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Simona Halep Wins Qatar Open

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(February 16, 2014) Simona Halep captured her first title of the year with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Angelique Kerber of in the Qatar Open final  in Doha on Sunday. For Halep it’s her seventh career title, she won her first six in 2013.

On the way to the win, Halep knocked out three top ten players – No. 7 Sara Errani in the quarterfinals, No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinals, and the No. 9 Kerber in the final.

“I feel very, very good now,” Halep said.  “I’m very happy I could win this tournament. It’s amazing for me, because when I came here I didn’t think I could reach the final, or win even. So it’s amazing. It’s the biggest tournament I’ve won. It’s incredible here in Doha.”

“I made too many easy mistakes at the beginning of the match, but Simona played very well – she played at a high level the whole week,” Kerber said. I was trying to play what I could today, I was giving everything I could, but she deserved to win the title. And I’m still happy about the week.”

For Halep this win represents the biggest WTA title of her career – her third Premier-level title and the one with the most prize money.

When the new rankings are announced on Monday, Halep will move up one spot to a career-high No. 8.

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Tennis – Results Round-Up for February 13, 2014

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Buenos Aires

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 13 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Second Round
[1] [WC] D Ferrer (ESP) d S Giraldo (COL) 64 76(1)
[4] N Almagro (ESP) d D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 16 75 64
[8] J Chardy (FRA) d A Dolgopolov (UKR) 63 36 76(3)
A Ramos (ESP) d F Volandri (ITA) 62 61

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[4] P Cuevas (URU) / H Zeballos (ARG) d D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) / A Montanes (ESP) 64 75
A Dolgopolov (UKR) / P Starace (ITA) d P Andujar (ESP) / D Bracciali (ITA) 57 63 10-8
[WC] M Gonzalez (ARG) / E Schwank (ARG) d J Chardy (FRA) / L Dlouhy (CZE) 26 64 10-5

Doubles – First Round
[1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d [WC] F Bagnis (ARG) / F Delbonis (ARG) 75 62
N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER) d R Haase (NED) / C Kas (GER) 64 76(3)

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 2014

ESTADIO BILLOCH CARIDE start 2:00 pm
[6] R Haase (NED) vs [3] T Robredo (ESP)
P Andujar (ESP) vs [2] F Fognini (ITA)
Not Before 8:00 pm
[1] [WC] D Ferrer (ESP) vs A Ramos (ESP)
[4] N Almagro (ESP) vs [8] J Chardy (FRA)

ESTADIO 2 start 2:00 pm
[1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) vs N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER)
Not Before 5:00 pm
[4] P Cuevas (URU) / H Zeballos (ARG) vs [WC] M Gonzalez (ARG) / E Schwank (ARG)

QATAR TOTAL OPEN
Doha, Qatar
February 10-February 16, 2014
$2,440,070/Premier
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Thursday, February 13, 2014
Singles – Third Round
(Q) Petra Cetkovska (CZE) d. (1) Li Na (CHN) 76(2) 26 64
(2) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (Q) Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 64 01 ret. (lower back injury)
(3) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 76(2) 57 62
(4) Sara Errani (ITA) d. Monica Niculescu (ROU) 26 75 61
(5) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. (WC) Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 61 62
(6) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 62 63
(7) Simona Halep (ROU) d. Annika Beck (GER) 64 61
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. Jana Cepelova (SVK) 16 62 60

Doubles – Second Round
(1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. Raymond/Zhang (USA/CHN) 64 76(6)
(2) Hsieh/Peng (TPE/CHN) d. Buryachok/Diatchenko (UKR/RUS) 62 64
(3) Peschke/Srebotnik (CZE/SLO) d. Garcia/Kalashnikova (FRA/GEO) 76(1) 76(6)
(4) Black/Mirza (ZIM/IND) d. Pliskova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) 46 62 104 (Match TB)
(WC) Jankovic/Kleybanova (SRB/RUS) d. (6) Kops-Jones/Spears (USA/USA) 64 64
(7) Pavlyuchenkova/Petrova (RUS/RUS) d. Groenefeld/Lucic-Baroni (GER/CRO) w/o (Lucic-Baroni: lower back injury)
Kudryavtseva/Rodionova (RUS/AUS) d. Jurak/Klepac (CRO/SLO) 63 64
Niculescu/Zakopalova (ROU/CZE) d. Chan/Huber (TPE/USA) 63 63

