November 25, 2015

Djokovic and Federer to Meet in Rome Final

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(May 16, 2015) Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet in the Italian Open final on Sunday. No. 1 Djokovic downed David Ferrer 6-4, 6-4 while Federer came back from 0-3 in the first set to beat Swiss countryman Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-2.

The women’s final in Rome will feature two-time former champion Maria Sharapova against Carla Suarez Navarro. Sharapova beat Russian qualifier Daria Gavrilova 7-5, 6-3 while Suarez Navarro rallied past No. 2 seed Simona Halep 2-6, 6-3, 7-5. The win for Sharapova means she’ll move back up to No. 2 in the rankings on Monday and will be the second seed for the French Open.

“We were breaking serve all the time, but it’s because we were both returning very well,” Suárez Navarro said. “It was tough for me, it was tough for Simona – but I’m really happy with the way I finished the match today.

“I’ve been practicing really hard during the whole season, and I’m playing with a lot of confidence right now. I’m playing more aggressively, which is important when you’re playing the top players.”

Federer will be seeking to win a Masters event he’s never won on Sunday. This is the fourth time he’s reached the finalThe No. 2 player has never won Monte Carlo either.

“I just like winning a title. Now OK, this is Rome, and it’s one I’ve never won so you might think it’s extra special but for some reason it’s not for me,” Federer said.

“Stan played well in the first set,” said Federer. “In the second set he had a sort of breakdown. He wasn’t serving his best. I was definitely able to take advantage of it.”

Both Djokovic and Federer had some concerns about the court which had holes. Federer’s feet were stuck in a hole and could not turn around to take a shot.

“In a couple of places the holes are really deep,” Djokovic said. “If you slide and get into that hole you can twist an ankle easily. It’s dangerous to play in these conditions.”

Federer and Djokovic will be meeting for the 39th time, with Federer leading the head-two-head 20-18.

Sharapova leads Suarez Navarro 3-1.



RESULTS – MAY 16, 2015

WTA Singles – Semifinals

[10] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) d [2] S. Halep (ROU) 26 63 75
[3] M. Sharapova (RUS) d [Q] D. Gavrilova (RUS) 75 63

WTA Doubles – Semifinals

[1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) d [4] C. Garcia (FRA) / K. Srebotnik (SLO) 62 76(5)
[3] T. Babos (HUN) / K. Mladenovic (FRA) d [8] A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 62 63

ATP Singles – Semifinals
[1] N. Djokovic (SRB) d [7] D. Ferrer (ESP) 64 64
[2] R. Federer (SUI) d [8] S. Wawrinka (SUI) 64 62

ATP Doubles – Semifinals
[5] M. Granollers (ESP) / M. Lopez (ESP) d N. Kyrgios (AUS) / J. Sock (USA) 61 36 11-9
P. Cuevas (URU) / D. Marrero (ESP) d K. Anderson (RSA) / J. Chardy (FRA) 64 64


CENTRALE start 11:00
WTA DOUBLES FINAL – [1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) vs [3] T. Babos (HUN) / K. Mladenovic (FRA)
Not Before 1:30 pm
WTA SINGLES FINAL – [3] M. Sharapova (RUS) vs [10] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP)
Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP SINGLES FINAL – [1] N. Djokovic (SRB) vs [2] R. Federer (SUI)

PIETRANGELI start 2:30 pm
ATP DOUBLES FINAL – P. Cuevas (URU) / D. Marrero (ESP) vs [5] M. Granollers (ESP) / M. Lopez (ESP)


Rome: Serena Williams and Murray Withdraw, Djokovic Tested, Federer and Nadal Advance

(May 14, 2015) Serena Williams and Andy Murray pulled out of the Italian Open on Thursday. Murray cited fatigue while Williams said she had a right elbow injury.

Murray is undefeated on clay court this year winning titles in Munich and Madrid.

“I’m going to take a few days’ rest,” Murray said. “I won’t train; I won’t go on the court. I just need a few days to recover. I’ll go home either tonight or tomorrow morning and spend a few days at home, maybe see my physio a little bit over the weekend to try and help the recovery process. I’ll try to rest and sleep and recover; that’s what I need to do right now. Hopefully I’ll get to Paris early next week and get some good days’ training done there.”

