2014/04/24

Venus Wins, Stephens Falls in Doha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tennis Results Round-Up for January 4, 2014

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 4, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 4 JANUARY 2014

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

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

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

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

 

Chennai

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 4 JANUARY 2014

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

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

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 5 JANUARY 2014

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

 

Doha

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 4 JANUARY 2014

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Hopman Cup

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rafael Nadal Wins Qatar Open

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tennis Results Round-Up for January 3, 2014

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 4 JANUARY 2014

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Chennai Open

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 3 JANUARY 2014

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

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

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

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 4 JANUARY 2014

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

 

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Doha – Qatar Open

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 3 JANUARY 2014

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

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

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 4 JANUARY 2014

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

 

Shenzen

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

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

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

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

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Rafael Nadal Gets Past Peter Gojowczyk to Make Doha Final

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

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

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

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

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

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Tennis Results Round-Up for January 2, 2014

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 2, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 3 JANUARY 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Chennai Open

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 2 JANUARY 2014

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

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

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 3 JANUARY 2014

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

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

 

Doha – Qatar Open

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 2 JANUARY 2014

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

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

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 3 JANUARY 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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Tennis Results Round-Up for January 1, 2014

 

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 1, 2014

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ASB CLASSIC
Auckland, New Zealand
December 30, 2013 – January 5, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Wednesday, January 1, 2013
Singles – Second Round
(2) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Johanna Larsson (SWE) 61 61
(3) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 64 63
(5) Jamie Hampton (USA) d. (Q) Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 63 64
Venus Williams (USA) d. Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) 46 63 62
Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) d. (Q) Sharon Fichman (CAN) 16 63 63
Lauren Davis (USA) d. (WC) Ana Konjuh (CRO) 26 62 62
Kurumi Nara (JPN) d. Ayumi Morita (JPN) 60 61
(Q) Sachie Ishizu (JPN) d. Julia Goerges (GER) 62 36 75

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Fichman/Sanchez (CAN/USA) d. (1) Hlavackova/Safarova (CZE/CZE) 76(6) 64
(4) Barthel/Moulton-Levy (GER/USA)  d. C Chan (TPE) / Y Xu (CHN) 61 75
Pliskova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) d. (WC) Guthrie/Jones (NZL/AUS) 64 61

Order Of Play – Thursday, January 2, 2014
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Sachie Ishizu vs. Kirsten Flipkens
2. Kurumi Nara vs. Ana Ivanovic
3. Lauren Davis vs. Jamie Hampton
4. Garbiñe Muguruza vs. Venus Williams (NB 18.30hrs)
5. Fichman/Sanchez vs. Barthel/Moulton-Levy

Court 4 (NB 16.30hrs)
1. Flipkens/Ivanovic vs. Hradecka/Krajicek (after suitable rest)

 

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

Results – Wednesday, January 1, 2013
WTA Singles – Second Round
(2) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. (WC) Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 63 61
(5) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 62 43 ret. (left thigh injury)
Stefanie Voegele (SUI) d. (7) Sabine Lisicki (GER) w/o (GI illness)

WTA Doubles – Quarterfinals
Mladenovic/Voskoboeva (FRA/KAZ) d. (1) Peschke/Srebotnik (CZE/SLO) 62 63
Minella/Scheepers (LUX/RSA) d. (4) Chan/Huber (TPE/USA) 64 64
Kudryavtseva/Rodionova (RUS/AUS) d. Groenefeld/Lucic-Baroni (GER/CRO)  64 61

ATP Singles – Second Round
[1] R Federer (SUI) d J Nieminen (FIN) 64 62
[2] K Nishikori (JPN) d M Ebden (AUS) 62 64
M Cilic (CRO) d [5] G Dimitrov (BUL) 75 75
M Matosevic (AUS) d S Querrey (USA) 57 76(3) 64

ATP Doubles – Quarter-finals
[3] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) d K Anderson (RSA) / R Lindstedt (SWE) 46 76(2) 14-12
[4] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) d M Matosevic (AUS) / D Tursunov (RUS) 75 36 10-3

Doubles – First Round
[2] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / D Nestor (CAN) d D Istomin (UZB) / I Sijsling (NE

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 2 JANUARY 2014

PAT RAFTER ARENA start 11:30 am
WTA – [3] M Sharapova (RUS) vs K Kanepi (EST)
WTA – [1] S Williams (USA) vs [9] D Cibulkova (SVK)

Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – R Federer (SUI) / N Mahut (FRA) vs J Chardy (FRA) / G Dimitrov (BUL)
ATP – [6] F Lopez (ESP) vs L Hewitt (AUS)

Not Before 7:00 pm
WTA – S Voegele (SUI) vs [WC] C Dellacqua (AUS) or [2] V Azarenka (BLR)
ATP – [4] K Anderson (RSA) vs [WC] S Groth (AUS)

SHOW COURT 1 start 11:30 am
ATP – N Mahut (FRA) vs [8] J Chardy (FRA)
ATP – [Q] M Copil (ROU) vs [3] G Simon (FRA)
WTA – [WC] M Adamczak (AUS) / O Rogowska (AUS) vs A Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A Rodionova (AUS)

Not Before 4:00 pm
WTA – [5] A Kerber (GER) vs [4] J Jankovic (SRB)
ATP – [WC] M Ebden (AUS) / T Kokkinakis (AUS) vs J Nieminen (FIN) / G Simon (FRA)D) 63 76(4)
J Chardy (FRA) / G Dimitrov (BUL) d [PR] C Fleming (GBR) / R Hutchins (GBR) 06 64 10-4

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RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 1 JANUARY 2014

Singles – Second Round
[1] S Wawrinka (SUI) d B Becker (GER) 63 61
D Sela (ISR) d [2] M Youzhny (RUS) 31 ret. (illness)
[7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d J Vesely (CZE) 64 64
A Bedene (SLO) d [Q] A Kudryavtsev (RUS) 16 30 ret. (right groin)

Doubles – First Round

[3] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) d [PR] J Erlich (ISR) / A Ram (ISR) 64 63
[4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / F Nielsen (DEN) d T Bednarek (POL) / M Elgin (RUS) 63 63
P Raja (IND) / D Sela (ISR) d N Monroe (USA) / F Moser (GER) 76(4) 61
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT) d Y Lu (TPE) / D Sharan (IND) 12 ret. (Lu – right thigh)
[WC] N Balaji (IND) / R Ramanathan (IND) d S Lipsky (USA) / R Ram (USA) 75 63
M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO) d F Fognini (ITA) / L Paes (IND) W/O (Fognini – thigh)

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 2 JANUARY, 2014

CENTRE COURT start 5:00 pm
[3] F Fognini (ITA) vs [WC] Y Bhambri (IND)
[6] M Granollers (ESP) vs [Q] R Ramanathan (IND)
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [4] B Paire (FRA)
[1] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) vs [WC] K Khachanov (RUS) / S Myneni (IND)

COURT 1 start 5:00 pm

[4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / F Nielsen (DEN) vs P Raja (IND) / D Sela (ISR)
Y Lu (TPE) vs [5] V Pospisil (CAN)

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RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 1 JANUARY 2014

Singles – Second Round
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d T Kamke (GER) 63 67(3) 63
D Brands (GER) d [2] D Ferrer (ESP) 64 75
F Mayer (GER) d [3] A Murray (GBR) 36 64 62
G Monfils (FRA) d [5] R Gasquet (FRA) 62 75
[Q] P Gojowczyk (GER) d [6] P Kohlschreiber (GER) 76(4) 76(7)
[7] E Gulbis (LAT) d L Kubot (POL) 62 46 63
V Hanescu (ROU) d [8] F Verdasco (ESP) 46 76(0) 62
[Q] D Brown (GER) d I Karlovic (CRO) 36 76(13) 64 – saved 4 M.P.

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d A Murray (GBR) / N Zimonjic (SRB) 76(5) 64
[3] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) d [WC] R Nadal (ESP) / F Roig (ESP) 64 76(1)
C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) d [4] T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) 76(2) 75
T Berdych (CZE) / J Hajek (CZE) d O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) 26 63 10-4

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 2 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 3:30 pm
[Q] D Brown (GER) vs [Q] P Gojowczyk (GER)
V Hanescu (ROU) vs F Mayer (GER)
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [7] E Gulbis (LAT)
G Monfils (FRA) vs D Brands (GER)

COURT 1 start 4:30 pm
C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs T Berdych (CZE) / J Hajek (CZE)
Not Before 5:30 PM – [1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) vs [3] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA)

 

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

Results – Wednesday, January 1, 2013
Singles – Second Round
(1] Li Na (CHN) d. Nadiya Kichenok (UKR) 61 64