Order Of Play – Friday, February 14, 2014
Centre Court (from 15.30hrs)
1. Petra Cetkovska vs. Angelique Kerber
2. Petra Kvitova vs. Jelena Jankovic
3. Simona Halep vs. Sara Errani
4. Yanina Wickmayer vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (NB 20.00hrs)

Court 1 (from 15.30hrs)
1. Peschke/Srebotnik vs. Kudryavtseva/Rodionova
2. Niculescu/Zakopalova vs. Hsieh/Peng
3. Pavlyuchenkova/Petrova vs. Black/Mirza (NB 18.00hrs)
4. Errani/Vinci vs. Jankovic/Kleybanova (NB 19.00hrs; after suitable rest)

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Singles – Second Round
I Karlovic (CRO) d [2] F Lopez (ESP) 76(2) 64
[3] L Hewitt (AUS) d [WC] M Baghdatis (CYP) 16 62 60
[4] Y Lu (TPE) d [Q] D Kudla (USA) 36 63 63
[Q] A Kuznetsov (USA) d [8] M Kukushkin (KAZ) 26 63 76(1)

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[2] E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) d T Gabashvili (RUS) / M Kukushkin (KAZ) 62 63
[3] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) d R Junaid (AUS) / P Marx (GER) 60 76(4)
F Cermak (CZE) / M Elgin (RUS) d [WC] R Harrison (USA) / S Querrey (USA) 64 64

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 2014

STADIUM start 12:00 noon
[1] [WC] K Nishikori (JPN) vs A Bogomolov Jr. (RUS)
Not Before 2:00 pm
[3] L Hewitt (AUS) vs M Russell (USA)
[Q] A Kuznetsov (USA) vs [4] Y Lu (TPE)
7:00 pm
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs C Guccione (AUS) / L Hewitt (AUS)
Not Before 9:00 pm
J Sock (USA) vs I Karlovic (CRO)

Rotterdam

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 13 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Second Round
[1] J del Potro (ARG) d [Q] P Mathieu (FRA) 62 76(2)
[2] [WC] A Murray (GBR) d [Q] D Thiem (AUT) 64 36 63
[3] T Berdych (CZE) d N Mahut (FRA) 64 63
P Kohlschreiber (GER) d [4] R Gasquet (FRA) 75 75
J Janowicz (POL) d [6] T Haas (GER) 64 64
E Gulbis (LAT) d [8] G Dimitrov (BUL) 64 76(3)
[WC] I Sijsling (NED) d [Q] M Berrer (GER) 61 62

Doubles – Quarter-finals
M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d L Rosol (CZE) / A Seppi (ITA) 64 64
J Benneteau (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d J Knowle (AUT) / J Peers (AUS) 36 61 10-7

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) vs J Brunstrom (SWE) / J Nieminen (FIN)
Not Before 12:30 pm
[3] T Berdych (CZE) vs J Janowicz (POL)
[1] J del Potro (ARG) vs E Gulbis (LAT)
Not Before 7:30 pm
M Cilic (CRO) vs [2] [WC] A Murray (GBR)
[WC] I Sijsling (NED) vs P Kohlschreiber (GER)

COURT 1 not before 3:00 pm
Possible Court Change – [3] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs M Llodra (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA)

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Peng Shuai to Become No. 1 in Women’s Doubles Next Week

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(February 13, 2014) Peng Shuai will become the No.1 in doubles next week on the WTA tour. She will be the first Chinese tennis player ever to rise to No.1 in either singles or doubles, male or female. She will become the second Asia woman to hold a No. 1 ranking as second Asian woman – Japan’s Ai Sugiyama also reached No.1 in doubles.

She and partner Hsieh Su-Wei opened the Qatar open with a win over Irina Buryachok and Vitalia Diatchenko, 6-2, 6-4.

