2014/08/30

World Team Tennis Results for July 10, 2014

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Mylan World TeamTennis – Results for Thursday, 7/10

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

Texas Wild def. SAN DIEGO AVIATORS 20-19 (7-6 STB)

Men’s Singles – Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Wild) def. Somdev Devvarman (Aviators) 5-3

Women’s Singles – Daniela Hantuchova (Aviators) def. Anabel Medina Garrigues (Wild) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Kveta Peschke\Raven Klaasen (Aviators) def. Anabel Medina Garrigues\Aisam Qureshi (Wild) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Daniela Hantuchova\Kveta Peschke (Aviators) def. Darija Jurak\Anabel Medina Garrigues (Wild) 5-3

Men’s Doubles – Alex Bogomolov Jr.\Aisam Qureshi (Wild) def. Somdev Devvarman\Raven Klaasen (Aviators) 5-1

Overtime – Men’s Doubles – Somdev Devvarman\Raven Klaasen (Aviators) tied Alex Bogomolov Jr.\Aisam Qureshi (Wild) 0-0

Supertiebreaker – Men’s Doubles – Alex Bogomolov Jr.\Aisam Qureshi (Wild) def. Somdev Devvarman\Raven Klaasen (Aviators) 1-0 (7-6)

 

Springfield Lasers def. BOSTON LOBSTERS 23-13

Women’s Doubles – Liga Dekmeijere\Olga Govortsova (Lasers) def. Caitlin Whoriskey\Megan Moulton-Levy (Lobsters) 5-1

Men’s Singles – Michael Russell (Lasers) def. Rik de Voest (Lobsters) 5-1

Women’s Singles – Olga Govortsova (Lasers) def. Caitlin Whoriskey (Lobsters) 5-0

Mixed Doubles – Eric Butorac\Caitlin Whoriskey (Lobsters) def. Jean Andersen\Olga Govortsova (Lasers) 5-4

Men’s Doubles – Eric Butorac\Rik de Voest (Lobsters) def. Jean Andersen\Michael Russell (Lasers) 5-3

Overtime – Men’s Doubles – Eric Butorac\Rik de Voest (Lobsters) tied Jean Andersen\Michael Russell (Lasers) 1-1

 

WASHINGTON KASTLES def. Philadelphia Freedoms 25-10

Men’s Singles – Kevin Anderson (Kastles) def. Frank Dancevic (Freedoms) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Martina Hingis\Anastasia Rodionova (Kastles) def. Liezel Huber\Taylor Townsend (Freedoms) 5-2

Men’s Doubles – Leander Paes\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Frank Dancevic\Marcelo Melo (Freedoms) 5-3

Women’s Singles – Martina Hingis (Kastles) def. Taylor Townsend (Freedoms) 5-0

Mixed Doubles – Leander Paes\Martina Hingis (Kastles) def. Liezel Huber\Marcelo Melo (Freedoms) 5-3

Standings

Eastern Conference MP W L PCT MB
Washington Kastles 4 4 0 1.000 0.0
Philadelphia Freedoms 3 1 2 0.333 2.5
Boston Lobsters 4 0 4 0.000 4.0
           
Western Conference MP W L PCT MB
Texas Wild 4 3 1 0.750 0.0
Austin Aces 3 2 1 0.667 0.5
San Diego Aviators 4 2 2 0.500 1.0
Springfield Lasers 4 1 3 0.250 2.0

Next Matches: 7/11/2014

Washington Kastles @ AUSTIN ACES, 7:30 PM CDT

Philadelphia Freedoms @ TEXAS WILD, 7:30 PM CDT

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World Team Tennis Results for July 9, 2014

 

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Mylan World TeamTennis – Results for Wednesday, 7/9

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

WASHINGTON KASTLES def. Boston Lobsters 25-8

Mixed Doubles – Leander Paes\Martina Hingis (Kastles) def. Eric Butorac\Megan Moulton-Levy (Lobsters) 5-1

Women’s Singles – Martina Hingis (Kastles) def. Caitlin Whoriskey (Lobsters) 5-0

Men’s Singles – Kevin Anderson (Kastles) def. Rik de Voest (Lobsters) 5-1

Women’s Doubles – Martina Hingis\Anastasia Rodionova (Kastles) def. Megan Moulton-Levy\Caitlin Whoriskey (Lobsters) 5-2

