2014/08/01

Carla Suarez Navarro Wins Portugal Open, First WTA Title

 

(May 3, 2014) Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain won her first career title at the Portugal Open rebounding from 1-4 in the final set to beat 2009 French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

Suarez Navarro outlasted Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in their final. This was the Spaniard’s sixth WTA final, she lost the previous five finals including last year’s Portugal Open.

“I’m very happy I could finally win my first WTA title,” Suarez Navarro said. “I was a little bit nervous today. It was a difficult match too – it was windy today and we were both making mistakes, and we know each other well, but the most important thing for me today was just to be solid all the time. On match point I was only thinking to put the ball in, and that’s what I did, and I felt so good when I finally finished the match. The ceremony was very special for me. I really love this tournament.”

Kuznetsova said: “I tried to fight, but unfortunately it didn’t happen today, and I want to congratulate Carla on a great week. It’s definitely an amazing feeling to win your first WTA title.”

“For me, it’s a very special moment of the season, because we don’t have a lot of tournaments on clay,” said Suarez. “Now there’s Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros, which to me is the best tournament of the year.”

Results – Saturday, May 3, 2014
WTA Singles – Final
(1) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. (7) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 64 36 64

WTA Doubles – Final
(1) Black/Mirza (ZIM/IND) d. Hrdinova/Solovyeva (CZE/RUS) 64 63

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] [WC] T Berdych (CZE) d V Hanescu (ROU) 62 62
C Berlocq (ARG) d [Q] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 76(6) 62

Doubles – Semi-finals
[3] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) d [WC] G Elias (POR) / J Sousa (POR) 63 63

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 4 MAY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
ATP – [1] P Cuevas (URU) / D Marrero (ESP) vs [3] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA)

Not Before 3:30 pm
ATP – [1] [WC] T Berdych (CZE) vs C Berlocq (ARG)

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Berdych Reaches Portugal Open semis, Raonic Upset

Tomas Berdych

Tomas Berdych

PORTUGAL OPEN
Oeiras, Portugal
April 28-May 4, 2014
Clay/Outdoors

Results – Friday, May 2, 2014
WTA Singles – Semifinals
(1) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. (Q) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 76(3) 61
(7) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. (8) Elena Vesnina (RUS) 63 61

WTA Doubles – Semifinals
(1) Black/Mirza (ZIM/IND) d. (3) Huber/Raymond (USA/USA) 64 63

ATP Singles – Quarterfinals
[1] [WC] T Berdych (CZE) d [Q] L Mayer (ARG) 36 64 64
C Berlocq (ARG) d [2] M Raonic (CAN) 75 64
[Q] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) d [3] M Granollers (ESP) 61 62
V Hanescu (ROU) d [WC] G Elias (POR) 61 75

ATP Doubles – Semifinals

[1] P Cuevas (URU) / D Marrero (ESP) d M Ebden (AUS) / D Tursunov (RUS) 64 64

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 3 MAY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 11:50 am
WTA – [1] C Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs [7] S Kuznetsova (RUS)

Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – [1] [WC] T Berdych (CZE) vs V Hanescu (ROU)
ATP – [Q] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs C Berlocq (ARG)

CENTRALITO start 12:00 noon
ATP – [3] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) vs [WC] G Elias (POR) / J Sousa (POR)

Not Before 1:00 pm
WTA – [1] C Black (ZIM) / S Mirza (IND) vs E Hrdinova (CZE) / V Solovyeva (RUS)

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Bouchard Falls to Kuznetsova at Portugal Open

 

Svetlana Kuznetsova

Svetlana Kuznetsova

(May 1, 2014) Second seed Eugenie Bouchard of Canada fell 6-4, 6-1 to former French Open champion, Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova at the Portugal Open on Thursday. The former Roland Garros champion’s experience showed on the clay of Oeiras.