 

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Li Na Ousted by Qualifier in Doha

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(February 13, 2014) Reigning Australian Open champion Li Na fell victim to Czech qualifier Petra Cetkovska 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-4 in the third round of the Qatar Open on Thursday.

Cetkovska, no stranger to upsetting top ten players completed the feat for the eighth time, second time ousting a top three players. She beat a then ranked No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska in the 2011 Rome

Li could not hold on to a 3-1 lead in the third set in the 2 hour and 46-minute match.

Even with the loss, Li will move up to No. 2 in the world when the rankings come out next week.

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Venus Wins, Stephens Falls in Doha

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(February 10, 2014) Venus Williams returned to the court for the first time since losing in the first round of the Australian Open, while countrywoman Sloane Stephens fell in Doha on Monday.

Williams bested qualifier Petra Martic 6-2, 6-2 to set up a second-round match with former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.

No. 2 American Stephens could not find any consistency and lost to qualifier Petra Cetkovska 7-5-6-1.

QATAR TOTAL OPEN
Doha, Qatar
February 10-February 16, 2014
$2,440,070/Premier
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Monday, February 10, 2014
Singles – First Round
(Q) Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) d. (11) Roberta Vinci (ITA) 63 63
(Q) Petra Cetkovska (CZE) d. (14) Sloane Stephens (USA) 75 61
Peng Shuai (CHN) d. (Q) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 76(5) 75
Venus Williams (USA) d. (Q) Petra Martic (CRO) 62 62
Annika Beck (GER) d. Mona Barthel (GER) 76(5) 62
(Q) Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) d. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 75 63

Doubles – First Round
Pliskova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) d. (WC) Al Nabhani/Honcova (OMA/SVK) 63 62
Buryachok/Diatchenko (UKR/RUS) d. Dushevina/Parra Santonja (RUS/ESP) 63 26 103 (Match TB)
(WC) Jankovic/Kleybanova (SRB/RUS) d. Lepchenko/Panova (USA/RUS) 76(3) 06 102 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Centre Court (from 15.30hrs)
1. Francesca Schiavone vs. Magdalena Rybarikova
2. Dominika Cibulkova vs. Alisa Kleybanova
3. Ana Ivanovic vs. Daniela Hantuchova (NB 19.00hrs)
4. Marina Erakovic vs. Samantha Stosur

Court 1 (from 14.30hrs)
1. Tadeja Majeric vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2. Stefanie Voegele vs. Alizé Cornet
3. Andrea Petkovic vs. Yanina Wickmayer
4. Eugenie Bouchard vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Court 2 (from 14.30hrs)
1. Kaia Kanepi vs. Varvara Lepchenko
2. Alla Kudryavtseva vs. Sorana Cirstea
3. Lucie Safarova vs. Kirsten Flipkens (NB 18.00hrs)
4. Chan/Huber vs. Klemenschits/Olaru

Court 3 (from 14.30hrs)
1. Zhang Shuai vs. Maryna Zanevska
2. Karolina Pliskova vs. Cagla Buyukakcay
3. Monica Niculescu vs. Fatma Al Nabhani
4. Pavlyuchenkova/Petrova vs. Beygelzimer/Savchuk

Court 4 (from 14.30hrs)
1. Barthel/Moulton-Levy vs. Kops-Jones/Spears
2. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni vs. Yvonne Meusburger (NB 15.30hrs)
3. Elina Svitolina vs. Klara Zakopalova (NB 18.00hrs)

Court 6 (from 15.30hrs)
1. Kristina Mladenovic vs. Jana Cepelova
2. Karin Knapp vs. Caroline Garcia
3. Husarova/Rosolska vs. Raymond/Zhang

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Tennis Results Round-Up for January 4, 2014

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 4, 2014

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

Results – Saturday, January 4, 2014
Singles – Final
(2) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Venus Williams (USA) 62 57 64

Doubles – Final
Fichman/Sanchez (CAN/USA) d. (3) Hradecka/Krajicek (CZE/NED) 26 60 104 (Match TB)

