2014/08/01

John Isner Wins Second Auckland Crown

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(January 11, 2014) World No. 14 John Isner claimed his eighth ATP World Tour title with a 7-6(4) 7-6(7) win over Lu Yen-hsun. The American’s first title victory came at Auckland back in 2010. Isner’s only titles outside of the United States have come in Auckland.

For the 30-year-old Lu, he was playing his first ATP World Tour final, having upset four-time champion and World No. 3 David Ferrer in the semifinals.

Isner hit 23 aces during the final match, giving him a total of 79 for the tournament.

“He just served incredibly,” Lu said. “There was one period of time when I couldn’t read his serve. Even sometimes, when I guessed right, I still couldn’t really get the ball back. I started well, I managed one break point, but he’s No. 14 in the world and his serve is his main weapon. I had a great week and I’m happy with my performance. I hope I can keep it going now into next week.”

“I wish it didn’t have to be so close at the end, it gives me a lot of grey hairs,” Isner said. But I’m so happy. To say this was unexpected, coming into the tournament, would be a huge understatement. Sometimes that’s how things work out. You come in with low expectations, the pressure’s off, and things tend to work out. That was the case this week.

“I knew it was going to be a tough match. I knew he was playing well. It was, obviously, extremely tight. I thought it was my best performance all week. I was very happy with how I played. Apart from all the break points missed, I was extremely happy with everything. I felt like I was hitting the ball the best I have all week and that’s a very good sign going forward.

“[Tie-breaks] favor me a bit, given I can get free points on my serve. When it comes down to a situation like a tie-break, I usually have a bit more adrenaline. I’m a little more keyed in on my serve. I’m normally serving my best in that situation and it puts a lot of pressure on my opponent.”

Both men will participate the year’s first tennis major, the Australian Open which begins on Monday.

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Tennis Results Round-Up for January 10, 2014

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 10, 2014

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AUCKLAND

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 10 JANUARY 2014

Singles – Semifinals
Y Lu (TPE) d [1] D Ferrer (ESP) 64 76(4)
[3] J Isner (USA) d R Bautista Agut (ESP) 36 76(2) 64

Doubles – Semi-finals

[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d D Bracciali (ITA) / L Dlouhy (CZE) 64 60
[2] J Knowle (AUT) / M Melo (BRA) d E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) 76(3) 76(4)

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 11 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
DOUBLES FINAL – [1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) vs [2] J Knowle (AUT) / M Melo (BRA)

Not Before 2:30 pm
SINGLES FINAL – Y Lu (TPE) vs [3] J Isner (USA)     

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HOBART INTERNATIONAL
Hobart, Australia
January 5-11, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Friday, January 10, 2014
Singles – Semifinals
(7) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. (1) Samantha Stosur (AUS) 63 62
(Q) Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) d. (Q) Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) 60 61

Doubles – Semifinals
(2) Raymond/Zhang (USA/CHN) d. Arruabarrena/Soler-Espinosa (ESP/ESP) 57 64 103 (Match TB)
Niculescu/Zakopalova (ROU/CZE) d. (4) Chan/Husarova (TPE/SVK) 64 62

Order Of Play – Saturday, January 11, 2014
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Singles Final: Klara Zakopalova vs. Garbiñe Muguruza
2. Doubles Final: Niculescu/Zakopalova vs. Raymond/Zhang (after suitable rest)

 sydney

APIA INTERNATIONAL SYDNEY
Sydney, Australia
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Friday, January 10, 2014
WTA Singles – Final
(Q) Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) d. (5) Angelique Kerber (GER) 64 64

WTA Doubles – Final
Babos/Safarova (HUN/CZE) d. (1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) 75 36 107 (Match TB)

ATP Singles – Semifinals
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) d [4] D Tursunov (RUS) 64 62
B Tomic (AUS) d [Q] S Stakhovsky (UKR) 67(4) 75 63

ATP Doubles – Semi-finals
[3] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) d L Rosol (CZE) / J Sousa (POR) 61 62
D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d J Benneteau (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 46 76(5) 10-5
SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 11 JANUARY 2014

KEN ROSEWALL ARENA start 4:30 pm
ATP – [3] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) vs D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB)

Not Before 7:30 pm
ATP – [1] J Del Potro (ARG) vs B Tomic (AUS)

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Tennis Results Round-Up for January 9, 2014

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 9, 2014

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AUCKLAND

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 9 JANUARY 2014

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 63 57 64
[3] J Isner (USA) d [5] P Kohlschreiber (GER) 67(4) 76(4) 76(5)
Y Lu (TPE) d [LL] S Johnson (USA) 64 64
R Bautista Agut (ESP) d [WC] J Sock (USA) 61 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals

[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d F Nielsen (DEN) / I Sijsling (NED) 75 75
[2] J Knowle (AUT) / M Melo (BRA) d A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) 46 61 11-9
E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) d [3] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) W/O – Murray (lower back)
D Bracciali (ITA) / L Dlouhy (CZE) d [4] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) 36 63 10-5

 

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 10 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 3:00 pm
[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) vs D Bracciali (ITA) / L Dlouhy (CZE)
[3] J Isner (USA) vs R Bautista Agut (ESP)
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) vs Y Lu (TPE)

COURT 2 start 3:00 pm
E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) vs [2] J Knowle (AUT) / M Melo (BRA)    

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HOBART INTERNATIONAL
Hobart, Australia
January 5-11, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Thursday January 9, 2014
Singles – Quarterfinals
(1) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. (8) Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 63 62
(Q) Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) d. (2) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 64 63
(7) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. Alison Riske (USA) 64 75
(Q) Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) d. Monica Niculescu (ROU) 36 76(3) 64

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Arruabarrena/Soler-Espinosa (ESP/ESP) d. (3) Buryachok/Kalashnikova (UKR/GEO) 75 61
Niculescu/Zakopalova (ROU/CZE) d. Aoyama/Miyamura (JPN/JPN) 62 46 105 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Friday, January 10, 2014
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Arruabarrena/Soler-Espinosa vs. Raymond/Zhang
2. Samantha Stosur vs. Klara Zakopalova (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Estrella Cabeza Candela vs. Garbiñe Muguruza (NB 17.30hrs)
4. Niculescu/Zakopalova vs. Chan/Husarova (after suitable rest)

 

 sydney

APIA INTERNATIONAL SYDNEY
Sydney, Australia
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Thursday, January 9, 2014
WTA Singles – Semifinals
(Q) Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) d. (2) Petra Kvitova (CZE) 64 63
(5) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Madison Keys (USA) 64 62

WTA Doubles – Semifinals
(1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. (4) Kops-Jones/Spears (USA/USA) 63 46 107 (Match TB)
Babos/Safarova (HUN/CZE) d. Goerges/Zahlavova Strycova (GER/CZE) 62 75

ATP Singles – Quarterfinals
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) d R Stepanek (CZE) 64 36 63
[4] D Tursunov (RUS) d D Istomin (UZB) 76(5) 62
[Q] S Stakhovsky (UKR) d [WC] M Matosevic (AUS) 64 63
B Tomic (AUS) d A Dolgopolov (UKR) 64 63

ATP Doubles – Quarter-finals
D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d [4] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) 64 36 10-8
J Benneteau (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d [WC] J Duckworth (AUS) / S Groth (AUS) 64 16 10-6

 

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 10 JANUARY 2014

KEN ROSEWALL ARENA start 11:00 am
ATP – L Rosol (CZE) / J Sousa (POR) vs [3] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK)
ATP – D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) or [4] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) vs J Benneteau (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
ATP – [1] J Del Potro (ARG) vs [4] D Tursunov (RUS)
ATP – [Q] S Stakhovsky (UKR) vs B Tomic (AUS)

Not Before 7:30 pm
WTA – [5] A Kerber (GER) vs [Q] T Pironkova (BUL)
WTA – [1] S Errani (ITA) / R Vinci (ITA) vs T Babos (HUN) / L Safarova (CZE)

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Tennis Results Round-Up for January 8, 2014

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 8, 2014

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Auckland

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 8 JANUARY 2014

Singles – Second Round
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) d [Q] D Young (USA) 67(5) 63 61
[WC] J Sock (USA) d [2] T Haas (GER) 64 64
[3] J Isner (USA) d [Q] L Lacko (SVK) 76(1) 36 62
[LL] S Johnson (USA) d [4] K Anderson (RSA) 75 64
[5] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d H Zeballos (ARG) 64 62
R Bautista Agut (ESP) d [6] B Paire (FRA) 63 64
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d S Giraldo (COL) 67(7) 62 63
Y Lu (TPE) d [Q] B Klahn (USA) 67(3) 62 63

Singles – First Round
[Q] B Klahn (USA) d [9] D Brands (GER) 75 46 63
[LL] S Johnson (USA) d [WC] M Baghdatis (CYP) 75 67(3) 64

Doubles – First Round

[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) 75 61
[4] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) d J Brunstrom (SWE) / O Marach (AUT) 76(2) 63
F Nielsen (DEN) / I Sijsling (NED) d [Alt] R Bautista Agut (ESP) / D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 64 64
A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) d [WC] C Fleming (GBR) / R Hutchins (GBR) 76(5) 63

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 9 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
R Bautista Agut (ESP) vs [WC] J Sock (USA)
[5] P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [3] J Isner (USA)
[LL] S Johnson (USA) vs Y Lu (TPE)

