiavone (ITA)
After suitable rest – J Glushko (ISR) / S Klemenschits (AUT) vs M Doi (JPN) / E Svitolina (UKR)

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Serena Williams Leads U.S. Open Women’s Field

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U.S. Tennis Association -White Plains, N.Y., July 16, 2014 – The USTA  announced that world No. 1 and two-time defending champion Serena Williams leads the women’s field for the 2014 US Open Tennis Championships. Williams is joined by 103 of the world’s top 105 women, including reigning French Open and former US Open champion Maria Sharapova, Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, two-time US Open champion Venus Williams and former US Open champions Samantha Stosur and Svetlana Kuznetsova.

In total, 36 different countries are represented in the women’s field. Eleven U.S. women received entry into the main draw – the most of any country – with nine Americans ranked in the Top 50.

The 2014 US Open will be played August 25 through September 8 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The US Open Women’s Singles Championship is presented by JPMorgan Chase.

Leading the entry list is world No. 1 Serena Williams, who won her fifth US Open crown in 2013, trying her with Steffi Graf for the second-most US Open women’s singles title in the Open Era, trailing only Chris Evert, with six. Williams has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles overall, which ranks sixth all-time, just one behind Evert and Martina Navratilova (18).

Joining Williams in the field’s top four are world No. 2 Li Na, of China, Asia’s first and only Grand Slam champion, who won her second major singles title at the 2014 Australian Open; No. 3 Simona Halep, of Romania, a 2014 French Open finalist and Wimbledon semifinalist, and No. 4 Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, who won her second Grand Slam and Wimbledon singles title earlier this month.

Following the top four are No. 5 Agnieszka Radwanska, of Poland, the first Polish player to reach a Grand Slam singles final (2012 Wimbledon); No. 6 Sharapova, of Russia, the 2006 US Open champion who won her fifth Grand Slam singles title this year at the French Open; No. 7 Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, who reached her first Grand Slam singles final this summer at Wimbledon and also advanced to the semifinals of the French Open and Australian Open this year; No. 8 Angelique Kerber, of Germany, a two-time US Open semifinalist (2011-12); No. 9 Jelena Jankovic, of Serbia, a former world No. 1 and US Open finalist (2008), and No. 10 Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, a former world No. 1 and two-time Australian Open champion (2012-13) who has been the US Open runner-up to Williams each of the last two years.

Ten players who have won Grand Slam singles titles in their careers are competing in the US Open this year, including former world No. 1 and 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic, of Serbia, and 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone, of Italy.

France’s Virginie Razzano, ranked No. 105, is the last player accepted directly into the women’s field of 128. Two players have withdrawn due to injury, No. 82 Alisa Kleybanova, of Russia, and No. 90 Victoria Duval, of the United States, who is undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. One player is using a special ranking to gain entry into the main draw – No. 40 Romina Oprandi, of Switzerland. Sixteen more players will gain entry through the US Open Qualifying Tournament, August 19-22, while the remaining eight spots are wild cards awarded by the USTA.

In addition to Serena Williams, the other American women who received direct entry into this year’s tournament include No. 22 Sloane Stephens, of Coral Springs, Fla., No. 25 Venus Williams, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., No. 27 Madison Keys, of Rock Island, Ill., No. 41 Coco Vandeweghe, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., No. 43 Alison Riske, of Pittsburgh, No. 44 Lauren Davis, of Gates Mills, Ohio, No. 49 Varvara Lepchenko, of Allentown, Pa., No. 51 Christina McHale, of Teaneck, N.J., No. 76 Vania King, of Monterey Park, Calif., and No. 104 Shelby Rogers, of Charleston, S.C.

Several of the young Americans listed above have had breakout performances on the WTA tour this year. Keys, 19, and Vandeweghe, 22, each won their first WTA singles titles on the same weekend this June, the first time in 12 years two American women won WTA titles in the same week. Rogers, 21, and McHale, 22, both made their first WTA final appearances, while Davis, 20, advanced to the third round of both Wimbledon and the Australian Open this year.

Among the players competing in the US Open Qualifying Tournament will be the winner of the fifth annual US Open National Playoffs – Women’s Championship, held during the Emirates Airline US Open Series event in New Haven, Conn., prior to the US Open Qualifying Tournament. The USTA created the US Open National Playoffs in 2010 to allow players 14 and older, regardless of playing ability or nationality, to vie for a spot in the US Open Qualifying Tournament via one of 13 sectional qualifying tournaments.

The July 14 edition of the WTA rankings was used to determine the US Open main draw entry list. Seeds will be determined and announced closer to the start of the event.

The 2014 US Open will mark the culmination of the Emirates Airline US Open Series, the North American summer season of eight ATP World Tour and WTA events that begin this Monday, July 21. The US Open is the highest-attended annual spring event in the world and will again be broadcast domestically on CBS Sports, ESPN and Tennis Channel, with international broadcasts reaching 180 countries.

