2014/07/24

Wozniacki Captures Istanbul Title

 

(July 20, 2014) In a match-up between the top two seeds, Caroline Wozniacki destroyed second seed Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 in 67 minutes on Sunday to win the Istanbul Cup. The title gave the Dane her first tournament victory of 2014.

Wozniacki said:”I’m happy to have won my 22nd WTA title – it’s a great feeling! I’m happy how the final went today. I served well and pushed her around the court, and I really dictated the match.”

“I tried to play aggressively like always but made a lot of mistakes, Vinci said. “It’s tough to play like that against Caroline because she puts everything back in the court, and it was tough for me to stay in the rallies today. But I’m happy with my week and Caroline just played much better than me.”

World No. 15 Wozniacki has captured at least one title each year since 2008. She has 22 tournament wins in her career.

The 24-year-old Wozniacki has the fourth-most WTA titles among active players, trailing Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova.

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WTA Results for July 19, 2014

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

RESULTS – JULY 19, 2014
Singles – Semifinals

[1] [WC] C Wozniacki (DEN) d K Mladenovic (FRA) 62 63
[2] R Vinci (ITA) d [Q] A Konjuh (CRO) 64 62

Doubles – Semifinals
M Doi (JPN) / E Svitolina (UKR) d [4] J Husarova (SVK) / K Jans-Ignacik (POL) 67(4) 63 10-6

ORDER OF PLAY – SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014
CENTRE COURT start 2:30 pm
DOUBLES FINAL – M Doi (JPN) / E Svitolina (UKR) vs O Kalashnikova (GEO) / P Kania (POL)

Not Before 5:00 pm
SINGLES FINAL – [1] [WC] C Wozniacki (DEN) vs [2] R Vinci (ITA)

 

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

RESULTS – JULY 19, 2014
Singles – Semifinals
C Scheepers (RSA) d J Cepelova (SVK) 75 62
M Barthel (GER) d S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 62 46 75

Doubles – Semifinals
A Klepac (SLO) / M Torro-Flor (ESP) d [WC] J Larsson (SWE) / R Peterson (SWE) 62 64

ORDER OF PLAY – SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014
CENTER start 12:00 noon
J Rae (GBR) / A Smith (GBR) vs A Klepac (SLO) / M Torro-Flor (ESP)

Not Before 2:00 pm
C Scheepers (RSA) vs M Barthel (GER)

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Caroline Wozniacki Reaches Istanbul Semis

 

 

 

(July 18, 2014) Top seed Caroline Wozniacki moved into the semifinals of the Istanbul Cup on Friday, extended to three sets by Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic – 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.

“I’m happy with the way I’ve been serving this week and it definitely helped me out there today,” Wozniacki told WTAtennis.com. “Karolina is a tough opponent and she always gives me a lot of trouble.

“I knew it was not going to be easy.”

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

RESULTS – JULY 18, 2014
Singles – Quarterfinals

[1] [WC] C Wozniacki (DEN) d [8] K Pliskova (CZE) 61 36 62
[2] R Vinci (ITA) d [6] K Nara (JPN) 60 62
[Q] A Konjuh (CRO) d [4] E Svitolina (UKR) 64 16 61
K Mladenovic (FRA) d F Schiavone (ITA) 36 63 75

Doubles – Semifinals
O Kalashnikova (GEO) / P Kania (POL) d V Solovyeva (RUS) / A Tatishvili (USA) 67(4) 64 12-10

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014
CENTRE COURT start 4:00 pm
M Doi (JPN) / E Svitolina (UKR) vs [4] J Husarova (SVK) / K Jans-Ignacik (POL)

Not Before 6:00 pm
[Q] A Konjuh (CRO) vs [2] R Vinci (ITA)

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

 

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

RESULTS – JULY 18, 2014
Singles – Quarterfinals
J Cepelova (SVK) d [Q] Y Putintseva (KAZ) 64 75
C Scheepers (RSA) d L Arruabarrena (ESP) 62 46 63
M Barthel (GER) d K Kanepi (EST) 62 76(4)
S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) d A Panova (RUS) 63 62