Not Before 6:30 pm
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) vs G Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) vs [3] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS)

COURT 4 start 2:00 pm
[4] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) vs D Bracciali (ITA) / L Dlouhy (CZE)
A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) vs [2] J Knowle (AUT) / M Melo (BRA)
[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) vs F Nielsen (DEN) / I Sijsling (NED)   

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Hobart, Australia
January 5-11, 2014
$250,000/International
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Results – Wednesday January 8, 2014
Singles – Second Round
(1) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 64 26 76(7) (saved 2mp)
(2) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. (WC) Storm Sanders (AUS) 46 76(3) 76(5)
(Q) Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) d. (3) Elena Vesnina (RUS) 46 62 41 ret. (hip strain)
Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. (6) Mona Barthel (GER) 76(5) 61
(7) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. Zhang Shuai (CHN) 61 62
(Q) Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) d. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 41 ret. (viral illness)

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(2) Raymond/Zhang (USA/CHN) d. Naydenova/Pereira (BUL/BRA) 76(2) 62

Doubles – First Round
Arruabarrena/Soler-Espinosa (ESP/ESP) d. (WC) Rogowska/Sanders (AUS/AUS) 62 26 119 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Thursday, January 9, 2014
Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Alison Riske vs. Klara Zakopalova
2. Samantha Stosur vs. Bojana Jovanovski
3. Monica Niculescu vs. Estrella Cabeza Candela
4. Arruabarrena/Soler-Espinosa vs. Buryachok/Kalashnikova
5. Niculescu/Zakopalova vs. Aoyama/Miyamura (NB 19.00hrs; after suitable rest)
6. Garbiñe Muguruza vs. Kirsten Flipkens

 

 sydney

APIA INTERNATIONAL SYDNEY
Sydney, Australia
January 5-10, 2014
$710,000/Premier
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Wednesday, January 8, 2014
WTA Singles – Quarterfinals
(2) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 76(4) 62
(Q) Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) d. (3) Sara Errani (ITA) 76(2) 63

(5) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 62 64
Madison Keys (USA) d. (Q) Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 32 ret. (lumbar spine injury)

WAT Doubles – Quarterfinals
(1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. Chan/Huber (TPE/USA) 63 62
Babos/Safarova (HUN/CZE) d. (2) Peschke/Srebotnik (CZE/SLO) 75 64
Goerges/Zahlavova Strycova (GER/CZE) d. (WC) Gajdosova/Tomljanovic (AUS/CRO) 36 64 101 (Match TB)

ATP Singles – Second Round
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) d N Mahut (FRA) 16 63 64
A Dolgopolov (UKR) d [2] J Janowicz (POL) 62 62
[WC] M Matosevic (AUS) d [3] A Seppi (ITA) 63 64
[4] D Tursunov (RUS) d L Rosol (CZE) 36 63 63
[Q] S Stakhovsky (UKR) d [6] J Benneteau (FRA) 63 62
D Istomin (UZB) d [7] M Cilic (CRO) 63 64
R Stepanek (CZE) d A Ramos (ESP) 62 76(5)
B Tomic (AUS) d [Q] B Kavcic (SLO) 63 46 64

ATP Doubles – Quarter-finals
L Rosol (CZE) / J Sousa (POR) d [1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) 36 63 14-12
[3] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) d T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) 67(3) 76(5) 10-3

ATP Doubles – First Round
J Benneteau (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d [2] L Paes (IND) / R Stepanek (CZE) 64 64
[4] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d C Berlocq (ARG) / A Seppi (ITA) 75 67(2) 10-5
D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d M Llodra (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) 26 64 11-9

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 9 JANUARY 2014

KEN ROSEWALL ARENA start 11:00 am
WTA – J Goerges (GER) / B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) vs T Babos (HUN) / L Safarova (CZE)
ATP – [1] J Del Potro (ARG) vs R Stepanek (CZE)

Not Before 2:30 pm
WTA – [Q] T Pironkova (BUL) vs [2] P Kvitova (CZE)

Not Before 4:00 pm
WTA – [Q] B Mattek-Sands (USA) or M Keys (USA) vs C Suarez Navarro (ESP) or [5] A Kerber (GER)

Not Before 7:30 pm
ATP – B Tomic (AUS) vs A Dolgopolov (UKR)
ATP – [Q] S Stakhovsky (UKR) vs [WC] M Matosevic (AUS)

GRANDSTAND start 1:00 PM
ATP – [4] D Tursunov (RUS) vs D Istomin (UZB)
WTA – [1] S Errani (ITA) / R Vinci (ITA) vs [4] R Kops-Jones (USA) / A Spears (USA)
ATP – [WC] J Duckworth (AUS) / S Groth (AUS) vs J Benneteau (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
ATP – D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs [4] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL)