The 2014 US Open will be played form Monday, August 25 through Monday, September 8. Tickets can be purchased: at USOpen.org; by calling Ticketmaster at 1-866-OPEN-TIX; at all Ticketmaster outlets; at the box office at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

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19th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day to Feature Country Recording Artist Hunter Hayes, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal

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U.S. Tennis Association: WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 16, 2014 – The USTA announced that country superstar Hunter Hayes, breakout duo MKTO, girl group McCLAIN, British pop rock band The Vamps, teen sensation Madison Beer and EDM prodigy DJ Salerno will team up with tennis players Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at the 19th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day Presented by Hess Saturday, August 23 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Singer and actress China Anne McClain (Sing Your Face Off, A.N.T. Farm) and Jeff Sutphen (Figure It Out, BrainSurge), will co-host the show with a special guest appearance by popular fitness trainer and choreographer, Shaun T. Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day Presented by Hess will kick off the 2014 US Open, which runs from August 25 – September 8, 2014.

From 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., kids and their families can enjoy an exciting array of free tennis games, live music and attractions taking place throughout the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Inside Arthur Ashe Stadium from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., the live tennis and music show will feature fun exhibition matches and skills competitions with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal as well as musical performances by Hunter Hayes, MKTO, McCLAIN, The Vamps and Madison Beer and Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day house DJ Salerno. Additional talent will be announced in the coming weeks.

Stadium show tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster (1-866-OPEN-TIX), www.usopen.org and at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center box office. American Express is the official card of Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. General admission promenade tickets cost $10 and loge tickets are $25. Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day will be broadcast nationally by CBS on Sunday, August 24, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m (ET). 

“Not only is Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day presented by Hess a fantastic way to kick off the US Open, but it’s also a great time to encourage youth to be active, play tennis and develop healthy habits, “ said Gordon Smith, USTA Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. “This annual event continues to bring the entire family together for a fun-filled day of sports and entertainment.”

Over the years, Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day has been a launching ground for many of music’s biggest acts including Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, The Wanted, Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cody Simpson, Sean Kingston, Britney Spears, Ne-Yo, Jessica Simpson, Hanson and Backstreet Boys.

This year’s lineup will feature:

Hunter Hayes – Four-time GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes is a Louisiana-born, Nashville-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who roared onto the music scene in 2011 with his Platinum-selling, No. 1 self-titled debut album on Atlantic Records. With three No. 1 singles already under his belt (including the multi-Platinum smash “Wanted,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” and “I Want Crazy”), Hayes delves into deeper material on his new album, Storyline. The emotional lead single “Invisible” resonates with fans across the globe and new single “Tattoo” is already warming up the airwaves at Country radio. Hayes is currently headlining shows across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.hunterhayes.com.

MKTO – The guys of MKTO, comprised of Tony Oller (22) and Malcolm Kelly (21) instantly became best friends when they met on the set of Teen Nick’s Gigantic in 2010. In-between takes, however, the duo couldn’t stop talking about one thing, making music. They linked with Eman and Evan “Kidd” Bogart (Beyoncé, Ne-Yo, Rihanna) who inked them a deal to Columbia Records and began executive producing their self-titled debut album. MKTO have seen international success with top 10 singles in the US, Australia and New Zealand, building a loyal fanbase and amassing over 2.2 million in record sales worldwide. MKTO includes the band’s anthemic debut single “Thank You,” and the platinum-selling soulful/pop single “Classic” which recently hit #14 on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video has amassed over 22 million views on YouTube/VEVO. MKTO recently embarked on their first headlining tour, hitting 36 cities with appearances on Live With Kelly and Michael, The View and Good Morning America. In September 2014 they will hit the road with Demi Lovato on her fall arena tour.

McCLAIN –Formerly known as The McClain Sisters, Sierra, Lauryn and China Anne McClain were born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and have grown up in a house filled with music. They formed their singing trio at the tender ages of nine, seven, and five and have since performed at the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll and at the Houston Rodeo for over 78,000 people. They’ve appeared on Disney Channel’s hit series A.N.T. Farm and in Tyler Perry’s film Daddy’s Little Girls. McCLAIN opened for Big Time Rush on their “Better with U Tour” and they’ve been featured on the soundtracks for Disney Channel’s Holiday Playlist and Shake It Up: I <3 Dance. Their single “Rise” has over 12 million views on YouTube/VEVO while their current release, “He Loves Me” is chart smash on Radio Disney. Along with their strong sense of spirituality, these singing sisters believe that their love for music, entertainment—and, even more so, each other—can inspire audiences all around the world.

The Vamps –The Vamps are already a sensation in the U.K., with three Top 3 singles, over 80 million views on their YouTube/VEVO channel, slots opening for Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and The Wanted, and a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for “UK Favorite Breakthrough”. Now the British four-piece, nominated this year for a Radio Disney Music Award for “The Freshest-Best New Artist,” are gearing up for Stateside domination. The band (Brad Simpson on vocals, James McVey on guitar, Tristan Evans on drums and Connor Ball on bass) have just released their first U.S. single, “Somebody To You,” featuring Demi Lovato and are currently on tour with Austin Mahone and Fifth Harmony. Their debut U.S. EP is due in August on Island Records. “The message of The Vamps is to show people that we are four young musicians who started in a garage and are now having this amazing adventure,” says Connor. “We want everyone who comes to our shows to leave feeling like they had an awesome time!” 