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL
Brisbane, Australia
December 29, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Saturday, January 4, 2014
WTA Singles – Final
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (2) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 64 75

WTA Doubles – Final
Kudryavtseva/Rodionova (RUS/AUS) d. Mladenovic/Voskoboeva (FRA/KAZ) 63 61

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 4 JANUARY 2014

ATP Singles – Semifinals
[1] R Federer (SUI) d [8] J Chardy (FRA) 63 67(3) 63
L Hewitt (AUS) d [2] K Nishikori (JPN) 57 64 63

Doubles – Semifinals
[2] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / D Nestor (CAN) d [3] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) 75 76(5)
[4] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) d R Federer (SUI) / N Mahut (FRA) 76(5) 63
SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 5 JANUARY 2014

PAT RAFTER ARENA start 2:00 pm
ATP – [4] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) vs [2] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / D Nestor (CAN)

Not Before 3:30 pm
[1] R Federer (SUI) vs L Hewitt (AUS)

 

Chennai

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 4 JANUARY 2014

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] S Wawrinka (SUI) d [5] V Pospisil (CAN) 64 55 ret. (lower back strain)
[7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d [6] M Granollers (ESP) 62 46 63

Doubles – Semi-finals
M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO) d [3] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) 76(5) 64

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 5 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 5:00 pm
[1] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs [7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
[4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / F Nielsen (DEN) vs M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO)

 

Doha

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 4 JANUARY 2014

Singles – Final
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d G Monfils (FRA) 61 67(5) 62

 

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

Order Of Play – Sunday, January 5, 2013
Centre Court (from 10.00hrs)
1. Alison Van Uytvanck vs. An-Sophie Mestach (Singles Q Final)
2. Grandin/Riske vs. Buryachok/Kalashnikova (NB 11.00hrs)
3. Garbiñe Muguruza vs. Naiktha Bains (Singles Q Final)
4. Mona Barthel vs. Elina Svitolina
5. Birrell/Tjandramulia vs. Raymond/Zhang

 

Court Events Tasmania (from 10.00hrs)
1. Sachia Vickery vs. Madison Brengle (Singles Q Final)
2. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa vs. Estrella Cabeza Candela (Singles Q Final)
3. Domínguez Lino/Duque-Marino vs. Cadantu/Klemenschits
4. Chan/Husarova vs. Shapatava/Vasylyeva
5. Naydenova/Pereira vs. Chan/Xu

 

Hopman Cup

Final: [3] France d [1] Poland 2-1

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d Grzegorz Panfil (POL) 6-3 3-6 6-3

Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d Alize Cornet (FRA) 6-3 6-7(7) 6-2

Alize Cornet / Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d Agnieszka Radwanska / Grzegorz Panfil (POL) 6-0 6-2

SHENZHEN OPEN
Shenzhen, China
December 29, 2013 – January 4, 2014
$500,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Saturday, January 4, 2014
Singles – Final
(1) Li Na (CHN) d. (5) Peng Shuai (CHN) 64 75

Doubles – Final
Niculescu/Zakopalova (ROU/CZE) d. Kichenok/Kichenok (UKR/UKR) 63 64

 

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

Order Of Play – Sunday, January 5, 2013
Ken Rosewall Arena (from 11.00hrs)
1. Madison Keys vs. Simona Halep
2. Roberta Vinci vs. Sara Errani
3. Daniela Hantuchova vs. Ajla Tomljanovic
4. Kops-Jones/Spears vs. Kuznetsova/Makarova

Grandstand (from 11.00hrs)
1. Bethanie Mattek-Sands vs. Julia Goerges (Singles Q Final)
2. ATP: Smith vs. Bogomolov Jr.
3. ATP: Harrison vs. Robert

Court 6 (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP: Golubev vs. Laaksonen
2. Tsvetana Pironkova vs. Shahar Peer (Singles Q Final; NB 12.30hrs)
3. ATP: Odesnik vs. Ramos

Court 5 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Varvara Lepchenko vs. Victoria Duval (Singles Q Final)
2. ATP: Kavcic vs. Soeda
3. ATP: Thompson vs. Vesely