As for Serena: “It actually started a little bit in Madrid last week,” Williams said to media. “I wasn’t serving my best. I have to be able to serve and hit my shots with a lot of confidence, and when you’re injured, you don’t have that much confidence. It’s so important to have it when you go up against any player out there, whether it’s in my match today or in the final of a Grand Slam. You just really need it.

“It wasn’t an easy decision. I talked with my coach and he said it wouldn’t be very smart for me to play, and that we have to make the right decision for the future, and not for now. I told him that I hate quitting, but then he told me this isn’t about quitting, it’s about making the best decision.”

No. 1 Novak Djokovic came back after dropping the first set to beat Brazilian qualifier and No. 68 in the world Thomaz Bellucci 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 to reach the final 8 in Rome. The Serb will meet Kei Nishikori, who bdefeated Viktor Troicki 6-4, 6-3.

Rafael Nadal became the first person to break John Isner’s serve in almost a month when he beat the tall American 6-4, 6-4. Nadal will take on Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals.

No. 2 seed Roger Federer had problems closing out his match against Kevin Anderson 6-3, 7-5 Federer led 5-2 in the second set.

Federer will play sixth seed Tomas Berdych next. Berdych overcame a strong challenge from crowd favorite and the last Italian in the tournament, Fabio Fognini 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2)

On the women’s side, No 2 Simona Halep defeated 1999 champion Venus Williams 6-2, 6-1, two-time champ Maria Sharapova defeated qualifier Bojana Jovanovski 6-3, 6-3 and Carla Suarez Navarro defeated Eugenie Bouchard 6-7 (2), 7-5, 7-6 (7). Bouchard is 7-9 on the year.

With Serena Williams’ withdrawal, qualifier Christina McHale has made the quarterfinals.


ATP Singles – Third Round
[1] N. Djokovic (SRB) d [Q] T. Bellucci (BRA) 57 62 63
[2] R. Federer (SUI) d [15] K. Anderson (RSA) 63 75
D. Goffin (BEL) d [3] A. Murray (GBR) w/o (fatigue)
[4] R. Nadal (ESP) d [16] J. Isner (USA) 64 64
[5] K. Nishikori (JPN) d V. Troicki (SRB) 64 63
[6] T. Berdych (CZE) d F. Fognini (ITA) 63 36 76(2)
[7] D. Ferrer (ESP) d G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 61 63
[8] S. Wawrinka (SUI) d D. Thiem (AUT) 76(3) 64

ATP Doubles – Quarter-Finals

[5] M. Granollers (ESP) / M. Lopez (ESP) d J. Murray (GBR) / J. Peers (AUS) 64 64

ATP Doubles – Second Round
[3] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) d R. Bopanna (IND) / F. Mergea (ROU) 62 57 10-8
P. Cuevas (URU) / D. Marrero (ESP) d [6] D. Nestor (CAN) / L. Paes (IND) 62 64

CENTRALE start 12:00
WTA – [Q] A. Dulgheru (ROU) vs [2] S. Halep (ROU)
Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – [6] T. Berdych (CZE) vs [2] R. Federer (SUI)
Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP – [1] N. Djokovic (SRB) vs [5] K. Nishikori (JPN)
Not Before 7:30 pm

WTA – [3] M. Sharapova (RUS) vs I. Begu (ROU) or V. Azarenka (BLR)
Not Before 9:00 pm
ATP – [8] S. Wawrinka (SUI) vs [4] R. Nadal (ESP)

GRANDSTAND start 12:00
ATP – D. Goffin (BEL) vs [7] D. Ferrer (ESP)
Not Before 2:00 pm
WTA – [10] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) vs [4] P. Kvitova (CZE)
WTA – [Q] C. Mchale (USA) vs [Q] D. Gavrilova (RUS)