Madison Beer –At just 15, Madison Beer has solidified herself as one of the most promising up-and-coming talents in music. Hailing from Long Island, New York, she first gained recognition on YouTube in 2011 and quickly became a viral hit—garnering more than 10 million page views to date. Manager and media mogul Scooter Braun and pop R&B sensation Justin Bieber took notice, signing Madison to a management deal. Her first single, “Melodies”, was released on Island Def Jam in September, 2013 and the video has 7.1 million views to date on VEVO. In June, 2014, Madison released her second single and music video for “Unbreakable”, produced by the team responsible for Demi Lovato’s “Let It Go.” The music video has already generated more than 2 million views on VEVO. Madison currently serves as a Brand Ambassador for Ralph Lauren’s global child literacy initiative and recently launched a social good campaign on Twitter called #Madkindness, encouraging teens to get involved with and create new charitable opportunities in their communities.

DJ Salerno – Salerno is a 17-year-old DJ, EDM producer & guitarist that has performed with some of today’s biggest stars in front of thousands of fans across the country. One of the most promising up-and-coming DJs on the electronic dance music scene, he has opened or closed for such giants as Hardwell, Martin Garrix and Danny Avilla. Salerno is currently Reality Dance TV’s resident DJ on the nationwide Jam Tour and hosts the weekly EDM radio show RAGE RADIO. He’s fast becoming one of the hottest young DJs on the EDM scene, performing sets in some of the biggest clubs in the world, from Pacha NY to Nokia Theater in L.A. to Confession & Gusto in Aruba. He is also an accomplished guitarist and has toured with Jax, Maddi Jane, IM5 and Coco Jones. He was the Camplified’s resident tour DJ in 2011 & 2012 and has performed with Justin Bieber, Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez, Ke$ha, Paramore, Girl Talk, Cody Simpson, Miranda Cosgrove and Big Time Rush.

Shaun T – Shaun is a world-renowned health and fitness expert and creator of the bestselling at-home fitness programs INSANITY, Hip Hop Abs and FOCUS T25. He is a native of New Jersey, receiving a BS in Sports Science with a minor in Theater and Dance from Rowan University. He’s shared the stage alongside Val Kilmer in the musical version of The Ten Commandments, appeared in Pippin and Applause as well as Six Feet Under and the feature film Beauty Shop. He’s danced with Mariah Carey, Aaron and Nick Carter, choreographed for the NCAA Final Four Halftime Show and the movie Bring it on: All or Nothing. In creating programs for adults, he recognized the need to fight childhood obesity by developing programs for kids and preteens to get into shape. Shaun’s passion is focused on affecting positive lifestyle changes in people across the world and proving that becoming the best version of yourself is attainable.

Jeff Sutphen – Jeff Sutphen has a great talent for creating shows that engage kids and teens, whether he’s behind the camera or in front of an audience.  As host of Nickelodeon’s Figure It Out, Sutphen brought high energy and laughs, challenging celebrities to guess kid contestants’ unique talents and skills. Prior to Figure It Out, Sutphen hosted all three seasons of Nickelodeon’s Emmy-nominated hit BrainSurge, for which he also served as a producer. He hosted the ABC summer game show 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show from the producers of Wipeout and has most recently been appearing at baseball games across the country for Nickelodeon in association with Major League Baseball. Jeff continued his role as co-host of Nickelodeon’s “Orange Carpet” at the Kids’ Choice Awards and he’ll next appear at Nickelodeon’s first ever Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2014.

China Anne McClain – 15-year-old singer and actress China Anne McClain was born in Decatur, Georgia to an artistic family, with a father who’s a music producer and mother who’s a screenwriter. She made her major motion picture debut in the 2005 film The Gospel alongside Boris Kodjoe and Idris Elba and went on to land co-starring roles on TBS’s Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and in the Adam Sandler feature franchise Grown Ups. That same year, she was featured on the JONAS L.A. soundtrack singing “Your Biggest Fan” with the Jonas Brothers. In 2011, McClain landed a starring role in the Disney Channel original series A.N.T. Farm and appeared in the in the Wizards of Waverly Place trilogy, Wizards vs. Angels. A member of the pop trio McCLAIN with her sisters Sierra, Lauryn, China Anne has seen chart success while honing her unique musical gift. She recently appeared on the ABC celebrity reality competition show Sing Your Face Off, where she captured first place and also stars in the upcoming Disney Channel original movie How To Build A Better Boy, premiering August 15th.