Court 4 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Christina McHale vs. Yaroslava Shvedova (Singles Q Final)
2. Chanelle Scheepers vs. Lauren Davis (Singles Q Final)
3. ATP: Struff vs. Devvarman

Court 4 (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP: Dancevic vs. Stakhovsky
2. Paula Ormaechea vs. Anna Schmiedlova (NB 13.00hrs)

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Rafael Nadal Wins Qatar Open

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(January 4, 2013) World No. 1 Rafael Nadal defeated Gael Monfils 6-1, 6-7(5), 62 for his first Qatar ExxonMobil Open title.

For Nadal it was his 61st ATP World Tour title, moving past Andre Agassi for eighth on the Open Era title-leaders list.

Nadal’s run to the title was a challenging one this week, playing three, three set matches against Tobias Kamke, Peter Gojowczyk and Monfils.

Of the five matches Nadal played this week he was taken the three-set distance three times: By Tobias Kamke in the second round, Peter Gojowczyk in the quarterfinals, and then by Monfils.

“Every victory is important and the title today means a lot to me, Nadal said. “It is the first time in my career that I am able to start the season with a victory. That’s always important.”

“Rafa put pressure on me from the first point, Monfils said. “He was very aggressive from the first game and it was tougher for me to adjust. It’s always tough to play against him and at the end he was a bit better than me.”

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Tennis Results Round-Up for January 3, 2014

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 3, 2014

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

Results – Friday, January 3, 2014
Singles – Semifinals
(2) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. (3) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 60 76(3)
Venus Williams (USA) d. (5) Jamie Hampton (USA) w/o (right hip injury)

Doubles – Semifinals
(3) Hradecka/Krajicek (CZE/NED) d. Pliskova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) 63 61

Order Of Play – Saturday, January 4, 2014
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Doubles Final: Fichman/Sanchez vs. Hradecka/Krajicek
2. Singles Final: Venus Williams vs. Ana Ivanovic (NB 14.30hrs)

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BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL
Brisbane, Australia
December 29, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Friday, January 3, 2014
WTA Singles – Semifinals
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (3) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 62 76(7)
(2) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. (4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 16 63 64

WTA Doubles – Semifinals
Mladenovic/Voskoboeva (FRA/KAZ) d. Minella/Scheepers (LUX/RSA) 63 64

ATP Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] R Federer (SUI) d M Matosevic (AUS) 61 61
[2] K Nishikori (JPN) d M Cilic (CRO) 64 57 62
[8] J Chardy (FRA) d [WC] S Groth (AUS) 75 64
L Hewitt (AUS) d [Q] M Copil (ROU) 64 62

ATP Doubles – Quarter-finals
[2] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / D Nestor (CAN) d [WC] M Ebden (AUS) / T Kokkinakis (AUS) 75 46 10-8

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 4 JANUARY 2014

PAT RAFTER ARENA start 12:00 noon
ATP – [3] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) vs [2] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / D Nestor (CAN)

Not Before 1:00 pm
ATP – L Hewitt (AUS) vs [2] K Nishikori (JPN)

Not Before 3:00 pm
ATP – [1] R Federer (SUI)  vs [8] J Chardy (FRA)

Not Before 7:00 pm
WTA – [1] S Williams (USA) or [3] M Sharapova (RUS) vs [2] V Azarenka (BLR)
WTA – K Mladenovic (FRA) / G Voskoboeva (KAZ) vs A Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A Rodionova (AUS)

TBA
ATP – TBA – R Federer (SUI) / N Mahut (FRA) vs [4] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL)

 

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Chennai Open

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 3 JANUARY 2014

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] S Wawrinka (SUI) d A Bedene (SLO) 62 61
[6] M Granollers (ESP) d [4] B Paire (FRA) 62 36 76(5) – saved 1 M.P.
[5] V Pospisil (CAN) d [WC] Y Bhambri (IND) 63 63
[7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d D Sela (ISR) 75 67(6) 60