PIETRANGELI start 11:00
WTA – [4] C. Garcia (FRA) / K. Srebotnik (SLO) vs G. Dabrowski (CAN) / A. Rosolska (POL)
WTA – [8] A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs [2] S. Hsieh (TPE) / F. Pennetta (ITA)
ATP – N. Kyrgios (AUS) / J. Sock (USA) vs [2] I. Dodig (CRO) / M. Melo (BRA)
ATP – [3] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) vs P. Cuevas (URU) / D. Marrero (ESP)
ATP – K. Anderson (RSA) / J. Chardy (FRA) vs J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL)


WTA Results for July 29, 2014

$ 710,000.00
26 July – Aug 3, 2014

RESULTS – JULY 29, 2014

Singles – First Round

[5] A Ivanovic (SRB) d S Lisicki (GER) 76(2) 61
G Muguruza (ESP) d [6] D Cibulkova (SVK) 62 46 62
M Puig (PUR) d [7] C Suárez Navarro (ESP) 63 75
[Q] C Zhao (CAN) d Y Wickmayer (BEL) 62 10 ret. (viral illness)
[WC] V Williams (USA) d [Q] P Kania (POL) 63 62
D Hantuchova (SVK) d P Ormaechea (ARG) 63 64

Doubles – Quarterfinals

[2] A Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A Rodionova (AUS) d M Lucic-Baroni (CRO) / K Pliskova (CZE) 61 60

First Round
V Lepchenko (USA) / A Tomljanovic (CRO) d M Osaka (JPN) / M Shamayko (RUS) 61 60
C Garcia (FRA) / S Zhang (CHN) d K Ahn (USA) / C Zhao (CAN) 36 61 12-10

STADIUM start 11:00 am
M Puig (PUR) vs [Q] S Vickery (USA)

Not Before 1:00 pm
V Lepchenko (USA) vs [2] A Radwanska (POL)
[Q] N Osaka (JPN) vs [8] A Petkovic (GER)

Not Before 7:00 pm
[1] S Williams (USA) vs K Pliskova (CZE)
[4] H Chan (TPE) / A Petkovic (GER) vs P Kania (POL) / K Siniakova (CZE)

COURT 6 start 1:30 pm
D Hantuchova (SVK) / A Parra Santonja (ESP) vs D Gavrilova (RUS) / Y Xu (CHN)

Not Before 3:00 pm
C Garcia (FRA) / S Zhang (CHN) vs [3] G Muguruza (ESP) / C Suárez Navarro (ESP)


USD 250,000.00 (WTA)
28 JULY – 3 AUGUST 2014

RESULTS – JULY 29, 2014
Singles – First Round

K Mladenovic (FRA) d [1] L Safarova (CZE) 26 63 63
[2] E Makarova (RUS) d M Rybarikova (SVK) 61 61
C McHale (USA) d [4] S Stephens (USA) 64 46 60
[5] A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d V Razzano (FRA) 62 62
M Erakovic (NZL) d K Pliskova (CZE) 46 62 64
B Jovanovski (SRB) d [Q] O Rogowska (AUS) 67(5) 75 75
K Flipkens (BEL) d H Watson (GBR) 63 16 76(3)
L Davis (USA) d S Peng (CHN) 16 64 62

Doubles – First Round

[3] V King (USA) / T Townsend (USA) d L Litvak (USA) / A Mueller (USA) 67(5) 64 10-3
J Rae (GBR) / A Smith (GBR) d F Abanda (CAN) / S Rogers (USA) 62 64
H Kuwata (JPN) / K Nara (JPN) d N Slater (GBR) / E Webley-Smith (GBR) 62 61
I Falconi (USA) / K Wong (USA) d [WC] R Ellison (USA) / S Ellison (USA) 64 61

STADIUM COURT start 1:30 pm
WTA – [WC] S Rogers (USA) vs M Erakovic (NZL)

Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP – [4] K Nishikori (JPN) vs S Querrey (USA)

Not Before 6:00 pm
ATP – J Sock (USA) vs [2] M Raonic (CAN)

Not Before 8:00 pm
ATP – [1] [WC] T Berdych (CZE) vs [Q] R Ginepri (USA)
ATP – [1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [WC] J Donaldson (USA) / S Kozlov (USA)

GRANDSTAND 1 start 2:00 pm
WTA – Z Diyas (KAZ) vs K Nara (JPN)

Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP – V Estrella Burgos (DOM) vs [8] F Lopez (ESP)

Not Before 6:00 pm
ATP – [5] J Isner (USA) vs S Johnson (USA)
ATP – D Sela (ISR) vs [6] R Gasquet (FRA)
ATP – E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) vs [WC] S Johnson (USA) / S Querrey (USA)

GRANDSTAND 2 start 4:00 pm
WTA – K Mladenovic (FRA) vs [Q] T Townsend (USA)

Not Before 5:30 pm
WTA – B Jovanovski (SRB) vs [8] S Cirstea (ROU)
ATP – [Q] R Ram (USA) vs [13] V Pospisil (CAN)
ATP – T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) vs [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)

COURT 1 start 4:00 pm
ATP – D Young (USA) vs [17] J Benneteau (FRA)
ATP – [10] S Giraldo (COL) vs B Becker (GER)
WTA – [1] C Black (ZIM) / S Mirza (IND) vs J Rae (GBR) / A Smith (GBR)
ATP – R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) vs [4] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA)

COURT 2 start 4:00 pm
WTA – I Falconi (USA) / K Wong (USA) vs [2] S Aoyama (JPN) / G Dabrowski (CAN)

Not Before 5:30 pm
WTA – L Dekmeijere (LAT) / N Melichar (USA) vs A Cornet (FRA) / K Flipkens (BEL)
ATP – S Groth (AUS) / L Paes (IND) vs J Chardy (FRA) / R Lindstedt (SWE)
ATP – J Benneteau (FRA) / M Llodra (FRA) vs J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU)


Svitolina and Peng Grab WTA Titles This Week


(July 27, 2014) Elina Svitolina defended her title at the Baku Cup in Azerbaijan beating 2012 champion Bojana Jovanovski 6-1, 7-6 (2). It’s the first time the tournament’s history that a player has defended her title.

The Ukrainian 19-year-old is the first teenager to win multiple WTA titles since Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won three titles before turning 20.

Shuai Peng

Shuai Peng

At the 125K event in Nanchang, China, Peng Shuai captured her first WTA 125K Series tournament, defeating Liu Fangzhou 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. Liu was the last player with direct entry into the draw.

“I’m very glad to become a WTA 125K champion for the first time. There were so many people staying with me right until the end and I’m really thankful for the passion they all showed today. I think it’s been a good week for Chinese tennis and I really hope that it will help more and more people to take up tennis.”


Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic Move into Wimbledon Quarterfinals



(June 30, 2014) WIMBLEDON -Top seed Novak Djokovic and third seed Andy Murray are getting closer to a semifinal clash as both men reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Monday at the All England Club.

Defending champion Murray reached his seventh straight Wimbledon quarterfinal after beating Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (6) under a closed roof on Centre Court, after a rain delay in the second set forced the roof to be shut.

For the Scot Murray it’s his 17 straight match win at the All England club dating back to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

The Serb Djokovic beat France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for the 11th consecutive time with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (5) win.

“I was just happy that I won the match,” Murray said.  “I was a bit disappointed with how I started under the roof.  The beginning, like I said, I was a little bit tentative.  Apart from that, that sort of three or four games when we came back out, I played well.

“I created many chances, gave him a few opportunities.  That’s what you need to do on grass court tennis.  You don’t always break.  But if you keep putting them under enough pressure, you’re going to get through in the end.”

“I knew I was going to get tested, you know, at some stage,” the Scot added.  “And, yeah, today I was pushed, especially in the middle part of that second set, then obviously later on in the third there were some tight moments.

“But I handled them fairly well.  It was a good match.”

“I think he was moving great,” Anderson said of Murray’s play.  “That’s a big part of his game.  I think especially on the grass I think that’s a big contributor to why he’s had so much success on this surface.”

Murray will face No. 11. Grigor Dimitrov in his quarterfinal. Dimitrov defeated Leonardo Mayer 6-4, 7-6 (6), 6-2.

“It’s a step up because it’s one round further, and the guys that are in the quarterfinals are going to be playing top tennis,” Murray said about his encounter with the Bulgarian.  “He obviously won Queen’s a couple weeks ago.  He likes the grass courts.