The Grounds Festival offers a wide range of interactive activities and the opportunity for children of all ages to test their skills, hit with top tennis pros, win prizes and enjoy music: 

  • Hess Express Stage – The Grounds Festival’s free concert featuring up-and-coming musical talent including hip-hop phenoms The Bomb Digz, “Hip Pop” duo Kalin and Myles, New York’s Impact Rep and recent Billboard “Hot Shot Debut” Shawn Mendes. Additional acts to be confirmed.
  • YouthTennis.com (two courts) – Tennis is sized right for kids! With shorter courts, smaller racquets and lower-bouncing balls, the focus is on the fun so kids enjoy the game right from the start.
  • Hess Express Obstacle Course –Test agility, balance, running and tennis skills on the engaging and challenging obstacle course.
  • Hess Target Time – Intermediate and advanced-level kids can test their skills hitting targets. 
  • Xerox Beat the Pro – Challenge the best playing points against some of the top touring and teaching pros in the world.
  • PTR 10 and Under Tennis – Have some fun with PTR professionals and work on improving your beginning serve, rally and scoring skills.
  • USPTA 10 and Under Tennis – USPTA-certified teaching professionals host this court consisting of colorful hitting stations using a variety of teaching aids.
  • Nike Tennis – Tennis and skill activities on two courts featuring Nike-sponsored athletes.
  • Esurance Champions of the Court –Exciting doubles play for all levels. Which team will win Champions of the Court?
  • USTA Foundation Tennis Skills –Innovative, fun, tennis and fitness activities to develop the skills of beginning players of all ages.
  • Coca-Cola Get Fit and Play – Challenging tennis courses for varying skill levels focusing on agility, balance, coordination, speed and strength.
  • IBM Speedzone – Just like the pros, utilize IBM’s speed serve technology to test the power behind your shot.
  • The US Open American Express Fan Experience –Step inside the US Open American Express Fan Experience for even more tennis fun! The Fan Experience is located in the Chase Center near the East Gate.
  • Watch the Pros Practice – See tennis’s biggest stars up close as they prepare for the US Open. Public practices are featured on Louis Armstrong Stadium, Grandstand and Court 17. Watch the video boards for schedules. 
  • From Nickelodeon – Live appearances by SpongeBob, Patrick, Dora and Diego!
  • Also – Autographs, Juggling Workshop, Face Painting, Hair Beading and Braiding, Storytelling, Balloon Artists, Roving Entertainers and more.

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day presented by Hess is the largest single-day, grassroots tennis and entertainment event in the world. Hess has supported the event since 2003. With chart-topping performers, celebrities and professional tennis players, the day helps to promote youth tennis and encourages children of all ages to develop healthy habits through fun activities. Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day also celebrates the life and values of tennis legend and humanitarian Arthur Ashe.

Proceeds from Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day benefit the USTA Foundation which helps fund the National Junior Tennis & Learning Network (NJTL), a nationwide group of more than 600 nonprofit youth-development organizations that provide free or low-cost tennis, education and life-skills programming to more than 325,000 children each year, founded 45 years ago by Arthur Ashe, along with Charlie Pasarell and Sheridan Snyder. 

For more information on Youth Tennis and Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, log on to www.YouthTennis.com and/or www.AAKD.com. To connect via social media, please “like” the officialFacebook page facebook.com/ArthurAsheKidsDay and/or follow @AAKidsDay on Twitter. In the event of inclement weather, ticket holders can log on to any of the sites listed above for the most up to date information.

The 2013 US Open surpassed 700,000 attendees for the sixth time, with the final tally of 713,026 ranking fourth-highest US Open attendance in history. The all-time combined session attendance record of 62,794 was set on Sunday, September 1.

In a rematch of the 2012 women’s singles final, television viewership of Serena Williams defeating Victoria Azarenka on CBS Sports was the highest since 2002, with 19.3 million viewers watching all or part of the match. The four-set men’s singles final, where Rafael Nadal captured his second US Open title by defeating Novak Djokovic, was seen by 11.7 million viewers on CBS Sports. The 2013 US Open was broadcast in more than 200 countries around the world and aired on CBS Sports, ESPN and Tennis Channel in the U.S.

The 2014 US Open will be held Monday, August 25 through Monday, September 8. Tickets for the 2014 US Open can be purchased four ways: 1) at USOpen.org; 2) by calling Ticketmaster at 1-866-OPEN-TIX; 3) at all Ticketmaster outlets; or 4) at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center box office.  American Express is the Official Card of the US Open.

Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES), with headquarters in New York, is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. More information is available at www.hess.com.

The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level — from local communities to the highest level of the professional game.  A not-for-profit organization with more than 750,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the Olympus US Open Series linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns the 90-plus Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S, and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA philanthropic entity, USTA Serves, provides grants and scholarships and helps underserved youth and people with disabilities. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com, “like” the official Facebook page facebook.com/usta or follow @usta on Twitter.

