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Simona Halep Wins Qatar Open

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(February 16, 2014) Simona Halep captured her first title of the year with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Angelique Kerber of in the Qatar Open final  in Doha on Sunday. For Halep it’s her seventh career title, she won her first six in 2013.

On the way to the win, Halep knocked out three top ten players – No. 7 Sara Errani in the quarterfinals, No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinals, and the No. 9 Kerber in the final.

“I feel very, very good now,” Halep said.  “I’m very happy I could win this tournament. It’s amazing for me, because when I came here I didn’t think I could reach the final, or win even. So it’s amazing. It’s the biggest tournament I’ve won. It’s incredible here in Doha.”

“I made too many easy mistakes at the beginning of the match, but Simona played very well – she played at a high level the whole week,” Kerber said. I was trying to play what I could today, I was giving everything I could, but she deserved to win the title. And I’m still happy about the week.”

For Halep this win represents the biggest WTA title of her career – her third Premier-level title and the one with the most prize money.

When the new rankings are announced on Monday, Halep will move up one spot to a career-high No. 8.

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Peng Shuai to Become No. 1 in Women’s Doubles Next Week

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Peng Shuai

(February 13, 2014) Peng Shuai will become the No.1 in doubles next week on the WTA tour. She will be the first Chinese tennis player ever to rise to No.1 in either singles or doubles, male or female. She will become the second Asia woman to hold a No. 1 ranking as second Asian woman – Japan’s Ai Sugiyama also reached No.1 in doubles.

She and partner Hsieh Su-Wei opened the Qatar open with a win over Irina Buryachok and Vitalia Diatchenko, 6-2, 6-4.

 

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Li Na Ousted by Qualifier in Doha

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(February 13, 2014) Reigning Australian Open champion Li Na fell victim to Czech qualifier Petra Cetkovska 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-4 in the third round of the Qatar Open on Thursday.

Cetkovska, no stranger to upsetting top ten players completed the feat for the eighth time, second time ousting a top three players. She beat a then ranked No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska in the 2011 Rome

Li could not hold on to a 3-1 lead in the third set in the 2 hour and 46-minute match.

Even with the loss, Li will move up to No. 2 in the world when the rankings come out next week.

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Gasquet Rallies Past Davydenko for Qatar Open Title

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(January 5, 2013) Richard Gasquet came back from a set and 2-4 down to win the Qatar Open over beat Nikolay Davydenko 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 for his eighth career title on Saturday.

“I’m really happy with the way I won,” he said. “I’m confident. When you’re winning a tournament like that, it’s perfect. I played a lot, so for sure I will be ready for Melbourne.

“I’m really happy with the way I played and fought. He was playing fast in the first set. I just try to keep focused and to fight a lot, and I did it. I’m really happy with the way I won. It’s important for me to win the final.

“I think I was a little bit fresher than him in the third set, but he was playing so fast [that] he could break me in the second game in the third [set], so [anything] could happen. He could win, too. We were so close together, so it was a big match, a big fight.”

Davydenko had to call for a medical time out in the third set for treatment on his hip.

“I tried to concentrate, but I did some mistakes and already it was tough,” the Russian said. The third set, again [I was] trying, but my legs [were} not moving good. He played very well. Physically, he was much better.”

“It’s a big success for me,” Gasquet said to the crowd after the match. “I fought a lot because it was very tough and we were both tired. He is so talented and he plays so fast. It was tough for my game, but I managed to win. A lot of good players have won here, Federer, Murray.”

On Friday, Gasquet pulled out of the Sydney tennis tournament because of elbow issues. The Frenchman said that he’ll be ready for the Australian Open.

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Davydenko Stuns Ferrer in Doha

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Nikolay Davydenko

(January 4, 2013) It’s been a week of resurgence for Nikolay Davydenko as he took out top seed and World No. 5 David Ferrer 6-2, 6-3 to reach the Qatar Open final.

“Physically I was strong,” said Former World No. 3 Davydenko of the victory. “Concentration was good. I fought for every point.  Second set was a little bit tougher. I would like to beat everybody who is in the Top 10. It doesn’t matter if I’m not there.

“He played better than me all the time,” said Ferrer “He served better. He received better. He was better. I didn’t have any chances in the match. Davydenko is a very good player. He was Top 10 a long time.”

Joining the Russian in the Doha final will be Richard Gasquet who held back Daniel Brands 7-5, 7-5.

“I have to win this final, but, yeah, it’s true, I’m feeling well,” said Gasquet.

“I don’t know what I can do this year. But on every match I will try to fight, and I will try to prepare better on Grand Slams, to win some tournaments, to start in Doha in the final, so it’s important to win.”

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 4 JANUARY, 2013

Singles – Semi-final
N Davydenko (RUS) d [1] D Ferrer (ESP) 62 63
[2] R Gasquet (FRA) d [Q] D Brands (GER) 75 75

Doubles – Final
C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) d [2] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) 75 64

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 5 JANUARY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 6:00 pm
N Davydenko (RUS) vs [2] R Gasquet (FRA)

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Net Notes for January 8, 2011

In the News:

  • In Auckland, 31 year-old Hungarian Greta Arn  stunned second seed Yanina Wickmayer  6-3 6-3 to win her second WTA title.