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Tennis Results Round-Up for January 7, 2014

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 7, 2014

aickland

Auckland

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 7 JANUARY 2014

Singles – First Round
[5] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d P Carreno Busta (ESP) 62 36 75
[6] B Paire (FRA) d M Przysiezny (POL) 64 62
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [8] R Haase (NED) 46 75 76(4)
[Q] D Young (USA) d F Delbonis (ARG) 75 62
Y Lu (TPE) d I Sijsling (NED) 75 76(7)
[Q] L Lacko (SVK) d [WC] J Statham (NZL) 63 61
R Bautista Agut (ESP) d [Q] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 61 36 64

Doubles – First Round
[2] J Knowle (AUT) / M Melo (BRA) d T Haas (GER) / A Sa (BRA) 61 64
[3] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) d [WC] J Statham (NZL) / M Venus (NZL) 64 64
D Bracciali (ITA) / L Dlouhy (CZE) d T Bednarek (POL) / N Monroe (USA) 75 63

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 8 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 10:00 am
[Q] B Klahn (USA) vs [9] D Brands (GER) 75 24
Not Before 12:00 noon
[WC] J Sock (USA) vs [2] T Haas (GER)
[Q] L Lacko (SVK) vs [3] J Isner (USA)
[4] K Anderson (RSA) vs [WC] M Baghdatis (CYP) or [LL] S Johnson (USA)
Not Before 6:30 pm
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [Q] D Young (USA)
[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) vs J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL)

COURT 4 start 10:00 am
[WC] M Baghdatis (CYP) vs [LL] S Johnson (USA)
Not Before 12:00 noon
[5] P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs H Zeballos (ARG)
[6] B Paire (FRA) vs R Bautista Agut (ESP)
Y Lu (TPE) vs [Q] B Klahn (USA) or [9] D Brands (GER)
S Giraldo (COL) vs G Garcia-Lopez (ESP)

COURT 2 start 2:00 pm
[4] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) vs J Brunstrom (SWE) / O Marach (AUT)
[WC] C Fleming (GBR) / R Hutchins (GBR) vs A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER)
After Suitable Rest – F Nielsen (DEN) / I Sijsling (NED) vs [Alt] R Bautista Agut (ESP) / D Gimeno-Traver (ESP)

 

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Hobart, Australia
January 5-11, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Tuesday January 7, 2014
Singles – Second Round
(8) Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) d. (WC) Olivia Rogowska (AUS) 36 62 60
Alison Riske (USA) d. (WC) Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 75 46 63

Singles – First Round
(3) Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. Monica Puig (PUR) 64 64
(WC) Storm Sanders (AUS) d. Peng Shuai (CHN) 62 62

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(4) Chan/Husarova (TPE/SVK) d. Domínguez Lino/Duque-Mariño (ESP/COL) 76(2) 26 108 (Match TB)

Doubles – First Round
Niculescu/Zakopalova (ROU/CZE) d. (1) Erakovic/Zheng (NZL/CHN) 75 75
(2) Raymond/Zhang (USA/CHN) d. (WC) Birrell/Tjandramulia (AUS/AUS) 63 62
Aoyama/Miyamura (JPN/JPN) d. Chuang/Hrdinova (TPE/CZE) 36 63 107 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Estrella Cabeza Candela vs. Elena Vesnina
2. Samantha Stosur vs. Kristina Mladenovic
3. Storm Sanders vs. Kirsten Flipkens
4. Mona Barthel vs. Monica Niculescu
5. Rogowska/Sanders vs. Arruabarrena/Soler-Espinosa (NB 19.00hrs; after suitable rest)
6. Garbiñe Muguruza vs. Yanina Wickmayer

Court Events Tasmania (from 11.00hrs)
1. Zhang Shuai vs. Klara Zakopalova
2. Naydenova/Pereira vs. Raymond/Zhang (NB 12.30hrs; after suitable rest)

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APIA INTERNATIONAL SYDNEY
Sydney, Australia
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Tuesday, January 7, 2014
WTA Singles – Second Round
(Q) Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) d. (1) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 75 62
(2) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. (Q) Christina McHale (USA) 61 60
(3) Sara Errani (ITA) d. (Q) Lauren Davis (USA) 75 62
(5) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Kaia Kanepi (EST) 63 64
Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. (6) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 64 76(7)
Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 76(4) 63
Madison Keys (USA) d. (WC) Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) 60 36 76(3)
(Q) Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) d. (LL) Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 63 62

WTA Doubles – Quarterfinals
(4) Kops-Jones/Spears (USA/USA) d. Hantuchova/Parra Santonja (SVK/ESP) 63 46 107 (Match TB)

WTA Doubles – First Round
Goerges/Zahlavova Strycova (GER/CZE) d. Medina Garrigues/Shvedova (ESP/KAZ) 64 75

