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Tennis – ATP Results Round-Up for February 27, 2014

 

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ABIERTO MEXICANO TELCEL
Acapulco, México
February 24-March 1, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

WTA Results – Thursday, February 27, 2014
Singles – Quarterfinals
(1) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. Marina Erakovic (NZL) 64 75
Caroline Garcia (FRA) d. (2) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 36 64 61
Christina McHale (USA) d. (3) Kaia Kanepi (EST) 61 26 64
(8) Zhang Shuai (CHN) d. Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) 61 57 62

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Cetkovska/Melzer (CZE/CZE) d. (1) Goerges/Groenefeld (GER/GER) 67(3) 75 107 (Match TB)
(2) Mladenovic/Voskoboeva (FRA/KAZ) d. Chuang/Zhang (TPE/CHN) 64 63
McHale/Tomljanovic (USA/CRO) d. Foretz Gacon/Hrdinova (FRA/CZE) 64 63
Jans-Ignacik/Zanevska (POL/UKR) d. Rogowska/Wickmayer (AUS/BEL) 16 63 108 (Match TB)

 

ATP RESULTS – THURSDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Quarter-finals
[5] K Anderson (RSA) d [1] D Ferrer (ESP) 26 42 ret. (left adductor strain)
[2] A Murray (GBR) d [6] G Simon (FRA) 16 76(4) 62
[4] G Dimitrov (BUL) d [7] E Gulbis (LAT) 46 76(2) 75
A Dolgopolov (UKR) d I Karlovic (CRO) 64 76(4)

Doubles – Quarter-finals

F Lopez (ESP) / M Mirnyi (BLR) d [1] L Kubot (POL) / R Lindstedt (SWE) 63 64
[3] T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) d J Nieminen (FIN) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 76(5) 76(4)
K Anderson (RSA) / M Ebden (AUS) d [4] E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) 76(5) 36 13-11
[WC] C Ramirez (MEX) / M Reyes-Varela (MEX) d S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) 16 63 10-8


RESULTS – FRIDAY, 28 FEBRUARY 2014

CANCHA CENTRAL start 4:00 pm
WTA – [1] D Cibulkova (SVK) vs [8] S Zhang (CHN)
Not Before 6:00 pm
ATP – [5] K Anderson (RSA) vs A Dolgopolov (UKR)
WTA – C Mchale (USA) vs C Garcia (FRA)
Not Before 10:00 pm
ATP – [4] G Dimitrov (BUL) vs [2] A Murray (GBR)

CANCHA 2 start 5:00 pm
ATP – F Lopez (ESP) / M Mirnyi (BLR) vs [3] T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR)
WTA – After Suitable Rest – [PR] K Jans-Ignacik (POL) / M Zanevska (UKR) vs [2] K Mladenovic (FRA) / G Voskoboeva (KAZ)
Not Before 8:00 pm
ATP – Possible Court Change – K Anderson (RSA) / M Ebden (AUS) vs [WC] C Ramirez (MEX) / M Reyes-Varela (MEX)

CANCHA 3
WTA – TBA After Suitable Rest – [PR] P Cetkovska (CZE) / I Melzer (CZE) vs C Mchale (USA) / A Tomljanovic (CRO)

 

BRASIL TENNIS CUP
Florianopolis, Brazil
February 23-March 1, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Thursday, February 27, 2014
Singles – Quarterfinals
(1) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. (5) Monica Niculescu (ROU) 46 60 41 ret. (right foot injury)
(2) Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) d. (Q) Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 62 67(1) 63
(3) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. (Q) Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) 63 52 ret. (lower back injury)
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d. (6) Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 63 63

Doubles – Semifinals
(3) Medina Garrigues/Shvedova (ESP/KAZ) d. (1) King/Zahlavova Strycova (USA/CZE) 76(7) 61
Schiavone/Soler-Espinosa (ITA/ESP) d. Glushko/Kania (ISR/POL) 64 62