  • Czech Petra Kvitova  wins 6-1, 6-3 over German Andrea Petkovic to capture the Brisbane International tournament.

  • Roger Federer defeated Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-4 to take the title at Doha.

  • Team USA wins its sixth Hopman Cup Title by defeating Belgium 2-1.

  • Associated Press reports that the French Tennis Federation has completed its review of bids to host the French Open beginning in 2016 and will makes its decision next month.

  • USANA Health Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: USNA), a global vitamin and health supplement manufacturer, and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), announced the renewal of their partnership.  The three-year agreement will run through 2013 and will see USANA remain the WTA’s Official Health Supplement Supplier.

ASB CLASSIC

Auckland-NZL
January 3-8, 2011
$220,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Saturday, January 8, 2011
Singles – Final

Greta Arn (HUN) d. (2) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 63 63

Doubles – Final
(1) Peschke/Srebotnik (CZE/SLO) d. Arvidsson/Erakovic (SWE/NZL) 63 60

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Brisbane International

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] R Soderling (SWE) d R Stepanek (CZE) 63 75
[2] A Roddick (USA) d K Anderson (RSA) 62 46 62

Doubles – Semi-finals
[4] R Lindstedt (SWE) / H Tecau (ROU) d P Petzschner (GER) / A Peya (AUT) 46 63 10-4

Women’s final

Petra Kvitova  def. 6-1, 6-3 Andrea Petkovic

Starting At: 12:00 noon

DOUBLES FINAL

Lukas DLOUHY (CZE)/Paul HANLEY (AUS) vs Robert LINDSTEDT (SWE)/Horia TECAU (ROU)

SINGLES FINAL

Robin SODERLING (SWE) vs Andy RODDICK (USA)

Chennai Open

ATP World Tour 250 $ 398,250
Chennai, India  (+5.5 hours GMT)
3-9 January, 2011
Surface: Hard

Singles – Semi-finals
[3] [WC] S Wawrinka (SUI) d [1] T Berdych (CZE) 64 61
[7] X Malisse (BEL) d [6] J Tipsarevic (SRB) 36 63 62

Doubles – Semi-finals
[1] M Bhupathi (IND) / L Paes (IND) d M Cilic (CRO) / I Dodig (CRO) 61 67(4) 10-5
R Haase (NED) / D Martin (USA) d S Bolelli (ITA) / J Tipsarevic (SRB) 26 63 10-7

ORDER OF PLAY – SUNDAY, 9 JANUARY, 2011

STADIUM start 5:00 pm
[3] [WC] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs [7] X Malisse (BEL)
[1] M Bhupathi (IND) / L Paes (IND) vs R Haase (NED) / D Martin (USA)

Hopman Cup

Final – USA 2 d Belgium 1

Bethanie Mattek-Sands lost to Justine Henin 6-7(6), 3-6

John Isner d Ruben Bemelmans 6-3, 6-4

Mattek-Sands/Isner d Henin/Bemelmans 6-1, 6-3

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Moorilla Hobart International

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January 9-15, 2011
$220,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Order Of Play – Sunday, January 9, 2011
Center Court (from 09.30hrs)
1. Simona Halep vs. Jessica Moore (Singles Q)
2. Roberta Vinci vs. Romina Oprandi (NB 12.00hrs)
3. Sara Errani vs. Anna Chakvetadze
4. Angelique Kerber vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm
5. Ferguson/Molik vs. Errani/Vinci
6. Kondratieva/Lefèvre vs. Dominikovic/Moore

Court 1 (from 09.30hrs)
1. Sophie Ferguson vs. Kateryna Bondarenko (Singles Q)
2. Ayumi Morita vs. Akgul Amanmuradova (NB 11.00hrs)
3. Tamira Paszek vs. [Sophie Ferguson or Kateryna Bondarenko] (Singles Q Final)
4. [Simona Halep or Jessica Moore] vs. Magdalena Rybarikova (Singles Q Final)
5. Groth/Zakopalova vs. Pelletier/Poutchek

Court 8 (from 09.30hrs)
1. Mariya Koryttseva vs. Alberta Brianti (Singles Q)
2. Olga Govortsova vs. Laura Pous-Tio (Singles Q Final)
3. Zhang Shuai vs. [Mariya Koryttseva or Alberta Brianti] (Singles Q Final)
4. Larsson/Woehr vs. Kops-Jones/Spears (NB 13.30hrs)

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Qatar Open

ATP World Tour 250 $ 1,024,000
Doha, Qatar  (+3 hours GMT)
3-8 January, 2011

Surface: Hard
Singles – Final
[2] R Federer (SUI) d [4] N Davydenko (RUS) 63 64

Sydney

Order Of Play – Sunday, January 9, 2011
Center Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Kim Clijsters vs. Alexandra Dulgheru
2. Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Jelena Dokic
3. Chuang/Hsieh vs. Black/Rodionova
4. Patterson/Rajicic vs. Huber/Petrova

Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Sorana Cirstea vs. Bojana Jovanovski (Singles Q Final)
2. ATP: Martín vs. Andreev (NB 12.30hrs)
3. ATP: Tomic vs. Kubot