“She was consistent, but aggressive when she had to be,” Bouchard said to WTAtennis.com. “I tried to play my game and stay aggressive, but I kind of made a few too many errors. I missed a few important chances out there.

“But it’s all part of the process. Getting matches in on the red clay is a really good thing for me, so it’s been a good week for me. The more matches I play the better so I’m looking forward to more.”

 

PORTUGAL OPEN
Oeiras, Portugal
April 28-May 4, 2014
Clay/Outdoors

Results – Thursday, May 1, 2014
WTA Singles – Quarterfinals
(1) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Polona Hercog (SLO) 61 63
(7) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. (2/WC) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 64 61
(8) Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. (4) Roberta Vinci (ITA) 76(5) 46 75
(Q) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. (Q) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 63 76(6)

WTA Doubles – Semifinals
Hrdinova/Solovyeva (CZE/RUS) d. Jans-Ignacik/Zanevska (POL/UKR) 64 75

WTA Doubles – Quarterfinals
(1) Black/Mirza (ZIM/IND) d. Soler-Espinosa/Zhang (ESP/CHN) 63 64

ATP Singles – Second Round
[1] [WC] T Berdych (CZE) d S Devvarman (IND) 63 62
[2] M Raonic (CAN) d [PR] P Cuevas (URU) 63 62
[WC] G Elias (POR) d [4] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 64 36 62
[Q] L Mayer (ARG) d A Golubev (KAZ) 61 76(3)
V Hanescu (ROU) d P Carreno Busta (ESP) 63 46 63
C Berlocq (ARG) d L Kubot (POL) 64 63

ATP Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] P Cuevas (URU) / D Marrero (ESP) d P Raja (IND) / D Sharan (IND) 62 62
[3] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) d T Gabashvili (RUS) / O Nedovyesov (KAZ) 63 63
M Ebden (AUS) / D Tursunov (RUS) d [4] F Cermak (CZE) / M Elgin (RUS) 67(6) 64 12-10
[WC] G Elias (POR) / J Sousa (POR) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT) 63 61

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 2 MAY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 10:30 am
WTA – [8] E Vesnina (RUS) vs [7] S Kuznetsova (RUS)
WTA – [1] C Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs [Q] I Begu (ROU)

Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – [1] [WC] T Berdych (CZE) vs [Q] L Mayer (ARG)

Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP – [WC] G Elias (POR) vs V Hanescu (ROU)

CENTRALITO start 11:00 am
ATP – [Q] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs [3] M Granollers (ESP)

Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – C Berlocq (ARG) vs [2] M Raonic (CAN)
WTA – [1] C Black (ZIM) / S Mirza (IND) vs [3] L Huber (USA) / L Raymond (USA)
ATP – [1] P Cuevas (URU) / D Marrero (ESP) vs M Ebden (AUS) / D Tursunov (RUS)

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Portugal Open – Results and Schedule

Portugal Open

PORTUGAL OPEN
Oeiras, Portugal
April 28-May 4, 2014
Clay/Outdoors

Results – Wednesday, April 30, 2014
WTA Singles – Second Round
(1) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 60 60

(2/WC) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) d. Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 64 62

(4) Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 60 62
(Q) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. (5) Kaia Kanepi (EST) 64 75
Polona Hercog (SLO) d. (6) Lucie Safarova (CZE) 63 46 62
(7) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. María-Teresa Torró-Flor (ESP) 57 64 61
(8) Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 57 75 76(7) (saved 1mp)
(Q) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d. (WC) Ons Jabeur (TUN) 75 60

WTA Doubles – Second Round
Jans-Ignacik/Zanevska (POL/UKR) d. (2) Medina Garrigues/Parra Santonja (ESP/ESP) 62 62
(3) Huber/Raymond (USA/USA) d. Barrois/Fichman (GER/CAN) 64 63
Hrdinova/Solovyeva (CZE/RUS) d. Klemenschits/Klepac (AUT/SLO) 64 57 103 (Match TB)