Order Of Play – Friday, February 28, 2014
Centre Court (from 14.30hrs)
1. Yaroslava Shvedova vs. Garbiñe Muguruza
2. Carla Suárez Navarro vs. Klara Zakopalova (NB 16.30hrs)
3. Doubles Final: Medina Garrigues/Shvedova vs. Schiavone/Soler-Espinosa vs. Glushko/Kania

 

ATP World Tour 250
Sao Paulo, Brazil  (-3 hours GMT)
24 February – 2 March 2014   Surface: Indoor Clay

 

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Second Round
M Klizan (SVK) d [3] M Granollers (ESP) 64 63
[4] J Monaco (ARG) d A Ramos (ESP) 76(4) 26 75
P Lorenzi (ITA) d [Q] R Dutra Silva (BRA) 64 63
[WC] T Bellucci (BRA) d A Haider-Maurer (AUT) 76(4) 57 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[2] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) d D Bracciali (ITA) / L Mayer (ARG) 64 62
M Granollers (ESP) / P Riba (ESP) d [4] P Cuevas (URU) / H Zeballos (ARG) 57 64 10-8
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT) d M Gonzalez (ARG) / J Monaco (ARG) 76(6) 63

Doubles – First Round

F Bagnis (ARG) / F Delbonis (ARG) d S Giraldo (COL) / A Gonzalez (COL) 61 75

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 28 FEBRUARY 2014

QUADRA CENTRAL start 2:30 pm
[4] J Monaco (ARG) vs P Lorenzi (ITA)
A Montanes (ESP) vs F Delbonis (ARG)
[1] T Haas (GER) vs H Zeballos (ARG)
Not Before 7:30 pm
[WC] T Bellucci (BRA) vs M Klizan (SVK)

QUADRA 1 start 4:00 pm

G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT) vs M Granollers (ESP) / P Riba (ESP)
Not Before 6:00 pm
F Bagnis (ARG) / F Delbonis (ARG) vs [3] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER)

 

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Tennis – Results Round-Up for February 25, 2014

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ABIERTO MEXICANO TELCEL
Acapulco, México

Hard/Outdoors

WTA Results – Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Singles – First Round
(1) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 63 64
(2) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) d. Shahar Peer (ISR) 62 62
(3) Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. Jana Cepelova (SVK) 61 36 62
(Q) Sharon Fichman (CAN) d. (5) Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) 61 63
(8) Zhang Shuai (CHN) d. (Q) Madison Keys (USA) 46 61 64
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. (L) Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 76 (4) 64
Julia Goerges (GER) d. (WC) Marcela Zacarias (MEX) 60 61
Caroline Garcia (FRA) d. Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 64 76 (6)
Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) d. (Q) Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 76(5) 57 62
(Q) Victoria Duval (USA) d. Iveta Melzer (CZE) 62 64
(LL) Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) d. Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) 62 64

ATP Results – Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Singles – First Round
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) d M Kukushkin (KAZ) 62 63
[2] A Murray (GBR) d P Andujar (ESP) 36 61 62
I Karlovic (CRO) d [3] J Isner (USA) 76(4) 76(5)
[4] G Dimitrov (BUL) d M Matosevic (AUS) 75 61
[5] K Anderson (RSA) d [Q] S Robert (FRA) 62 76(7)
[6] G Simon (FRA) d [Q] T Smyczek (USA) 61 62
[7] E Gulbis (LAT) d Y Lu (TPE) 61 61
A Dolgopolov (UKR) d [8] V Pospisil (CAN) 62 62
F Lopez (ESP) d E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 64 62
[Q] D Goffin (BEL) d L Kubot (POL) 64 26 64
[WC] M Baghdatis (CYP) d [WC] M Reyes-Varela (MEX) 62 64
*[LL] D Young (USA) d J Nieminen (FIN) 63 63
J Sousa (POR) d A Mannarino (FRA) 16 62 62

*[LL] D Young (USA) replaced J Melzer (AUT) – shoulder

Order of play – WEDNESDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2014

CANCHA CENTRAL start 4:00 pm
WTA – [1] D Cibulkova (SVK) vs Y Wickmayer (BEL)
Not Before 6:00 pm
ATP – [1] D Ferrer (ESP) vs F Lopez (ESP)
Not Before 8:00 pm
WTA – J Goerges (GER) vs [3] K Kanepi (EST)
Not Before 10:00 pm
ATP – J Sousa (POR) vs [2] A Murray (GBR)