ATP Singles – First Round
[7] M Cilic (CRO) d [Q] J Struff (GER) 36 63 63
B Tomic (AUS) d [8] M Granollers (ESP) 63 60
N Mahut (FRA) d [Q] R Harrison (USA) 76(2) 75
R Stepanek (CZE) d [WC] S Groth (AUS) 67(6) 76(5) 62
*[LL] A Ramos (ESP) d S Querrey (USA) 46 63 64
[Q] S Stakhovsky (UKR) d C Berlocq (ARG) 63 64
[WC] M Matosevic (AUS) d F Mayer (GER) 62 46 63
[Q] B Kavcic (SLO) d J Nieminen (FIN) 64 63
A Dolgopolov (UKR) d E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 63 ret. (fatigue)

*[LL] A Ramos (ESP) replaced [5] V Pospisil (CAN) – lower back

ATP Doubles – First Round
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d L Kubot (POL) / R Lindstedt (SWE) 63 76(5)
[3] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) d J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) 76(5) 67(2) 10-3
L Rosol (CZE) / J Sousa (POR) d J Janowicz (POL) / M Mirnyi (BLR) 46 76(7) 11-9
T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) d P Andujar (ESP) / D Marrero (ESP) 64 63
[WC] J Duckworth (AUS) / S Groth (AUS) d *[Alt] M Elgin (RUS) / D Istomin (UZB) 76(5) 64

*[Alt] M Elgin (RUS) / D Istomin (UZB) replaced [WC] M Ebden (AUS) / C Guccione (AUS)

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 8 JANUARY 2014

KEN ROSEWALL ARENA start 12:00 noon
WTA – L Safarova (CZE) vs [2] P Kvitova (CZE)
ATP – [1] J Del Potro (ARG) vs N Mahut (FRA)

Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP – B Tomic (AUS) vs [Q] B Kavcic (SLO)

Not Before 7:30 pm
WTA – [Q] B Mattek-Sands (USA) vs M Keys (USA)
WTA – C Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs [5] A Kerber (GER)

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
ATP – [WC] M Matosevic (AUS) vs [3] A Seppi (ITA)

Not Before 2:00 pm
WTA – [Q] T Pironkova (BUL) vs [3] S Errani (ITA)
ATP – D Istomin (UZB) vs [7] M Cilic (CRO)
ATP – A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs [2] J Janowicz (POL)

COURT 6 start 11:00 am
ATP – [6] J Benneteau (FRA) vs [Q] S Stakhovsky (UKR)
ATP – [4] D Tursunov (RUS) vs L Rosol (CZE)
WTA – J Goerges (GER) / B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) or A Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Y Shvedova (KAZ) vs [WC] J Gajdosova (AUS) / A Tomljanovic (CRO)

Not Before 3:00 pm
ATP – After suitable rest – [1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs L Rosol (CZE) / J Sousa (POR)

COURT 5 start 11:00 am
ATP – [3] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) vs T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR)
ATP – R Stepanek (CZE) vs A Ramos (ESP)

Not Before 2:00 pm
WTA – After suitable rest – T Babos (HUN) / L Safarova (CZE) vs [2] K Peschke (CZE) / K Srebotnik (SLO)

Not Before 4:00 pm
WTA – After suitable rest – [1] S Errani (ITA) / R Vinci (ITA) vs H Chan (TPE) / L Huber (USA)

COURT 4 start 1:00 PM

Not Before 1:00 pm
ATP – After suitable rest – C Berlocq (ARG) / A Seppi (ITA) vs [4] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL)
ATP – After suitable rest – J Benneteau (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs [2] L Paes (IND) / R Stepanek (CZE)

Not Before 3:00 pm
ATP – After suitable rest – M Llodra (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) vs D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB)

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Tennis Results Round-Up for January 6, 2014

 

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 6, 2014

Auckland

RESULTS – MONDAY, 6 JANUARY 2014

Singles – First Round
S Giraldo (COL) d A Montanes (ESP) 61 76(3)
H Zeballos (ARG) d F Volandri (ITA) 60 76(1)
[WC] J Sock (USA) d A Mannarino (FRA) 63 64

Doubles – First Round
E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) d P Hanley (AUS) / J Marray (GBR) 62 76(7)
SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 7 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
[Q] L Lacko (SVK) vs [WC] J Statham (NZL)
[5] P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs P Carreno Busta (ESP)
[6] B Paire (FRA) vs M Przysiezny (POL)

Not Before 6:30 pm
[Q] B Klahn (USA) vs [9] D Brands (GER)
[WC] M Baghdatis (CYP) vs [LL] S Johnson (USA)

