2014/04/18

Maria Sharapova announces Sugarpova and International Tennis Hall of Fame Partnership

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(January 10, 2014) – Maria Sharapova’s line of candy, Sugarpova announced their partnership with the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, R.I. Sugarpova is the new official sponsor and an underwriter of the Hall of Fame’s Kids Free program, which provides free admission to the museum for children ages 16 and under, every day, year-round. The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is the sport’s official, global Hall of Fame and the world’s most comprehensive museum dedicated to the sport of tennis.

“I am honored and thrilled to partner Sugarpova with the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, particularly in support of such an important program,” said Maria Sharapova, founder and creative director of Sugarpova, and the winner of four Grand Slam tournament titles. “I was lucky to discover the game at a young age, and I hope that visiting the museum will inspire young people to see the opportunities in tennis and the potential that exists when someone commits oneself to following a dream.”

“We are delighted and grateful to welcome Sugarpova as an official sponsor of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. Maria is an extraordinary role model within the sport, and we appreciate her commitment toward our mission to inspire young people to get involved in tennis,” said Mark L. Stenning, CEO of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. “The museum is an exciting place where families and children of all ages can explore the game’s rich history in an educational and entertaining way. By offering free admission to children we hope they will be inspired by the game’s traditions and become life-long players and fans.”

In addition to sponsoring the Kids Free program, Sugarpova candy will be featured in the three retail stores on the Hall of Fame property in Newport, and Hall of Fame fans will have access to special offers throughout the year. The retail stores will offer all 15 variations of the brand, which includes gumballs, gummy candies, sours, and more, all styled in fun, unexpected types and shapes-with playful names to match. A long time candy lover with a surprising sweet tooth, Sharapova created her own candy business in 2012 to offer an accessible bit of luxury, interpreting classic candies in her own signature style. A portion of sales from Sugarpova are donated to the Maria Sharapova Foundation, which supports her ongoing dedication to a charitable cause close to her heart.

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Mahut Tops Hewitt for Newport Title and Also Wins Doubles

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(July 15, 2013) Nicolas Mahut won four matches at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships over the past two days to claim both the singles and doubles titles at the tournament Newport. Monday morning, he paired with Edouard Roger-Vasselin to claim their fourth title as a team, coming back to beat the American pairing of Tim Smyczek and Rhyne Williams, 6-7(4), 6-2, 10-5. Sunday Mahut defeated Lleyton Hewitt in the singles final for his second career title, his first coming last month at ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

 

“First to win the singles is a big accomplishment,” said Mahut. “To win both in the same week, singles and doubles, it’s amazing. When I look back a month ago, I was ranked 240, then I played the French Open final in doubles, won two titles, won another one in doubles, it’s just a great achievement. I just don’t think I even realize it all yet.”

 

Due to rain over the weekend, the tournament semifinals were moved from Saturday to Sunday. Mahut played three matches on Sunday – singles and doubles semifinals, and singles final, as well as this morning’s doubles final. In 2010, Mahut competed in the longest match in tennis history, when he and John Isner played for 11 hours and 5 minutes at 2010 Wimbledon before Isner won 70-68 in the fifth set.

 

Mahut is the first player on the ATP World Tour to win both singles and doubles titles at the same event this season. He is the third player in the history of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships to do so (Rajeev Ram in 2009 and Dan Goldie in 1987).

 

 

“When you want to win a final, everything can happen. I just can’t believe it’s true,” Mahut said of winning the singles crown.

“A month ago I was playing to make the cut for the qualies at the US Open, I was [ranked] 240 with some points to defend. I told my coach, I have to play great on grass to make the cut for the qualies. A month later I have two titles.”

“It’s always easier to come back onto court after wins. You know I can play a long time, I can stay a long time on the court.”

 

As for winning the doubles, Mahut said: “I wasn’t feeling 100 per cent at the beginning, but in the end, I played good at the right time and Edouard played really well.”

“First to win the singles is a big accomplishment. To win the same week, singles and doubles, it is the first time it has happened to me in my career, and it’s amazing. When I look back a month ago, I was ranked 240, then I played the French Open in doubles, won two titles, won another one in doubles. It’s just a great achievement. I don’t think I even realise it all yet. It’s incredible what has happened to me in the past month.”

“I was maybe going to stop playing singles because my [ATP] Ranking was too low only a month ago, so I was thinking to play maybe just doubles, and a month later I’m back in the Top 100. It’s just unbelievable.”