GRANDSTAND start 4:00 pm

ATP – S Querrey (USA) vs [5] K Anderson (RSA)
WTA – [LL] L Arruabarrena (ESP) vs [2] E Bouchard (CAN)
ATP – [WC] M Baghdatis (CYP) vs [4] G Dimitrov (BUL)
ATP – F Lopez (ESP) / M Mirnyi (BLR) vs I Karlovic (CRO) / D Marrero (ESP)

CANCHA 2 start 4:00 pm

WTA – K Date-Krumm (JPN) vs C Mchale (USA)
WTA – M Erakovic (NZL) vs [6] B Jovanovski (SRB)
ATP – [7] E Gulbis (LAT) vs [Q] D Goffin (BEL)
WTA-After Suitable Rest – [WC] X Hermoso (MEX) / A Sanchez (MEX) vs [2] K Mladenovic (FRA) / G Voskoboeva (KAZ)
ATP – S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) vs [2] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU)

CANCHA 3 start 4:00 pm

ATP – [6] G Simon (FRA) vs [LL] D Young (USA)
ATP – I Karlovic (CRO) vs D Sela (ISR)
ATP – J Nieminen (FIN) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs [Q] A Mannarino (FRA) / S Robert (FRA)
ATP – [WC] A Falla (COL) / D Garza (MEX) vs K Anderson (RSA) / M Ebden (AUS)

CANCHA 4 start 4:00 pm

ATP – J Chardy (FRA) vs A Dolgopolov (UKR)
WTA – [Q] S Fichman (CAN) vs C Garcia (FRA)
WTA-After Suitable Rest – K Date-Krumm (JPN) / H Watson (GBR) vs C Mchale (USA) / A Tomljanovic (CRO)
WTA-After Suitable Rest – [PR] P Cetkovska (CZE) / I Melzer (CZE) vs S Fichman (CAN) / M Sanchez (USA)

CANCHA 1 start 4:00 pm

WTA – A Tomljanovic (CRO) vs [Q] V Duval (USA)
WTA – A Wozniak (CAN) vs [8] S Zhang (CHN)
ATP – J Chardy (FRA) / G Simon (FRA) vs [4] E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA)
WTA-After Suitable Rest – O Rogowska (AUS) / Y Wickmayer (BEL) vs [3] A Barty (AUS) / M Erakovic (NZL)

 

BRASIL TENNIS CUP
Florianopolis, Brazil
February 23-March 1, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Singles – Second Round
(2) Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) d. Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 62 61
(6) Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) d. Dinah Pfizenmaier (GER) 62 63
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 62 75

Singles – First Round
(3) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. Donna Vekic (CRO) 63 63
Teliana Pereira (BRA) d. (7) María-Teresa Torró-Flor (ESP) 64 63
Kiki Bertens (NED) d. (Q) Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) 64 16 62
(Q) Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) d. Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 63 62
(Q) Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) d. (Q) Mariana Duque-Mariño (COL) 61 76(5)
(Q) Alizé Lim (FRA) d. Johanna Larsson (SWE) 76(5) 26 64
(Q) Danka Kovinic (MNE) d. (WC) Paula Cristina Goncalves (BRA) 63 61

Doubles – First Round
Castaño/Duque-Mariño (COL/COL) d. (WC) Alves/Haddad Maia (BRA/BRA) 61 64
Panova/Thorpe (RUS/FRA) d. Álvarez Terán/Irigoyen (BOL/ARG) 63 57 108 (Match TB)
Schiavone/Soler-Espinosa (ITA/ESP) d. Begu/Solovyeva (ROU/RUS) 62 63
Babos/Gajdosova (HUN/AUS) d. (WC) Goncalves/Pigossi (BRA/BRA) 64 61
Glushko/Kania (ISR/POL) d. Adamczak/Rodionova (AUS/AUS) 63 62

Suspended due to rain
(1) King/Zahlavova Strycova (USA/CZE) lead Buryachok/Piter (UKR/POL) 32