WTA Doubles – First Round
Soler-Espinosa/Zhang (ESP/CHN) d. (WC) Koehler/Torró-Flor (POR/ESP) w/o (Torró-Flor: left hamstring injury)

ATP Singles – Second Round
[3] M Granollers (ESP) d A Montanes (ESP) 36 76(5) 62
[Q] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) d [WC] R Machado (POR) 63 76(2)

ATP Singles – First Round
[WC] G Elias (POR) d F Volandri (ITA) 64 63

ATP Doubles – First Round

[1] P Cuevas (URU) / D Marrero (ESP) d F Mergea (ROU) / A Sa (BRA) 63 64
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT) d [2] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) 76(0) 63
[3] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) d C Berlocq (ARG) / P Carreno Busta (ESP) 63 63
M Ebden (AUS) / D Tursunov (RUS) d J Erlich (ISR) / P Hanley (AUS) 62 62
T Gabashvili (RUS) / O Nedovyesov (KAZ) d A Golubev (KAZ) / M Kukushkin (KAZ) 64 64
[WC] G Elias (POR) / J Sousa (POR) d N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER) 16 76(3) 10-3

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 1 MAY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
WTA – [7] S Kuznetsova (RUS) vs [2] [WC] E Bouchard (CAN)

Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – [PR] P Cuevas (URU) vs [2] M Raonic (CAN)
ATP – [1] [WC] T Berdych (CZE) vs S Devvarman (IND)
ATP – L Kubot (POL) vs C Berlocq (ARG)

CENTRALITO start 11:00 am
WTA – [1] C Black (ZIM) / S Mirza (IND) vs S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) / S Zhang (CHN)

Not Before 1:00 pm
ATP – [4] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [WC] G Elias (POR)
WTA – [1] C Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs P Hercog (SLO)
ATP – [WC] G Elias (POR) / J Sousa (POR) vs G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
ATP – V Hanescu (ROU) vs P Carreno Busta (ESP)

Not Before 12:30 pm
WTA – [8] E Vesnina (RUS) vs [4] R Vinci (ITA)
ATP – A Golubev (KAZ) vs [Q] L Mayer (ARG)
WTA – E Hrdinova (CZE) / V Solovyeva (RUS) vs [PR] K Jans-Ignacik (POL) / M Zanevska (UKR)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
ATP – T Gabashvili (RUS) / O Nedovyesov (KAZ) vs [3] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA)

Not Before 1:00 pm
WTA – [Q] T Bacsinszky (SUI) vs [Q] I Begu (ROU)
ATP – [4] F Cermak (CZE) / M Elgin (RUS) vs M Ebden (AUS) / D Tursunov (RUS)
ATP After Suitable Rest – [1] P Cuevas (URU) / D Marrero (ESP) vs P Raja (IND) / D Sharan (IND)

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Portugal Open – Results and Schedule

Portugal Open

PORTUGAL OPEN
Oeiras, Portugal
April 28-May 4, 2014
Clay/Outdoors

Results – Tuesday, April 29, 2014
WTA Singles – First Round
(1) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. (Q) Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 61 62
(2/WC) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) d. Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 64 61
(Q) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d. (3) Samantha Stosur (AUS) 64 60
(4) Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 62 46 61
(5) Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) 62 61
(7) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. Zhang Shuai (CHN) 64 60
(8) Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. (Q) Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 64 61
María-Teresa Torró-Flor (ESP) d. Peng Shuai (CHN) 61 64

Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d. Romina Oprandi (SUI) 46 61 64
Polona Hercog (SLO) d. Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 26 62 64
(Q) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. Kurumi Nara (JPN) 61 76(5)