By winning the singles title, Mahut has moved up 52 spots to in the ATP Rankings to World No. 75.

 

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The 2013 International Tennis Hall of Fame Inductions Reveal the Importance of Growing the Sport

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Martina Hingis

by Jack Cunniff

(July 13, 2013) NEWPORT, R.I. – While Martina Hingis headlined the International Tennis Hall of Fame ceremonies  as 2013 Recent Player inductee, the event had the decided feel of an Old Boys club, with contemporaries Cliff Drysdale, Ion Tiriac, and Charlie Pasarell sharing the stage as inductees in the Contributor category.

The most decorated of the newest members was actually Thelma Coyne Long, inducted in the Master Player category.  Playing from 1935-1958, Coyne Long amassed 20 titles at Grand Slam events while playing from 1935 – 1958, including 19 in her native Australia.   Her best discipline was Women’s Doubles, in which she won 13 Women’s Doubles titles.  Coyne Long, 94, lives in Australia and couldn’t travel to Newport, RI for the induction, so countryman Rod Laver accepted on her behalf.  Laver shared Coyne Long’s accomplishments, not just as a tennis champion, but as a World War II hero.  She was awarded an Australian War Medal in recognition of her service in the Red Cross and Australian Women’s Army.

While Laver himself wasn’t being inducted – that event occurred over 30 years ago, in 1981 – he was frequently mentioned by the other honorees.  There was a great brotherhood displayed by the 2013 class, as they shared stories of each other.  It was obvious that these individuals and their contributions helped to grow the sport, and Hingis’ closing comments would reveal why those contributions make a difference beyond sport.

Ion Tiriac, a former Top Ten player from Romania, was the next inducted, presented by Senator George Mitchell.  While a fine player in his era, Tiriac’s induction was the result of his broad contributions to the sport: as a coach, manager, promoter, and tournament director.  In his comments, Tiriac reminisced about a five set French Open loss to Laver, and three Davis Cup losses to Stan Smith, who was in attendance as a member and President of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.  Tiriac, who won the 1970 French Open Men’s Doubles with fellow Romanian Ilie Nastase, noted that today’s players make millions of dollars, but “they’re never going to have the ties that we had,” acknowledging the close friendships cultivated with his former competitors.

Cliff Drysdale, like Tiriac, was an accomplished player who has become better known for his other contributions to tennis.  Drysdale was presented by his son, Greg, who marveled at his father’s 34-year career in tennis broadcasting.  In fact, “Cliffie” was part of ESPN’s first tennis broadcasts back in 1979. Drysdale, born in South Africa but now a U.S. citizen, spoke fondly of his generation of players as well.  He shared his memories of the locker room emptying out to watch Laver hit topspin backhands, and Pasarell’s “cockamamie” dreams of forming the Association of Tennis Professionals.  Cliff also thanked his ESPN colleagues in attendance: Patrick McEnroe, Chris Folwer, Chris McKendrick, and Pam Shriver.

The third Contributor inducted was Charlie Pasarell. Pasarell was the top-ranked American player in 1967, but beyond his on-court accomplishments, he co-founded the National Junior Tennis League and was tournament director in Indian Wells.  Pasarell was a former UCLA teammate and roommate of the late Arthur Ashe, and it was Arthur’s wife Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe who presented Charlie.  The rain showers that briefly interrupted the ceremonies were “tears of joy” from Arthur for his good friend’s achievement.  The breadth of Pasarell’s accomplishments in tennis was evident by the long and varied list of people he thanked in his comments.

While the most recent Contributor members of the Hall of Fame shared memories of their generation, the Recent Player inductee, Martina Hingis, is from a different age.  Only 32-years old, Hingis is one of the youngest Tennis Hall of Fame inductees.  In her era, Hingis didn’t face the challenge of growing tennis as a professional sport.  Instead, the international scope of tennis provided Hingis an opportunity to escape from behind the Iron Curtain.  Born in Czechoslovakia in 1980, Hingis’ mother and coach, Melanie Molitor, saw tennis as a means for relocation and greater opportunity in Switzerland.  Hingis, was named for the legendary player Martina Navratilova, and she noted that the original Martina was not just a great player but also a symbol of freedom, having defected from Czechoslovakia in 1975.  Hingis’ tennis accomplishments are vast.  Fifteen titles in Grand Slam events, including five singles titles and a calendar year Grand Slam in Women’s Doubles in 1998. Over 200 weeks spend as the top ranked woman in the world.  Eighty-one total titles in her career, including 43 singles titles.  But Hinigs didn’t focus on those achievements in her comments.  Instead she explained that the sport, grown through the dedication of her 2013 Hall of Fame inductees, gave her freedom and a better life.