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Tennis Results Round-Up for July 15, 2014

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COLLECTOR SWEDISH OPEN – BASTAD, SWE
$250,000.00
14 – 20 JULY 2014

RESULTS – JULY 15, 2014
Women’s
Singles – First Round

[Q] A Kontaveit (EST) d [1] [WC] A Cornet (FRA) 76(3) 63
[Q] L Siegemund (GER) d [4] Y Shvedova (KAZ) 75 63
[Q] R Hogenkamp (NED) d [5] A Schmiedlova (SVK) 63 61
[6] A Beck (GER) d K Piter (POL) 63 46 63
D Pfizenmaier (GER) d [8] P Hercog (SLO) 75 76(5)
[Q] Y Putintseva (KAZ) d T Pereira (BRA) 31 ret. (right knee injury)
K Kanepi (EST) d J Larsson (SWE) 62 46 75
A Panova (RUS) d A Cadantu (ROU) 62 75

Women’s
Doubles – First Round

[1] J Goerges (GER) / K Piter (POL) d D Marcinkevica (LAT) / A Rus (NED) 62 64
[2] G Dabrowski (CAN) / A Rosolska (POL) d A Beck (GER) / M Irigoyen (ARG) 46 64 10-3
[3] L Arruabarrena (ESP) / S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) d M Barthel (GER) / J Windley (GBR) 61 64
[4] A Panova (RUS) / L Thorpe (FRA) d M Duque-Marino (COL) / T Pereira (BRA) w/o (Pereira: right knee injury)
J Rae (GBR) / A Smith (GBR) d T Bua (ARG) / D Seguel (CHI) 46 75 10-5
[PR] A Amanmuradova (UZB) / S Vogt (LIE) d A Fomina (UKR) / C Shakovets (GER) 60 46 10-6
[WC] J Larsson (SWE) / R Peterson (SWE) d [WC] S Arvidsson (SWE) / H Melander (SWE) 46 63 11-9
A Klepac (SLO) / M Torro-Flor (ESP) d [PR] K Bondarenko (UKR) / N Melichar (USA) 61 64

ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
CENTER start 11:00 am
[Q] G Dabrowski (CAN) vs [3] C Giorgi (ITA)
S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) vs [WC] S Arvidsson (SWE)
L Arruabarrena (ESP) vs [6] A Beck (GER)
[Q] Y Putintseva (KAZ) vs D Pfizenmaier (GER)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
[7] M Torro-Flor (ESP) vs J Goerges (GER)
[Q] A Kontaveit (EST) vs J Cepelova (SVK)
After suitbale rest – [1] J Goerges (GER) / K Piter (POL) vs J Rae (GBR) / A Smith (GBR)
[Q] L Siegemund (GER) vs C Scheepers (RSA)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
M Barthel (GER) vs [Q] T Martincova (CZE)

Claro Open Colombia
Bogota, Colombia

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 15 JULY 2014

Singles – First Round
[5] A Falla (COL) d T Ito (JPN) 63 62
[6] A Gonzalez (COL) d E Donskoy (RUS) 75 36 64
S Groth (AUS) d [WC] J Cabal (COL) 63 67(10) 76(4)
T de Bakker (NED) d [Q] K King (USA) 26 76(4) 63
D Sela (ISR) d F Arguello (ARG) 64 62

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 16 JULY 2014

CAMPO CENTRAL start 11:00 am
[Q] N Barrientos (COL) vs P Polansky (CAN)
G Pella (ARG) vs [4] R Stepanek (CZE)

Not Before 1:50 pm
[WC] B Tomic (AUS) vs [5] A Falla (COL)

Not Before 6:00 pm
[6] A Gonzalez (COL) vs T de Bakker (NED)
A Shamasdin (CAN) / D Sharan (IND) vs [2] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA)

CAMPO 1 start 11:00 am
[7] M Ebden (AUS) vs [Q] J Ward (GBR)
[3] V Pospisil (CAN) vs A Kuznetsov (USA)

Not Before 2:00 pm
[WC] F Arguello (ARG) / M Quintero (COL) vs N Barrientos (COL) / J Cabal (COL)
After Suitable Rest – M Ebden (AUS) / A Falla (COL) vs [3] S Groth (AUS) / C Guccione (AUS)

CAMPO 2 start 11:00 am
[Q] J Londero (ARG) vs [8] V Estrella Burgos (DOM)

Not Before 2:30 pm
After Suitable Rest – [4] K Skupski (GBR) / N Skupski (GBR) vs V Estrella Burgos (DOM) / A Mannarino (FRA)

CAMPO 3 start 11:00 am
M Przysiezny (POL) vs J Wang (TPE)
ATP Hamburg

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 15 JULY 2014

Singles – Second Round
[1] [WC] D Ferrer (ESP) d M Kukushkin (KAZ) 26 63 62
[3] T Robredo (ESP) d [Q] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 62 75
D Thiem (AUT) d [8] M Granollers (ESP) 26 63 75 – saved 1 M.P.
[11] S Giraldo (COL) d B Paire (FRA) 76(6) 62