Court 4 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Ekaterina Makarova vs. Stefanie Voegele (Singles Q Final)
2. Martínez Sánchez/Medina Garrigues vs. Dushevina/King

Court 5 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Lucie Hradecka vs. Anastasiya Yakimova (Singles Q Final)
2. Petra Martic vs. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Singles Q Final)
3. ATP: Przysiezny vs. Guccione

Court 6 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Sandra Zahlavova vs. Sybille Bammer (Singles Q Final)
2. Andrea Hlavackova vs. Virginie Razzano (Singles Q Final; NB 13.00hrs)
3. ATP: Greul vs. Gil

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Net Notes for January 7, 2011

In the News:

  • A visibly ailing Rafael Nadal was defeated by Nikolay Davydenko in the semis of the Qatar open  6-3, 6-2. In the final Davydenko will face Roger Federer who ousted Jo Wily Tsonga 6-3, 7-6 (2). Nadal won the doubles title with partner Marc Lopez.

  • Injuries plagued Hopman Cup as Ana Ivanovic, Francesca Schiavone and Laura Robson were forced to withdraw from the mixed exhibition tournament. Ivanovic announced that she’ll miss the Sydney tournament with a injury. Schiavone pulled a groin and Robson had tightness in her right thigh.  With the injury to Ivanovic, Belgium advances to the Hopman Cup final where they will battle the US.

  • Associated Press reports that both Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters will participate in the Fed Cup tie against the United States in February.

  • Humor and Hopman Cup hoopla – with all the injures which forced retirements and team withdrawals, a special exhibition match was held with US team Bethanie Mattek -Sands and John Isner facing off against French team Nicolas Mahut and Kristina Mladenovic. Highlight of the quickly organized match – Nicolas Mahut wearing his partner’s dress and Mattek Sands’ socks.

  • During Thursday’s loss to Andrea Petkovic in Brisbane, Jarmila Groth and her husband Sam were heard cursing at each other during an on -court coaching session. Mrs. Groth’s coach was absent so her husband filled in.  Mrs. Groth was later apologetic and blamed the outburst on the intensity of the match.

  • Arnaud Clement has been given the last wildcard into the main draw of next week’s Heineken Open.

Upsets of the Day:

[4] N Davydenko (RUS) d [1] R Nadal (ESP) 63 62

Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. (4) Marion Bartoli (FRA) 64 6

ASB CLASSIC

Auckland-NZL
January 3-8, 2011
$220,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Friday, January 7, 2011
Singles – Semifinals
(2) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. Peng Shuai (CHN) 36 76(3) 75
Greta Arn (HUN) d. (4) Julia Goerges (GER) 76(3) 63

Doubles – Semifinals
Arvidsson/Erakovic (SWE/NZL) d. Cornet/Gallovits (FRA/ROU) 63 61

Order Of Play – Saturday, January 8, 2011
Centre Court (from 13.00hrs)
Doubles Final: Peschke/Srebotnik vs. Arvidsson/Erakovic
Singles Final: Greta Arn vs. Yanina Wickmayer

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Brisbane International

Results – Friday, January 7, 2011
Women’s Singles – Semifinals
Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. (4) Marion Bartoli (FRA) 64 62
Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. (5) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 64 46 62

Women’s Doubles – Semifinals
Jans/Rosolska (POL/POL) d. (2) Niculescu/Yan (ROU/CHN) 57 76(4) 108

Men’s Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] R Soderling (SWE) d [Q] M Ebden (AUS) 63 62
R Stepanek (CZE) d [7] F Mayer (GER) 63 63

Men’s Doubles – Semi-finals
[3] L Dlouhy (CZE) / P Hanley (AUS) d [1] M Mirnyi (BLR) / D Nestor (CAN) 64 62

PAT RAFTER ARENA start 12:00 noon
[4] R Lindstedt (SWE) / H Tecau (ROU) vs P Petzschner (GER) / A Peya (AUT)
[1] R Soderling (SWE) vs R Stepanek (CZE)
K Anderson (RSA) vs [2] A Roddick (USA)

Ladies Doubles Final: Kleybanova/Pavlyuchenkova vs. Jans/Rosolska (NB 19.00hrs)
Ladies Singles Final: Andrea Petkovic vs. Petra Kvitova (NB 20.30hrs)

Chennai Open

ATP World Tour 250 $ 398,250
Chennai, India  (+5.5 hours GMT)
3-9 January, 2011
Surface: Hard

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] T Berdych (CZE) d B Kavcic (SLO) 63 63
[3] [WC] S Wawrinka (SUI) d [8] R Haase (NED) 36 63 63
[6] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d K Nishikori (JPN) 64 64
[7] X Malisse (BEL) d B Phau (GER) 60 62

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] M Bhupathi (IND) / L Paes (IND) d P Marx (GER) / K Skupski (GBR) 64 76(3)

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, 8 JANUARY, 2011

STADIUM start 5:00 pm
[7] X Malisse (BEL) vs [6] J Tipsarevic (SRB)
[1] T Berdych (CZE) vs [3] [WC] S Wawrinka (SUI)
[1] M Bhupathi (IND) / L Paes (IND) vs M Cilic (CRO) / I Dodig (CRO)
S Bolelli (ITA) / J Tipsarevic (SRB) vs R Haase (NED) / D Martin (USA)

