2015/04/21

Novak Djokovic Wins Monte Carlo for 23rd Masters Series Tournament Victory

(April 19, 2015) Novak Djokovic made some ATP history on Sunday in claiming his second Monte Carlo Masters tournament win. He defeated Czech Tomas Berdych 7-5, 4-6,6-3.

The world’s No. 1 tennis player has become the first player to sweep the opening three Masters Series events in a season. The 27-year-old Serb who resides in Monte Carlo took home trophies in Indian Wells and Miami as well. He is has won the last four Masters tournaments going back to Bercy in the fall of 2014.

“The fact that now I won three Masters in a row, that nobody ever has done that, that has given me, even this week, more motivation,” said the winner.

The win also extended Djokovic’s winning streak to 17 straight boosting his overall record on the year to 30-2. He is now 19-2 against Berdych.

“Obviously I’m experiencing the time of my life on the tennis court, and also private life is very good,” Djokovic said. “I became a father. I’m just trying to sometimes pinch myself and say, ‘Where am I at this point in my life?’ I’m very grateful for this, for everything that I have. That’s the kind of philosophy.

“I won this match with my heart and with battle. That’s how I feel like I won it. I don’t think I played at the level that I wish to play and that I have played throughout the whole week. But also credit to Tomas because he has played very aggressively, staying close to the line, pushing me back. So I had to defend a lot of times.”

Djokovic is now more than 5000 ranking points ahead of No. 2 Roger Federer. He has now equaled Federer in the number of Masters tournament wins at 23, four behind Rafael Nadal who holds the record.

The one major trophy which has eluded his grasp has been Roland Garros, the French Open. After defeating nine-time French Open champion Nadal in the Monte Carlo semifinal on Saturday, the 8-time major champion discussed the rest of the season.

“I think the most important period of the year is coming up right now,” Djokovic said. “Obviously Roland Garros and Wimbledon are the priority. That’s where I want to perform my best. But we’ll take it step by step and see how far I can go.”

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Tennis – Bogota and Monte-Carlo Results

CLARO OPEN COLSANITAS – BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
$ 250,000.00
APRIL 13 – 19, 2015

RESULTS – APRIL 16, 2015
Women’s
Singles – Second Round

[2] M. Puig (PUR) d N. Gibbs (USA) 64 62
[5] Y. Shvedova (KAZ) d [Q] S. Vickery (USA) 60 62
M. Duque-Mariño (COL) d T. Maria (GER) 64 64
J. Glushko (ISR) d A. Panova (RUS) 64 62

Women’s
Doubles – Quarterfinals

I. Falconi (USA) / S. Rogers (USA) d [1] A. Rodionova (AUS) / A. Rodionova (AUS) 75 76(5)
M. Duque-Mariño (COL) / M. Puig (PUR) d [3] D. Jurak (CRO) / T. Maria (GER) 63 62
P. Goncalves (BRA) / B. Haddad Maia (BRA) d S. Cirstea (ROU) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ) 63 75

ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015
CAMPO CENTRAL start 10:30 am
[1] E. Svitolina (UKR) vs [8] I. Falconi (USA)

Not Before 12:00 noon
M. Duque-Mariño (COL) vs J. Glushko (ISR)
[5] Y. Shvedova (KAZ) vs [2] M. Puig (PUR)
TBA After Rest – I. Falconi (USA) / S. Rogers (USA) vs M. Duque-Mariño (COL) / M. Puig (PUR)

CAMPO 1 start 11:00 am
T. Pereira (BRA) vs L. Domínguez Lino (ESP)
I. Khromacheva (RUS) / M. Zanevska (UKR) vs P. Goncalves (BRA) / B. Haddad Maia (BRA)

 

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 €3,288,530 (€3,830,295 Total Financial Commitment)
Monte Carlo, Monaco (+1 hour GMT)
12 – 19 April 2015 Surface: Clay

 

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 16 APRIL 2015

Singles – Third Round
[1] N. Djokovic (SRB) d A. Haider-Maurer (AUT) 64 60
[14] [WC] G. Monfils (FRA) d [2] R. Federer (SUI) 64 76(5)
[3] R. Nadal (ESP) d [15] J. Isner (USA) 76(6) 46 63
[4] M. Raonic (CAN) d [16] T. Robredo (ESP) 63 36 63
[5] D. Ferrer (ESP) d [10] G. Simon (FRA) 62 67(3) 61
[6] T. Berdych (CZE) d [12] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) 76(7) 64
[9] G. Dimitrov (BUL) d [7] S. Wawrinka (SUI) 61 62
[8] M. Cilic (CRO) d [11] J. Tsonga (FRA) 63 76(5)

Doubles – Second Round
[1] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) d G. Dimitrov (BUL) / M. Mirnyi (BLR) 62 62
S. Bolelli (ITA) / F. Fognini (ITA) d [3] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) 36 75 13-11
[4] M. Matkowski (POL) / N. Zimonjic (SRB) d T. Robredo (ESP) / F. Verdasco (ESP) 63 76(3)
[5] M. Granollers (ESP) / M. Lopez (ESP) d [Alt] R. Haase (NED) / R. Klaasen (RSA) 61 61
[WC] B. Paire (FRA) / S. Wawrinka (SUI) d [6] D. Nestor (CAN) / L. Paes (IND) 64 76(4)
[8] N. Mahut (FRA) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d G. Monfils (FRA) / J. Tsonga (FRA) 64 64

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 17 APRIL 2015

COURT CENTRAL start 10:30 am
[6] T. Berdych (CZE) vs [4] M. Raonic (CAN)
Not Before 11:30 am
[9] G. Dimitrov (BUL) vs [14] [WC] G. Monfils (FRA)
[1] N. Djokovic (SRB) vs [8] M. Cilic (CRO)
[3] R. Nadal (ESP) vs [5] D. Ferrer (ESP)