COURT 4 start 12:00 noon
T Haas (GER) / A Sa (BRA) vs [2] J Knowle (AUT) / M Melo (BRA)
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [8] R Haase (NED)
Y Lu (TPE) vs I Sijsling (NED)
D Bracciali (ITA) / L Dlouhy (CZE) vs T Bednarek (POL) / N Monroe (USA)

COURT 2 start 12:00 noon
F Delbonis (ARG) vs [Q] D Young (USA)
R Bautista Agut (ESP) vs [Q] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
[WC] J Statham (NZL) / M Venus (NZL) vs [3] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS)

 

HOBART INTERNATIONAL
Hobart, Australia
January 5-11, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Monday, January 6, 2014
Singles – First Round
(1) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. (Q) Madison Brengle (USA) 67(4) 61 76(5)
(2) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. Marina Erakovic (NZL) 64 61
Alison Riske (USA) d. (4) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 63 62
(7) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) 75 62
(8) Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) d. Annika Beck (GER) 75 63
Zhang Shuai (CHN) d. Zheng Jie (CHN) 63 61
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. (LL) Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 67(7) 64 64
Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 62 60
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. Laura Robson (GBR) 46 20 ret. (left wrist injury)
(Q) Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) d. (LL) An-Sophie Mestach (BEL) 61 61
(Q) Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) d. Karin Knapp (ITA) 75 64
(WC) Casey Dellacqua (AUS) d. (Q) Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 64 64
(WC) Olivia Rogowska (AUS) d. Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 76(5) 61

Suspended due to rain
(3) Elena Vesnina (RUS) is tied with Monica Puig (PUR) 11

Order Of Play – Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Birrell/Tjandramulia vs. Raymond/Zhang
2. Monica Puig vs. Elena Vesnina (tbc; NB 12.00hrs)
3. Alison Riske vs. Casey Dellacqua
4. Erakovic/Zheng vs. Niculescu/Zakopalova
5. Olivia Rogowska vs. Bojana Jovanovski (NB 19.00hrs)
6. Chan/Husarova vs. Domínguez Lino/Duque-Mariño

Court Events Tasmania (from 12.00hrs)
1. Peng Shuai vs. Storm Sanders
2. Aoyama/Miyamura vs. Chuang/Hrdinova

 

 

 

APIA INTERNATIONAL SYDNEY
Sydney, Australia
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Monday, January 6, 2014
WTA Singles – First Round

Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. (4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 64 62
(5) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 76(5) 75
(6) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. (LL) Julia Goerges (GER) 36 62 64
Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. (Q) Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 36 76(5) 62
Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. (Q) Victoria Duval (USA) 61 63|
Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 64 64
(Q) Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) d. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 64 63
(Q) Christina McHale (USA) d. Alizé Cornet (FRA) 67(4) 62 75
(Q) Lauren Davis (USA) d. (WC) Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 64 76(8)
(Q) Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) d. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 64 61
(LL) Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 63 36 75

WTA Doubles – First Round
(1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. Groenefeld/Lucic-Baroni (GER/CRO) 75 62
(2) Peschke/Srebotnik (CZE/SLO) d. Date-Krumm/Rosolska (JPN/POL) 75 64
(WC) Gajdosova/Tomljanovic (AUS/CRO) d. (3) Black/Mirza (ZIM/IND) 63 62
Chan/Huber (TPE/USA) d. Lepchenko/Voskoboeva (USA/KAZ) 63 64
Hantuchova/Parra Santonja (SVK/ESP) d. Jurak/Moulton-Levy (CRO/USA) 26 76(6) 101 (Match TB)

Babos/Safarova (HUN/CZE) d. (WC) Halep/Olaru (ROU/ROU) 75 62

 

ATP Singles – First Round
[6] J Benneteau (FRA) d [WC] M Ebden (AUS) 62 62
L Rosol (CZE) d J Sousa (POR) 76(5) 46 76(1)
D Istomin (UZB) d P Andujar (ESP) 61 62

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 7 JANUARY 2014

KEN ROSEWALL ARENA start 12:00 noon
WTA – [1] A Radwanska (POL) vs [Q] B Mattek-Sands (USA)
WTA – [Q] C Mchale (USA) vs [2] P Kvitova (CZE)
ATP – F Mayer (GER) vs [WC] M Matosevic (AUS)

Not Before 5:30 pm
ATP – [8] M Granollers (ESP) vs B Tomic (AUS)

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
ATP – [Q] J Struff (GER) vs [7] M Cilic (CRO)
ATP – R Stepanek (CZE) vs [WC] S Groth (AUS)

Not Before 4:00 pm
WTA – [6] C Wozniacki (DEN) vs L Safarova (CZE)
WTA – [Q] L Davis (USA) vs [3] S Errani (ITA)
WTA – After suitable rest – J Goerges (GER) / B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) vs A Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Y Shvedova (KAZ)