Hopman Cup

Session 10

USA 2 d Great Britain 1

Bethanie Mattek-Sands d Laura Robson 6-4, 6-2

John Isner lost to Andy Murray 4-6, 2-6

Mattek-Sands/Isner d Robson/Murray 6-0, 6-0 walkover

France 3 d Italy 0

Kristina Mladenovic d Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 6-0 (retired)

Nicolas Mahut d Potito Starace 6-3, 7-6(2)

Mladenovic/Mahut d Schiavone/Starace 6-0, 6-0 walkover

January 8

Final 3 pm Belgium vs USA

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Moorilla Hobart International – Qualifying

Domain Tennis Centre, Saturday 8 January 2010

Centre Court

Starting at 9:30am

R16        Mandy Minella (LUX) v [1] Olga Govortsova (BLR)

R32        [4] Shuai Zhang (CHN) v [WC] Monika Wejnert (AUS)

R32        Lesya Tsurenko (UKR) v [6] Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)

R16        [4] Shuai Zhang (CHN) or [WC] Monika Wejnert (AUS) v

Corinna Dentoni (ITA) or [WC] Ashling Sumner (AUS)

R16        Jessica Moore (AUS) v[2] Simona Halep or Xinyun Han (CHN)

R16        Sophie Ferguson (AUS) v Lesya Tsurenko (UKR) or [6] Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)

Court 1

Starting at 9:30am

R16        [3] Tamira Paszek (AUT) v Stephanie Dubois (CAN)

R32        Corinna Dentoni (ITA) v [WC] Ashling Sumner (AUS)

R32        [2] Simona Halep (ROU) v Xinyun Han (CHN)

R16        [8] Laura Pous-Tio (ESP) v Julia Cohen (USA) or Tatiana Poutchek (BLR)

R16        [5] Alberta Brianti (ITA) v Liga Dekmeijere (LAT) or Mariya Koryttseva (UKR)

Court 8

Starting at 9:30am

R32        Marie-Eve Pelletier (CAN) v [7] Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)

R32        Julia Cohen (USA) v Tatiana Poutchek (BLR)

R32        Liga Dekmeijere (LAT) or Mariya Koryttseva (UKR)

R16        Masa Zec Peskiric (SLO) v Marie-Eve Pelletier (CAN) or [7] Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)

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Qatar Open

ATP World Tour 250 $ 1,024,000
Doha, Qatar  (+3 hours GMT)
3-8 January, 2011
Surface: Hard

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 7 JANUARY, 2011

Singles – Semi-finals
[4] N Davydenko (RUS) d [1] R Nadal (ESP) 63 62
[2] R Federer (SUI) d [3] J Tsonga (FRA) 63 76(2)

Doubles – Final
[3] M Lopez (ESP) / R Nadal (ESP) d D Bracciali (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) 63 76(4)

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, 8 JANUARY, 2011

CENTER COURT start 6:00 pm
[4] N Davydenko (RUS) vs [2] R Federer (SUI)

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Net Notes for January 6, 2011

In the News:

  • Somdev Devvarman of India and Kei-chen Chang from Chinese Taipei have been awarded wildcards into the Australian Open

Upset of the Day:

Greta Arn (HUN) d. (1) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 62 75

ASB CLASSIC

Auckland-NZL
January 3-8, 2011
$220,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Singles - Quarterfinals
Greta Arn (HUN) d. (1) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 62 75
(2) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. Simona Halep (ROU) 60 62
(4) Julia Goerges (GER) d. (WC) Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 57 62 62
Peng Shuai (CHN) d. (Q) Heather Watson (GBR) 64 75

Doubles – Semifinals
(1) Peschke/Srebotnik (CZE/SLO) d. (3) Mirza/Voracova (IND/CZE) 61 61

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Arvidsson/Erakovic (SWE/NZL) d. (2) Grandin/Uhlirova (RSA/CZE) 76(6) 63
Cornet/Gallovits (FRA/ROU) d. (4) Dekmeijere/Groenefeld (LAT/GER) 64 62

Friday, January 7, 2011

Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Peng Shuai vs. Yanina Wickmayer
2. Greta Arn vs. Julia Goerges (NB 13.30hrs)
3. Cornet/Gallovits vs. Arvidsson/Erakovic

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Brisbane Intenational

Women’s Main Draw Singles Quarterfinal Results:

Andrea Petkovic (GER) d Jarmila Groth (AUS) 6-3 6-4

Petra Kvitova (CZE) d Dominka Cibulkova (SVK) 6-0 6-4

[4] Marion Bartoli (FRA) d Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 6-2 6-1

[5] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d Lucie Safarova (CZE) 6-2 7-6(4) 6-3

Men’s Main Draw Singles Quarterfinal Results:

[2]Andy Roddick (USA) d [5] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 6-2 6-3

Kevin Anderson (RSA) d Santiago Giraldo (COL) 2-6 6-3 6-4

Men’s Main Draw Singles Second Round Results:

Matthew Ebden (AUS) d [8] Denis Istomin (UZB) 6-4 6-4
[1] Robin Soderling (SWE) d Michael Berrer (GER) 6-3 7-6(7)