Doubles – Semi-finals
[4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / F Nielsen (DEN) d [WC] K Khachanov (RUS) / S Myneni (IND) 64 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[3] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT) 63 57 11-9
M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO) d [WC] N Balaji (IND) / R Ramanathan (IND) 63 63

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 4 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 5:00 pm
[6] M Granollers (ESP) vs [7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
[1] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs [5] V Pospisil (CAN)
[3] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) vs M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO)

 

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Doha – Qatar Open

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 3 JANUARY 2014

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d [Q] P Gojowczyk (GER) 46 62 63
G Monfils (FRA) d F Mayer (GER) 63 62

Doubles – Final
T Berdych (CZE) / J Hajek (CZE) d [1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) 62 64

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 4 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 6:00 pm
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs G Monfils (FRA)

 

Shenzen

Shenzhen, China
December 29, 2013 – January 4, 2014
$500,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Friday, January 3, 2014
Singles – Semifinals
(1) Li Na (CHN) d. (8) Annika Beck (GER) 61 63
(5) Peng Shuai (CHN) d. Vania King (USA) w/o (right thigh injury)

Doubles – Semifinals
Kichenok/Kichenok (UKR/UKR) d. Konta/Mayr-Achleitner (GBR/AUT) 62 63

Order Of Play – Saturday, January 4, 2014
Centre Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Singles Final: Li Na vs. Peng Shuai
2. Doubles Final: Niculescu/Zakopalova vs. Kichenok/Kichenok

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Rafael Nadal Gets Past Peter Gojowczyk to Make Doha Final

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(January 3, 2014) World No. 1 Rafael Nadal has earned a spot into the Qatar Open final after passing a test against German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Gojowczyk, ranked 162nd player in the world started quickly against the Spaniard, winning the first three games of the match. Nadal rebounded to even the first set, but was broken for the set while serving at 4-5.

Nadal returned the form which has made him the top player he is, dropping only five games over the next two sets for the victory.

Nadal will play Gael Monfils in Saturday’s final. The Frenchman dismissed Florian Mayer 6-1, 6-2 in his semifinal. Monfils has not dropped a set in Doha this week.

Nadal holds an 8-2 record against Monfils, with both of Monfils’ wins coming against Nadal in Doha.

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Tennis Results Round-Up for January 2, 2014

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 2, 2014

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

Results – Thursday, January 2, 2014
Singles – Quarterfinals
(2) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Kurumi Nara (JPN) 62 63
(3) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. (Q) Sachie Ishizu (JPN) 64 75
(5) Jamie Hampton (USA) d. Lauren Davis (USA) 62 46 64
Venus Williams (USA) d. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 63 63

Doubles – Semifinals
Fichman/Sanchez (CAN/USA) d. (4) Barthel/Moulton-Levy (GER/USA) 62 64

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(3) Hradecka/Krajicek (CZE/NED) d. (WC) Flipkens/Ivanovic (BEL/SRB) 36 64 103 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Friday, January 3, 2014
Centre Court (from 15.00hrs)
1. Hradecka/Krajicek vs. Pliskova/Pliskova
2. Kirsten Flipkens vs. Ana Ivanovic (NB 17.00hrs)
3. Jamie Hampton vs. Venus Williams

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BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL
Brisbane, Australia
December 29, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Thursday, January 2, 2014
WTA Singles – Quarterfinals
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (9) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 63 63
(2) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 64 67(7) 61
(3) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Kaia Kanepi (EST) 46 63 62
(4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. (5) Angelique Kerber (GER) 67(8) 63 61

WTA Doubles – Semifinals
Kudryavtseva/Rodionova (RUS/AUS) d. (WC) Adamczak/Rogowska (AUS/AUS) 62 62

ATP Singles – Second Round
[Q] M Copil  (ROU) d [3] G Simon  (FRA) 75 63
L Hewitt  (AUS) d [6] F Lopez  (ESP) 75 63 [8]
J Chardy  (FRA) d N Mahut  (FRA) 75 67(4) 63
[WC] S Groth  (AUS) d *[LL] P Herbert  (FRA) 46 76(3) 76(5)