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Tennis Results for Saturday, July 13, 2013

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ATP World Tour 250
Båstad, Sweden  (+2 hours GMT)
8-14 July, 2013     Surface: Clay

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 13 JULY 2013

Singles – Semi-finals
[8] F Verdasco (ESP) d [5] G Dimitrov (BUL) 76(3) 57 75
C Berlocq (ARG) d T de Bakker (NED) 75 63

Doubles – Semi-finals
N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER) d [PR] L Arnold Ker (ARG) / J Monaco (ARG) 62 76(3)

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 14 JULY 2013

CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
C Berlocq (ARG) vs [8] F Verdasco (ESP)
N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER) vs C Berlocq (ARG) / A Ramos (ESP) – After Suitable Rest

HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX
Budapest, Hungary
July 8-14, 2013
$235,000/International
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results - Saturday, July 13, 2013
Singles – Semifinals
(3) Simona Halep (ROU) d. Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 62 76(1)
Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) d. (6) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 62 62

Doubles – Semifinals
Bratchikova/Tatishvili (RUS/GEO) d. Klemenschits/Klepac (AUT/SLO) 61 62

Order Of Play – Sunday, July 14, 2013
Court Asboth Jozsef (from 14.00hrs)
1. Singles Final: Yvonne Meusburger vs. Simona Halep
2. Doubles Final: Hlavackova/Hradecka vs. Bratchikova/Tatishvili

 

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 13 JULY, 2013

No results due to rain
ATP World Tour 250
Newport, U.S.A.  (-4 hours GMT)
8-14 July, 2013     Surface: Grass

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 14 JULY, 2013

CENTER COURT start 10:00 am
[4] L Hewitt (AUS) vs [2] J Isner (USA)
Not Before 2:00 PM
[WC] N Mahut (FRA) or M Russell (USA) vs [4] L Hewitt (AUS) or [2] J Isner (USA)
T Smyczek (USA) / R Williams (USA) vs [4] M Demoliner (BRA) / A Sa (BRA) or [2] N Mahut (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) – TBA

COURT 1 start 10:00 am

[WC] N Mahut (FRA) vs M Russell (USA) 00
[4] M Demoliner (BRA) / A Sa (BRA) vs [2] N Mahut (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) – TBA

 

XXVI ITALIACOM OPEN
Palermo, Italy
July 8-14, 2013
$235,000/International
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results - Saturday, July 13, 2013
Singles – Semifinals
(1/WC) Sara Errani (ITA) d. (4) Klara Zakopalova (CZE)  64 64
(2) Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) 57 62 62

Doubles – Final
(1) Mladenovic/Piter (FRA/POL) d. Pliskova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) 61 57 108 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Sunday, July 14, 2013
Centre (from 19.15hrs)
1. Singles Final: Sara Errani vs. Roberta Vinci

 

ATP World Tour 250
Stuttgart, Germany  (+2 hours GMT)
8-14 July, 2013     Surface: Clay

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 13 JULY 2013

Singles – Semi-finals
[2] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d V Hanescu (ROU) 63 63
[5] F Fognini (ITA) d R Bautista Agut (ESP) 61 63

Doubles – Semi-finals
F Bagnis (ARG) / T Bellucci (BRA) d [4] D Brown (GER) / P Hanley (AUS) 67(3) 64 10-6

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 14 JULY, 2013

CENTER COURT start 1:30 pm
F Bagnis (ARG) / T Bellucci (BRA) vs T Bednarek (POL) / M Kowalczyk (POL)
Not Before 4:00 PM
[5] F Fognini (ITA) vs [2] P Kohlschreiber (GER)

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Tennis Results for Friday, July 12, 2013

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ATP World Tour 250
Båstad, Sweden  (+2 hours GMT)
8-14 July, 2013     Surface: Clay

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 12 JULY 2013

Singles – Quarter-finals
T de Bakker (NED) d [1] T Berdych (CZE) 75 75
[8] F Verdasco (ESP) d [2] N Almagro (ESP) 64 46 75
[5] G Dimitrov (BUL) d [3] J Monaco (ARG) 63 62
C Berlocq (ARG) d A Ramos (ESP) 63 36 60