Vania King (USA) d. (2) Sara Errani (ITA) 26 76(7) 63 (saved 2mp)
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) d. (3) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 76(2) 64
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d. (7) Zheng Jie (CHN) 60 76(6)
(8) Annika Beck (GER) d. (Q) Viktorija Golubic (SUI) 63 57 63

Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) 26 63 60

Jana Cepelova (SVK) d. (Q) Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 64 61

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Niculescu/Zakopalova (ROU/CZE) d. (1) Zhang/Zheng (CHN/CHN) 63 64
Kichenok/Kichenok (UKR/UKR) d. (2) Babos/Martic (HUN/CRO) w/o (Babos: GI illness)
Konta/Mayr-Achleitner (GBR/AUT) d. (4) Chan/Husarova (TPE/SVK) 63 62

Order Of Play – Thursday, January 2, 2014
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Peng Shuai vs. Jana Cepelova
2. Li Na vs. Monica Niculescu (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova vs. Vania King
4. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner vs. Annika Beck

Court 1 (NB 16.00hrs)
1. Niculescu/Zakopalova vs. Wang/Zheng

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Andy Murray, David Ferrer Upset in Doha, Rafael Nadal advances in Three Sets

 

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(January 1, 2014) Two out of the top three seeds fell in Doha on Wednesday at the Qatar Open. No. 3 seed Andy Murray led Florian Mayer only to fall in three sets while second seed David Ferrer fell in straight sets to Daniel Brands, 6-4, 7-5.

Top seed Rafael Nadal avoided the upset as he was pushed by Tobias Kamke 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-3.

Andy Murray led Mayer 6-3, 3-0 when the German picked up his game going for shots. Mayer captured twelve out of the last 15 games to take the win. The tale of the tape shows that Murray hit 25 winners and 37 errors.

“To be honest, in my mind, the match was finished at 3-6, 0-3,” Mayer told media. “I tried to play more aggressively, tried to risk something more. Of course for sure he didn’t play his best tennis.

“I knew before the match if I would have a chance, it’s probably today. He didn’t play for a long time. I took my chance.”

For Mayer it’s the second win over a top ten player, the first coming against David Ferrer in Shanghai last year.

“I felt like I slowed down in the second set, service speed and movement,” Murray told media. “It wasn’t a particular area that was sore. Just more joints rather than muscles, just a bit sore from changing direction and playing at that level.

“But I was playing well. I played some good tennis today. I moved well at the beginning of the match, so that was a positive, and I did say the only way to feel better is by playing matches. So today was a start.”

This was just Murray’s second singles match back feom a back injury which had sidelined him since September.

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 1 JANUARY 2014

Singles – Second Round
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d T Kamke (GER) 63 67(3) 63
D Brands (GER) d [2] D Ferrer (ESP) 64 75
F Mayer (GER) d [3] A Murray (GBR) 36 64 62
G Monfils (FRA) d [5] R Gasquet (FRA) 62 75
[Q] P Gojowczyk (GER) d [6] P Kohlschreiber (GER) 76(4) 76(7)
[7] E Gulbis (LAT) d L Kubot (POL) 62 46 63
V Hanescu (ROU) d [8] F Verdasco (ESP) 46 76(0) 62
[Q] D Brown (GER) d I Karlovic (CRO) 36 76(13) 64 – saved 4 M.P.

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d A Murray (GBR) / N Zimonjic (SRB) 76(5) 64
[3] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) d [WC] R Nadal (ESP) / F Roig (ESP) 64 76(1)
C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) d [4] T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) 76(2) 75
T Berdych (CZE) / J Hajek (CZE) d O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) 26 63 10-4

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 2 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 3:30 pm
[Q] D Brown (GER) vs [Q] P Gojowczyk (GER)
V Hanescu (ROU) vs F Mayer (GER)
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [7] E Gulbis (LAT)
G Monfils (FRA) vs D Brands (GER)

COURT 1 start 4:30 pm
C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs T Berdych (CZE) / J Hajek (CZE)
Not Before 5:30 PM – [1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) vs [3] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA)