Order Of Play – Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Paula Ormaechea vs. Alison Van Uytvanck
2. Klara Zakopalova vs. Alizé Lim
3. Alexandra Dulgheru vs. Teliana Pereira (NB 15.00hrs)
4. Danka Kovinic vs. Monica Niculescu
5. Carla Suárez Navarro vs. Kiki Bertens (NB 18.30hrs)

Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Babos/Gajdosova vs. Glushko/Kania
2. King/Zahlavova Strycova vs. Buryachok/Piter (tbc)
3. Schiavone/Soler-Espinosa vs. Rus/Vogt
4. Medina Garrigues/Shvedova vs. Panova/Thorpe
5. [King/Zahlavova Strycova or Buryachok/Piter] vs. Castaño/Duque-Mariño (after suitable rest)

 

 

 

 

ATP World Tour 250
Sao Paulo, Brazil  (-3 hours GMT)
24 February – 2 March 2014   Surface: Indoor Clay

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – First Round
[Q] R Dutra Silva (BRA) d [6] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 16 75 63
[WC] T Bellucci (BRA) d [8] S Giraldo (COL) 46 75 63
[Q] P Starace (ITA) d A Gonzalez (COL) 46 62 63
A Ramos (ESP) d [Q] G Elias (POR) 63 36 62
P Lorenzi (ITA) d [Q] P Riba (ESP) 75 63
A Haider-Maurer (AUT) d J Reister (GER) 62 46 61
M Klizan (SVK) d [WC] G Clezar (BRA) 64 63
A Montanes (ESP) d A Bedene (SLO) 62 62
F Delbonis (ARG) d F Volandri (ITA) 61 62

Doubles – First Round
M Granollers (ESP) / P Riba (ESP) d [WC] A Sa (BRA) / J Souza (BRA) 46 63 10-7

QUADRA CENTRAL start 12:30 pm
H Zeballos (ARG) vs G Pella (ARG)
F Delbonis (ARG) vs [2] N Almagro (ESP)
Not Before 5:00 pm
[WC] J Souza (BRA) vs A Montanes (ESP)
Not Before 7:00 pm
[1] T Haas (GER) vs [Q] P Starace (ITA)
[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) vs G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT)

QUADRA 1 start 12:30 pm

N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER) vs [2] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL)
Not Before 2:00 pm
M Gonzalez (ARG) / J Monaco (ARG) vs [WC] G Clezar (BRA) / M Demoliner (BRA)
Not Before 3:00 pm
After Suitable Rest – [4] P Cuevas (URU) / H Zeballos (ARG) vs F Cermak (CZE) / M Elgin (RUS)
D Bracciali (ITA) / L Mayer (ARG) vs P Lorenzi (ITA) / F Volandri (ITA)
R Haase (NED) / C Kas (GER) vs [3] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER)

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Tennis – Results Round-Up for February 24, 2014

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ABIERTO MEXICANO TELCEL
Acapulco, México
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Monday, February 24, 2014
WTA Singles – First Round
Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) d. (4) Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 61 63
(6) Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) d. (WC) Tornado Black (USA) 64 75
Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) d. (7) Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 36 76(5) 64
Marina Erakovic (NZL) d. (WC) Ana Sofía Sánchez (MEX) 62 62
Christina McHale (USA) d. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 64 62

WTA Doubles – First Round
(1) Goerges/Groenefeld (GER/GER) d. (WC) Rodríguez/Zacarias (MEX/MEX) 64 60
Foretz Gacon/Hrdinova (FRA/CZE) d. (4) Garcia/Kalashnikova (FRA/GEO) 63 46 106 (Match TB)
Jans-Ignacik/Zanevska (POL/UKR) d. Falconi/Tatishvili (USA/GEO) 62 26 105 (Match TB)
Chuang/Zhang (TPE/CHN) d. Dabrowski/Peer (CAN/ISR) 61 62

WTA Singles Qualifying – Final Round
(1) Madison Keys (USA) d. Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 61 60
(4) Sharon Fichman (CAN) d. Allie Kiick (USA) 61 46 61
Ashleigh Barty (AUS) d. Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 60 62
Victoria Duval (USA) d. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 67(8) 60 76(5)