COURT DES PRINCES start 11:30 am
[7] A. Peya (AUT) / B. Soares (BRA) vs [2] I. Dodig (CRO) / M. Melo (BRA)
[4] M. Matkowski (POL) / N. Zimonjic (SRB) vs [WC] B. Paire (FRA) / S. Wawrinka (SUI)
[8] N. Mahut (FRA) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs S. Bolelli (ITA) / F. Fognini (ITA)
[1] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) vs [5] M. Granollers (ESP) / M. Lopez (ESP)

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CLARO OPEN COLSANITAS – BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
$ 250,000.00
APRIL 13 – 19, 2015

RESULTS – APRIL 15, 2015
Women’s
Singles – Second Round

[1] E. Svitolina (UKR) d D. Kovinic (MNE) 63 61
[8] I. Falconi (USA) d D. Pfizenmaier (GER) 57 62 63
T. Pereira (BRA) d [Q] M. Minella (LUX) 75 75
L. Domínguez Lino (ESP) d [Q] B. Haddad Maia (BRA) 76(5) 60

Women’s
Doubles – Quarterfinals

I. Khromacheva (RUS) / M. Zanevska (UKR) d [4] E. Bogdan (ROU) / N. Melichar (USA) 61 62
First Round
[3] D. Jurak (CRO) / T. Maria (GER) d D. Kovinic (MNE) / T. Pereira (BRA) 36 60 10-3
I. Falconi (USA) / S. Rogers (USA) d [WC] M. Perez Garcia (COL) / P. Perez Garcia (COL) 60 63

ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015
CAMPO CENTRAL start 10:30 am
[5] Y. Shvedova (KAZ) vs [Q] S. Vickery (USA)

Not Before 12:00 noon
M. Duque-Mariño (COL) vs T. Maria (GER)
N. Gibbs (USA) vs [2] M. Puig (PUR)
TBA After Suitable Rest – [3] D. Jurak (CRO) / T. Maria (GER) vs M. Duque-Mariño (COL) / M. Puig (PUR)

CAMPO 1 start 11:00 am
J. Glushko (ISR) vs A. Panova (RUS)
[1] A. Rodionova (AUS) / A. Rodionova (AUS) vs I. Falconi (USA) / S. Rogers (USA)
P. Goncalves (BRA) / B. Haddad Maia (BRA) vs S. Cirstea (ROU) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ)

 

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 €3,288,530 (€3,830,295 Total Financial Commitment)
Monte Carlo, Monaco (+1 hour GMT)
12 – 19 April 2015 Surface: Clay

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 15 APRIL 2015

Singles – Second Round
[2] R. Federer (SUI) d J. Chardy (FRA) 62 61
[3] R. Nadal (ESP) d [WC] L. Pouille (FRA) 62 61
[4] M. Raonic (CAN) d J. Sousa (POR) 63 76(4)
[6] T. Berdych (CZE) d S. Stakhovsky (UKR) 64 76(2)
[7] S. Wawrinka (SUI) d J. Monaco (ARG) 61 64
[9] G. Dimitrov (BUL) d F. Fognini (ITA) 63 64
[10] G. Simon (FRA) d [Q] B. Paire (FRA) 64 75
[11] J. Tsonga (FRA) d D. Goffin (BEL) 63 64
[12] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) d P. Kohlschreiber (GER) 67(3) 63 76(4)
[14] [WC] G. Monfils (FRA) d A. Dolgopolov (UKR) 76(5) 76(6)
[15] J. Isner (USA) d V. Troicki (SRB) 76(4) 76(5)
[16] T. Robredo (ESP) d M. Granollers (ESP) 61 61

Doubles – Second Round
[2] I. Dodig (CRO) / M. Melo (BRA) d [WC] R. Arneodo (MON) / B. Balleret (MON) 76(2) 62
[7] A. Peya (AUT) / B. Soares (BRA) d [PR] P. Kohlschreiber (GER) / F. Mayer (GER) 64 57 10-6

Doubles – First Round
T. Robredo (ESP) / F. Verdasco (ESP) d [Alt] A. Seppi (ITA) / S. Stakhovsky (UKR) 12 ret. (Seppi – hip)

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 16 APRIL 2015

COURT CENTRAL start 10:30 am
[7] S. Wawrinka (SUI) vs [9] G. Dimitrov (BUL)
Not Before 12:00 noon
[14] [WC] G. Monfils (FRA) vs [2] R. Federer (SUI)
[3] R. Nadal (ESP) vs [15] J. Isner (USA)
[1] N. Djokovic (SRB) vs A. Haider-Maurer (AUT)

COURT DES PRINCES start 10:30 am
[16] T. Robredo (ESP) vs [4] M. Raonic (CAN)
[6] T. Berdych (CZE) vs [12] R. Bautista Agut (ESP)
[11] J. Tsonga (FRA) vs [8] M. Cilic (CRO)
[10] G. Simon (FRA) vs [5] D. Ferrer (ESP)

COURT 2 start 11:30 am
S. Bolelli (ITA) / F. Fognini (ITA) vs [3] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU)
After Suitable Rest – [1] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) vs G. Dimitrov (BUL) / M. Mirnyi (BLR)
After Possible Suitable Rest – [8] N. Mahut (FRA) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs G. Monfils (FRA) / J. Tsonga (FRA)

COURT 9 start 11:30 am
[Alt] R. Haase (NED) / R. Klaasen (RSA) vs [5] M. Granollers (ESP) / M. Lopez (ESP)
After Suitable Rest – [WC] B. Paire (FRA) / S. Wawrinka (SUI) vs [6] D. Nestor (CAN) / L. Paes (IND)

COURT 11 start Not Before 12:30 pm
After Suitable Rest – [4] M. Matkowski (POL) / N. Zimonjic (SRB) vs T. Robredo (ESP) / F. Verdasco (ESP)

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Martin Klizan Wins Casablanca for Third ATP Title

(April 12, 2015) Slovak Martin Klizan beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-2, 6-2 to win the Casablanca Grand Prix Hassan II title on Sunday, his third ATP World Tour trophy.