Doubles – Semifinals
J Rae (GBR) / A Smith (GBR) d [PR] A Amanmuradova (UZB) / S Vogt (LIE) 63 63

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014
CENTER start 1:00 pm
J Cepelova (SVK) vs C Scheepers (RSA)
M Barthel (GER) vs S Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
[WC] J Larsson (SWE) / R Peterson (SWE) vs A Klepac (SLO) / M Torro-Flor (ESP)

 

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Tennis Results Round-Up for July 17, 2014

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

RESULTS – JULY 17, 2014
Women’s
Singles – Second Round

K Kanepi (EST) d [Q] R Hogenkamp (NED) 63 61
M Barthel (GER) d [Q] G Dabrowski (CAN) 64 36 64
S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) d J Goerges (GER) 46 61 63
A Panova (RUS) d G Min (USA) 62 64

Women’s
Doubles – Quarterfinals

A Klepac (SLO) / M Torro-Flor (ESP) d [2] G Dabrowski (CAN) / A Rosolska (POL) 64 63
[PR] A Amanmuradova (UZB) / S Vogt (LIE) d [3] L Arruabarrena (ESP) / S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 63 63
[WC] J Larsson (SWE) / R Peterson (SWE) d [4] A Panova (RUS) / L Thorpe (FRA) 61 61

ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
CENTER start 11:00 am
S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) vs A Panova (RUS)
K Kanepi (EST) vs M Barthel (GER)
Possible court change – J Cepelova (SVK) vs [Q] Y Putintseva (KAZ)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
C Scheepers (RSA) vs L Arruabarrena (ESP)

 

 

ATP – Bogota Colombia

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 17 JULY 2014

Singles – Second Round
[1] R Gasquet (FRA) d S Groth (AUS) 76(3) 76(5)
[2] I Karlovic (CRO) d D Sela (ISR) 76(8) 76(5)
[8] V Estrella Burgos (DOM) d P Polansky (CAN) 64 61
J Wang (TPE) d [Q] J Ward (GBR) 63 61

Doubles – First Round

[1] V Pospisil (CAN) / R Stepanek (CZE) d J Erlich (ISR) / R Ram (USA) 36 63 10-6
[WC] C Salamanca (COL) / E Struvay (COL) d N Monroe (USA) / M Venus (NZL) 76(5) 63
M Demoliner (BRA) / P Raja (IND) d A Gonzalez (COL) / J Spir (COL) 75 64

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 18 JULY 2014

CAMPO CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
J Wang (TPE) vs [2] I Karlovic (CRO)
Not Before 1:45 pm
[6] A Gonzalez (COL) vs [4] R Stepanek (CZE)
[3] V Pospisil (CAN) vs [WC] B Tomic (AUS)
Not Before 6:00 pm
[1] R Gasquet (FRA) vs [8] V Estrella Burgos (DOM)
After Rest – V Estrella Burgos (DOM) / A Mannarino (FRA) vs N Barrientos (COL) / J Cabal (COL) 57 10 – to finish

CAMPO 1 start 12:00 noon

M Demoliner (BRA) / P Raja (IND) vs A Shamasdin (CAN) / D Sharan (IND)
Not Before 2:00 pm
S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA) vs [3] S Groth (AUS) / C Guccione (AUS)
After Suitable Rest – [1] V Pospisil (CAN) / R Stepanek (CZE) vs [WC] C Salamanca (COL) / E Struvay (COL)

 

ATP – Hamburg

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 17 JULY 2014

Singles – Third Round
[1] [WC] D Ferrer (ESP) d [16] A Seppi (ITA) 63 36 63
L Rosol (CZE) d [3] T Robredo (ESP) 75 76(6)
[WC] T Kamke (GER) d [4] A Dolgopolov (UKR) 75 26 75
[7] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d [12] G Simon (FRA) 75 63
[WC] A Zverev (GER) d [11] S Giraldo (COL) 64 76(6)
P Andujar (ESP) d D Brown (GER) 61 62
L Mayer (ARG) d D Thiem (AUT) 63 62
D Lajovic (SRB) d [Q] F Krajinovic (SRB) 31 ret. (illness)