ATP Singles – First Round
S Querrey (USA) d [WC] T Hank (MEX) 67(5) 64 63
D Sela (ISR) d [Q] A Falla (COL) 61 64
J Chardy (FRA) d M Ebden (AUS) 75 60

ATP Doubles – First Round

[1] L Kubot (POL) / R Lindstedt (SWE) d G Dimitrov (BUL) / J Melzer (AUT) w/o (Melzer – shoulder)
[3] T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) d [PR] C Fleming (GBR) / R Hutchins (GBR) 76(3) 63
[WC] C Ramirez (MEX) / M Reyes-Varela (MEX) d M Matosevic (AUS) / V Pospisil (CAN) 64 64


RESULTS – TUESDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2014

CANCHA CENTRAL start 4:00 pm
WTA – [1] D Cibulkova (SVK) vs U Radwanska (POL)
Not Before 6:00 pm
ATP – [1] D Ferrer (ESP) vs M Kukushkin (KAZ)
Not Before 8:00 pm
WTA – S Peer (ISR) vs [2] E Bouchard (CAN)
Not Before 10:00 pm
ATP – P Andujar (ESP) vs [2] A Murray (GBR)

GRANDSTAND start 4:00 pm

ATP – [3] J Isner (USA) vs I Karlovic (CRO)
WTA – J Cepelova (SVK) vs [3] K Kanepi (EST)
ATP – M Matosevic (AUS) vs [4] G Dimitrov (BUL)
WTA – J Goerges (GER) vs [WC] M Zacarias (MEX)

CANCHA 2 start 4:00 pm

ATP – F Lopez (ESP) vs E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
WTA – [LL] L Tsurenko (UKR) vs Y Wickmayer (BEL)
ATP – [6] G Simon (FRA) vs [Q] T Smyczek (USA)
ATP – [WC] M Reyes-Varela (MEX) vs [WC] M Baghdatis (CYP)

CANCHA 3 start 4:00 pm

WTA – [Q] M Keys (USA) vs [8] S Zhang (CHN)
ATP – [7] E Gulbis (LAT) vs Y Lu (TPE)
WTA – I Melzer (CZE) vs [Q] V Duval (USA)
WTA – L Dominguez Lino (ESP) vs C Garcia (FRA)

CANCHA 4 start 4:00 pm

ATP – [Q] S Robert (FRA) vs [5] K Anderson (RSA)
ATP – A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs [8] V Pospisil (CAN)
WTA – [5] Y Meusburger (AUT) vs [Q] S Fichman (CAN)
ATP – L Kubot (POL) vs [Q] D Goffin (BEL)

CANCHA 1 start 4:00 pm

ATP – J Sousa (POR) vs A Mannarino (FRA)
WTA – A Wozniak (CAN) vs [Q] A Barty (AUS)
ATP – [LL] D Young (USA) vs J Nieminen (FIN)
WTA – [LL] L Arruabarrena (ESP) vs G Voskoboeva (KAZ)

 

 

BRASIL TENNIS CUP
Florianopolis, Brazil
February 23-March 1, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Monday, February 24, 2014
Singles – First Round
(1) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Timea Babos (HUN) 62 62
(2) Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) d. Vania King (USA) 62 36 75
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d. (4) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 64 16 75
(5) Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) 60 46 62
(6) Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) d. (WC) Gabriela Ce (BRA) 61 63
(8) Paula Ormaechea (ARG) d. (WC) Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 61 62
Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d. Julia Glushko (ISR) 46 60 63
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 76(1) 76(1)
Dinah Pfizenmaier (GER) d. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 64 36 75

Doubles – First Round
(3) Medina Garrigues/Shvedova (ESP/KAZ) d. Kichenok/Kichenok (UKR/UKR) 64 60
Rus/Vogt (NED/LIE) d. (4) Jurak/Klepac (CRO/SLO) 64 46 108 (Match TB)