Doubles – Semi-finals
C Berlocq (ARG) / A Ramos (ESP) d [4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / R Klaasen (RSA) 64 63

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 13 JULY 2013

CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
[5] G Dimitrov (BUL) vs [8] F Verdasco (ESP)
T de Bakker (NED) vs C Berlocq (ARG)
N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER) vs [PR] L Arnold Ker (ARG) / J Monaco (ARG)

 

 

HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX
Budapest, Hungary
July 8-14, 2013
$235,000/International
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results - Friday, July 12, 2013
Singles – Quarterfinals
(3) Simona Halep (ROU) d. Timea Babos (HUN) 75 61
Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) d. (4) Annika Beck (GER) 64 61
(6) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d. Danka Kovinic (MNE) 46 60 76(5)
Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) d. Shahar Peer (ISR) 60 75

Doubles – Semifinals
(1) Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) d. Grandin/Martic (RSA/CRO) 76(4) 62

Order Of Play – Saturday, July 13, 2013
Court Asboth Jozsef (from 11.00hrs)
1. Bratchikova/Tatishvili vs. Klemenschits/Klepac
2. Chanelle Scheepers vs. Yvonne Meusburger (NB 13.00hrs)
3. Simona Halep vs. Alexandra Cadantu (NB 15.00hrs)

 

ATP World Tour 250
Newport, U.S.A.  (-4 hours GMT)
8-14 July, 2013     Surface: Grass

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 12 JULY, 2013

Singles – Quarter-finals
[2] J Isner (USA) d I Karlovic (CRO) 76(3) 76(3)
[4] L Hewitt (AUS) d [Q] J Hernych (CZE) 67(3) 64 62

Doubles – Semi-finals
T Smyczek (USA) / R Williams (USA) d I Karlovic (CRO) / D Sharan (IND) 76(2) 67(5) 10-8

Quarter-finals
[4] M Demoliner (BRA) / A Sa (BRA) d M Ebden (AUS) / I Sijsling (NED) 63 62

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 13 JULY, 2013

CENTER COURT start 2:00 pm
[WC] N Mahut (FRA) vs M Russell (USA)

Not Before 4:00 PM
[4] L Hewitt (AUS) vs [2] J Isner (USA)
[4] M Demoliner (BRA) / A Sa (BRA) vs [2] N Mahut (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

 

 

XXVI ITALIACOM OPEN
Palermo, Italy
July 8-14, 2013
$235,000/International
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results - Friday, July 12, 2013
Singles – Quarterfinals
(1/WC) Sara Errani (ITA) d. (7) Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 64 60
(2) Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. (5) Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 61 64
(4) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. Dinah Pfizenmaier (GER) 75 67(4) 61
Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) d. Renata Voracova (CZE) 75 64

Doubles – Semifinals
(1) Mladenovic/Piter (FRA/POL) d. Garcia/Zanevska (FRA/UKR) 61 26 105 (Match TB)
Pliskova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) d. (3) Voracova/Zahlavova Strycova (CZE/CZE) 57 75 108 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Saturday, July 13, 2013
Centre (from 17.45hrs)
1. Estrella Cabeza Candela vs. Roberta Vinci
2. Sara Errani vs. Klara Zakopalova (NB 19.45hrs)
3. Doubles Final: Mladenovic/Piter vs. Pliskova/Pliskova

ATP World Tour 250
Stuttgart, Germany  (+2 hours GMT)
8-14 July, 2013     Surface: Clay

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 12 JULY 2013

Singles – Quarter-finals
[5] F Fognini (ITA) d [1] T Haas (GER) 62 64
[2] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d G Monfils (FRA) 64 64
V Hanescu (ROU) d [4] B Paire (FRA) 75 62
R Bautista Agut (ESP) d [WC] M Berrer (GER) 62 01 ret. (left elbow)

Doubles – Semi-finals
T Bednarek (POL) / M Kowalczyk (POL) d [WC] A Beck (GER) / M Berrer (GER) W/O (Berrer – left elbow)
SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 13 JULY 2013

CENTER COURT start 2:00 pm
[5] F Fognini (ITA) vs R Bautista Agut (ESP)

Not Before 4:30 PM
V Hanescu (ROU) vs [2] P Kohlschreiber (GER)
F Bagnis (ARG) / T Bellucci (BRA) vs [4] D Brown (GER) / P Hanley (AUS)