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Results Round-Up

December 31, 2013

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

Results – Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Singles – First Round
(WC) Ana Konjuh (CRO) d. (1) Roberta Vinci (ITA) 36 64 62
(2) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Alison Riske (USA) 75 76(2)
(3) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. Monica Puig (PUR) 64 75
(Q) Sharon Fichman (CAN) d. (4) Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 61 64
Ayumi Morita (JPN) d. (6) Lucie Safarova (CZE) 76(2) 63
Julia Goerges (GER) d. (8) Karin Knapp (ITA) 46 76(3) 76(2)
Lauren Davis (USA) d. Marina Erakovic (NZL) 61 64
(Q) Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) d. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 76(3) 60
(Q) Sachie Ishizu (JPN) d (Q) Anett Kontaveit (EST) 63 16 63
Doubles – First Round
(1) Hlavackova/Safarova (CZE/CZE) d. Grandin/Klemenschits (RSA/AUT) 64 76(3)
(3) Hradecka/Krajicek (CZE/NED) d. Domínguez Lino/Muguruza (ESP/ESP) 61 62
(4) Barthel/Moulton-Levy (GER/USA) d. Beygelzimer/Irigoyen (UKR/ARG) 46 63 108 (Match TB)
Fichman/Sanchez (CAN/USA) d. Kania/Solovyeva (POL/RUS) 75 76(5)
Pliskova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) d. Paszek/Vandeweghe (AUT/USA) 75 36 107 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Karolina Pliskova vs. Kirsten Flipkens
2. Kristyna Pliskova vs. Jamie Hampton
3. Venus Williams vs. Yvonne Meusburger
4. Johanna Larsson vs. Ana Ivanovic (NB 18.30hrs)
5. Ana Konjuh vs. Lauren Davis

Court 4 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Ayumi Morita vs. Kurumi Nara
2. Sharon Fichman vs. Garbiñe Muguruza
3. Julia Goerges vs. Sachie Ishizu
4. Pliskova/Pliskova vs. Guthrie/Jones (NB 16.30hrs; after suitable rest)

Court 2 (from 13.00hrs)
1. Barthel/Moulton-Levy vs. Chan/Xu
2. Hlavackova/Safarova vs. Fichman/Sanchez (NB 15.00hrs; after suitable rest)

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ATP Singles – First Round
[6] F Lopez (ESP) d M Kukushkin (KAZ) 64 64
[8] J Chardy (FRA) d A Mannarino (FRA) 76(4) 75
[WC] S Groth (AUS) d [Q] R Harrison (USA) 76(3) 76(2)
N Mahut (FRA) d I Sijsling (NED) 36 64 64
L Hewitt (AUS) d [Q] T Kokkinakis (AUS) 63 75
[Q] M Copil (ROU) d [Q] Y Sugita (JPN) 76(5) 67(2) 76(7)
M Ebden (AUS) d *[LL] A Kuznetsov (USA) 63 64

*[LL] A Kuznetsov (USA) replaced [WC] N Kyrgios (AUS) – shoulder

ATP Doubles – First Round
R Federer (SUI) / N Mahut (FRA) d [1] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) 75 76(5)
[3] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) d E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) 63 64

WTA Singles – Second Round
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. Andrea Petkovic (GER) 64 64
(3) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (Q) Ashleigh Barty (AUS) w/o (left abductor injury)
(4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 61 63
Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. (8) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 62 62
(9) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 63 16 63

WTA Doubles – Quarterfinals
(WC) Adamczak/Rogowska (AUS/AUS) d. (3) Barty/Dellacqua (AUS/AUS) w/o (Barty: left abductor injury)

Doubles – First Round
(1) Peschke/Srebotnik (CZE/SLO) d. Hantuchova/Lisicki (SVK/GER) 63 64
Groenefeld/Lucic-Baroni (GER/CRO) d. (2) Hsieh/Jankovic (TPE/SRB) 62 63
(3) Barty/Dellacqua (AUS/AUS) d. Lepchenko/Olaru (USA/ROU) 61 64
Kudryavtseva/Rodionova (RUS/AUS) d. Amanmuradova/Shvedova (UZB/KAZ) 64 76(4)

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 1 JANUARY 2014

PAT RAFTER ARENA start 11:30 am
ATP – M Matosevic (AUS) vs S Querrey (USA)
ATP – [5] G Dimitrov (BUL) vs M Cilic (CRO)
ATP – M Ebden (AUS) vs [2] K Nishikori (JPN)

Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP – [1] R Federer (SUI) vs J Nieminen (FIN)

Not Before 8:00 pm
WTA – [WC] C Dellacqua (AUS) vs [2] V Azarenka (BLR)