“Yeah, it’s a big opportunity for him, as well, playing on the Centre Court, the courts at Wimbledon for the first time.

“Yeah, it’s a great opportunity for him.  Hopefully we can play a good match.”


“I’m happy that I’m in the quarterfinal match,” Dimitrov said.  “Just going to give credit to myself for that.  But my job isn’t over yet.

“So I’m excited to get on the court tomorrow.  Just go through my regular routines, through all the gears, you know, come on Wednesday.”


“I’m just going to play my game,” Dimitrov added.  “I’m not going to step back.  I just want to come out with my big game and play my aggressive tennis.”


“I was aware of his qualities, especially on this surface,” Djokvic said of his match with Tsonga.  “He looked, before the match, very determined to play his best and very focused.

“I think I did really well from the start to the end, especially in the third set where I thought he elevated his level of game and he started serving very high percentage first serve, very strong, all angles.

“It was difficult to get the return back in play, but managed to save a couple break points, crucial ones, get myself in the tiebreak and wait for the opportunity to be presented.

“We both served very well in the tiebreak, and the only opportunity I had was on second serve on 6-5, and I used it.  I went for the shot.

“Yeah, I’m just glad that I didn’t allow him to go into the fourth set, because he started to use obviously the crowd support.  And, you know, I knew that he’s going to do that because he’s the kind of player that feeds off the energy, so it was very important for me to get this done in straight sets.”

Djokovic will play Marin Cilic for a place in the semifinals.

“I will try to stick to the kind of a game plan that I had against Marin in the previous occasions,” Djokovic said.

“I am aware of the fact, as well, that since he started working with Goran Ivanesevic that he has improved, especially in his service department, where for his height I thought that he didn’t use his full potential up to now work with Goran, where it’s evident that it works well for him.

“Especially on the grass it serves as a great weapon.  He won here in straight sets against Chardy and Berdych and some very good players.

“So it says enough about his quality play in this tournament.”

Stan Wawrinka was finally able to complete his third round match on Monday. Rain on Saturday delayed his chance to play.

The No. 1 Swiss will face 19th seed Feliciano Lopez in the fourth round. Lopez dismissed the last American man in the singles draw, Ninth seed John Isner, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3), 7-5, despite the American hitting 52 aces.

“Tough match to play,” Lopez said.

“As I said before, I knew it’s going to be like this.  I knew we going to play a lot of tiebreaks, so this is the match I was excepting to play.

“Luckily I made it.  I’m very happy to went through.  It was a very difficult one for me today.”

With Isner beaten and Madison Keys withdrawing from the tournament with an injury, it’s the first time since 1911 that no Americans have reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon.

Asked about this fact, Isner said, “Didn’t know that. Don’t really care either.”

Keys was forced to pull out of the tournament with a left adductor injury.

On the women’s side of the draw, the conqueror of Serena Williams has been knocked out of Wimbledon.

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard, the 13th seed defeated Alize Cornet 7-6 (5), 7-5 to reach the quarterfinals.

“I think we played some good tennis today, “Bouchard said.  “You know, we had some tough points.  She has good wheels.  So I had to really try and finish off the point.

“You know, I think it made for some really tough, physical points.  So that’s definitely the most physical match I’ve played I think this tournament.

“But I’m proud that I really, really fought till the end.  She’s a good fighter, too.  We were really just battling.”

“This is what I’ve worked so hard for, to be in the quarters at Wimbledon,” Bouchard said. “But I want to go another step. I want to keep going.”

Bouchard will play the winner of the fourth round match between Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber.

Bouchard spoke briefly about playing both of these women:

“I think she’s a great player,” Bouchard said of Sharapova.  “She, you know, tries to be aggressive like I try to be aggressive as well.  So I think, you know, I’m going to go in and try to battle and go for my shots.  We had a tough match recently at the French Open.  But that’s the past.  So it’s a new match.  If I were to play her, I would just be very excited and really try to go for it.”