WTA Doubles – First Round
(1) Black/Mirza (ZIM/IND) d. Begu/Irigoyen (ROU/ARG) 46 62 105 (Match TB)
(2) Medina Garrigues/Parra Santonja (ESP/ESP) d. Jurak/Moulton-Levy (CRO/USA) 64 61
Barrois/Fichman (GER/CAN) d. Buryachok/Diatchenko (UKR/RUS) 64 63
Jans-Ignacik/Zanevska (POL/UKR) d. Govortsova/Kalashnikova (GEO) 75 62

 

ATP Singles – First Round
[WC] R Machado (POR) d [5] D Tursunov (RUS) 60 60
[Q] L Mayer (ARG) d [6] J Sousa (POR) 36 61 62
L Kubot (POL) d [7] T Gabashvili (RUS) 63 75
S Devvarman (IND) d M Ebden (AUS) 62 63
V Hanescu (ROU) d [Q] R Albot (MDA) 36 64 64
[Q] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) d A Gonzalez (COL) 64 61
A Montanes (ESP) d *[LL] R Carballes Baena (ESP) 76(4) 63
C Berlocq (ARG) d [Q] T Daniel (JPN) 63 62
[PR] P Cuevas (URU) d O Nedovyesov (KAZ) 46 63 64

ATP Doubles – First Round

P Raja (IND) / D Sharan (IND) d S Giraldo (COL) / A Gonzalez (COL) w/o

*[LL] R Carballes Baena (ESP) replaced S Giraldo (COL) – fatigue

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 30 APRIL 2014

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
WTA – Y Wickmayer (BEL) vs [4] R Vinci (ITA)
Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – F Volandri (ITA) vs [WC] G Elias (POR)
Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP – [WC] R Machado (POR) vs [Q] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
ATP – A Montanes (ESP) vs [3] M Granollers (ESP)

CENTRALITO start 11:00 am

WTA – Y Shvedova (KAZ) vs [2] [WC] E Bouchard (CAN)
WTA – [7] S Kuznetsova (RUS) vs M Torro-Flor (ESP)
WTA – [1] C Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)
ATP After Suitable Rest – [WC] G Elias (POR) / J Sousa (POR) vs N Monroe (USA) / S Stadler (GER)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am

WTA – [Q] T Bacsinszky (SUI) vs [WC] O Jabeur (TUN)
Not Before 1:00 pm
WTA – [8] E Vesnina (RUS) vs B Jovanovski (SRB)
WTA – [Q] I Begu (ROU) vs [5] K Kanepi (EST)
WTA – P Hercog (SLO) vs [6] L Safarova (CZE)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am

ATP – G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT) vs [2] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL)
ATP – [1] P Cuevas (URU) / D Marrero (ESP) vs F Mergea (ROU) / A Sa (BRA)
Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – T Gabashvili (RUS) / O Nedovyesov (KAZ) vs A Golubev (KAZ) / M Kukushkin (KAZ)
ATP – J Erlich (ISR) / P Hanley (AUS) vs M Ebden (AUS) / D Tursunov (RUS)

COURT 3 start 11:00 am

WTA – E Hrdinova (CZE) / V Solovyeva (RUS) vs S Klemenschits (AUT) / A Klepac (SLO)
WTA – [3] L Huber (USA) / L Raymond (USA) vs K Barrois (GER) / S Fichman (CAN)
Not Before 2:00 pm
WTA – [PR] K Jans-Ignacik (POL) / M Zanevska (UKR) vs [2] A Medina Garrigues (ESP) / A Parra Santonja (ESP)
WTA After Suitable Rest – [WC] M Koehler (POR) / M Torro-Flor (ESP) vs S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) / S Zhang (CHN)

COURT 4 start 12:00 pm

ATP – C Berlocq (ARG) / P Carreno Busta (ESP) vs [3] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA)

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Portugal Open – Results and Schedule