Men’s Main Draw Doubles Quarterfinals Results:

[4] Robert Lindstedt (SWE)/Horia Tecau (ROU) d [WC] Matthew Ebden/Peter Luczak (AUS) 6-3 6-7(2) [13-11]

[3]Lukas Dlouhy (CZE)/Paul Hanley (AUS) d Arnaud Clement (FRA)/ Michal Mertinak (SVK) 6-4 7-6(3)

Philipp Petzschner (GER)/Alexander Peya (AUT) d Carsten Ball/Chris Guccione (AUS) 6-2, 6-2

Women’s Main Draw Doubles Quarterfinals Results:

Klaudia Jans/Alicja Rosolska (POL) d Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU)/Olga Savchuk (UKR) 6-1 6-4

Women’s Main Draw Doubles Semifinals Results:

Alisa Kleybanova/Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d [1] Cara Black (ZIM)/Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 6-3 7-5

Order of Play – Pat Rafter Arena – starting at 11:00 am

Radek Stepanek (CZE) v [7] Florian Mayer (GER)

[1]Max Mirnyi (BLR)/Daniel Nestor (CAN) v [3] Lukas Dlouhy (CZE)/Paul Hanley (AUS)

[1]Robin Soderling (SWE) v [Q] Matthew Ebden (AUS)

Not before 7:00 pm

Jarmila Groth (AUS) or Andrea Petkovic (GER) v [4] Marion Bartoli (FRA)

Petra Kvitova (CZE) v [5] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)

Chennai Open

ATP World Tour 250 $ 398,250
Chennai, India  (+5.5 hours GMT)
3-9 January, 2011
Surface: Hard

Singles – Second Round
[3] [WC] S Wawrinka (SUI) d [Q] D Goffin (BEL) 76(3) 76(3)
[6] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d [Q] A Kudryavtsev (RUS) 62 76(3)
[8] R Haase (NED) d [Q] Y Sugita (JPN) 46 63 64
K Nishikori (JPN) d A Falla (COL) 46 63 62

Doubles – Quarter-finals
R Haase (NED) / D Martin (USA) d [2] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) 64 75
M Cilic (CRO) / I Dodig (CRO) d S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA) 62 64
S Bolelli (ITA) / J Tipsarevic (SRB) d S Lipsky (USA) / R Ram (USA) 64 62

STADIUM start 5:00 pm
[1] T Berdych (CZE) vs B Kavcic (SLO)
[1] M Bhupathi (IND) / L Paes (IND) vs P Marx (GER) / K Skupski (GBR)
[6] J Tipsarevic (SRB) vs K Nishikori (JPN)
[3] [WC] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs [8] R Haase (NED)

COURT 1 start 5:00 pm
[7] X Malisse (BEL) vs B Phau (GER)

Hopman Cup

Session 9 – Australia 3 d Kazakhstan 0

Alicia Molik d Sesil Karatantcheva 6-3, 6-2

Lleyton Hewitt d Andrey Golubev 6-3, 6-3

Molik/Hewitt d Karatantcheva/Golubev 8-7(1)

Belgium 2 d Serbia 1

Justine Henin d Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-3

Ruben Bemelmans lost to Novak Djokovic 3-6, 2-6

Henin/Bemelmans d Ivanovic/Djokovic 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(4)

Session 10 at 1.00pm AWST

Great Britain vs USA followed by Italy vs France

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Qatar Open

ATP World Tour 250 $ 1,024,000 Doha, Qatar  (+3 hours GMT)
3-8 January, 2011

Surface: Hard
Singles – Quarter-finals

[1] R Nadal (ESP) d [5] E Gulbis (LAT) 76(3) 63
[2] R Federer (SUI) d [6] V Troicki (SRB) 62 62
[3] J Tsonga (FRA) d [7] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 76(4) 76(9)
[4] N Davydenko (RUS) d I Karlovic (CRO) 63 75

Doubles – Semi-finals
[3] M Lopez (ESP) / R Nadal (ESP) d T Gabashvili (RUS) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) 64 64
D Bracciali (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) d F Fognini (ITA) / I Zelenay (SVK) 61 46 11-9

ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, 7 JANUARY, 2011

CENTER COURT start 4:30 pm
[3] J Tsonga (FRA) vs [2] R Federer (SUI)
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [4] N Davydenko (RUS)
[3] M Lopez (ESP) / R Nadal (ESP) vs D Bracciali (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) – After Possible Suitable Rest

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Net Notes for January 5, 2011

In the News:

  • Wayne Odesnik will compete next week in the USTA Pro Circuit Futures event, the $10,000 Plantation Open in Plantation, Florida.

  • Rafael Nadal, despite feeling ill won two matches at the Qatar Open. Nadal took out Lukas Lacko 7-6, 0-6, 6-3 in singles and along with partner Marc Lopez won his doubles match in 35 minutes.

  • Former No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo has been named joint director of the WTA Paris Open.

  • Still not recovered from knee and wrist surgeries in the fall Juan Carlos Ferrero has withdrawn from both Auckland and the Australian Open.

  • The 2010 Baseline Award Winners Presented by reBounces was announced today.