Men’s Doubles – Bobby Reynolds\Leander Paes (Kastles) def. Eric Butorac\Rik de Voest (Lobsters) 5-4

 

AUSTIN ACES def. San Diego Aviators 20-18

Men’s Doubles – Somdev Devvarman\Raven Klaasen (Aviators) def. Rick Leach\Andy Roddick (Aces) 5-2

Men’s Singles – Andy Roddick (Aces) def. Somdev Devvarman (Aviators) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Kveta Peschke\Raven Klaasen (Aviators) def. Marion Bartoli\Andy Roddick (Aces) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Marion Bartoli\Vera Zvonareva (Aces) def. Daniela Hantuchova\Kveta Peschke (Aviators) 5-3

Women’s Singles – Vera Zvonareva (Aces) def. Daniela Hantuchova (Aviators) 5-2

 

Standings

Eastern Conference MP W L PCT MB
Washington Kastles 3 3 0 1.000 0.0
Philadelphia Freedoms 2 1 1 0.500 1.5
Boston Lobsters 3 0 3 0.000 3.0
           
Western Conference MP W L PCT MB
Texas Wild 3 2 1 0.667 0.0
Austin Aces 3 2 1 0.667 0.0
San Diego Aviators 3 2 1 0.667 0.0
Springfield Lasers 3 0 3 0.000 2.0

Next Matches: 7/10/2014

Springfield Lasers @ BOSTON LOBSTERS, 7:00 PM EDT

Philadelphia Freedoms @ WASHINGTON KASTLES, 7:00 PM EDT

Texas Wild @ SAN DIEGO AVIATORS, 7:00 PM PDT

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World Team Tennis Results for July 8, 2014

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Mylan World TeamTennis – Results for Tuesday, 7/8

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

SAN DIEGO AVIATORS def. Philadelphia Freedoms 20-19 (7-1 STB)

Men’s Singles – Somdev Devvarman (Aviators) def. Frank Dancevic (Freedoms) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Taylor Townsend (Freedoms) def. Daniela Hantuchova (Aviators) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Marcelo Melo\Liezel Huber (Freedoms) def. Raven Klaasen\Kveta Peschke (Aviators) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Kveta Peschke\Daniela Hantuchova (Aviators) def. Liezel Huber\Taylor Townsend (Freedoms) 5-1

Men’s Doubles – Frank Dancevic\Marcelo Melo (Freedoms) def. Raven Klaasen\Somdev Devvarman (Aviators) 5-3

Overtime – Men’s Doubles – Frank Dancevic\Marcelo Melo (Freedoms) def. Raven Klaasen\Somdev Devvarman (Aviators) 1-0

Supertiebreaker – Men’s Doubles – Raven Klaasen\Somdev Devvarman (Aviators) def. Frank Dancevic\Marcelo Melo (Freedoms) 1-0 (7-1)

 

AUSTIN ACES def. Springfield Lasers 19-17

Men’s Singles – Andy Roddick (Aces) def. Michael Russell (Lasers) 5-2

Men’s Doubles – Ross Hutchins\Michael Russell (Lasers) def. Treat Huey\Andy Roddick (Aces) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Marion Bartoli\Treat Huey (Aces) def. Olga Govortsova\Ross Hutchins (Lasers) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Liga Dekmeijere\Olga Govortsova (Lasers) def. Marion Bartoli\Vera Zvonareva (Aces) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Vera Zvonareva (Aces) def. Olga Govortsova (Lasers) 5-3

 

Washington Kastles def. TEXAS WILD 24-15

Men’s Singles – Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Wild) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Anabel Medina Garrigues (Wild) def. Jarka Gajdosova (Kastles) 5-4

Mixed Doubles – Jarka Gajdosova\Leander Paes (Kastles) def. Anabel Medina Garrigues\Aisam Qureshi (Wild) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Jarka Gajdosova\Anastasia Rodionova (Kastles) def. Darija Jurak\Anabel Medina Garrigues (Wild) 5-1

Men’s Doubles – Leander Paes\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Alex Bogomolov Jr.\Aisam Qureshi (Wild) 5-3

 

Standings

Eastern Conference MP W L PCT MB
Washington Kastles 2 2 0 1.000 0.0
Philadelphia Freedoms 2 1 1 0.500 1.0
Boston Lobsters 2 0 2 0.000 2.0
           