Portugal Open

PORTUGAL OPEN
Oeiras, Portugal
April 28-May 4, 2014
Clay/Outdoors

Results – Monday, April 28, 2014
WTA Singles – First Round
(6) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 46 60 60
Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) d. Monica Puig (PUR) 64 46 64
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 64 75
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d. Karin Knapp (ITA) 62 64
(WC) Ons Jabeur (TUN) d. (WC) Maria Joao Koehler (POR) 63 61

WTA Doubles – First Round
(3) Huber/Raymond (USA/USA) d. (WC) Lopes/Luz (RUS/POR) 61 62
Klemenschits/Klepac (AUT/SLO) d. (4) Husarova/Zahlavova Strycova (SVK/CZE) 36 64 108 (Match TB)
Hrdinova/Solovyeva (CZE/RUS) d. Dabrowski/Rosolska (CAN/POL) 62 67(3) 106 (Match TB)

WTA Singles Qualifying – Final Round
(3) Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. (6) Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 62 75
(8) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. Kiki Bertens (NED) 06 64 62
Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) d. Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 64 36 60
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d. Alizé Lim (FRA) 62 64

ATP Singles – First Round
P Carreno Busta (ESP) d [8] M Kukushkin (KAZ) 61 76(3)
A Golubev (KAZ) d A Mannarino (FRA) 63 36 64

ATP Doubles – First Round
[4] F Cermak (CZE) / M Elgin (RUS) d [WC] R Machado (POR) / F Silva (POR) 76(2) 62

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 29 APRIL 2014

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
WTA – A Kleybanova (RUS) vs [2] [WC] E Bouchard (CAN)

Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – [5] D Tursunov (RUS) vs [WC] R Machado (POR)

Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP – [Q] L Mayer (ARG) vs [6] J Sousa (POR)
ATP – [7] T Gabashvili (RUS) vs L Kubot (POL)

CENTRALITO start 11:00 am
WTA – A Cadantu (ROU) vs [4] R Vinci (ITA)
WTA – [3] S Stosur (AUS) vs [Q] T Bacsinszky (SUI)
ATP – A Montanes (ESP) vs S Giraldo (COL)
WTA – [1] C Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs [Q] A Kudryavtseva (RUS)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
WTA – Y Meusburger (AUT) vs [5] K Kanepi (EST)
WTA – [7] S Kuznetsova (RUS) vs S Zhang (CHN)
ATP – O Nedovyesov (KAZ) vs [PR] P Cuevas (URU)
WTA – [8] E Vesnina (RUS) vs [Q] K Mladenovic (FRA)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
ATP – C Berlocq (ARG) vs [Q] T Daniel (JPN)
ATP – A Gonzalez (COL) vs [Q] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
WTA – B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) vs R Oprandi (SUI)

Not Before 4:00 pm
WTA After Suitable Rest – [1] C Black (ZIM) / S Mirza (IND) vs I Begu (ROU) / M Irigoyen (ARG)

COURT 3 start 11:00 am
ATP – S Devvarman (IND) vs M Ebden (AUS)
WTA – S Voegele (SUI) vs P Hercog (SLO)
WTA – M Torro-Flor (ESP) vs S Peng (CHN)
WTA – D Jurak (CRO) / M Moulton-Levy (USA) vs [2] A Medina Garrigues (ESP) / A Parra Santonja (ESP)

COURT 4 start 11:00 am
WTA – K Barrois (GER) / S Fichman (CAN) vs [PR] I Buryachok (UKR) / V Diatchenko (RUS)
WTA – K Nara (JPN) vs [Q] I Begu (ROU)
ATP – V Hanescu (ROU) vs [Q] R Albot (MDA)

Not Before 4:00 pm
WTA – [PR] K Jans-Ignacik (POL) / M Zanevska (UKR) vs O Govortsova (BLR) / O Kalashnikova (GEO)

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Tennis – WTA and ATP Schedules for April 28, 2014

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PORTUGAL OPEN
Oeiras, Portugal (+1 hour GMT)
28 April-4 May 2014 Surface: Clay

SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 28 APRIL 2014

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
WTA – Y Wickmayer (BEL) vs U Radwanska (POL)

Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – A Mannarino (FRA) vs A Golubev (KAZ)

Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP – P Carreno Busta (ESP) vs [8] M Kukushkin (KAZ)
WTA – M Rybarikova (SVK) vs [6] L Safarova (CZE)

CENTRALITO start 11:00 am
WTA – B Jovanovski (SRB) vs M Puig (PUR)
ATP – [4] F Cermak (CZE) / M Elgin (RUS) vs [WC] R Machado (POR) / F Silva (POR)

Not Before 3:00 pm
WTA – [WC] M Koehler (POR) vs [WC] O Jabeur (TUN)
WTA – [3] L Huber (USA) / L Raymond (USA) vs [WC] E Lopes (RUS) / B Luz (POR)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
ATP – Qualifying – L Mayer (ARG) vs R Carballes Baena (ESP)
ATP – Qualifying – D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs N Desein (BEL)
WTA – Y Shvedova (KAZ) vs K Knapp (ITA)

Not Before 4:00 pm
WTA – G Dabrowski (CAN) / A Rosolska (POL) vs E Hrdinova (CZE) / V Solovyeva (RUS)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
ATP – Qualifying – R Albot (MDA) vs V Crivoi (ROU)
ATP – Qualifying – T Daniel (JPN) vs J Samper-Montana (ESP)
WTA – S Klemenschits (AUT) / A Klepac (SLO) vs [4] J Husarova (SVK) / B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)

COURT 3 start 11:00 am
WTA – Qualifying – K Bertens (NED) vs I Begu (ROU)

Not Before 1:00 pm
WTA – Qualifying – T Bacsinszky (SUI) or M Duque-Marino (COL) vs A Lim (FRA)

COURT 4 start 11:00 am
WTA – Qualifying – K Mladenovic (FRA) vs S Soler-Espinosa (ESP)

Not Before 1:00 pm
WTA – Qualifying – A Kudryavtseva (RUS) vs A Medina Garrigues (ESP)

BMW Open By FWU AG
Munich, Germany (+2 hour GMT)
28 April-4 May 2014 Surface: Clay

SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 28 APRIL 2014

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
Qualifying – J Struff (GER) vs M Berrer (GER)

Not Before 12:55 pm
A Falla (COL) vs J Nieminen (FIN)
N Davydenko (RUS) vs F Delbonis (ARG)

Not Before 5:00 pm
I Karlovic (CRO) vs [WC] D Brown (GER)

SZ start 11:00 am
Qualifying – T Bellucci (BRA) vs R Bemelmans (BEL)
Qualifying – A Ramos (ESP) vs N Gombos (SVK)
M Przysiezny (POL) vs M Matosevic (AUS)
M Emmrich (GER) / C Kas (GER) vs [2] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL)

MATCH COURT 3 start 11:00 am
Qualifying – M Klizan (SVK) vs R Berankis (LTU)

Not Before 16:00
D Bracciali (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) vs [PR] C Fleming (GBR) / R Hutchins (GBR)

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Joao Sousa Saves Match Point to Win his First ATP Title

 

(September 29, 2013) Joao Sousa became the first player from Portugal to win an ATP Tour title when he rallied from a match point against him to put down France’s Julien Benneteau 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 to capture the Malaysian Open tennis tournament. This was Sousa’s first ATP final.

The 77th-ranked Sousa had a dream week in Kuala Lumpur, beating seeds along the way to the crown in top seed David Ferrer, fourth seed Jurgen Melzer and fifth seed Benneteau in succession.

Behind 2-6, 4-5, 30-40, Sousa staved off a match point, winning three straight games on the trot to even the match. Sousa broke to open the third set and held on for the win.

“I just gave my best, Sousa said. “Tennis is like this, if you don’t go for it, you’ll never make it, so I just went for it. We both played a great match. He had a lot of chances to win.”