SHOW COURT 1 start 11:30 am
WTA – [4] H Chan (TPE) / L Huber (USA) vs M Minella (LUX) / C Scheepers (RSA)

Not Before 1:00 pm
WTA – [7] S Lisicki (GER) vs S Voegele (SUI)
WTA – [5] A Kerber (GER) vs A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)

Not Before 3:00 pm
ATP – [4] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) vs M Matosevic (AUS) / D Tursunov (RUS)
WTA – [1] K Peschke (CZE) / K Srebotnik (SLO) vs K Mladenovic (FRA) / G Voskoboeva (KAZ)

SHOW COURT 2 start 11:00 am
ATP – D Istomin (UZB) / I Sijsling (NED) vs [2] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / D Nestor (CAN)

Not Before 12:30 pm
ATP – K Anderson (RSA) / R Lindstedt (SWE) vs [3] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS)

Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP – J Chardy (FRA) / G Dimitrov (BUL) vs [PR] C Fleming (GBR) / R Hutchins (GBR)
WTA – A Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A Rodionova (AUS) vs A Groenefeld (GER) / M Lucic-Baroni

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RESULTS – TUESDAY, 31 DECEMBER 2013

Singles – First Round
[6] M Granollers (ESP) d [Q] R Albot (MDA) 64 36 60
[7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d A Ramos (ESP) 61 63
[Q] A Kudryavtsev (RUS) d [8] R Bautista Agut (ESP) 64 36 63
B Becker (GER) d J Reister (GER) 64 21 ret. (stomach cramps)
A Bedene (SLO) d [Q] H Laaksonen (SUI) 63 57 76(0)
[WC] Y Bhambri (IND) d P Carreno Busta (ESP) 64 63
[Q] R Ramanathan (IND) d S Devvarman (IND) 46 63 64
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d O Nedovyesov (KAZ) 75 60

Doubles – First Round

[1] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) d B Paire (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI) 64 46 11-9

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 1 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 5:00 pm
D Sela (ISR) vs [2] M Youzhny (RUS)
[1] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs B Becker (GER)
[WC] N Balaji (IND) / R Ramanathan (IND) vs S Lipsky (USA) / R Ram (USA)
Y Lu (TPE) / D Sharan (IND) vs G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT)

COURT 1 start 5:00 pm

[7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs J Vesely (CZE)
A Bedene (SLO) vs [Q] A Kudryavtsev (RUS)
TBA – M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO) vs Alternate / Unknown

COURT 2 start 5:00 pm

[4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / F Nielsen (DEN) vs T Bednarek (POL) / M Elgin (RUS)
[PR] J Erlich (ISR) / A Ram (ISR) vs [3] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER)
After Suitable Rest – N Monroe (USA) / F Moser (GER) vs P Raja (IND) / D Sela (ISR)

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RESULTS – TUESDAY, 31 DECEMBER 2013

Singles – First Round
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d L Rosol (CZE) 62 76(7)
[2] D Ferrer (ESP) d A Dolgopolov (UKR) 63 57 63
[3] A Murray (GBR) d [WC] M Zayed (QAT) 60 60
[5] R Gasquet (FRA) d [WC] K Hossam (EGY) 75 61
[6] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d P Andujar (ESP) 76(7) 62
[7] E Gulbis (LAT) d [Q] D Evans (GBR) 62 46 60
[Q] D Brown (GER) d I Dodig (CRO) 64 62
[Q] P Gojowczyk (GER) d [Q] D Thiem (AUT) 75 60
F Mayer (GER) d M Przysiezny (POL) 62 36 76(5)
D Brands (GER) d N Davydenko (RUS) 64 64

Doubles – First Round
[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d [WC] M Jaziri (TUN) / M Zayed (QAT) 61 64
O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) d [2] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) 63 67(5) 12-10
[3] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) d L Kubot (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) 64 46 10-4
T Berdych (CZE) / J Hajek (CZE) d S Giraldo (COL) / J Sousa (POR) 63 62

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 1 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 3:30 pm
F Mayer (GER) vs [3] A Murray (GBR)
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs T Kamke (GER)
D Brands (GER) vs [2] D Ferrer (ESP)
[5] R Gasquet (FRA) vs G Monfils (FRA)

COURT 1 start 3:30 pm
[8] F Verdasco (ESP) vs V Hanescu (ROU)
L Kubot (POL) vs [7] E Gulbis (LAT)
Not Before 7PM – [1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) vs A Murray (GBR) / N Zimonjic (SRB)
[3] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) vs [WC] R Nadal (ESP) / F Roig (ESP)