The No. 41 player Klizan took advantage of his experience against first-time ATP finalist Gimeno-Traver ranked 95th in the world. The Slovak built a 5-1 lead in the first set and never looked back against the Spaniard.

Klizan who is now a perfect 3-0 in finals dedicated his victory to his grandfather, who died last week.

“It’s an amazing feeling right now,” Klizan said. “Every time I am in Morocco, I have played a lot on Centre Court and seen the list of all the names. I wished to be a champion and today I am. I am very proud and excited now. The crowd was unbelievable, they always support me.”

“I would like to dedicate the trophy to my grandfather, who passed away last week, and also to those who died in a bus crash [on Friday] in southern Morocco.”

“Today, was a difficult match for me,” Gimeno-Traver said. “I played a long match yesterday [against Jiri Vesely] and I didn’t feel very well today. Martin played a great match and deserved to win. I will always remember this week and I’m very happy that I reached my first final here.”

For Gimeno-Traver, before this year he had never won match in Casablanca in 2011 and 2013.

Klizan no adds Casablanca to his previous titles came in 2012 in St. Petersburg and in Munich last year.

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Tennis – Casablanca, Charleston, Houston and Katowice Results

Grand Prix Hassan II
Casablanca, Morocco

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 11 APRIL 2015

Singles – Semi-finals
[2] M. Klizan (SVK) d D. Dzumhur (BIH) 46 64 60
D. Gimeno-Traver (ESP) d [3] J. Vesely (CZE) 67(3) 64 64

Doubles – Final

R. Junaid (AUS) / A. Shamasdin (CAN) d [1] R. Bopanna (IND) / F. Mergea (ROU) 36 62 10-7

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 12 APRIL 2015

COURT CENTRAL start 2:00 pm
D. Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs [2] M. Klizan (SVK)

FAMILY CIRCLE CUP – CHARLESTON, USA
$ 731,000.00
APRIL 6 -12, 2015

RESULTS – APRIL 11, 2015
Women’s
Singles – Semifinals

[5] A. Kerber (GER) d [3] A. Petkovic (GER) 64 64
[7] M. Keys (USA) d [Q] L. Hradecka (CZE) 61 64

Women’s
Doubles – Semifinals

[1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) d A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 64 16 10-7
C. Dellacqua (AUS) / D. Jurak (CRO) d M. Erakovic (NZL) / A. Petkovic (GER) 64 16 10-5

ORDER OF PLAY – SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015
FAMILY CIRCLE STADIUM start 10:30 am
[1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) vs C. Dellacqua (AUS) / D. Jurak (CRO)

Not Before 1:00 pm
[7] M. Keys (USA) vs [5] A. Kerber (GER)

 

Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship
Houston, U.S.A.

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 11 APRIL 2015

Singles – Semi-finals
J. Sock (USA) d [3] K. Anderson (RSA) 76(3) 63
[8] S. Querrey (USA) d [6] F. Verdasco (ESP) 75 26 64

Doubles – Final
[Alt] R. Berankis (LTU) / T. Gabashvili (RUS) d T. Huey (PHI) / S. Lipsky (USA) 64 64

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 12 APRIL 2015

CENTER COURT start 2:00 pm
[8] S. Querrey (USA) vs J. Sock (USA)

 

KATOWICE OPEN – KATOWICE, POLAND
$ 250,000.00
6-12 APRIL 2015

RESULTS – APRIL 11, 2015
Women’s
Singles – Semifinals

[3] C. Giorgi (ITA) d [1] A. Radwanska (POL) 64 62
[8] A. Schmiedlova (SVK) d A. Van Uytvanck (BEL) 64 61

Women’s
Doubles – Semifinals

Y. Bonaventure (BEL) / D. Schuurs (NED) d A. Cornet (FRA) / M. Linette (POL) 64 62

ORDER OF PLAY – SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015
CENTRE COURT SPODEK start 1:00 pm
G. Barbieri (ITA) / K. Knapp (ITA) vs Y. Bonaventure (BEL) / D. Schuurs (NED)

Not Before 4:00 pm
[3] C. Giorgi (ITA) vs [8] A. Schmiedlova (SVK)

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Grand Prix Hassan II
Casablanca, Morocco

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 10 APRIL 2015

Singles – Quarter-Finals
[8] S. Querrey (USA) d [1] [WC] F. Lopez (ESP) 64 61
[3] K. Anderson (RSA) d [7] J. Chardy (FRA) 75 67(6) 76(3)
J. Sock (USA) d [5] S. Giraldo (COL) 64 64
[6] F. Verdasco (ESP) d T. Gabashvili (RUS) 62 63

Doubles – Semi-finals
[Alt] R. Berankis (LTU) / T. Gabashvili (RUS) d [3] R. Lindstedt (SWE) / J. Melzer (AUT) 63 64
T. Huey (PHI) / S. Lipsky (USA) d [4] M. Fyrstenberg (POL) / S. Gonzalez (MEX) 67(3) 43 ret. (Gonzalez – hamstring)


SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 11 APRIL 2015

CENTER COURT start 1:00 pm
[3] K. Anderson (RSA) vs J. Sock (USA)
Not Before 3:30 pm
[8] S. Querrey (USA) vs [6] F. Verdasco (ESP)
Not Before 6:00 pm
[Alt] R. Berankis (LTU) / T. Gabashvili (RUS) vs T. Huey (PHI) / S. Lipsky (USA)

FAMILY CIRCLE CUP – CHARLESTON, USA
$ 731,000.00
APRIL 6 -12, 2015

RESULTS – APRIL 10, 2015
Women’s
Singles – Quarterfinals

[3] A. Petkovic (GER) d [Q] D. Kovinic (MNE) 26 63 61
[Q] L. Hradecka (CZE) d [4] S. Errani (ITA) 62 64
[5] A. Kerber (GER) d [13] I. Begu (ROU) 76(3) 76(4)
[7] M. Keys (USA) d L. Davis (USA) 62 62

 

Women’s
Doubles – Quarterfinals

[1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) d A. Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ) 75 46 13-11
C. Dellacqua (AUS) / D. Jurak (CRO) d [2] R. Kops-Jones (USA) / A. Spears (USA) 63 63

 

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015
FAMILY CIRCLE STADIUM start 1:00 pm
[7] M. Keys (USA) vs [Q] L. Hradecka (CZE)
[3] A. Petkovic (GER) vs [5] A. Kerber (GER)
[1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) vs A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
M. Erakovic (NZL) / A. Petkovic (GER) vs C. Dellacqua (AUS) / D. Jurak (CRO)

 

Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship
Houston, U.S.A.

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 10 APRIL 2015

Singles – Quarter-Finals
[8] S. Querrey (USA) d [1] [WC] F. Lopez (ESP) 64 61
[3] K. Anderson (RSA) d [7] J. Chardy (FRA) 75 67(6) 76(3)
J. Sock (USA) d [5] S. Giraldo (COL) 64 64
[6] F. Verdasco (ESP) d T. Gabashvili (RUS) 62 63

Doubles – Semi-finals
[Alt] R. Berankis (LTU) / T. Gabashvili (RUS) d [3] R. Lindstedt (SWE) / J. Melzer (AUT) 63 64
T. Huey (PHI) / S. Lipsky (USA) d [4] M. Fyrstenberg (POL) / S. Gonzalez (MEX) 67(3) 43 ret. (Gonzalez – hamstring)

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 11 APRIL 2015

CENTER COURT start 1:00 pm
[3] K. Anderson (RSA) vs J. Sock (USA)
Not Before 3:30 pm
[8] S. Querrey (USA) vs [6] F. Verdasco (ESP)
Not Before 6:00 pm
[Alt] R. Berankis (LTU) / T. Gabashvili (RUS) vs T. Huey (PHI) / S. Lipsky (USA)

KATOWICE OPEN – KATOWICE, POLAND
$ 250,000.00
6-12 APRIL 2015

RESULTS – APRIL 10, 2015
Women’s
Singles – Quarterfinals

[1] A. Radwanska (POL) d K. Koukalova (CZE) 61 61
[8] A. Schmiedlova (SVK) d [2] A. Cornet (FRA) 62 60
[3] C. Giorgi (ITA) d [LL] E. Kulichkova (RUS) 63 64
A. Van Uytvanck (BEL) d [7] K. Flipkens (BEL) 62 64

Women’s
Doubles – Semifinals

G. Barbieri (ITA) / K. Knapp (ITA) d [3] L. Kichenok (UKR) / N. Kichenok (UKR) 63 61

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015
CENTRE COURT SPODEK start 2:00 pm
Y. Bonaventure (BEL) / D. Schuurs (NED) vs A. Cornet (FRA) / M. Linette (POL)

Not Before 5:00 pm
A. Van Uytvanck (BEL) vs [8] A. Schmiedlova (SVK)

Not Before 7:00 pm
[1] A. Radwanska (POL) vs [3] C. Giorgi (ITA)

 

 

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Grand Prix Hassan II
Casablanca, Morocco

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 8 APRIL 2015

Singles – Second Round
[2] M. Klizan (SVK) d D. Brown (GER) 64 46 76(5)
D. Dzumhur (BIH) d [4] M. Granollers (ESP) 30 ret. (right leg)
[6] A. Haider-Maurer (AUT) d P. Andujar (ESP) 75 63
[WC] N. Almagro (ESP) d C. Berlocq (ARG) 75 75

Doubles – First Round
[3] M. Gonzalez (ARG) / R. Haase (NED) d F. Cermak (CZE) / J. Vesely (CZE) 67(5) 63 10-3
N. Almagro (ESP) / G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [WC] M. Jdi (MAR) / M. Mirnyi (BLR) 62 64
P. Andujar (ESP) / O. Marach (AUT) d M. Klizan (SVK) / P. Oswald (AUT) 76(5) 61
R. Junaid (AUS) / A. Shamasdin (CAN) d A. Haider-Maurer (AUT) / D. Meffert (GER) 62 64


SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 9 APRIL 2015

COURT CENTRAL start 11:00 am
[3] J. Vesely (CZE) vs M. Youzhny (RUS)
[1] G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [WC] L. Ouahab (MAR)
D. Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs [7] M. Kukushkin (KAZ)
D. Brown (GER) / J. Struff (GER) vs [WC] L. Ouahab (MAR) / Y. Rachidi (MAR)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
[Q] A. Bedene (GBR) vs [Q] A. De Greef (BEL)
C. Berlocq (ARG) / D. Schwartzman (ARG) vs P. Andujar (ESP) / O. Marach (AUT)
R. Junaid (AUS) / A. Shamasdin (CAN) vs [3] M. Gonzalez (ARG) / R. Haase (NED)

COURT 3 start 3:00 pm
After Suitable Rest – [1] R. Bopanna (IND) / F. Mergea (ROU) vs N. Almagro (ESP) / G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP)