Doubles – Quarter-finals

[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d C Fleming (GBR) / J Knowle (AUT) 60 67(4) 11-9
M Draganja (CRO) / F Mergea (ROU) d [2] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) 76(6) 46 12-10
[3] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d [LL] F Bagnis (ARG) / D Schwartzman (ARG) 63 63
[4] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT) 76(6) 75


SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 18 JULY 2014

CENTER COURT start 12:00 noon
[WC] T Kamke (GER) vs [WC] A Zverev (GER)
L Mayer (ARG) vs D Lajovic (SRB)
[1] [WC] D Ferrer (ESP) vs P Andujar (ESP)
Not Before 18:00
[7] P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs L Rosol (CZE)

ARRIBA MATCH COURT not before 14:00

[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) vs [3] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP)

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

RESULTS – JULY 17, 2014
Women’s
Singles – Second Round

[2] R Vinci (ITA) d [Q] A Dulgheru (ROU) 63 41 ret. (right shoulder injury)
[6] K Nara (JPN) d [Q] K Siniakova (CZE) 76(5) 67(3) 62
[8] K Pliskova (CZE) d S Peer (ISR) 62 75
[Q] A Konjuh (CRO) d M Doi (JPN) 64 67(3) 64

Women’s
Doubles – Quarterfinals

V Solovyeva (RUS) / A Tatishvili (USA) d [2] K Pliskova (CZE) / K Pliskova (CZE) 36 64 11-9
[4] J Husarova (SVK) / K Jans-Ignacik (POL) d [WC] B Jovanovski (SRB) / F Schiavone (ITA) 62 57 10-5
M Doi (JPN) / E Svitolina (UKR) d J Glushko (ISR) / S Klemenschits (AUT) 64 76(5)

ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
CENTRE COURT start 3:00 pm
[Q] A Konjuh (CRO) vs [4] E Svitolina (UKR)
K Mladenovic (FRA) vs F Schiavone (ITA)
[6] K Nara (JPN) vs [2] R Vinci (ITA)

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

COURT 1 start 3:00 pm
O Kalashnikova (GEO) / P Kania (POL) vs V Solovyeva (RUS) / A Tatishvili (USA)

 

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Tennis Results Round-Up for July 16, 2014

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

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

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

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

Women’s
Doubles – Quarterfinals

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

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

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

 

Claro Open Colombia

Bogota, Colombia

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 16 JULY 2014

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

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

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

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


SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 17 JULY 2014

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

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

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

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

ATP Hamburg

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 16 JULY 2014

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

Doubles – First Round

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

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


SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 17 JULY 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women’s
Doubles – Quarterfinals

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

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

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

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

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

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Tennis Results Round-Up for July 15, 2014

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

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

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

Women’s
Doubles – First Round

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

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

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

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

Claro Open Colombia
Bogota, Colombia

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 15 JULY 2014

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

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 16 JULY 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 15 JULY 2014

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

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

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

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 16 JULY 2014

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Women’s
Doubles – First Round

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

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

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

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

 

Mylan World TeamTennis – Results for Tuesday, 7/15

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

 

TEXAS WILD def. Springfield Lasers 22-13

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS def. San Diego Aviators 19-18

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Standings

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

 

Next Matches: 7/16/2014

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

Springfield Lasers @ PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS, 7:00 PM EDT

Texas Wild @ WASHINGTON KASTLES, 7:00 PM EDT

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Tennis Results Round-Up for July 14, 2014

 