Singles Qualifying – Final Round
(9) Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) d. Katarzyna Piter (POL) 26 64 61
(6) Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) d. (10) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 61 76(6)
(11) Alizé Lim (FRA) d. María Irigoyen (ARG) 46 64 63

Singles Qualifying – First Round
María Irigoyen (ARG) d. (5) Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 64 06 62
(10) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. (WC) Maria Fernanda Alves (BRA) 62 61

 

ATP World Tour 250
Sao Paulo, Brazil  (-3 hours GMT)
24 February – 2 March 2014   Surface: Indoor Clay

RESULTS – MONDAY, 24 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – First Round
[WC] J Souza (BRA) d [5] R Haase (NED) 75 64
G Pella (ARG) d [7] L Mayer (ARG) 76(4) 67(3) 76(4)
H Zeballos (ARG) d [PR] P Cuevas (URU) 76(3) 36 63

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2014

QUADRA CENTRAL start 12:30 pm
F Volandri (ITA) vs F Delbonis (ARG)
Not Before 2:30 pm
[Q] R Dutra Silva (BRA) vs [6] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
Not Before 5:30 pm
M Klizan (SVK) vs [WC] G Clezar (BRA)
Not Before 7:00 pm
[8] S Giraldo (COL) vs [WC] T Bellucci (BRA)
M Granollers (ESP) / P Riba (ESP) vs [WC] A Sa (BRA) / J Souza (BRA)

QUADRA 1 start 12:30 pm

A Bedene (SLO) vs A Montanes (ESP)
J Reister (GER) vs A Haider-Maurer (AUT)
Not Before 3:00 pm
P Lorenzi (ITA) vs [Q] P Riba (ESP)
A Gonzalez (COL) vs [Q] P Starace (ITA)
[Q] G Elias (POR) vs A Ramos (ESP)

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After 24 Hour Trip and Lost Luggage, Mladenovic Survives First Round in Florianópolis

Kristina+Mladenovic+2011+Hopman+Cup+Day+3+BGX6GpRjVzPlBy Barbara Galiza

(February 26, 2013) Florianópolis - The young French hope Kristina Mladenovic had to endure a few setbacks before playing her first round match in Florianópolis today. The 19-year-old arrived yesterday in Brazil, after a 24 hour trip and having her luggage lost, but still managed to advance to the second round. Mladenovic beat the British qualifier Anne Keothavong, 6-3, 6-4.

 

“I arrived yesterday, it was like a 24 hour trip from Memphis to here. So long, it’s one day! (laughter) So I’m really happy to have won today”, said Mladenovic, who captured the doubles title in Memphis, alongside Galina Voskoboeva.

 

“Yesterday afternoon my luggage didn’t arrive. I was waiting for my bag all night, I couldn’t practice. I came early this morning just to have an hour (hitting session) with my doubles partner (Petra Martic).”

 

The French player, 58th in the WTA rankings, is the seventh seed on the draw that also features the American Venus Williams. In the second round, Mladenovic faces the German Tatjana Malek.

 

“I came here with no expectations. I know it’s very hard, I was in indoor hardcourts in Memphis and here it was sort of a shock. I just tried today to be really focused on every shot and find a rhythm.”

Barbara Galiza is a journalist from Rio de Janeiro and is covering the WTA tenis tournament in  Florianópolis Brazil as media in  for Tennis Panorama. She likes tennis and writing. Sometimes she blogs, most of the time she tweets. – @fiercetennis. Follow her update s on @TennisNewsTPN.

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Nadal Wins His First Title Since Return From Injury

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Rafael Nadal photo by Wagner Carmo/Inovafoto

By Barbara Galiza

(February 17, 2013) São Paulo – Today marked an important day for Rafael Nadal. At São Paulo, the former number one took his first title since returning to the tour – after a seven-month injury-lay off. The Spaniard beat David Nalbandian in the final, 6-2, 6-3. This is the first trophy won by Nadal since Roland Garros, in June. Despite the win, Nadal, who looked rusty throughout the week, hasn’t yet decided whether he’ll play Indian Wells and Miami.

 

“My priority is celebrating today’s title, that was very important for me. I’ll think of Acapulco and nothing else”, said Nadal. The fifth player in the rankings returned to the court last week, at Viña Del Mar, and will play ATP 500 Acapulco next, starting on the 25th March.