 

FAMILY CIRCLE CUP – CHARLESTON, USA
$ 731,000.00
APRIL 6 -12, 2015

RESULTS – APRIL 08, 2015
Women’s
Singles – Second Round

L. Davis (USA) d [1] [WC] E. Bouchard (CAN) 63 61
[2] E. Makarova (RUS) d S. Zhang (CHN) 57 63 62
[4] S. Errani (ITA) d J. Cepelova (SVK) 63 76(5)
[7] M. Keys (USA) d [Q] K. Bondarenko (UKR) 62 61
L. Arruabarrena (ESP) d [9] S. Stosur (AUS) 63 36 64
[Q] D. Kovinic (MNE) d [12] B. Bencic (SUI) 46 63 62
[13] I. Begu (ROU) d Y. Shvedova (KAZ) 60 67(4) 64
[15] M. Barthel (GER) d S. Stephens (USA) 63 76(2)
A. Mitu (ROU) d A. Tomljanovic (CRO) 62 62
[Q] S. Sorribes Tormo (ESP) d S. Rogers (USA) 75 61
M. Brengle (USA) d D. Vekic (CRO) 61 63

Women’s
Doubles – First Round

[1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) d A. Rodionova (AUS) / A. Rodionova (AUS) 67(7) 63 10-5
M. Erakovic (NZL) / A. Petkovic (GER) d [WC] A. Riske (USA) / S. Rogers (USA) 64 62

ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, APRIL 09, 2015
FAMILY CIRCLE STADIUM start 11:00 am
[Q] L. Hradecka (CZE) vs [8] C. Garcia (FRA)

Not Before 1:00 pm
M. Brengle (USA) vs [3] A. Petkovic (GER)
A. Mitu (ROU) vs [7] M. Keys (USA)
M. Erakovic (NZL) / A. Petkovic (GER) vs [4] T. Babos (HUN) / A. Groenefeld (GER)

Not Before 7:00 pm
[6] J. Jankovic (SRB) vs [Q] D. Kovinic (MNE)
B. Mattek-Sands (USA) / A. Tomljanovic (CRO) vs A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)

ALTHEA GIBSON CLUB COURT start 11:00 am
[5] A. Kerber (GER) vs L. Arruabarrena (ESP)

Not Before 12:30 pm
L. Davis (USA) vs [15] M. Barthel (GER)
[4] S. Errani (ITA) vs [Q] S. Sorribes Tormo (ESP)

 

Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship
Houston, U.S.A.

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 8 APRIL 2015

Singles – Second Round
[1] [WC] F. Lopez (ESP) d S. Groth (AUS) 63 63
[3] K. Anderson (RSA) d F. Delbonis (ARG) 67(4) 60 63
[7] J. Chardy (FRA) d G. Soeda (JPN) 63 63
[8] S. Querrey (USA) d S. Johnson (USA) 61 46 60

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[3] R. Lindstedt (SWE) / J. Melzer (AUT) d M. Daniell (NZL) / S. Giraldo (COL) 64 61
[4] M. Fyrstenberg (POL) / S. Gonzalez (MEX) d V. Estrella Burgos (DOM) / J. Souza (BRA) 63 61
First Round
[1] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) d [WC] P. Petzschner (GER) / J. Tipsarevic (SRB) 57 62 13-11
J. Brunstrom (SWE) / D. Young (USA) d [Alt] S. Devvarman (IND) / S. Singh (IND) 63 61

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 9 APRIL 2015

CENTER COURT start 12:00 noon
J. Sock (USA) vs [2] R. Bautista Agut (ESP)
Not Before 1:30 pm
[1] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) vs [Alt] R. Berankis (LTU) / T. Gabashvili (RUS)
[5] S. Giraldo (COL) vs [WC] J. Tipsarevic (SRB)
Not Before 6:00 pm
[Q] H. Chung (KOR) vs [6] F. Verdasco (ESP)
[4] J. Isner (USA) vs T. Gabashvili (RUS)

COURT 3 start 4:30 pm
J. Brunstrom (SWE) / D. Young (USA) vs T. Huey (PHI) / S. Lipsky (USA)

 

KATOWICE OPEN – KATOWICE, POLAND
$ 250,000.00
6-12 APRIL 2015

RESULTS – APRIL 08, 2015
Women’s
Singles – Second Round

[2] A. Cornet (FRA) d P. Hercog (SLO) 46 61 63
[3] C. Giorgi (ITA) d [Q] M. Linette (POL) 67(3) 62 63
K. Koukalova (CZE) d V. Zvonareva (RUS) 61 64
A. Van Uytvanck (BEL) d C. Witthoeft (GER) 63 63
First Round
M. Niculescu (ROU) d K. Mladenovic (FRA) 64 64

Women’s
Doubles – First Round

[2] K. Koukalova (CZE) / K. Siniakova (CZE) d M. Gasparyan (RUS) / A. Sasnovich (BLR) 16 64 10-5
[3] L. Kichenok (UKR) / N. Kichenok (UKR) d A. Krunic (SRB) / P. Martic (CRO) 26 76(3) 10-6
G. Barbieri (ITA) / K. Knapp (ITA) d M. Doi (JPN) / S. Peer (ISR) 62 46 10-5
A. Cornet (FRA) / M. Linette (POL) d S. Klemenschits (AUT) / L. Thorpe (FRA) 75 64

ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, APRIL 09, 2015
CENTRE COURT SPODEK start 12:00 noon
[1] K. Jans-Ignacik (POL) / K. Mladenovic (FRA) vs G. Barbieri (ITA) / K. Knapp (ITA)

Not Before 1:30 pm
[8] A. Schmiedlova (SVK) vs K. Siniakova (CZE)