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

RESULTS – JULY 14, 2014
Women’s
Singles – First Round

G Min (USA) d [2] A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 60 64
J Cepelova (SVK) d [WC] R Peterson (SWE) 64 64
C Scheepers (RSA) d M Duque-Marino (COL) 63 64
L Arruabarrena (ESP) d I Begu (ROU) 61 42 ret. (right thigh injury)

Women’s
Qualifying Singles – Second Round

Qualifying – T Martincova (CZE) d A Rus (NED) 61 62
Qualifying – L Siegemund (GER) d A Lim (FRA) 60 62
Qualifying – R Hogenkamp (NED) d G Barbieri (ITA) 16 63 64
Qualifying – A Kontaveit (EST) d E Birnerova (CZE) 64 26 61
Qualifying – Y Putintseva (KAZ) d K Bondarenko (UKR) 64 26 60
Qualifying – G Dabrowski (CAN) d [WC] S Celik (SWE) 46 75 61

First Round

Qualifying – A Rus (NED) d [WC] F Ostlund (SWE) 64 63
Qualifying – A Lim (FRA) d U Eikeri (NOR) 36 75 75
Qualifying – R Hogenkamp (NED) d M Camerin (ITA) 61 46 64
Qualifying – K Bondarenko (UKR) d S Vogt (LIE) 75 64
Qualifying – G Dabrowski (CAN) d M Irigoyen (ARG) 64 64
Qualifying – T Martincova (CZE) d I Falconi (USA) 57 62 20 Retired
Qualifying – G Barbieri (ITA) d D Seguel (CHI) 63 60
Qualifying – E Birnerova (CZE) d I de Vroome (NED) 75 36 63
Qualifying – Y Putintseva (KAZ) d L Thorpe (FRA) 26 63 60

ORDER OF PLAY – TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
CENTER start 11:00 am
D Pfizenmaier (GER) vs [8] P Hercog (SLO)
J Larsson (SWE) vs K Kanepi (EST)
[1] [WC] A Cornet (FRA) vs [Q] A Kontaveit (EST)
After suitbale rest – [WC] J Larsson (SWE) / R Peterson (SWE) vs [WC] S Arvidsson (SWE) / H Melander (SWE)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
K Piter (POL) vs [6] A Beck (GER)
[4] Y Shvedova (KAZ) vs [Q] L Siegemund (GER)
After suitable rest – [1] J Goerges (GER) / K Piter (POL) vs D Marcinkevica (LAT) / A Rus (NED)
[5] A Schmiedlova (SVK) vs [Q] R Hogenkamp (NED)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
[3] L Arruabarrena (ESP) / S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) vs M Barthel (GER) / J Windley (GBR)
A Panova (RUS) vs A Cadantu (ROU)
[PR] K Bondarenko (UKR) / N Melichar (USA) vs A Klepac (SLO) / M Torro-Flor (ESP)
A Beck (GER) / M Irigoyen (ARG) vs [2] G Dabrowski (CAN) / A Rosolska (POL)

COURT 3 start 11:00 am
J Rae (GBR) / A Smith (GBR) vs T Bua (ARG) / D Seguel (CHI)
A Fomina (UKR) / C Shakovets (GER) vs [PR] A Amanmuradova (UZB) / S Vogt (LIE)

Not Before 2:30 pm
T Pereira (BRA) vs [Q] Y Putintseva (KAZ)

 

 

Claro Open Colombia

Bogota, Colombia

RESULTS – MONDAY, 14 JULY 2014

Singles – First Round
A Kuznetsov (USA) d A Mannarino (FRA) 64 76(3)
[WC] B Tomic (AUS) d F Dustov (UZB) 63 63
G Pella (ARG) d [WC] E Struvay (COL) 63 64

Doubles – First Round

S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA) d D Sela (ISR) / J Wang (TPE) 67(4) 75 10-8


SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 15 JULY 2014

CAMPO CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
[7] M Ebden (AUS) vs [Q] J Ward (GBR)
Not Before 1:45 pm
[6] A Gonzalez (COL) vs E Donskoy (RUS)
T Ito (JPN) vs [5] A Falla (COL)
Not Before 6:00 pm
[WC] J Cabal (COL) vs S Groth (AUS)
[Q] N Barrientos (COL) vs P Polansky (CAN)