Western Conference MP W L PCT MB
San Diego Aviators 2 2 0 1.000 0.0
Texas Wild 3 2 1 0.667 0.5
Austin Aces 2 1 1 0.500 1.0
Springfield Lasers 3 0 3 0.000 2.5

 

Next Matches: 7/9/2014

Boston Lobsters @ WASHINGTON KASTLES, 7:00 PM EDT

San Diego Aviators @ AUSTIN ACES, 7:30 PM CDT

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World Team Tennis Results for July 7, 2014

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Mylan World TeamTennis – Results for Monday, 7/7

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

SAN DIEGO AVIATORS def. Austin Aces 23-11

Men’s Singles – Somdev Devvarman (Aviators) def. Andy Roddick (Aces) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Vera Zvonareva (Aces) def. Daniela Hantuchova (Aviators) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Raven Klaasen\Kveta Peschke (Aviators) def. Andy Roddick\Vera Zvonareva (Aces) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Daniela Hantuchova\Kveta Peschke (Aviators) def. Eva Hrdinova\Vera Zvonareva (Aces) 5-2

Men’s Doubles – Somdev Devvarman\Raven Klaasen (Aviators) def. Andy Roddick\Treat Huey (Aces) 5-0

 

Washington Kastles def. BOSTON LOBSTERS 24-16 (OT)

Men’s Doubles – Leander Paes\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Eric Butorac\Rik de Voest (Lobsters) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Jarka Gajdosova\Anastasia Rodionova (Kastles) def. Megan Moulton-Levy\Caitlin Whoriskey (Lobsters) 5-2

Men’s Singles – Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Rik de Voest (Lobsters) 5-3

Women’s Singles – Anastasia Rodionova (Kastles) def. Caitlin Whoriskey (Lobsters) 5-1

Mixed Doubles – Eric Butorac\Megan Moulton-Levy (Lobsters) def. Jarka Gajdosova\Leander Paes (Kastles) 5-3

Overtime – Mixed Doubles – Eric Butorac\Megan Moulton-Levy (Lobsters) tied Jarka Gajdosova\Leander Paes (Kastles) 1-1

 

Texas Wild def. SPRINGFIELD LASERS 17-16 (7-5 STB)

Men’s Doubles – Alex Bogomolov Jr.\Aisam Qureshi (Wild) def. Ross Hutchins\Michael Russell (Lasers) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Anabel Medina Garrigues\Darija Jurak (Wild) def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld\Olga Govortsova (Lasers) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Ross Hutchins\Olga Govortsova (Lasers) def. Anabel Medina Garrigues\Aisam Qureshi (Wild) 5-0

Women’s Singles – Anabel Medina Garrigues (Wild) def. Olga Govortsova (Lasers) 5-2

Men’s Singles – Michael Russell (Lasers) def. Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Wild) 5-1

Supertiebreaker – Men’s Singles – Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Wild) def. Michael Russell (Lasers) 1-0 (7-5)

 

Standings

Eastern Conference MP W L PCT MB
Philadelphia Freedoms 1 1 0 1.000 0.0
Washington Kastles 1 1 0 1.000 0.0
Boston Lobsters 2 0 2 0.000 1.5
           
Western Conference MP W L PCT MB
Texas Wild 2 2 0 1.000 0.0
San Diego Aviators 1 1 0 1.000 0.5
Austin Aces 1 0 1 0.000 1.5
Springfield Lasers 2 0 2 0.000 2.0

 

Next Matches: 7/8/2014

Philadelphia Freedoms @ SAN DIEGO AVIATORS, 7:00 PM PDT

Springfield Lasers @ AUSTIN ACES, 7:30 PM CDT

Washington Kastles @ TEXAS WILD, 7:30 PM CDT

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World Team Tennis Results for July 6, 2014

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Mylan World TeamTennis – Results for Sunday, 7/6

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

Philadelphia Freedoms def. SPRINGFIELD LASERS 21-20 (7-3 STB)

Men’s Doubles – Michael Russell\Ross Hutchins (Lasers) def. Frank Dancevic\Marcelo Melo (Freedoms) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Olga Govortsova\Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Lasers) def. Liezel Huber\Taylor Townsend (Freedoms) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Liezel Huber\Marcelo Melo (Freedoms) def. Ross Hutchins\Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Lasers) 5-1