 

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Russell and Mahut Gain Semifinals of Newport

 

NEWPORT, R.I., July 11, 2013 – Two quarterfinal matches at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Thursday set up a semifinal between Michael Russell and Nicolas Mahut.
American Michael Russell came into Newport after a victory at last week’s Manta Challenger, played on hard courts in Ecuador. Today, he battled for 2 hours and 40 minutes to defeat No. 3 seed Igor Sijsling 7-6(3), 6-7(6), 7-6(5). Russell did not have match points in the second set. In the third-set tiebreak, he came back from 0-3 to win six straight points to take a 6-3 lead. The win is Russell’s second tour-level semifinal of his career (Houston 2012).

The match was the first three-tie-break marathon at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships since 1993 (Rusedski-Antonitsch).

 

Next on court, Newport’s 2007 runner up Nicolas Mahut defeated Poland’s Michal Przysiezny. Mahut is 10-2 on grass this season. Russell and Mahut will meet in the semifinals on Saturday.

 

Quarterfinal action at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships continues tomorrow. In the first singles match on Center Court, big servers John Isner and Ivo Karlovic will fight for a spot in the semifinals. Isner is the two-time defending champion at Newport. Karlovic has been enjoying a successful run at the event this week, which is his first tournament since April, due to illness. In addition to advancing to he singles quarterfinal, in doubles action today, Karlovic and his partner Divij Sharan saved four match points in a match tie-break to beat Adil Shamasdin and John-Patrick Smith 6-4, 4-6, 19-17, setting the record for the longest match-tie-break of the season.

 

RESULTS – JULY 11, 2013

Singles – Quarterfinals
M Russell (USA) d [3] I Sijsling (NED) 76(3) 67(6) 76(5)
[WC] N Mahut (FRA) d M Przysiezny (POL) 76(5) 64

Doubles – Quarterfinals
[2] N Mahut (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d [WC] P Amritraj (IND) / S Querrey (USA) walkover
T Smyczek (USA) / R Williams (USA) d D Kudla (USA) / M Russell (USA) 62 63
I Karlovic (CRO) / D Sharan (IND) d A Shamasdin (CAN) / J Smith (AUS) 64 46 19-17
Doubles – First Round
[4] M Demoliner (BRA) / A Sa (BRA) d C Guccione (AUS) / L Hewitt (AUS) 46 63 10-5
ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
CENTER COURT start 11:00 am
M Ebden (AUS) / I Sijsling (NED) vs [4] M Demoliner (BRA) / A Sa (BRA)

 

Not Before 1:00 PM
I Karlovic (CRO) vs [2] J Isner (USA)
[Q] J Hernych (CZE) vs [4] L Hewitt (AUS)
T Smyczek (USA) / R Williams (USA) vs I Karlovic (CRO) / D Sharan (IND)

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Isner to Meet Karlovic in Newport Quarterfinals

 

NEWPORT, R.I., July 10, 2013 – In the second round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, two-time defending champion John Isner extended his Newport winning streak to 12 victories today, defeating Adrian Mannarino of France to earn a spot in the quarterfinals. On Friday, he’ll face fellow big server Ivo Karlovic, who defeated Canadian Vasek Pospisil, in three sets. This will be the fourth meeting, and the first on grass courts, between Isner and Karlovic, who are the two tallest players on the ATP World Tour, standing at 6’9 and 6’10 respectively. Karlovic leads the head-to-head 2-1.
Ivo Karlovic
Ivo Karlovic

Photo by Allie Conn.

“This certainly could be a match that can come down to just a point here and there,” said Isner.

Newport’s 2012 finalist Lleyton Hewitt also earned a spot in the quarters today, defeating wild card Prakash Amritraj. At 32 years old, Hewitt is one of five players in their 30s to reach the quarters, the most in the 37-year history of the tournament.
Newport’s 2007 finalist Nicolas Mahut, who captured his first title on grass last month in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, also advanced with a 6-2, 6-4 win over American Tim Smyczek.
Action begins again tomorrow at 11 a.m. The first match on Center Court will see the Australian pairing of Chris Guccione and Lleyton Hewitt taking on Brazilians Marcelo Demoliner and Andre Sa for the last spot in the doubles quarterfinals.
The singles quarterfinals then begin with No. 3 seed Igor Sijsling of The Netherlands taking on American Michael Russell. Both advanced today with 6-3, 6-4 wins, respectively defeating Japan’s Yuichi Sugita and American qualifier Alex Kuznetsov. Next up, Maut will take on Michal Przysiezny of Poland. Center Court action wraps up with an all American doubles showdown between Denis Kudla and Michael Russell taking on Tim Smyczek and Rhyne Williams.