CAMPO 1 start 12:00 noon

M Przysiezny (POL) vs J Wang (TPE)
D Sela (ISR) vs F Arguello (ARG)
[Q] J Londero (ARG) vs [8] V Estrella Burgos (DOM)
T de Bakker (NED) vs [Q] K King (USA)
A Shamasdin (CAN) / D Sharan (IND) vs [2] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA)

 

 

ATP – Hamburg, Germany

RESULTS – MONDAY, 14 JULY 2014

Singles – First Round
M Kukushkin (KAZ) d [Q] M Ilhan (TUR) 62 62
D Brown (GER) d P Carreno Busta (ESP) 76(5) 63
P Andujar (ESP) d [Q] M Delic (CRO) 64 62
[WC] T Kamke (GER) d J Nieminen (FIN) 63 46 62
B Paire (FRA) d A Golubev (KAZ) 16 61 76(4)
[Q] G Elias (POR) d A Montanes (ESP) 64 63
[Q] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) d T Gabashvili (RUS) 62 63
D Thiem (AUT) d J Vesely (CZE) 75 60
D Lajovic (SRB) d K De Schepper (FRA) 63 62
[Q] F Krajinovic (SRB) d J Struff (GER) 16 75 62

Doubles – First Round

[3] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d [WC] A Begemann (GER) / A Zverev (GER) 76(4) 64
[4] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) d [WC] M Emmrich (GER) / C Kas (GER) 63 64


SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 15 JULY 2014

CENTER COURT start 10:30 am
J Janowicz (POL) vs [Q] A Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)
Not Before 12:00 noon
[WC] P Gojowczyk (GER) vs L Mayer (ARG)
[WC] A Zverev (GER) vs R Haase (NED)
[WC] J Reister (GER) vs L Rosol (CZE)
Not Before 18:00
[1] [WC] D Ferrer (ESP) vs M Kukushkin (KAZ)

ARRIBA MATCH COURT start 10:30 am
P Riba (ESP) vs J Monaco (ARG)
Not Before 12:00 noon
[8] M Granollers (ESP) vs D Thiem (AUT)
[Q] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs [3] T Robredo (ESP)
Not Before 16:00
O Marach (AUT) / G Simon (FRA) vs C Fleming (GBR) / J Knowle (AUT)

COURT 2 start 10:30 am
I Sijsling (NED) vs M Klizan (SVK)
Not Before 12:00 noon
[11] S Giraldo (COL) vs B Paire (FRA)
M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) vs [2] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP)
M Draganja (CRO) / F Mergea (ROU) vs C Berlocq (ARG) / A Seppi (ITA)

COURT 3 start 14:00
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT) vs F Delbonis (ARG) / J Sousa (POR)

 

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

RESULTS – JULY 14, 2014
Women’s
Singles – First Round

[3] K Koukalova (CZE) d D Vekic (CRO) 46 60 64
[4] E Svitolina (UKR) d D Kovinic (MNE) 61 46 64
[7] B Jovanovski (SRB) d A Van Uytvanck (BEL) 16 64 75

Women’s
Doubles – First Round

[4] J Husarova (SVK) / K Jans-Ignacik (POL) d [WC] M Sezer (TUR) / I Soylu (TUR) 26 61 12-10
[WC] B Jovanovski (SRB) / F Schiavone (ITA) d P Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) / T Smitkova (CZE) 63 63
O Kalashnikova (GEO) / P Kania (POL) d L Kichenok (UKR) / N Kichenok (UKR) 67(3) 64 10-8