“Kerber I played at the French as well.  I played both opponents recently.  Of course with her she’s a lefty so you keep that in mind with tactics.  I played well last time against her because I was really trying to go for it.  Whenever I had an opening, I would really go for it.  I would keep my basic game against both players.”

Three players from the Cazech Republic are among the women’s quarterfinalists – 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Lucie Safarova and unseeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

Zahlavova Strycova, who beat No. 2 Li Na, defeated No. 16 Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 7-5 to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal. Back in April 2013, she completed serving a a six-month doping ban after testing positive for the stimulant sibutramine.

“I can’t believe it for right now,” Zahlavova Strycova sid about the win and reaching the quarterfinals.  “It’s great.  I mean, it was a tough match obviously, and I had to make a fifth match point.

“I’m really, really happy that I could win today.”

She spoke about the six month ban to press: “First of all, I didn’t wanted to play again because I felt like it’s a little bit unfair.  Everything was kind of against.

“So first two months I didn’t want to come back.  Then I missed it.  I missed the feeling of working out, the feeling of winning matches, and being on tour.

“It was tough, but on the other hand, it also brings me some positive things.  Like I say, I am seeing the sport a little bit different now.

“And here I am.”

Last year’s finalist Sabine Lisicki ousted 11th seed Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 to reach the fourth round in a match carried over from Saturday.


Kohlschreiber Advances, Janowicz Falls at Halle



Gerry Weber Open

ATP World Tour 250
Halle, Germany  (+2 hour GMT)
9-15 June 2014   Surface: Grass


Singles – First Round
[Q] P Herbert (FRA) d [8] J Janowicz (POL) 76(5) 62
[WC] D Brown (GER) d [Q] A Kuznetsov (RUS) 63 64
P Kohlschreiber (GER) d A Seppi (ITA) 63 64
[WC] P Gojowczyk (GER) d M Przysiezny (POL) 75 64
J Sousa (POR) d [WC] J Struff (GER) 64 62

Doubles – First Round

R Haase (NED) / K Nishikori (JPN) d M Raonic (CAN) / M Youzhny (RUS) 64 76(7)


STADIUM start 12:00 noon
R Haase (NED) vs [5] R Gasquet (FRA)
[6] M Youzhny (RUS) vs I Karlovic (CRO)
*Lucky Loser vs S Johnson (USA)
Not Before 5:30 pm
G Monfils (FRA) vs B Becker (GER)

*Lucky Loser to replace [7] T Haas (GER) – right shoulder

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
A Falla (COL) vs L Kubot (POL)
[Q] I Marchenko (UKR) vs T Gabashvili (RUS)
C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs M Draganja (CRO) / F Mergea (ROU)
T Bednarek (POL) / J Brunstrom (SWE) vs [WC] D Brown (GER) / J Struff (GER)

COURT 2 start 12:00 noon
Y Lu (TPE) vs [Q] M Pavic (CRO)


Nadal to Face Nishikori in Madrid Open Final

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Madrid, Spain
May 3-11, 2014


Results – Saturday, May 10, 2014
WTA Singles – Semifinals
(8) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 61 64
(4) Simona Halep (ROU) d. (5) Petra Kvitova (CZE) 67(4) 63 62

WTA Doubles – Final
(2) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. (WC) Muguruza/Suárez Navarro (ESP/ESP) 64 63

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d R Bautista Agut (ESP) 64 63
[10] K Nishikori (JPN) d [5] D Ferrer (ESP) 76(5) 57 63

Doubles – Semi-finals

[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d [4] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) 76(3) 75
[6] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) 75 64


NOTE: Doubles Final will stream live at 2:00 pm CET/8:00 am ET

MANOLO SANTANA start 2:00 pm
ATP – [1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [6] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB)

4:30 pm
WTA – [4] S Halep (ROU) vs [8] M Sharapova (RUS)

7:15 pm
ATP – [1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [10] K Nishikori (JPN)


Tennis – Madrid Open Results and Schedule

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Madrid, Spain
May 3-11, 2014


Results – Friday, May 9, 2014
WTA Singles – Quarterfinals
(5) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. (1) Serena Williams (USA) w/o (left thigh injury)
(8) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (2) Li Na (CHN) 26 76(5) 63
(3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (Q) Caroline Garcia (FRA) 64 46 64
(4) Simona Halep (ROU) d. (11) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 62 62