Upsets of the day:

Auckland

Peng Shuai (CHN) d. (3) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 26 64 64

(Q) Heather Watson (GBR) d. (9) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 76(5) 61

Brisbane

R Stepanek (CZE) d [4] M Fish (USA) 63 61

K Anderson (RSA) d [6] F Lopez (ESP) 63 61

Chennai

B Phau (GER) d [4] R Gasquet (FRA) 16 76(5) 76(4)

ASB Classic

Auckland-NZL
January 3-8, 2011
$220,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Singles – Second Round
(1) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Renata Voracova (CZE) 63 75
(2) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. (Q) Sabine Lisicki (GER) 62 36 62
Peng Shuai (CHN) d. (3) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 26 64 64
(4) Julia Goerges (GER) d. Alizé Cornet (FRA) 62 64
Simona Halep (ROU) d. (7) Elena Vesnina (RUS) 26 64 40 ret. (GI illness)
Greta Arn (HUN) d. (8) Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 46 75 75 (saved 5mp)
(Q) Heather Watson (GBR) d. (9) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 76(5) 61
(WC) Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) d. Anne Keothavong (GBR) 75 63

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(1) Peschke/Srebotnik (CZE/SLO) d. Nara/Watson (JPN/GBR) 62 61
(3) Mirza/Voracova (IND/CZE) d. Larsson/Woehr (SWE/GER) 62 76(4)

Order Of Play – Thursday, January 6, 2011
Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Simona Halep vs. Yanina Wickmayer
2. Maria Sharapova vs. Greta Arn
3. Heather Watson vs. Peng Shuai
4. Arvidsson/Erakovic vs. Grandin/Uhlirova
5. Julia Goerges vs. Kateryna Bondarenko (NB 19.30hrs)
6. Peschke/Srebotnik vs. Mirza/Voracova

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Brisbane International

Brisbane-AUS
January 2-8, 2011
$220,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Singles – Second Round
(4) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Iveta Benesova (CZE) 61 36 60
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 62 75
Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. (WC) Jelena Dokic (AUS) 60 61
Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. (LL) Ksenia Pervak (RUS) 16 64 62
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d. (WC) Sally Peers (AUS) 64 61

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(1) Black/Rodionova (ZIM/AUS) d. Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) 64 36 102 (Match TB)
(2) Niculescu/Yan (ROU/CHN) d. (WC) Groth/Hopper (AUS/AUS) 63 64
Kleybanova/Pavlyuchenkova (RUS/RUS) d. (4) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) 64 16 103 (Match TB)

Singles – Second Round
[2] A Roddick (USA) d A Dolgopolov (UKR) 64 61
R Stepanek (CZE) d [4] M Fish (USA) 63 61
[5] M Baghdatis (CYP) d L Kubot (POL) 62 62
K Anderson (RSA) d [6] F Lopez (ESP) 63 61
[7] F Mayer (GER) d [Q] R Berankis (LTU) 64 46 64
S Giraldo (COL) d B Becker (GER) 63 64

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] M Mirnyi (BLR) / D Nestor (CAN) d B Becker (GER) / M Kohlmann (GER) 61 62

Doubles – First Round
[3] L Dlouhy (CZE) / P Hanley (AUS) d J Erlich (ISR) / A Ram (ISR) 76(1) 62
[WC] M Ebden (AUS) / P Luczak (AUS) d F Serra (FRA) / G Simon (FRA) 63 62 64 64
Order Of Play – Thursday, January 6, 2011

PAT RAFTER ARENA start 10:30 am
[4] M Bartoli (FRA) vs B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) – WTA
[Q] M Ebden (AUS) vs [8] D Istomin (UZB) – ATP
[1] R Soderling (SWE) vs M Berrer (GER) – ATP
Not Before 7:00 PM
[5] M Baghdatis (CYP) vs [2] A Roddick (USA) – ATP
J Groth (AUS) vs A Petkovic (GER) – WTA

COURT 1 start 10:30 am
A Dulgheru (ROU) / O Savchuk (UKR) vs K Jans (POL) / A Rosolska (POL) – WTA
[5] A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs L Safarova (CZE) – WTA
K Anderson (RSA) vs S Giraldo (COL) – ATP
[1] C Black (ZIM) / A Rodionova (AUS) vs A Kleybanova (RUS) / A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) – WTA

COURT 2 start 10:30 am
[3] L Dlouhy (CZE) / P Hanley (AUS) vs A Clement (FRA) / M Mertinak (SVK) – ATP
D Cibulkova (SVK) vs P Kvitova (CZE) – WTA
P Petzschner (GER) / A Peya (AUT) vs [WC] C Ball (AUS) / C Guccione (AUS) – ATP
[WC] M Ebden (AUS) / P Luczak (AUS) vs [4] R Lindstedt (SWE) / H Tecau (ROU) – ATP
- ATP

Session 7 – USA 2 d Italy 1

Bethanie Mattek-Sands d Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 6-4

John Isner d Potito Starace 7-6, 4-6, 6-4

Mattek-Sands/Isner lost to Schiavone/Starace 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-7(3)