“I’m so tired mentally and physically but I just feel amazing, it’s just a dream come true, winning my first title here in Malaysia,” the 24-year-old said. “I’m really happy to win this title.”

“I tried everything today… I played very well, particularly I was very aggressive and I didn’t let him play for two sets almost,” said the Frenchman who is now 0-9 in ATP finals.

“I took my chance, it didn’t pay off and it’s hard, it’s hard, it’s very hard. But it’s sport.”

Sousa is the seventh first-time winner and the 12th unseeded winner on the ATP World Tour this year.

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Wawrinka Tops Ferrer for Portugal Open Title

 

(May 5, 2013) Stanislas Wawrinka exacted a bit of revenge in taking out top seed David Ferrer for the Portugal Open title on Sunday 6-1, 6-4 in 65 minutes. The Swiss lost in the final of Buenos Aires to Ferrer earlier in the year.

It’s Wawrinka’s fourth ATP title, the first since his win at Chennai in 2011.

“It feels great to have won a title again, as it was one of my goals at the start of the year,“ Wawrinka said. “It was a challenge against a Top 4 player. I am very happy with the way I played today. I was really focused and I made it difficult for him on my serve. It is going to be tough to return to the Top 10, but I am definitely playing better than last year and I am improving. Today, I got the confidence that I can beat a Top 4 player in a final, on a clay court.”

“Stan played a great match, said world No. 4 Ferrer. I was never close to winning, but I felt better the longer it went on with my shots. On the big points, I should have clenched my teeth more. Playing any ATP World Tour final is important. I want to be positive and look forward. Stan played better today. Stan played pretty well from the baseline and he had a good percentage of first services. He surpassed me in everything.”

Wawrinka, who took home €74,000 in prize money for the win is now 28-7 in 2013.

 

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Pavlyuchenkova Earns First Clay Court Title at Portugal Open

 

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova photo courtesy of Taste of Tennis

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova photo courtesy of Taste of Tennis

(May 4, 2013) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won her first clay court event of her career by defeating Carla Suarez Navarro for the Portugal Open title. It’s the Russian’s fifth title on the WTA tour and second on tour this year as she won in Monterrey.

 

“I definitely had a slow start,” Pavlyuchenkova said.  “I was a little bit disappointed about that, it was the third match this week I started like that. Also, Carla was playing really well – it wasn’t easy to play my game because she was holding me back on the baseline, putting a lot of spin on the ball and moving me around. But I just tried to start playing point by point, fighting every point. It wasn’t easy, but I just tried to dig deep and fight and that really helped me in the end.”

 

“Today I had chances to win the first set but Nastia was playing so well at those moments, and then she played really, really well in the second set,” Suarez Navarro said. “She just kept getting better as the match went on and deserved to win today. But it was a really good week for me – I’m very happy I was able to make another final here.”

 

Both women will remain at No. 19 and No. 23, respectively when the rankings come out on Monday.

PORTUGAL OPEN
Oeiras, Portugal
April 29-May 5, 2013
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results – Saturday, May 4, 2013
Women’s Singles – Final
(3) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. (4) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 75 62

Women’s Doubles – Final
(2) Chan/Mladenovic (TPE/FRA) d. (4) Jurak/Marosi (CRO/HUN) 76(3) 62

Men’s Singles – Semifinals
[1] [WC] D Ferrer (ESP) d [3] A Seppi (ITA) 61 64
[2] S Wawrinka (SUI) d [Q] P Carreno-Busta (ESP) 63 36 61

Men’s Doubles – Semifinals
[1] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) d [4] D Bracciali (ITA) / F Fognini (ITA) 64 46 10-6

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 5 MAY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 12:30 pm
[1] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) vs [3] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA)

Not Before 3:30 PM
[1] [WC] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [2] S Wawrinka (SUI)

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