COURT 6 start 11:00 am
WTA – K Kanepi (EST) vs [5] A Kerber (GER)

Not Before 1:00 pm
ATP – [1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs L Kubot (POL) / R Lindstedt (SWE)
WTA – E Makarova (RUS) vs C Suarez Navarro (ESP)
ATP – [WC] J Duckworth (AUS) / S Groth (AUS) vs [WC] M Ebden (AUS) / C Guccione (AUS)

COURT 5 start 11:00 am
ATP – P Andujar (ESP) / D Marrero (ESP) vs T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR)

Not Before 12:30 pm
WTA – [WC] A Tomljanovic (CRO) vs M Keys (USA)
ATP – S Querrey (USA) vs [5] V Pospisil (CAN)
ATP – E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs A Dolgopolov (UKR)

COURT 4 start 12:00
12:00 noon
ATP – N Mahut (FRA) vs [Q] R Harrison (USA)
ATP – [Q] B Kavcic (SLO) vs J Nieminen (FIN)
ATP – J Janowicz (POL) / M Mirnyi (BLR) vs L Rosol (CZE) / J Sousa (POR)

COURT 8 start 11:00 am
ATP – [3] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) vs J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU)
ATP – C Berlocq (ARG) vs [Q] S Stakhovsky (UKR)
WTA – [LL] V Lepchenko (USA) vs [Q] T Pironkova (BUL)
WTA – [4] R Kops-Jones (USA) / A Spears (USA) vs D Hantuchova (SVK) / A Parra Santonja (ESP)

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Ana Ivanovic Beats Venus Williams for Auckland Title

Ana Ivanovic

Ana Ivanovic

(January 4, 2014) Ana Ivanovic won her first title since Bali in late 2011 by defeating Venus Williams 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 to earn the ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand. For the 26-year-old Serbian, it’s her 12th WTA tour title.

Ivanovic had not beaten Williams since the 2008 French Open when she went on to win the title, her only major.

Ivanovic appeared to be in control of the match until she served for the title at 6-2, 5-4 when the 33-year-old Williams broke her serve for 5-5. Williams held serve and broke Ivanovic again to win the second set 7-5 to make it a match. Ivanovic failed to capitalize on two match points earlier in the set.

The second seed Ivanovic opened the third set with a break. In the eighth game, Ivanovic had to dig herself out of two break points to hold and she was not challenged after that.

For the seven-time major champion Williams, she was playing in her first final since winning the Luxembourg title in October 2012. For the past two years Williams has been battling Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease.

Ivanovic hit 24 winners to 47 unforced errors to Williams’ 30 winners and 64 errors.

“Today for me it was all about fighting, because I didn’t feel I was playing my best, Williams said. “I fought as hard as I could no matter what the score was, but I just ran into a better player today.”

“It’s amazing. Coming into this week I didn’t really have any expectations,” Ivanovic said. “I didn’t even think about making the finals or winning it. I just tried my best, and I felt very comfortable here. Today was a great match. Venus is always very tough – she’s a great champion and showed that again today. I’m just happy that after losing that second set I managed to stay calm and close it out.”

Ivanovic and Williams are projected to rise to No.14 and No.38 respectively when the new rankings come out on Monday.

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Ana Ivanovic and Venus Williams reach Auckland Semis

 

Ana Ivanovic

(January 2, 2014) Ana Ivanovic, Venus Williams, Jamie Hampton and Kirsten Flipkens have reached the semifinals of the ASB Classic in Auckland.

Seven-time major champion Venus Williams beat Garbine Muguruza 6-3, 6-3 and the second-seeded Ivanovic topped Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-2, 6-3 to reach the Auckland semifinals.

Ivanovic will play her doubles partner, No. 3 seed Kirsten Flipkens in her semifinal on Friday while the other semifinal will feature an all-American contest when Williams faces Jamie Hampton.

Flipkens stopped Japanese qualifier Sachie Ishizu 6-4, 7-5 and Hampton defeated countrywoman Lauren Davis 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

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Venus Williams Advances in Three-set win in Auckland

Venus Williams flora

(January 1, 2014) Venus Williams bested Yvonne Meusburger in the battle of 30-somethings 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in a second round match at the ASB Classic in Auckland on Wednesday. Williams won 10 of the last 13 games.

Williams told WTA.com:

“I think my opponent today has been playing some of the best tennis of her career,” Williams said. “She was a totally different player than my first round opponent. She’s a counterpuncher, really consistent and runs down balls, so it took me a little while to get that in my head and kind of change my strategy.

“Today was a lot about my winners and my errors – I made some spectacular winners and some spectacular errors! But in my head I just wanted to keep playing aggressive because that’s my game.”