RESULTS – JULY 10, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[2] J Isner (USA) d A Mannarino (FRA) 60 76(7)
[3] I Sijsling (NED) d Y Sugita (JPN) 63 64
[4] L Hewitt (AUS) d [WC] P Amritraj (IND) 62 61
M Przysiezny (POL) d [8] R Ram (USA) 26 75 63
[WC] N Mahut (FRA) d T Smyczek (USA) 62 64
M Russell (USA) d [Q] A Kuznetsov (USA) 63 64
[Q] J Hernych (CZE) d J Sock (USA) 63 46 64
I Karlovic (CRO) d V Pospisil (CAN) 64 16 63

Doubles – First Round
D Kudla (USA) / M Russell (USA) d [1] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) 46 76(6) 10-4
A Shamasdin (CAN) / J Smith (AUS) d [3] J Blake (USA) / R Ram (USA) 64 67(3) 10-6
I Karlovic (CRO) / D Sharan (IND) d I Marchenko (UKR) / D Molchanov (UKR) 46 76(1) 11-9
M Ebden (AUS) / I Sijsling (NED) d [Alt] E Gil (VEN) / K Kolev (USA) 62 61
[WC] P Amritraj (IND) / S Querrey (USA) d R Bemelmans (BEL) / M Przysiezny (POL) 46 63 10-5

ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
CENTER COURT start 11:00 am
C Guccione (AUS) / L Hewitt (AUS) vs [4] M Demoliner (BRA) / A Sa (BRA)

Not Before 1:00 PM
[3] I Sijsling (NED) vs M Russell (USA)
[WC] N Mahut (FRA) vs M Przysiezny (POL)
D Kudla (USA) / M Russell (USA) vs T Smyczek (USA) / R Williams (USA)
COURT 1 start 1:00 pm
A Shamasdin (CAN) / J Smith (AUS) vs I Karlovic (CRO) / D Sharan (IND)

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Dimitrov Rallies to Stop Volandri

 

ATP World Tour 250
Båstad, Sweden  (+2 hours GMT)
8-14 July, 2013     Surface: Clay

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 10 JULY, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[3] J Monaco (ARG) d [Q] H Laaksonen (SUI) 64 62
A Ramos (ESP) d [4] T Robredo (ESP) 63 64
[5] G Dimitrov (BUL) d F Volandri (ITA) 26 61 64
C Berlocq (ARG) d B Kavcic (SLO) 75 63

Doubles – First Round
[1] R Lindstedt (SWE) / D Nestor (CAN) d S Stakhovsky (UKR) / V Troicki (SRB) 64 75
[2] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / H Zeballos (ARG) 76(4) 63
[4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / R Klaasen (RSA) d [WC] G Dimitrov (BUL) / M Tillstrom (SWE) 16 63 10-4
N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER) d [Alt] T de Bakker (NED) / R Junaid (AUS) 62 62

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 11 JULY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[8] F Verdasco (ESP) vs J Struff (GER)
[1] T Berdych (CZE) vs M Alund (ARG)
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [2] N Almagro (ESP)
T de Bakker (NED) vs [6] V Troicki (SRB)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon

[1] R Lindstedt (SWE) / D Nestor (CAN) vs N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER)
J Hajek (CZE) / F Polasek (SVK) vs [4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / R Klaasen (RSA)
C Berlocq (ARG) / A Ramos (ESP) vs [2] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP)
[PR] L Arnold Ker (ARG) / J Monaco (ARG) vs M Alund (ARG) / J Souza (BRA)

 

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Troicki and Verdasco Gain Second Round in Bastad

Fernando Verdasco

Fernando Verdasco

ATP World Tour 250
Båstad, Sweden  (+2 hours GMT)
8-14 July, 2013     Surface: Clay