*[LL] P Herbert  (FRA) replaced [4] K Anderson (RSA) – viral infection

ATP Doubles – Quarter-finals
R Federer (SUI) / N Mahut (FRA) d J Chardy (FRA) / G Dimitrov (BUL) 76(3) 67(5) 11-9

ATP Doubles – First Round
[WC] M Ebden (AUS) / T Kokkinakis (AUS) d J Nieminen (FIN) / G Simon (FRA) 61 63

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 3 JANUARY 2014

PAT RAFTER ARENA start 11:30 am
ATP – M Cilic  (CRO) vs [2] K Nishikori  (JPN)

Not Before 2:30 pm ATP -
L Hewitt  (AUS) vs [Q] M Copil  (ROU)

Not Before 3:30 pm
WTA – [4] J Jankovic  (SRB) vs [2] V Azarenka  (BLR)

Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP – [1] R Federer  (SUI) vs M Matosevic  (AUS)

Not Before 8:30 pm
WTA – [1] S Williams  (USA) vs [3] M Sharapova  (RUS)

SHOW COURT 1 start 11:30 am
WTA – K Mladenovic (FRA) / G Voskoboeva (KAZ) vs M Minella (LUX) / C Scheepers (RSA)

Not Before 2:30 pm
ATP – [WC] M Ebden (AUS) / T Kokkinakis (AUS) vs [2] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / D Nestor (CAN)

Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP – [WC] S Groth  (AUS) vs [8] J Chardy  (FRA)

 

Chennai Open

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 2 JANUARY 2014

Singles – Second Round
[WC] Y Bhambri (IND) d [3] F Fognini (ITA) 61 55 ret. (right thigh)
[4] B Paire (FRA) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 61 64
[5] V Pospisil (CAN) d Y Lu (TPE) w/o (right thigh)
[6] M Granollers (ESP) d [Q] R Ramanathan (IND) 62 64

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[WC] K Khachanov (RUS) / S Myneni (IND) d [1] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) 75 26 12-10
[4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / F Nielsen (DEN) d P Raja (IND) / D Sela (ISR) 64 64

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 3 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 5:00 pm
[WC] N Balaji (IND) / R Ramanathan (IND) vs M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO)
[1] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs A Bedene (SLO)
[WC] Y Bhambri (IND) vs [5] V Pospisil (CAN)
[WC] K Khachanov (RUS) / S Myneni (IND) vs [4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / F Nielsen (DEN)

COURT 1 start 5:00 pm
[7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs D Sela (ISR)
[6] M Granollers (ESP) vs [4] B Paire (FRA)
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT) vs [3] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER)

 

Doha – Qatar Open

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 2 JANUARY 2014

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d [7] E Gulbis (LAT) 75 64
[Q] P Gojowczyk (GER) d [Q] D Brown (GER) 63 36 76(5)
F Mayer (GER) d V Hanescu (ROU) 64 67(8) 64
G Monfils (FRA) d D Brands (GER) 62 61

Doubles – Semi-finals
[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d [3] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) 63 63
T Berdych (CZE) / J Hajek (CZE) d C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) 62 63

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 3 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 4:30 pm
[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) vs T Berdych (CZE) / J Hajek (CZE)
Not Before 6:00 PM – [1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [Q] P Gojowczyk (GER)
F Mayer (GER) vs G Monfils (FRA)

SHENZHEN OPEN
Shenzhen, China
December 29, 2013 – January 4, 2014
$500,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Thursday, January 2, 2014
Singles – Quarterfinals
(1) Li Na (CHN) d. Monica Niculescu (ROU) 75 46 64
(5) Peng Shuai (CHN) d. Jana Cepelova (SVK) 63 62
(8) Annika Beck (GER) d. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 36 63 61
Vania King (USA) d. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 62 64

Doubles – Semifinals
Niculescu/Zakopalova (ROU/CZE) d. Wang/Zheng (CHN/CHN) 63 64

Order Of Play – Friday, January 3, 2014
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Peng Shuai vs. Vania King
2. Li Na vs. Annika Beck (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Konta/Mayr-Achleitner vs. Kichenok/Kichenok

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