Not Before 4:00 pm
[LL] E. Kulichkova (RUS) vs [5] K. Kanepi (EST)

Not Before 6:00 pm
[7] K. Flipkens (BEL) vs M. Niculescu (ROU)

Not Before 8:15 pm
[1] A. Radwanska (POL) vs A. Mestach (BEL)

COURT 1 ICC start 12:00 noon
[PR] O. Kalashnikova (GEO) / K. Marosi (HUN) vs Y. Bonaventure (BEL) / D. Schuurs (NED)
[3] L. Kichenok (UKR) / N. Kichenok (UKR) vs [WC] M. Frech (POL) / K. Kawa (POL)

Not Before 4:00 pm
After suitable rest – A. Cornet (FRA) / M. Linette (POL) vs [2] K. Koukalova (CZE) / K. Siniakova (CZE)

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Tennis – Casablanca, Charleston, Houston and Katowice Results

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Grand Prix Hassan II
Casablanca, Morocco

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 7 APRIL 2015

Singles – First Round
[6] A. Haider-Maurer (AUT) d J. Struff (GER) 62 67(0) 76(5) – saved 1 M.P.
[Q] A. De Greef (BEL) d [8] D. Schwartzman (ARG) 46 75 64 – saved 2 M.P.
[WC] L. Ouahab (MAR) d R. Haase (NED) 62 64
D. Gimeno-Traver (ESP) d M. Jaziri (TUN) 64 63
M. Youzhny (RUS) d [WC] Y. Idmbarek (MAR) 63 61
[Q] A. Bedene (GBR) d M. Gonzalez (ARG) 63 36 63
P. Andujar (ESP) d T. Kamke (GER) 63 64
D. Dzumhur (BIH) d [Q] P. Mathieu (FRA) 62 76(2)
[WC] N. Almagro (ESP) d [Q] T. Daniel (JPN) 64 61

Doubles – First Round
[1] R. Bopanna (IND) / F. Mergea (ROU) d P. Carreno Busta (ESP) / D. Marrero (ESP) 67(3) 62 10-6
D. Brown (GER) / J. Struff (GER) d M. Emmrich (GER) / A. Siljestrom (SWE) 64 67(3) 10-5

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 8 APRIL 2015

COURT CENTRAL start 11:00 am
[6] A. Haider-Maurer (AUT) vs P. Andujar (ESP)
C. Berlocq (ARG) vs [WC] N. Almagro (ESP)
D. Dzumhur (BIH) vs [4] M. Granollers (ESP)
[WC] M. Jdi (MAR) / M. Mirnyi (BLR) vs N. Almagro (ESP) / G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
D. Brown (GER) vs [2] M. Klizan (SVK)
F. Cermak (CZE) / J. Vesely (CZE) vs [3] M. Gonzalez (ARG) / R. Haase (NED)
M. Klizan (SVK) / P. Oswald (AUT) vs P. Andujar (ESP) / O. Marach (AUT)

COURT 3 start 2:00 pm
After Suitable Rest – A. Haider-Maurer (AUT) / D. Meffert (GER) vs R. Junaid (AUS) / A. Shamasdin (CAN)

FAMILY CIRCLE CUP – CHARLESTON, USA
$ 731,000.00
APRIL 6 -12, 2015

RESULTS – APRIL 07, 2015
Women’s
Singles – Second Round

[3] A. Petkovic (GER) d C. Scheepers (RSA) 16 61 62
[5] A. Kerber (GER) d E. Rodina (RUS) 36 63 64
[6] J. Jankovic (SRB) d T. Maria (GER) 63 67(6) 61
[8] C. Garcia (FRA) d [WC] S. Vickery (USA) 63 46 63
[Q] L. Hradecka (CZE) d [Q] K. Kucova (SVK) 75 63
First Round
[9] S. Stosur (AUS) d [Q] S. Karatantcheva (BUL) 62 64
A. Mitu (ROU) d [10] [WC] V. Lepchenko (USA) 62 21 Retired
[12] B. Bencic (SUI) d C. Dellacqua (AUS) 61 62
[Q] S. Sorribes Tormo (ESP) d [14] A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 64 30 Retired
S. Stephens (USA) d [WC] B. Mattek-Sands (USA) 36 63 62
J. Cepelova (SVK) d E. Vesnina (RUS) 62 67(5) 76(4)
M. Brengle (USA) d E. Gallovits-Hall (ROU) 67(2) 64 62
L. Arruabarrena (ESP) d C. Buyukakcay (TUR) 62 62

Women’s
Doubles – First Round

[2] R. Kops-Jones (USA) / A. Spears (USA) d K. Date-Krumm (JPN) / O. Savchuk (UKR) 64 36 10-4
B. Mattek-Sands (USA) / A. Tomljanovic (CRO) d [3] H. Chan (TPE) / Y. Chan (TPE) 26 60 10-4
[4] T. Babos (HUN) / A. Groenefeld (GER) d I. Begu (ROU) / A. Parra Santonja (ESP) 64 62
A. Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ) d [WC] M. Keys (USA) / L. Raymond (USA) 75 75
C. Dellacqua (AUS) / D. Jurak (CRO) d A. Klepac (SLO) / S. Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 63 26 11-9

ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 08, 2015
FAMILY CIRCLE STADIUM start 10:00 am
S. Zhang (CHN) vs [2] E. Makarova (RUS)
S. Rogers (USA) vs [Q] S. Sorribes Tormo (ESP)
[4] S. Errani (ITA) vs J. Cepelova (SVK)
[1] [WC] E. Bouchard (CAN) vs L. Davis (USA)

Not Before 7:00 pm
[Q] K. Bondarenko (UKR) vs [7] M. Keys (USA)
[1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) vs A. Rodionova (AUS) / A. Rodionova (AUS)

ALTHEA GIBSON CLUB COURT start 10:00 am
[Q] D. Kovinic (MNE) vs [12] B. Bencic (SUI)
D. Vekic (CRO) vs M. Brengle (USA)
L. Arruabarrena (ESP) vs [9] S. Stosur (AUS)

Not Before 3:00 pm
S. Stephens (USA) vs [15] M. Barthel (GER)

COURT 3 start 11:00 am
[13] I. Begu (ROU) vs Y. Shvedova (KAZ)
A. Mitu (ROU) vs A. Tomljanovic (CRO)
[WC] A. Riske (USA) / S. Rogers (USA) vs M. Erakovic (NZL) / A. Petkovic (GER)

 

Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship
Houston, U.S.A.