Session 8 – France 2 d Great Britain 1

Kristina Mladenovic d Laura Robson 6-4, 3-6, 6-0

Nicolas Mahut lost to Andy Murray 6-7(3), 6-7(5)

Mladenovic/Mahut d Robson/Murray 6-4, 6-2

January 6, 2011

Serbia vs Belgium and Australia vs Kazakhstan at 3.00pm AWST

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Chennai Open


ATP World Tour 250 $ 398,250
Chennai, India  (+5.5 hours GMT)
3-9 January, 2011
Surface: Hard

Singles – Second Round
[1] T Berdych (CZE) d I Dodig (CRO) 62 64
B Phau (GER) d [4] R Gasquet (FRA) 16 76(5) 76(4)
[7] X Malisse (BEL) d S Robert (FRA) 62 62
B Kavcic (SLO) d R Kendrick (USA) 62 62

Doubles – First Round
[2] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) d M Daniel (BRA) / E Schwank (ARG) 63 76(3)
S Lipsky (USA) / R Ram (USA) d [3] D Brown (GER) / R Wassen (NED) 61 62
S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA) d [4] C Fleming (GBR) / R Hutchins (GBR) 76(7) 61

ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, 6 JANUARY, 2011

STADIUM start 5:00 pm
[6] J Tipsarevic (SRB) vs [Q] A Kudryavtsev (RUS)
A Falla (COL) vs K Nishikori (JPN)
R Haase (NED) / D Martin (USA) vs [2] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK)
[3] [WC] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs [Q] D Goffin (BEL)

COURT 1 start 5:00 pm
[Q] Y Sugita (JPN) vs [8] R Haase (NED)
S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA) vs M Cilic (CRO) / I Dodig (CRO)
S Bolelli (ITA) / J Tipsarevic (SRB) vs S Lipsky (USA) / R Ram (USA)

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Qatar Open

ATP World Tour 250 $ 1,024,000
Doha, Qatar  (+3 hours GMT)
3-8 January, 2011
Surface: Hard

Singles – Second Round
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d L Lacko (SVK) 76(3) 06 63
[2] R Federer (SUI) d [Q] M Chiudinelli (SUI) 76(5) 75
[3] J Tsonga (FRA) d [WC] S Bubka (UKR) 62 64
[4] N Davydenko (RUS) d J Nieminen (FIN) 64 75
[5] E Gulbis (LAT) d [Q] A Veic (CRO) 63 61
[6] V Troicki (SRB) d T Gabashvili (RUS) 63 61
[7] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d I Marchenko (UKR) 61 64
I Karlovic (CRO) d [8] P Kohlschreiber (GER) 76(5) 67(4) 76(2)

Doubles – Quarter-finals
D Bracciali (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) d [2] F Cermak (CZE) / C Kas (GER) 61 64
[3] M Lopez (ESP) / R Nadal (ESP) d [WC] M Ghareeb (KUW) / M Zaid (QAT) 62 60
F Fognini (ITA) / I Zelenay (SVK) d [4] F Polasek (SVK) / S Stakhovsky (UKR) 62 64
T Gabashvili (RUS) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) d M Chiudinelli (SUI) / J Tsonga (FRA) 76(3) 75

Order of Play – January 6, 2011

CENTER COURT start 3:30 pm
[7] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [3] J Tsonga (FRA)
[6] V Troicki (SRB) vs [2] R Federer (SUI)
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [5] E Gulbis (LAT)
[4] N Davydenko (RUS) vs I Karlovic (CRO)

COURT 1 start 4:00 pm
F Fognini (ITA) / I Zelenay (SVK) vs D Bracciali (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA)
Not Before 6:30 PM
T Gabashvili (RUS) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [3] M Lopez (ESP) / R Nadal (ESP) – After Suitable Rest

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Hopman Cup

Session 2 – Serbia 3 def Kazakhstan 0


Ana Ivanovic def Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6(6), 6-1
Novak Djokovic def Andrey Golubev 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Ivanovic/Djokovic def Shvedova/Golubev 7-6(7), 6-4


Auckland ASB Classic

Order Of Play for Monday, January 3, 2011


Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
Sabine Lisicki vs. Sania Mirza (Singles Q Final)
Sacha Jones vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova
Maria Sharapova vs. Carla Suárez Navarro
Arvidsson/Erakovic vs. Halep/Paszek
Peschke/Srebotnik vs. Lertcheewakarn/Nakamura
Kateryna Bondarenko vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm (NB 19.30hrs)
Dentoni/Ungur vs. Grandin/Uhlirova

Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
Anna-Lena Groenefeld vs. Florencia Molinero (Singles Q Final)
Katie O’Brien vs. Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (Singles Q Final)
Irigoyen/Molinero vs. Nara/Watson (after suitable rest)

Court 4 (from 11.00hrs)
Alberta Brianti vs. Heather Watson (Singles Q Final)
Johanna Larsson vs. Peng Shuai
Lourdes Domínguez Lino vs. Renata Voracova Anne Keothavong vs. Edina Gallovits


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Brisbane International

Singles – First Round
[6] F Lopez (ESP) d P Petzschner (GER) 64 76(11)
[8] D Istomin (UZB) d T de Bakker (NED) 76(5) 64