 

“We are not in a position to think about the week ahead. We go day by day, week by week. We’ll see how the knee is responding in Acapulco and when we finish this clay season, we’ll see how things have passed in these three tournaments and decide if we’re prepared to face playing in Indian Wells.”

 

Since his return, Nadal hasn’t yet faced a player inside the top 30. However, the 11-time Slam champion assures he isn’t worried about possible rivals, but about his knee:

 

“It’s not a question about (stronger) rivals, it’s a question about the surface. It’s about the evolution of my knee. I have no problems to play better rivals, because I know I can lose and can win. To me, it’s not a problem to lose after not competing for so long.”

 

Barbara Galiza is a journalist from Rio de Janeiro and was the Brasil Open  as media in São Paulo for Tennis Panorama. She likes tennis and writing. Sometimes she blogs, most of the time she tweets. – @fiercetennis. Follow her São Paulo updates on @TennisNewsTPN.

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Nadal Says São Paulo Clay Courts are Much Faster Than U.S. Open and Australian Open

 

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By Barbara Galiza

(February 16, 2013) São Paulo – Before this week, Martin Alund had never won an ATP-tour level match before, but today he managed to take a slow Rafael Nadal to a third set. The former number one took two hours to beat the Argentinean and advance to the São Paulo final. After his win, Nadal complained about the conditions, that are too fast for his taste.

 

“The conditions are not good for me and my game style. I don’t have the feeling of (ball) control or that I can attack. Today, my knee hurt more than it did in the other days”, said Nadal, who recently came back from a seven-month injury lay-off.

 

Since the beginning of the week, the Spaniard has been very critical of the balls used in the indoor clay tournament. After his win over Alund, Nadal said the conditions in São Paulo were too fast to be considered clay:

 

“The surface is here is much faster than any hardcourt. It’s much faster than the U.S. Open, much faster than the Australian Open. It’s a court that can’t be considered clay, that’s the truth. The altitude and specially the balls (make it very fast).” São Paulo’s average sea level height is of 760m.

 

In the final, the world number five will play another Argentinean, David Nalbandian. The two had paired together this week to play the doubles draw, before Nadal pulled out citing “knee overuse”.

 

“I am physically prepared for the match tomorrow, I don’t know if my knee is,” said Nadal, who he will be trying to win his 51st title.

 

Barbara Galiza is a journalist from Rio de Janeiro covering the Brasil Open  as media in São Paulo for Tennis Panorama. She likes tennis and writing. Sometimes she blogs, most of the time she tweets. – @fiercetennis. Follow her São Paulo updates on @TennisNewsTPN.

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São Paulo Oversells Arena and Fans Watch Semis From the Stairs

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By Barbara Galiza

(February 16, 2013) São Paulo – The courts may have been the biggest aim of complains by the players, but now the ATP 250 São Paulo has got something new to worry about: the fans. In the semifinals, there were 9,300 available seats for spectators, but at least 300 had to resort to the stairs to rest, blocking the passage and emergency exits.

 

The tournament organizers couldn’t inform the exact number of tickets sold, that cost between US$51 and US$102. The Ibirapuera arena, where the competition is being held, has full capacity of 10,000 – but a part of those seats were reserved to press, TV equipment and guests. Eventually, the press area had to be shared with some of spectators.

 

Fans also had to endure severe heat in the complex. São Paulo’s temperature went as high as 91ºF (33ºc)  on Saturday and the multi-use arena isn’t equipped with air conditioning.

 

Barbara Galiza is a journalist from Rio de Janeiro covering the Brasil Open  as media in São Paulo for Tennis Panorama. She likes tennis and writing. Sometimes she blogs, most of the time she tweets. – @fiercetennis. Follow her São Paulo updates on @TennisNewsTPN.