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 7 APRIL 2015

Singles – First Round
[5] S. Giraldo (COL) d [Q] R. Dutra Silva (BRA) 62 62
[6] F. Verdasco (ESP) d P. Lorenzi (ITA) 63 43 ret. (left leg pain)
[7] J. Chardy (FRA) d D. Lajovic (SRB) 64 64
S. Johnson (USA) d D. Young (USA) 75 64
T. Gabashvili (RUS) d T. Smyczek (USA) 63 63
[Q] H. Chung (KOR) d [Q] F. Arguello (ARG) 63 75
[WC] J. Tipsarevic (SRB) d [Q] G. Clezar (BRA) 64 36 76(7) – saved 2 M.P.
J. Sock (USA) d J. Souza (BRA) 57 64 62

Doubles – First Round
T. Huey (PHI) / S. Lipsky (USA) d [2] E. Butorac (USA) / S. Groth (AUS) 76(4) 67(2) 12-10
[4] M. Fyrstenberg (POL) / S. Gonzalez (MEX) d [WC] L. Hewitt (AUS) / M. Reid (AUS) 64 64
[Alt] R. Berankis (LTU) / T. Gabashvili (RUS) d F. Delbonis (ARG) / D. Lajovic (SRB) 46 62 19-17
M. Daniell (NZL) / S. Giraldo (COL) d J. Erlich (ISR) / A. Qureshi (PAK) 75 75

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 8 APRIL 2015

CENTER COURT start 12:00 noon
[7] J. Chardy (FRA) vs G. Soeda (JPN)
F. Delbonis (ARG) vs [3] K. Anderson (RSA)
S. Johnson (USA) vs [8] S. Querrey (USA)
Not Before 6:00 pm
[1] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) vs [WC] P. Petzschner (GER) / J. Tipsarevic (SRB)
[1] [WC] F. Lopez (ESP) vs S. Groth (AUS)

COURT 3 start 1:00 pm
J. Brunstrom (SWE) / D. Young (USA) vs [Alt] S. Devvarman (IND) / S. Singh (IND)
[3] R. Lindstedt (SWE) / J. Melzer (AUT) vs M. Daniell (NZL) / S. Giraldo (COL)
V. Estrella Burgos (DOM) / J. Souza (BRA) vs [4] M. Fyrstenberg (POL) / S. Gonzalez (MEX)

KATOWICE OPEN – KATOWICE, POLAND
$ 250,000.00
6-12 APRIL 2015

RESULTS – APRIL 07, 2015
Women’s
Singles – First Round
[1] A. Radwanska (POL) d Y. Wickmayer (BEL) 61 63
[5] K. Kanepi (EST) d [Q] S. Peer (ISR) 61 62
[7] K. Flipkens (BEL) d A. Beck (GER) 64 61
[8] A. Schmiedlova (SVK) d [Q] N. Abduraimova (UZB) 61 46 61
A. Mestach (BEL) d [WC] M. Frech (POL) 62 61
K. Koukalova (CZE) d [Q] P. Martic (CRO) 62 64
[Q] M. Linette (POL) d A. Friedsam (GER) 76(5) 64
[LL] E. Kulichkova (RUS) d [WC] U. Radwanska (POL) 60 61
C. Witthoeft (GER) d T. Smitkova (CZE) 62 62
K. Siniakova (CZE) d M. Torró-Flor (ESP) 46 75 62

Women’s
Doubles – First Round
[1] K. Jans-Ignacik (POL) / K. Mladenovic (FRA) d J. Rae (GBR) / A. Smith (GBR) 60 62

ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 08, 2015
CENTRE COURT SPODEK start 12:00 noon
M. Niculescu (ROU) vs K. Mladenovic (FRA)
K. Koukalova (CZE) vs V. Zvonareva (RUS)

Not Before 4:00 pm
[3] C. Giorgi (ITA) vs [Q] M. Linette (POL)

Not Before 6:00 pm
P. Hercog (SLO) vs [2] A. Cornet (FRA)

Not Before 8:15 pm
C. Witthoeft (GER) vs A. Van Uytvanck (BEL)

COURT 1 ICC start 1:00 pm
[3] L. Kichenok (UKR) / N. Kichenok (UKR) vs A. Krunic (SRB) / P. Martic (CRO)
G. Barbieri (ITA) / K. Knapp (ITA) vs M. Doi (JPN) / S. Peer (ISR)

Not Before 4:00 pm
After suitable rest – M. Gasparyan (RUS) / A. Sasnovich (BLR) vs [2] K. Koukalova (CZE) / K. Siniakova (CZE)

Not Before 8:00 pm
After suitable rest – S. Klemenschits (AUT) / L. Thorpe (FRA) vs A. Cornet (FRA) / M. Linette (POL)

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Novak Djokovic Beats Andy Murray for Fifth Miami Title

 

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(April 5, 2015) Novak Djokovic won his fifth Miami Open title on Sunday to become the first player to complete an Indian Wells – Miami Open double three times. With Djokovic’s 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-0 victory over Andy Murray, he became the first player ever to win the Indian Wells – Miami double in back-to-back years.