“It’s not easy to stay aggressive when I’m making so many mistakes, but when I stop being aggressive and start playing my opponent’s game that’s really when I start getting into trouble. Sometimes I just have to get the errors out of my system and my shots start landing. I just can’t stop moving forward.”

Next up for the American is Garbiñe Muguruza.

Also advancing in Auckland were (2) Ana Ivanovic, (3) Kisten Flipkens and (5) Jamie Hampton.

ASB CLASSIC
Auckland, New Zealand
December 30, 2013 – January 4, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Wednesday, January 1, 2013
Singles – Second Round
(2) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Johanna Larsson (SWE) 61 61
(3) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 64 63
(5) Jamie Hampton (USA) d. (Q) Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 63 64
Venus Williams (USA) d. Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) 46 63 62
Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) d. (Q) Sharon Fichman (CAN) 16 63 63
Lauren Davis (USA) d. (WC) Ana Konjuh (CRO) 26 62 62
Kurumi Nara (JPN) d. Ayumi Morita (JPN) 60 61
(Q) Sachie Ishizu (JPN) d. Julia Goerges (GER) 62 36 75

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Fichman/Sanchez (CAN/USA) d. (1) Hlavackova/Safarova (CZE/CZE) 76(6) 64
(4) Barthel/Moulton-Levy (GER/USA)  d. C Chan (TPE) / Y Xu (CHN) 61 75
Pliskova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) d. (WC) Guthrie/Jones (NZL/AUS) 64 61

Order Of Play – Thursday, January 2, 2014
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Sachie Ishizu vs. Kirsten Flipkens
2. Kurumi Nara vs. Ana Ivanovic
3. Lauren Davis vs. Jamie Hampton
4. Garbiñe Muguruza vs. Venus Williams (NB 18.30hrs)
5. Fichman/Sanchez vs. Barthel/Moulton-Levy

Court 4 (NB 16.30hrs)
1. Flipkens/Ivanovic vs. Hradecka/Krajicek (after suitable rest)

 

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Croatia Teen Ana Konjuh Topples Top Seed in Auckland

 

(December 31, 2013) In the biggest upset of the WTA 2014 season so far, in Auckland, top Roberta Vinci lost 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 to 259th-ranked Ana Konjuh of Croatia. Konjuh just turned 16th birthday last Friday. Last year the young Croatian won the Australian and U.S. Open girls’ singles titles.

Ana Ivanovic Ivanovic survived a sore shoulder in her 7-5, 7-6 (2) win over American Alison Riske.

ASB CLASSIC
Auckland, New Zealand
December 30, 2013 – January 4, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Singles – First Round
(WC) Ana Konjuh (CRO) d. (1) Roberta Vinci (ITA) 36 64 62
(2) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Alison Riske (USA) 75 76(2)
(3) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. Monica Puig (PUR) 64 75
(Q) Sharon Fichman (CAN) d. (4) Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 61 64
Ayumi Morita (JPN) d. (6) Lucie Safarova (CZE) 76(2) 63
Julia Goerges (GER) d. (8) Karin Knapp (ITA) 46 76(3) 76(2)
Lauren Davis (USA) d. Marina Erakovic (NZL) 61 64
(Q) Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) d. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 76(3) 60
(Q) Sachie Ishizu (JPN) d (Q) Anett Kontaveit (EST) 63 16 63
Doubles – First Round
(1) Hlavackova/Safarova (CZE/CZE) d. Grandin/Klemenschits (RSA/AUT) 64 76(3)
(3) Hradecka/Krajicek (CZE/NED) d. Domínguez Lino/Muguruza (ESP/ESP) 61 62
(4) Barthel/Moulton-Levy (GER/USA) d. Beygelzimer/Irigoyen (UKR/ARG) 46 63 108 (Match TB)
Fichman/Sanchez (CAN/USA) d. Kania/Solovyeva (POL/RUS) 75 76(5)
Pliskova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) d. Paszek/Vandeweghe (AUT/USA) 75 36 107 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Karolina Pliskova vs. Kirsten Flipkens
2. Kristyna Pliskova vs. Jamie Hampton
3. Venus Williams vs. Yvonne Meusburger
4. Johanna Larsson vs. Ana Ivanovic (NB 18.30hrs)
5. Ana Konjuh vs. Lauren Davis

Court 4 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Ayumi Morita vs. Kurumi Nara
2. Sharon Fichman vs. Garbiñe Muguruza
3. Julia Goerges vs. Sachie Ishizu
4. Pliskova/Pliskova vs. Guthrie/Jones (NB 16.30hrs; after suitable rest)

Court 2 (from 13.00hrs)
1. Barthel/Moulton-Levy vs. Chan/Xu
2. Hlavackova/Safarova vs. Fichman/Sanchez (NB 15.00hrs; after suitable rest)

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