WTA Doubles – Semifinals
(WC) Muguruza/Suárez Navarro (ESP/ESP) d. (1) Hsieh/Peng (TPE/CHN) 57 63 108 (Match TB)
(2) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. Medina Garrigues/Shvedova (ESP/KAZ) 76(7) 26 108 (Match TB)

ATP Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d [6] T Berdych (CZE) 64 62
[5] D Ferrer (ESP) d E Gulbis (LAT) 76(3) 63
[10] K Nishikori (JPN) d F Lopez (ESP) 64 64
R Bautista Agut (ESP) d [Q] S Giraldo (COL) 63 64

ATP Doubles – Quarter-finals

[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) 76(4) 63
[4] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d [8] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) 76(5) 76(6)


MANOLO SANTANA start 11:30 am
WTA – [5] P Kvitova (CZE) vs [4] S Halep (ROU)
Not Before 1:00 pm
WTA – [3] A Radwanska (POL) vs [8] M Sharapova (RUS)
Not Before 3:30 pm
ATP – [1] R Nadal (ESP) vs R Bautista Agut (ESP)
Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP – [10] K Nishikori (JPN) vs [5] D Ferrer (ESP)
WTA – Doubles Final – [WC] G Muguruza (ESP) / C Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs [2] S Errani (ITA) / R Vinci (ITA)


Sony Open Tennis – Wednesday Results, Thursday Schedule

Sony Open Tennis

Miami, USA
March 18-March 30, 2014

Results Wednesday, March 19, 2013
WTA Singles – First Round
Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. María-Teresa Torró-Flor (ESP) 63 64
Madison Keys (USA) d. (WC) Anett Kontaveit (EST) 63 62
Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) d. Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 63 60
Peng Shuai (CHN) d. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 75 60
Alison Riske (USA) d. (Q) Nadiya Kichenok (UKR) 16 75 62
Lauren Davis (USA) d. Zhang Shuai (CHN) 62 63
Christina McHale (USA) d. Zheng Jie (CHN) 64 62
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d. Monica Niculescu (ROU) 63 64
Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) d. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 76(4) 64
Vania King (USA) d. (Q) Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) 60 60
Paula Ormaechea (ARG) d. (Q) Katarzyna Piter (POL) 76(0) 61
(Q) Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) d. Karin Knapp (ITA) 36 61 64
(Q) Virginie Razzano (FRA) d. (WC) Heather Watson (GBR) 64 60
(Q) Donna Vekic (CRO) d. (Q) Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 76(2) 62
(Q) Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. (Q) Shahar Peer (ISR) 26 60 63
(Q) Coco Vandeweghe (USA) d. Marina Erakovic (NZL) 64 76(6)
(Q) Zarina Diyas (KAZ) d. Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 64 36 62
(Q) Kiki Bertens (NED) d. (WC) Victoria Duval (USA) 76(5) 61
(WC) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 75 16 64
(WC) Rebecca Peterson (SWE) d. Mona Barthel (GER) 64 42 ret. (GI illness)

ATP Singles – First Round
I Karlovic (CRO) d [Q] P Mathieu (FRA) 76(3) 76(5)
[Q] T de Bakker (NED) d V Hanescu (ROU) 63 62
H Zeballos (ARG) d [Q] D Goffin (BEL) 75 63
A Gonzalez (COL) d [Q] M Jaziri (TUN) 76(9) 61
A Montanes (ESP) d M Przysiezny (POL) 57 76(5) 63
M Matosevic (AUS) d A Falla (COL) 16 64 76(6)
R Stepanek (CZE) d D Brands (GER) 63 60
T Gabashvili (RUS) d M Granollers (ESP) 64 63
M Ebden (AUS) d L Kubot (POL) 46 64 64
J Vesely (CZE) d F Volandri (ITA) 64 76(1)
[WC] M Baghdatis (CYP) d S Giraldo (COL) 16 62 75
A Mannarino (FRA) d N Davydenko (RUS) 64 75
[Q] D Thiem (AUT) d L Rosol (CZE) 76(6) 64
J Benneteau (FRA) d [WC] K Edmund (GBR) 67(2) 63 62
I Dodig (CRO) d [Q] A Golubev (KAZ) 46 61 64
J Chardy (FRA) d J Monaco (ARG) 75 36 76(5)