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Nadal Struggles Against Berlocq, But Gets Through in a Tough Three-Setter

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By Barbara Galiza

(February 15, 2013) São Paulo – In an unexpected struggle, Rafael Nadal took two hours and 24 minutes to beat Carlos Berlocq, the 78th ranked player in the world, on clay. To the delight of the Brazilian crowd, the number one seed in ATP 250 São Paulo came back to beat the Argentinean in three sets, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

 

“Today all wins are important for me, specially after six months without playing. This is the first match I win in three sets since my return. It helps me feeling physically better and having a little more confidence in my body. I am very happy for surviving”, he said.

 

The Spaniard had an injury scare in the first set, serving at 3-4. Nadal was sliding on clay – that has been the aim of criticism by players during the week – at break point when his foot got stuck. He was broken and play was stopped right after, at 5-3, for the court to be fixed.

 

After the win, Nadal complained about the enforcement of the “25 seconds to serve” rule yet again:

 

“I believe it’s an unfair rule. I believe it harms the show, 25 seconds it’s not enough to play point after point after point. It seems like an error from the ATP. I hope it will be changed soon.”

 

In the semifinals, the world number five will play the lucky loser Martin Alund.

 

Barbara Galiza is a journalist from Rio de Janeiro covering the Brasil Open  as media in São Paulo for Tennis Panorama. She likes tennis and writing. Sometimes she blogs, most of the time she tweets. – @fiercetennis. Follow her São Paulo updates on @TennisNewsTPN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nadal Blames ATP for São Paulo Tournament Conditions

 

Rafael Nadal photo by William Lucas/Inovafoto

Rafael Nadal photo by William Lucas/Inovafoto

By Barbara Galiza

(February 14, 2013) São Paulo – During the week, players and coaches complained about the indoor clay courts in the  ATP World Tour 250 event in São Paulo, but Rafael Nadal doesn’t think they are in a bad state. The Spaniard, that got through the second round Thursday night, admitted the playing conditions are complicated, but believes the tennis balls are to blame.

 

“The balls are very fast and with very little hair, it’s hard to control. The problem isn’t the courts, it’s the ball”, said Nadal after beating Brazilian João Souza in two sets 6-4, 6-4. “It’s the ATP’s fault, not the tournament’s. The ATP doesn’t have the capacity and infrastructure to choose balls before the start of the tournament.”

 

Nadal’s quarterfinal match will be played Friday at 8pm local time. The world No. 5 faces Carlos Berlocq, from Argentina, the 78th ranked player.

Barbara Galiza is a journalist from Rio de Janeiro covering the Brasil Open  as media in São Paulo for Tennis Panorama. She likes tennis and writing. Sometimes she blogs, most of the time she tweets. – @fiercetennis. Follow her São Paulo updates on @TennisNewsTPN.

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ATP São Paulo – Thursday Results, Friday Schedule

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RESULTS – THURSDAY, 14 FEBRUARY, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[1] [WC] R Nadal (ESP) d [Q] J Souza (BRA) 63 64
[2] N Almagro (ESP) d [Q] P Capdeville (CHI) 64 67(3) 62
S Bolelli (ITA) d [3] J Monaco (ARG) 75 62
F Volandri (ITA) d [5] T Bellucci (BRA) 63 62
A Montanes (ESP) d [7] P Andujar (ESP) 75 62
C Berlocq (ARG) d [8] A Ramos (ESP) 76(7) 64
D Nalbandian (ARG) d G Pella (ARG) 64 62

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d J Cabal (COL) / S Giraldo (COL) 64 62
[3] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) d [WC] M Demoliner (BRA) / P Zerbini (BRA) 64 76(5)

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 15 FEBRUARY, 2013

COURT CENTRE start 12:00 noon
A Montanes (ESP) vs S Bolelli (ITA)

Not Before 2:30 PM
M Alund (ARG) vs F Volandri (ITA)

Not Before 5:00 PM
D Nalbandian (ARG) vs [2] N Almagro (ESP)

Not Before 8:00 PM
[1] [WC] R Nadal (ESP) vs C Berlocq (ARG)

COURT 1 start 3:00 pm
O Marach (AUT) / H Zeballos (ARG) vs [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)
T Bellucci (BRA) / J Souza (BRA) vs S Bolelli (ITA) / F Fognini (ITA)

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