(5) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 62 67(5) 63
(WC) Sally Peers (AUS) d. (7) Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 36 64 63
Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) 63 36 62
Jarmila Groth (AUS) d. Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) 62 75
Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) d. Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 26 62 63

Order Of Play for Monday, January 3, 2011

PAT RAFTER ARENA start 10:30 am
[WC] S Ferguson (AUS) vs [2] S Peer (ISR) – WTA
[1] S Stosur (AUS) vs [Q] L Hradecka (CZE) – WTA
[WC] B Tomic (AUS) vs [7] F Mayer (GER) – ATP

Not Before 7:00 PM
[WC] M Matosevic (AUS) vs [2] A Roddick (USA) – ATP
[WC] J Dokic (AUS) vs [Q] A Pivovarova (RUS) – WTA

COURT 1 start 10:30 am
D Brands (GER) vs L Kubot (POL) – ATP

Not Before 12:00 PM
Qualifying – R Berankis (LTU) vs P Luczak (AUS) – ATP
[4] M Bartoli (FRA) vs [Q] V King (USA) – WTA
G Simon (FRA) vs S Giraldo (COL) – ATP
A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs I Andreev (RUS) – ATP

COURT 2 start 10:30 am
M Berrer (GER) vs D Sela (ISR) – ATP
P Kvitova (CZE) vs [3] N Petrova (RUS) – WTA
Qualifying – [WC] G Jones (AUS) vs M Ebden (AUS) – ATP
F Lopez (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs A Clement (FRA) / M Mertinak (SVK) – ATP
A Petkovic (GER) vs [8] A Dulgheru (ROU) – WTA

COURT 10 start 11:00 am
Qualifying – A Mannarino (FRA) vs T Ito (JPN) – ATP
Qualifying – R Harrison (USA) vs J Zopp (EST) – ATP
S Errani (ITA) vs D Cibulkova (SVK) – WTA
P Hercog (SLO) vs I Benesova (CZE) – WTA
M Kondratieva (RUS) / T Poutchek (BLR) vs [WC] J Groth (AUS) / J Hopper (AUS) – WTA

COURT 14 start 11:00 am
R Junaid (AUS) / T Kamke (GER) vs B Becker (GER) / M Kohlmann (GER) – ATP
E Butorac (USA) / J Rojer (AHO) vs [4] R Lindstedt (SWE) / H Tecau (ROU) – ATP
D Hantuchova (SVK) vs A Chakvetadze (RUS) – WTA
B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) vs [Q] A Tatishvili (GEO) – WTA
R Kops-Jones (USA) / A Spears (USA) vs A Kleybanova (RUS) / A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) – WTA


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Chennai Open

Order of play for Monday, January 3, 2011

Stadium start 12:00 noon
Qualifying – E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs M Raonic (CAN)
Qualifying – G Soeda (JPN) vs D Goffin (BEL)

Not Before 5:00 PM
K Nishikori (JPN) vs [2] M Cilic (CRO)
[WC] S Devvarman (IND) / S Singh (IND) vs R Haase (NED) / D Martin (USA)
[6] J Tipsarevic (SRB) vs E Schwank (ARG)
[1] M Bhupathi (IND) / L Paes (IND) vs F Dancevic (CAN) / S Wawrinka (SUI)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
Qualifying – A Pavic (CRO) vs A Kudryavtsev (RUS)
Qualifying – K Kravchuk (RUS) vs Y Sugita (JPN)

Not Before 5:00 PM
S Bolelli (ITA) vs B Phau (GER)
X Malisse (BEL) / J Murray (GBR) vs P Marx (GER) / K Skupski (GBR)
M Daniel (BRA) vs I Dodig (CRO)

COURT 2 start 5:00 pm
D Gremelmayr (GER) vs R Kendrick (USA)
S Robert (FRA) vs A Haider-Maurer (AUT)


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Qatar Open

Order of play for Monday, January 3, 2011

CENTER COURT start 3:30 pm
[7] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs M Kukushkin (KAZ)

Not Before 5:30 PM
R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) vs [3] J Tsonga (FRA)
[4] N Davydenko (RUS) vs F Fognini (ITA)
[WC] S Bubka (UKR) vs D Gimeno-Traver (ESP)

COURT 1 start 3:00 pm
Qualifying – M Chiudinelli (SUI) vs Y Mertens (BEL)
[3] M Lopez (ESP) / R Nadal (ESP) vs D Marrero (ESP) / P Riba (ESP)
[1] V Troicki (SRB) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs T Gabashvili (RUS) / P Kohlschreiber (GER)
J Brunstrom (SWE) / J Nieminen (FIN) vs [4] F Polasek (SVK) / S Stakhovsky (UKR)

COURT 2 start 3:00 pm
Qualifying – I Bozoljac (SRB) vs A Veic (CRO)
[WC] M Ghareeb (KUW) / M Zaid (QAT) vs [WC] R El Amrani (MAR) / A El Harib (QAT)
M Zverev (GER) vs I Marchenko (UKR)

COURT 3 start 3:00 pm
Qualifying – T Schoorel (NED) vs M Semjan (SVK)

COURT 4 start 3:00 pm
Qualifying – L Rosol (CZE) vs N Ciric (SRB)

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