“Well, it’s obviously nice and flattering to hear that I have achieved another record,” Djokovic. “Of course I do pay attention of that. Any kind of achievement that goes into history books I’m hugely proud of and I appreciate it very much, because I work hard for it and I do cherish it.

“Again, it’s not something that obviously takes away my discipline. It just allows me to motivate myself even more. Just going to try and keep the same routine and mindset so far which helped me to achieve all these results.”

World No. 1 Djokovic broke Murray five times in the over two-and-a-half hour match in which he won his 22nd Masters Series crown. It is the 27-year-old Serb’s fifth Miami tournament victory.

“It was just very tough, brutal conditions for both of us,” Djokovic said about the hot conditions on the court.

“First set was really up and down for both of us, and we tried to stay mentally tough, both of us, and kind of hang in there, battle, and wear down the other player physically.

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“There were lots of exchanges, a lot of long rallies. I was expecting that coming into the match, but one thing is to really expect and the other is to really experience it and really go through it on the court.

“So wasn’t easy, but as I said, it was the same for both players. I played a good tiebreak; managed to hang in there. Wasn’t really a great tennis display. A lot of unforced errors.

“But in these conditions you just want to try to stay with the other player and extend the punching exchange and try to wait for the opportunities. I did have some opportunities in the beginning of the second set where I maybe could have gotten the break and maybe win the match in straight sets, but he came back. He played better in the second.

“Then the third the beginning was, again, important part. First two games were pretty long. I managed to win those. After that, I felt like he was getting tired. That’s where the momentum was on my side.

“But generally it was just a physical battle between the two of us that play similar game. You know, we haven’t served that well, so we haven’t had that many free points, as a matter of fact. With first or second serve we needed to earn every single point, to work for it.

“That’s why this particular match was very tough.”

“I struggled physically,” Murray said. “I mean, yeah, I played very well for a couple of sets. Maybe I could have done a little bit better in the tiebreak in the first set.”

“I feel like when I play well against Novak the matches tend to be pretty physical, long, grueling matches. It’s tough, but, I mean, that’s what part of being a professional athlete is, is dealing with those different conditions and making those adjustments.”

Asked about what makes Djokovic difficult to play against Murray said: “He serves well, he runs well, he moves exceptionally well. Physically he’s in great shape; he hits the ball well off both sides.

“So, yeah, he does most things on the tennis court well. That’s why he’s the No. 1 player in the world just now.

“In terms of game‑wise, I feel like in a couple of the matches we played this year I feel like I’ve been able to hang with him, but just not quite for long enough unfortunately.

“Yeah, I need to try to work out why that is. Like I say, I can’t do loads more than what I’m doing to get myself in the best condition possible.”

For Djokovic, it’s his seventh straight win over the Brit, raising his overall head-to-head record to 18-8. Murray who will be getting married in Scotland on Saturday, will move up in the rankings on Monday to world No 3.

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Serena Williams Wins Eighth Miami Open Title

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(April 4, 2015) World No. 1 Serena Williams took home her eighth Miami Open trophy on Saturday defeating Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-0 in the final.

This was the American’s 66th career title victory, which leaves her one behind Billie Jean King on the All-Time list.

All-time WTA titles leader Martina Navratilova who won 167 singles crowns was in attendance to present the winner’s trophy to Williams who won her third Miami title in a row. Her career record in Miami is now 73-7.

Williams became only the fourth women to win the same title at least 8 times. Navratilova holds the record for the most number of titles at a single tournament – 12 in Chicago.

It’s also Williams’ second tournament title of the year, the first one coming at the Australian Open adding her 19th major title in January.

The final which lasted 55 minutes, saw Williams win the last ten straight games, losing only five points in the second set.

“When I play with Serena I know that she’s the best,” Suarez Navarro said. “She has the game to make me play bad.

“But, well, this time I believe in me, in how I’m playing the other match. I try. I try until the last point, but was tough and was difficult for me.”

“I just kind of went out there and was hitting,” Williams said. “I didn’t have a plan it hit to her backhand or forehand. That’s never really my plan. I just can’t do that. I get too worked up.

“I just got to play my game. I’m not the kind of player that’s like, Oh, her forehand is weak, so I’m going to hit 100% there. I can’t do that.”

Williams remains unbeaten on the year and has won 21 straight matches since her loss in the Round-Robin stage at the 2014 WTA Year End in Singapore.

Asked about possibility of winning a calendar Grand Slam, she said: “Obviously anyone that wins the Australian Open wants to win a Grand Slam.

“I’ve won the Australian Open six times and I have not done that yet. I’m not saying this is the year or not the year. Who knows?”

Williams had to withdraw from the semifinals of Indian Wells two weeks ago with a knee injury.

Although a dominant winner, Williams felt she could have played better during the tournament. “I had to improvise in some of my matches,” she said. “Quite frankly, I had to take some pace off today because I wasn’t serving the way I normally serve. I normally serve tons of aces really hard.

“This tournament I wasn’t serving my best. On the flip side, it’s good to know that I can win relying on my groundstrokes or relying on other shots. It’s not just one shot that makes me good. It’s an all‑court game.

“It’s comforting, but at the same time, I definitely want to get my serve going again. I just really haven’t had time to practice. I’ve just been dealing with injuries, and when I’m practicing I’m hitting groundstrokes and just not hitting enough serves.”

For Suarez Navarro, despite the poor performance in the final, it was a career week for the Spaniard who will be the third Spanish woman to break into the Top Ten for the first time next week.

 

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