COURT 2 start 3:30 pm
[Q] P Gojowczyk (GER) vs [6] P Kohlschreiber (GER)
I Karlovic (CRO) vs [Q] D Brown (GER)
C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [4] T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR)
T Berdych (CZE) / J Hajek (CZE) vs O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU)

 

 

 

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

Results – Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Singles – Second Round
(5) Peng Shuai (CHN) d. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 63 63

Singles – First Round
(1) Li Na (CHN) d. (WC) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 75 63
Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) 46 62 63
Nadiya Kichenok (UKR) d. Timea Babos (HUN) 60 20 ret. (GI illness)
Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) d. (6) Zhang Shuai (CHN) 36 64 62

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Wang/Zheng (CHN/CHN) d. (3) Buryachok/Kalashnikova (UKR/GEO) 26 63 107 (Match TB)

Doubles – First Round
Kichenok/Kichenok (UKR/UKR) d. Cabeza Candela/Dulgheru (ESP/ROU) 60 64

Order Of Play – Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Klara Zakopalova vs. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner
2. Li Na vs. Nadiya Kichenok (NB 13.00hrs)
3. Vania King vs. Sara Errani
4. Zheng Jie vs. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova

Court 1 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Monica Niculescu vs. Chan Yung-Jan
2. Jana Cepelova vs. Anna-Lena Friedsam
3. Zhang/Zheng vs. Niculescu/Zakopalova (NB 14.30hrs; after suitable rest)
4. Kichenok/Kichenok vs. Babos/Martic

Court 2 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Viktorija Golubic vs. Annika Beck
2. Konta/Mayr-Achleitner vs. Chan/Husarova (NB 14.30hrs)

 

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Top Seeds Nadal, Ferrer and Murray open with wins in Doha

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(December 31, 2013) Top three seeds Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and Andy Murray advanced with first round wins in Doha on Tuesday.

Andy Murray played his first tour match since September and destroyed 19-year-old wild card 6-0, 6-0 in 38 minutes. Murray is a two-time champion of the event.

Rafael Nadal avenged second round loss at Wimbledon in 2012 when he held back Lukas Rosol 6-2, 7-6 (7).

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RESULTS – TUESDAY, 31 DECEMBER 2013

Singles – First Round
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d L Rosol (CZE) 62 76(7)
[2] D Ferrer (ESP) d A Dolgopolov (UKR) 63 57 63
[3] A Murray (GBR) d [WC] M Zayed (QAT) 60 60
[5] R Gasquet (FRA) d [WC] K Hossam (EGY) 75 61
[6] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d P Andujar (ESP) 76(7) 62
[7] E Gulbis (LAT) d [Q] D Evans (GBR) 62 46 60
[Q] D Brown (GER) d I Dodig (CRO) 64 62
[Q] P Gojowczyk (GER) d [Q] D Thiem (AUT) 75 60
F Mayer (GER) d M Przysiezny (POL) 62 36 76(5)
D Brands (GER) d N Davydenko (RUS) 64 64

Doubles – First Round
[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d [WC] M Jaziri (TUN) / M Zayed (QAT) 61 64
O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) d [2] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) 63 67(5) 12-10
[3] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) d L Kubot (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) 64 46 10-4
T Berdych (CZE) / J Hajek (CZE) d S Giraldo (COL) / J Sousa (POR) 63 62

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 1 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 3:30 pm
F Mayer (GER) vs [3] A Murray (GBR)
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs T Kamke (GER)
D Brands (GER) vs [2] D Ferrer (ESP)
[5] R Gasquet (FRA) vs G Monfils (FRA)

COURT 1 start 3:30 pm
[8] F Verdasco (ESP) vs V Hanescu (ROU)
L Kubot (POL) vs [7] E Gulbis (LAT)
Not Before 7PM – [1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) vs A Murray (GBR) / N Zimonjic (SRB)
[3] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) vs [WC] R Nadal (ESP) / F Roig (ESP)

COURT 2 start 3:30 pm
[Q] P Gojowczyk (GER) vs [6] P Kohlschreiber (GER)
I Karlovic (CRO) vs [Q] D Brown (GER)
C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [4] T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR)
T Berdych (CZE) / J Hajek (CZE) vs O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU)

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