Women’s
Qualifying Singles – Second Round

Qualifying – J Konta (GBR) d A Kudryavtseva (RUS) 63 61
Qualifying – A Konjuh (CRO) d K Pliskova (CZE) 64 36 63
Qualifying – A Dulgheru (ROU) d A Sasnovich (BLR) 63 76(4)
Qualifying – K Kozlova (UKR) d M Eguchi (JPN) 62 26 62
Qualifying – K Siniakova (CZE) d O Jabeur (TUN) 62 63
Qualifying – [WC] E Kulichkova (RUS) d M Czink (HUN) 61 61

First Round
Qualifying – K Pliskova (CZE) d [WC] P Ozgen (TUR) 63 64

ORDER OF PLAY – TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
[5] M Rybarikova (SVK) vs [Q] A Konjuh (CRO)
F Schiavone (ITA) vs J Jaksic (SRB)

Not Before 4:00 pm
K Knapp (ITA) vs [WC] I Soylu (TUR)
A Tatishvili (USA) vs [2] R Vinci (ITA)

Not Before 7:00 pm
[WC] C Buyukakcay (TUR) vs [8] K Pliskova (CZE)
[1] [WC] C Wozniacki (DEN) vs B Bencic (SUI)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
S Voegele (SUI) vs T Pironkova (BUL)
S Peer (ISR) vs [Q] E Kulichkova (RUS)
[6] K Nara (JPN) vs [Q] J Konta (GBR)
After suitable rest – M Minella (LUX) / S Voegele (SUI) vs M Doi (JPN) / E Svitolina (UKR)
After suitable rest – I Olaru (ROU) / S Peer (ISR) vs [3] Y Beygelzimer (UKR) / O Savchuk (UKR)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
M Niculescu (ROU) vs M Doi (JPN)
[Q] K Siniakova (CZE) vs J Glushko (ISR)
K Mladenovic (FRA) vs P Mayr-Achleitner (AUT)
[Q] K Kozlova (UKR) vs [Q] A Dulgheru (ROU)
After suitable rest – [1] I Buryachok (UKR) / A Kudryavtseva (RUS) vs J Glushko (ISR) / S Klemenschits (AUT)

 

 

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Istanbul To Host ATP World Tour 250 Tournament From 2015

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(July 8, 2014) ATP WORLD TOUR – LONDON — The ATP announced on Tuesday that Istanbul will host an ATP World Tour 250 tournament beginning next year. The first ever ATP World Tour event in Turkey will be played on clay from 27 April – 3 May in 2015.

The Garanti Koza Istanbul Open will be held at the spectacular Koza World of Sports facility, which is promoted as the largest tennis academy in the world. The centre court features a retractable roof and will provide seating for 7,500 people. Two other clay show courts raise available seating to 9,500 and the clubhouse features a fitness centre, spa, swimming pool and restaurant.

Chris Kermode, ATP Executive Chairman and President, said: “We are delighted that the ATP World Tour will be taking place in Turkey for the first time from 2015. This incredible new facility in Istanbul will make a wonderful addition to the many remarkable venues that feature on the ATP World Tour throughout the season. As we add an important market such as Turkey to our global footprint, the ATP World Tour will be set to take place across 62 tournaments in 32 countries in 2015.”

The tournament venue is part of an overall tennis academy that features 15 outdoor clay courts, 20 outdoor hard courts and 28 indoor hard courts and is located within a sporting complex which also has facilities for swimming, basketball, volleyball, soccer and handball. A five star hotel is nearby.

The tournament has been brought to Istanbul by Istanbul Kupasi Tenis Isletmecilik Turizm A.S., a subsidiary of Garanti Koza, one of Turkey’s largest international general contracting companies.

Serhan Baykal, Garanti Koza Board Member, said: “Garanti Koza is thrilled to host an ATP event in Istanbul, giving Turkish tennis fans the opportunity to watch the best players in the world. We look forward to great tennis in Istanbul for many years to come!”

The event will take place in week 17 of the 2015 ATP World Tour, alongside the Portugal Open in Oeiras and the BMW Open by FWU AG in Munich.

The 2015 ATP World Tour calendar can be found here.