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 9 JULY, 2013

Singles – First Round
[6] V Troicki (SRB) d J Souza (BRA) 64 62
[8] F Verdasco (ESP) d [WC] A Vinciguerra (SWE) 64 76(3)
T de Bakker (NED) d [Q] D Schwartzman (ARG) 62 64
A Ramos (ESP) d [Q] J Reister (GER) 63 63
B Kavcic (SLO) d [LL] M Copil (ROU) 64 61
F Volandri (ITA) d [PR] J Zopp (EST) 61 62
[Q] H Laaksonen (SUI) d [Q] A Veic (CRO) 57 61 61
J Struff (GER) d S Stakhovsky (UKR) 63 63
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d J Hajek (CZE) 76(4) 61

Doubles – First Round

M Alund (ARG) / J Souza (BRA) d [WC] I Arvidsson (SWE) / M Kontinen (FIN) 64 76(5)
J Hajek (CZE) / F Polasek (SVK) d M Copil (ROU) / H Tecau (ROU) 75 63
C Berlocq (ARG) / A Ramos (ESP) d M Elgin (RUS) / P Marx (GER) 64 16 10-7

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 10 JULY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[1] R Lindstedt (SWE) / D Nestor (CAN) vs S Stakhovsky (UKR) / V Troicki (SRB)
Not Before 12:00 PM
[5] G Dimitrov (BUL) vs F Volandri (ITA)
[4] T Robredo (ESP) vs A Ramos (ESP)
[Q] H Laaksonen (SUI) vs [3] J Monaco (ARG)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am

[Alt] T de Bakker (NED) / R Junaid (AUS) vs N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER)
Not Before 12:00 PM
B Kavcic (SLO) vs C Berlocq (ARG)
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / H Zeballos (ARG) vs [2] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP)
[WC] G Dimitrov (BUL) / M Tillstrom (SWE) vs [4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / R Klaasen (RSA)

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Top Seed Querrey Falls to Countryman Smyczek in Newport Opener

 

(July 9, 2013) Tim Smyczek defeated US countrymen and top seed Sam Querrey in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, RI 6-4, 7-6 (8).

Smyczek said that it was the first time he’s beaten a No. 1 seed at a tournament. Despite the loss, Querrey hit 16 aces past his opponent during the match. Smyczek broke Querrey twice during the match and saved 9 of the 10 break points against him.

 

ATP World Tour 250
Newport, U.S.A.  (-4 hours GMT)
8-14 July, 2013     Surface: Grass

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 9 JULY, 2013

Singles – First Round
T Smyczek (USA) d [1] S Querrey (USA) 64 76(8)
[3] I Sijsling (NED) d M Viola (ITA) 64 61
[4] L Hewitt (AUS) d M Ebden (AUS) 64 61
I Karlovic (CRO) d [5] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 76(5) 64
J Sock (USA) d [6] M Matosevic (AUS) 62 ret. (food poisoning)
[Q] A Kuznetsov (USA) d [7] K De Schepper (FRA) 63 64
[8] R Ram (USA) d [Q] A Bossel (SUI) 62 62
[WC] N Mahut (FRA) d R Williams (USA) 62 64
M Russell (USA) d I Marchenko (UKR) 61 46 64
[Q] J Hernych (CZE) d [Q] A Pavic (CRO) 76(6) 63
[WC] P Amritraj (IND) d F Cipolla (ITA) 62 63
V Pospisil (CAN) d D Kudla (USA) 16 63 63

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 10 JULY, 2013

CENTER COURT start 11:00 am
J Sock (USA) vs [Q] J Hernych (CZE)
[WC] P Amritraj (IND) vs [4] L Hewitt (AUS)
A Mannarino (FRA) vs [2] J Isner (USA)
T Smyczek (USA) vs [WC] N Mahut (FRA)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am

I Karlovic (CRO) vs V Pospisil (CAN)
M Przysiezny (POL) vs [8] R Ram (USA)
I Marchenko (UKR) / D Molchanov (UKR) vs I Karlovic (CRO) / D Sharan (IND)
[3] J Blake (USA) / R Ram (USA) vs A Shamasdin (CAN) / J Smith (AUS)
C Guccione (AUS) / L Hewitt (AUS) vs [4] M Demoliner (BRA) / A Sa (BRA)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am

[3] I Sijsling (NED) vs Y Sugita (JPN)
M Russell (USA) vs [Q] A Kuznetsov (USA)
M Ebden (AUS) / I Sijsling (NED) vs Alternate / Unknown
R Bemelmans (BEL) / M Przysiezny (POL) vs [WC] P Amritraj (IND) / S Querrey (USA)
[1] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) vs D Kudla (USA) / M Russell

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