Singles – First Round
J Monaco (ARG) d P Riba (ESP) 63 61
J Janowicz (POL) d [Q] A Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 60 75
[WC] A Zverev (GER) d R Haase (NED) 60 62
M Klizan (SVK) d I Sijsling (NED) 64 36 60
L Rosol (CZE) d [WC] J Reister (GER) 64 21 ret. (right ankle)
L Mayer (ARG) d [WC] P Gojowczyk (GER) 63 62

Doubles – First Round
[2] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) 63 63
C Fleming (GBR) / J Knowle (AUT) d O Marach (AUT) / G Simon (FRA) 62 63
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT) d F Delbonis (ARG) / J Sousa (POR) 63 46 11-9
M Draganja (CRO) / F Mergea (ROU) d C Berlocq (ARG) / A Seppi (ITA) 76(5) 67(4) 10-8

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 16 JULY 2014

CENTER COURT start 10:30 am
[WC] T Kamke (GER) vs [13] F Delbonis (ARG)
Not Before 12:00 noon
[Q] F Krajinovic (SRB) vs [2] F Fognini (ITA)
[WC] A Zverev (GER) vs [5] M Youzhny (RUS)
[9] F Verdasco (ESP) vs D Brown (GER)
Not Before 18:00
[7] P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [Q] G Elias (POR)

ARRIBA MATCH COURT start 10:30 am
L Mayer (ARG) vs [10] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
Not Before 12:00 noon
[4] A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs J Janowicz (POL)
J Monaco (ARG) vs [16] A Seppi (ITA)
M Klizan (SVK) vs [12] G Simon (FRA)

COURT 2 start 10:30 am
[14] J Sousa (POR) vs L Rosol (CZE)
Not Before 12:00 noon
[15] C Berlocq (ARG) vs D Lajovic (SRB)
P Andujar (ESP) vs [LL] T Bellucci (BRA)
P Cuevas (URU) / F Fognini (ITA) vs [LL] T Kamke (GER) / J Reister (GER)
[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) vs [Q] M Kukushkin (KAZ) / P Marx (GER)

 

TEB BNP PARIBAS ISTANBUL CUP – ISTANBUL, TURKEY
$250,000.00
14-20 JULY 2014

RESULTS – JULY 15, 2014
Women’s
Singles – First Round

[1] [WC] C Wozniacki (DEN) d B Bencic (SUI) 60 60
[2] R Vinci (ITA) d A Tatishvili (USA) 62 62
[Q] A Konjuh (CRO) d [5] M Rybarikova (SVK) 36 63 64
[6] K Nara (JPN) d [Q] J Konta (GBR) 62 60
[8] K Pliskova (CZE) d [WC] C Buyukakcay (TUR) 64 36 60
K Knapp (ITA) d [WC] I Soylu (TUR) 62 62
S Peer (ISR) d [Q] E Kulichkova (RUS) 16 61 64
K Mladenovic (FRA) d P Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 64 62
F Schiavone (ITA) d J Jaksic (SRB) 62 63
M Doi (JPN) d M Niculescu (ROU) 53 ret. (right leg injury)
S Voegele (SUI) d T Pironkova (BUL) 64 75
[Q] K Siniakova (CZE) d J Glushko (ISR) 62 64
[Q] A Dulgheru (ROU) d [Q] K Kozlova (UKR) 36 60 63

Women’s
Doubles – First Round

J Glushko (ISR) / S Klemenschits (AUT) d [1] I Buryachok (UKR) / A Kudryavtseva (RUS) 63 36 11-9
[3] Y Beygelzimer (UKR) / O Savchuk (UKR) d I Olaru (ROU) / S Peer (ISR) 60 62
M Doi (JPN) / E Svitolina (UKR) d M Minella (LUX) / S Voegele (SUI) 76(2) 62

ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
CENTRE COURT start 3:00 pm
[3] K Koukalova (CZE) vs K Mladenovic (FRA)
F Schiavone (ITA) vs [7] B Jovanovski (SRB)
C Buyukakcay (TUR) / P Ozgen (TUR) vs [2] K Pliskova (CZE) / K Pliskova (CZE)

Not Before 8:00 pm
[1] [WC] C Wozniacki (DEN) vs K Knapp (ITA)

COURT 1 start 3:00 pm
S Voegele (SUI) vs [4] E Svitolina (UKR)
V Solovyeva (RUS) / A Tatishvili (USA) vs K Kozlova (UKR) / A Sasnovich (BLR)
O Kalashnikova (GEO) / P Kania (POL) vs [3] Y Beygelzimer (UKR) / O Savchuk (UKR)

 

Mylan World TeamTennis – Results for Tuesday, 7/15

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

 

TEXAS WILD def. Springfield Lasers 22-13

Mixed Doubles – Darija Jurak\Aisam Qureshi (Wild) def. Olga Govortsova\Ross Hutchins (Lasers) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Anabel Medina Garrigues\Darija Jurak (Wild) def. Raquel Kops-Jones\Olga Govortsova (Lasers) 5-3

Men’s Singles – Michael Russell (Lasers) def. Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Wild) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Anabel Medina Garrigues (Wild) def. Olga Govortsova (Lasers) 5-1