STADIUM start 11:00 am
WTA – S Peng (CHN) vs [5] A Kerber (GER)
ATP – F Delbonis (ARG) vs [WC] R Harrison (USA)
ATP – R Haase (NED) vs L Hewitt (AUS)
Not Before 5:00 pm
WTA – [1] S Williams (USA) vs Y Shvedova (KAZ)
Not Before 7:30 pm
WTA – [4] M Sharapova (RUS) vs K Nara (JPN)
Not Before 9:00 pm
ATP – S Querrey (USA) vs S Stakhovsky (UKR)

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am

ATP – [WC] G Pella (ARG) vs [Q] J Sock (USA)
ATP – E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs I Sijsling (NED)
WTA – P Ormaechea (ARG) vs [8] P Kvitova (CZE)
ATP – C Berlocq (ARG) vs D Young (USA)
Not Before 5:00 pm
ATP – R Bautista Agut (ESP) vs [Q] S Johnson (USA)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am

ATP – D Istomin (UZB) vs N Mahut (FRA)
WTA – [12] A Ivanovic (SRB) vs L Davis (USA)
ATP – B Klahn (USA) vs G Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
WTA – [9] S Errani (ITA) vs [Q] P Mayr-Achleitner (AUT)
Not Before 5:00 pm
ATP – P Carreno Busta (ESP) vs J Sousa (POR)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am

ATP – [Q] A Bogomolov Jr. (RUS) vs S Robert (FRA)
WTA – [Q] K Bertens (NED) vs [16] S Stosur (AUS)
WTA – [Q] O Govortsova (BLR) vs [20] F Pennetta (ITA)
ATP – A Begemann (GER) / F Mayer (GER) vs [5] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP)
ATP – E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) vs [4] L Paes (IND) / R Stepanek (CZE)

COURT 6 start 11:00 am

ATP – [Q] A Bedene (SLO) vs [Q] J Wang (TPE)
ATP – Y Lu (TPE) vs M Kukushkin (KAZ)
WTA – V King (USA) vs [26] L Safarova (CZE)

COURT 7 start 11:00 am

WTA – [25] S Cirstea (ROU) vs T Pironkova (BUL)
WTA – [28] S Kuznetsova (RUS) vs [Q] D Vekic (CRO)
ATP – B Tomic (AUS) vs J Nieminen (FIN)
WTA – [19] K Flipkens (BEL) vs [Q] V Razzano (FRA)

COURT 8 start 11:00 am
ATP – D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs [WC] K Khachanov (RUS)
ATP – [Q] L Lacko (SVK) vs K De Schepper (FRA)
WTA – [WC] N Petrova (RUS) vs [14] S Lisicki (GER)
WTA – [21] A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs [Q] C Vandeweghe (USA)

COURT 9 start 11:00 am
WTA – [WC] R Peterson (SWE) vs [23] E Makarova (RUS)
WTA – [PR] O Kalashnikova (GEO) / A Kleybanova (RUS) vs [PR] C Chuang (TPE) / C Scheepers (RSA)
WTA – C Garcia (FRA) vs [27] K Zakopalova (CZE)

COURT 10 start 12:00 noon
WTA – [7] A Barty (AUS) / C Dellacqua (AUS) vs A Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A Rodionova (AUS)
WTA – L Hradecka (CZE) / M Krajicek (NED) vs J Goerges (GER) / A Groenefeld (GER)
Not Before 5:00 pm
WTA – [PR] H Chan (TPE) / Y Chan (TPE) vs [5] C Black (ZIM) / S Mirza (IND)


Around the Grounds of the BNP Paribas Open in Photos

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(March 10, 2014) INDIAN WELLS – Photographer David Sweet (@DavidSweetPhoto) snapped photos all around the grounds and In the interview room of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday and Monday for Tennis Panorama News.