ATP WORLD TOUR 2015 SPRING CLAY-COURT CALENDAR

Week Tournament Category
Week 14 (6 April) Casablanca
Houston
ATP World Tour 250
ATP World Tour 250
Week 15 (13 April) Monte-Carlo ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Week 16 (20 April) Barcelona
Bucharest
ATP World Tour 500
ATP World Tour 250
Week 17 (27 April) Istanbul
Munich
Oeiras
ATP World Tour 250
ATP World Tour 250
ATP World Tour 250
Week 18 (4 May) Madrid ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Week 19 (11 May) Rome ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Week 20 (18 May) Dusseldorf
Nice
ATP World Tour 250
ATP World Tour 250
Week 21 (25 May) Roland Garros Grand Slam *Not ATP Member

 

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Serena Williams Ends Career Season with Istanbul Win

TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships: Istanbul 2013 - Day Six

(October 27, 2013) For Serena Williams it was icing on the cake to a career season as she rallied past Li Na 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 in Istanbul to defend her WTA Championship title, her 11th of the year and the fourth time she’s won the event. Williams became the first player to defend the year end event since Justine Henin did it in 2007. It’s the American’s 57th title of her career, 13 more than any other current player and the seventh most in WTA history.

“At the start of the match, maybe I was feeling too excited,” first time WTA Championship finalist Li said. “So after one set and a half I felt like I had no more energy left. I have a little bit of a bad taste, because it’s 6-0 in the third set, but I still feel more positive things than negative. At least in the whole match I was using a lot of serve and volleying. I was trying as much as I could to come to the net. So it was an improvement there and I’m still happy overall.”

“I don’t know how I got through that one,” Williams said. “I’ve just had a really long year, and I’m just really excited, honestly. I really didn’t expect to get through this match today. I’m just overjoyed, to be honest. It’s really awesome. It’s such a special moment. To finish the year No.1 in the world and win this title after 40 years of the WTA, it means even more.”

Li Na will finish the year at a career-high No. 3 in the world, the highest ever for a Chinese player.

Williams was an astonishing 78-4 on the year a .951 win percentage winning over $12.3 million dollars for the year, a WTA record and third overall behind Novak Djokovic’s 2011 and 2012 seasons. At 32, Williams is the oldest player to win the year-end and to be WTA No. 1.

Williams has now extended her winning streak to 15 consecutive matches at the tournament; second behind Martina Navratilova, who won 21 in a row between 1983 and 1987 at the year-end championships.

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Serena Williams to Face Li Na for WTA Championships

(October 26, 2013) A sluggish Serena Williams overcame her fatigue to stop Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to move into finals of the WTA Championships.

Williams who appeared to be in pain during the match said that she hit a wall after playing so much tennis this year. She’s 77-4 on the year and looking for her second straight year-end title, which would be her fourth overall.

Williams will be meeting Li Na in the final on Sunday. Li defeated Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-2 to make her first appearance in the year-end tournament. This will be a match-up between the two oldest women in the tournament with Williams at 32 and Li at 31.

 

TEB BNP PARIBAS WTA CHAMPIONSHIPS – ISTANBUL
Istanbul, Turkey
October 22-October 27, 2013
$6,000,000/Season-Ending Championships
Hard/Indoors

Results – Saturday, October 26, 2013
Singles – Semifinals
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (7) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 64 26 64
(4) Li Na (CHN) d. (5) Petra Kvitova (CZE) 64 62

Doubles – Semifinals
Makarova/Vesnina (RUS/RUS) d. (1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) 46 75 103 (Match TB)
(2) Hsieh/Peng (TPE/CHN) d. Petrova/Srebotnik (RUS/SLO) 76(5) 62

Order Of Play – Sunday, October 27, 2013
Center Court (from 14.30hrs)
1. Doubles Final: Makarova/Vesnina vs. Hsieh/Peng
2. Singles Final: Serena Williams vs. Li Na (NB 17.00hrs)

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