Men’s Doubles – Alex Bogomolov Jr.\Aisam Qureshi (Wild) def. Ross Hutchins\Michael Russell (Lasers) 5-2

 

BOSTON LOBSTERS def. Austin Aces 20-18 (OT)

Men’s Singles – Rik de Voest (Lobsters) def. John-Patrick Smith (Aces) 5-0

Women’s Doubles – Sharon Fichman\Megan Moulton-Levy (Lobsters) def. Eva Hrdinova\Vera Zvonareva (Aces) 5-0

Men’s Doubles – Treat Huey\John-Patrick Smith (Aces) def. Eric Butorac\Rik de Voest (Lobsters) 5-3

Women’s Singles – Vera Zvonareva (Aces) def. Sharon Fichman (Lobsters) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Eva Hrdinova\Treat Huey (Aces) def. Megan Moulton-Levy\Rik de Voest (Lobsters) 5-4

Overtime – Mixed Doubles – Eva Hrdinova\Treat Huey (Aces) def. Megan Moulton-Levy\Rik de Voest (Lobsters) 3-1

 

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS def. San Diego Aviators 19-18

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

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

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

Women’s Singles – Victoria Azarenka (Freedoms) def. Daniela Hantuchova (Aviators) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Victoria Azarenka\Marcelo Melo (Freedoms) def. Kveta Peschke\Raven Klaasen (Aviators) 5-3

 

 

Standings

Eastern Conference MP W L PCT MB
Washington Kastles 7 6 1 0.857 0.0
Philadelphia Freedoms 7 3 4 0.429 3.0
Boston Lobsters 7 1 6 0.143 5.0
 
Western Conference MP W L PCT MB
San Diego Aviators 8 5 3 0.625 0.0
Texas Wild 8 5 3 0.625 0.0
Springfield Lasers 7 3 4 0.429 1.5
Austin Aces 8 3 5 0.375 2.0

 

Next Matches: 7/16/2014

San Diego Aviators @ BOSTON LOBSTERS, 7:00 PM EDT

Springfield Lasers @ PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS, 7:00 PM EDT

Texas Wild @ WASHINGTON KASTLES, 7:00 PM EDT

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Main Draw Play Begins at USTA Player Development Women’s $50,000 Classic in Carson

 

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CARSON, July 15, 2014 – The main draw kicked off today at the USTA Player Development Women’s $50,000 Classic in Carson, Calif., at the USTA Training Center – West at The StubHub Center. Four players also qualified for the main draw and will compete tomorrow.

 

Today, former Top 10 junior and rising American Louisa Chirico won in both her singles and doubles matches. In singles, Chirico defeated Paraguay’s Montserrat Gonzalez, 2-6, 6-0, 7-6(5). In doubles, she teamed with 2009 US Open quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin for the first time to defeat college standouts Nicole Gibbs and Jamie Loeb, 6-4, 6-4. Chirico is currently ranked a career-high No. 240 in the world in singles and reached the quarterfinals of the USTA Pro Circuit event in Sacramento last week.

 

“My singles match was very up and down, but I am really happy to get through,” Chirico said. “I was really close—especially at the end—when I was up 4-0. She came back, but I got it together and played a great breaker. Melanie is also really experienced in doubles and was really fun to play with today. We kept it basic and had a good match.”

 

“I have played a lot of matches [on the USTA Pro Circuit] recently and done well,” Chirico added. “The Circuit is what I have needed and I am getting more experience as I have been playing. It has been a good year for me so far and I look forward to hopefully getting into qualifying at the US Open in a few weeks. That’s the goal.”

 

Another American winning her first round match today was Sanaz Marand, who earned All-American honors while playing for the University of North Carolina. Marand defeated Laura Pigossi of Brazil, 6-3, 6-3.  Qualifying also finished with three Americans advancing to the main draw—Danielle Lao, Jennifer Elie, and former Top 20 player Alexandra Stevenson.

 

Tomorrow’s play begins at 10:00 a.m. Notable match-ups include:

  • 2009 US Open quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin vs. fellow American Tory Kinard
  • Two-time NCAA singles champion for Stanford Nicole Gibbs vs. Jennifer Elie
  • Former USC standout Maria Sanchez vs. No. 3 seed Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia
  • Former Stanford standout and tournament wild card Kristie Ahn vs. Danielle Lao
  • Current US Open Wild Card Challenge leader Julia Boserup vs. Alexandra Stevenson

 

This tournament will be streamed live on www.procircuit.usta.com.

 

The USTA Pro Circuit event in Carson is taking the place for a women’s tournament in Yakima, Wash., that was faced with a fire in mid-May. The fire destroyed the host site’s clubhouse and impacted some of the adjoining tennis courts.

 

Carson is the second of three consecutive women’s hard-court tournaments thatmake up the USTA Pro Circuit’s US Open Wild Card Challenge, which will award amen’s and women’s wild card into the 2014 US Open. The American woman who earns the most WTA ranking points at two of the three USTA Pro Circuit hard-court events in Sacramento, Calif., Carson, and Lexington, Ky., will receive a USTA wild card to compete in the main draw of the US Open, which will be held Sunday, August 25, to Monday, September 8.  Only players who did not receive direct entry into the US Open are eligible for the wild cards.

 

Admission is free and open to the public all week. For additional information about the USTA Player Development Women’s $50,000 Classic, visit www.usta.com/carson.

 

USTA Player Development Women’s $50,000 Classic

A USTA Pro Circuit Event

Tuesday, July 15

USTA Training Center – West at StubHub Center

Carson, Calif.

Purse: $50,000

Surface: Hard-Outdoor

 

Tuesday, July 15 – RESULTS

Singles – First Round

(7) Romina Oprandi (SUI) def. Samantha Crawford (USA), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Louisa Chirico (USA) def. Montserrat Gonzalez (PAR), 2-6, 6-0, 7-6(5)

Sanaz Marand (USA) def. Laura Pigossi (BRA), 6-3, 6-3

Daria Gavrilova (RUS) def. (WC) Chiara Scholl (USA), 7-5, 6-2

 

Singles – Qualifying Final Round

(2) Danielle Lao (USA) def. Brianna Morgan (USA), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

(3) Jennifer Elie (USA) def. Krista Hardebeck (USA), 6-3, 6-2

(4) Alexandra Stevenson (USA) def. (5) Jacqueline Cako (USA), 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Tatjana Maria (GER) def.(6) Mari Osaka (JPN), 6-0, 6-2

 

Doubles – First Round

(1) M. Krajicek (NED)/O. Rogowska (AUS) def. J. Boserup (USA)/M. Brengle (USA), 7-5, 0-6, [10-7]

S. Crawford (USA)/S. Vickery (USA) def. (2) S. Marand(USA)/A. Muhammad (USA), 2-6, 7-6(5), [10-6]

(3) A. Will (USA)/K. Wong (USA) def. Megan Mccray (USA)/Morgan Mccray (USA), 6-2, 6-2

(4) M. Oudin (USA)/L. Chirico (USA) def. N. Gibbs (USA)/J. Loeb (USA), 6-4, 6-4

B. Morgan (USA)/P. Porter (USA) def. R. Ellison (USA)/S. Ellison (USA), 6-2, 6-1

M. Sanchez (USA)/Z. Scandalis (USA) def. J. Cako (USA)/D. Lao (USA), 6-2, 7-5

M. Gonzalez (PAR)/L. Pigossi (BRA) def. K. Ahn (USA)/J. Brady (USA), 7-5, 6-2

T. Maria (GER)/R. Oprandi (SUI) def. A. Bhargava (USA)/D. Muresan (USA), 7-6(9), 6-3

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World Team Tennis Results for July 14, 2014

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Mylan World TeamTennis – Results for Monday, 7/14

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

 

AUSTIN ACES def. Boston Lobsters 22-18

Men’s Singles – Andy Roddick (Aces) def. Rik de Voest (Lobsters) 5-2

Men’s Doubles – Treat Huey\Andy Roddick (Aces) def. Eric Butorac\Rik de Voest (Lobsters) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Megan Moulton-Levy\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) def. Marion Bartoli\Treat Huey (Aces) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Sharon Fichman\Megan Moulton-Levy (Lobsters) def. Marion Bartoli\Vera Zvonareva (Aces) 5-4

Women’s Singles – Vera Zvonareva (Aces) def. Sharon Fichman (Lobsters) 5-3

 

San Diego Aviators def. WASHINGTON KASTLES 22-18

Men’s Singles – Somdev Devvarman (Aviators) def. Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Daniela Hantuchova\Kveta Peschke (Aviators) def. Anastasia Rodionova\Martina Hingis (Kastles) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Martina Hingis\Leander Paes (Kastles) def. Kveta Peschke\Raven Klaasen (Aviators) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Daniela Hantuchova (Aviators) def. Martina Hingis (Kastles) 5-2

Men’s Doubles – Somdev Devvarman\Raven Klaasen (Aviators) def. Bobby Reynolds\Leander Paes (Kastles) 5-4

 

 

Standings

Eastern Conference MP W L PCT MB
Washington Kastles 7 6 1 0.857 0.0
Philadelphia Freedoms 6 2 4 0.333 3.5
Boston Lobsters 6 0 6 0.000 5.5
 
Western Conference MP W L PCT MB
San Diego Aviators 7 5 2 0.714 0.0
Texas Wild 7 4 3 0.571 1.0
Springfield Lasers 6 3 3 0.500 1.5
Austin Aces 7 3 4 0.429 2.0

 

Next Matches: 7/15/2014

Austin Aces @ BOSTON LOBSTERS, 7:00 PM EDT

San Diego Aviators @ PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS, 7:00 PM EDT

Springfield Lasers @ TEXAS WILD, 7:30 PM CDT

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