Men’s Singles – Michael Russell (Lasers) def. Frank Dancevic (Freedoms) 5-3

Women’s Singles – Taylor Townsend (Freedoms) def. Olga Govortsova (Lasers) 5-4

Overtime – Women’s Singles – Taylor Townsend (Freedoms) def. Olga Govortsova (Lasers) 1-0

Supertiebreaker – Women’s Singles – Taylor Townsend (Freedoms) def. Olga Govortsova (Lasers) 1-0 (7-3)

 

Texas Wild def. BOSTON LOBSTERS 23-14 (OT)

Men’s Singles – Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Wild) def. Rik de Voest (Lobsters) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Darija Jurak\Anabel Medina Garrigues (Wild) def. Sharon Fichman\Megan Moulton-Levy (Lobsters) 5-4

Mixed Doubles – Aisam Qureshi\Anabel Medina Garrigues (Wild) def. Eric Butorac\Megan Moulton-Levy (Lobsters) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Anabel Medina Garrigues (Wild) def. Megan Moulton-Levy (Lobsters) 5-1

Men’s Doubles – Eric Butorac\Rik de Voest (Lobsters) def. Alex Bogomolov Jr.\Aisam Qureshi (Wild) 5-2

Overtime – Men’s Doubles – Alex Bogomolov Jr.\Aisam Qureshi (Wild) def. Eric Butorac\Rik de Voest (Lobsters) 1-0

 

Standings

Eastern Conference MP W L PCT MB
Philadelphia Freedoms 1 1 0 1.000 0
Washington Kastles 0 0 0 0.000 .5
Boston Lobsters 1 0 1 0.000 1
           
Western Conference MP W L PCT MB
Texas Wild 1 1 0 1.000 0
Austin Aces 0 0 0 0.000 .5
San Diego Aviators 0 0 0 0.000 .5
Springfield Lasers 1 0 1 0.000 1

 

Next Matches: 7/7/2014

Washington Kastles @ BOSTON LOBSTERS, 7:00 PM EDT

Texas Wild @ SPRINGFIELD LASERS, 7:00 PM CDT

Austin Aces @ SAN DIEGO AVIATORS, 7:00 PM PDT

 

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Roger Federer wins Seventh Halle Title, 79th Career Crown

(June 15, 2014) Roger Federer won the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany for the seventh time on Sunday when he defeated Alejandro Falla 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) in the final. For the 17-time major Swiss champion, it was his 14th title on grass and 79th career title for the 32-year-old.

The world No. 4 Federer has a 46-5 record in Halle since making his debut in 2000.

“I’ve left a little bit of my heart here,” Federer said of his tennis at Halle. “I’m very pleased now to go to Wimbledon.”

“To win in a tiebreak is always a bit special, the euphoria, the emotion comes out,” Federer said. “I was able to deal with Falla’s strengths in the final and also (Kei) Nishikori’s in the semifinal. They were my second and third games on grass and I’m very satisfied with the level I could reach.”.

“He’s the king of kings of tiebreaks,” said the 69th-ranked Falla. “Overall I played very well throughout the whole week and I want to keep it up.”

Federer almost pulled off a singles and doubles double, but he and countryman Marco Chiudinelli cound not capitalize on fourth match points and were defeated 1-6, 7-5, 12-10 by Andre Begemann of Germany and Julian Knowle of Austria. Federer last won both the singles and doubles titles of the same tournament back in 2005 in Halle.

“I really enjoy winning titles,” Federer said. “It is what I play for, to play and receive a standing ovation at the end. I am very pleased with my performance. I work hard and travel the tour to win these titles and not lose in the quarters or semi-finals. With all the success I have had in the past, I need to aim for titles. I think I deserved the title this week.”
“It’s always tough losing a match, especially a final,” Falla said. “I wanted to win the title so badly. But when you play Roger in a final, it is always tough. It was a close match. I tried my best and fought for every point. This tournament gave me a lot of confidence, having won some tough matches.”

The Colombian was bidding to become the first from his country to win a grass-court title.

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Kohlschreiber Advances, Janowicz Falls at Halle

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Gerry Weber Open

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

RESULTS – MONDAY, 9 JUNE 2014

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

Doubles – First Round

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

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 10 JUNE 2014

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

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

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

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

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Ernests Gulbis Remains Perfect in Finals with Nice Victory

 

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(May 24, 2014) Ernests Gulbis his perfect record in ATP World Tour finals perfect at 6-0 as he defeated Federico Delbonis to win 6-1, 7-6 (5) the Open de Nice.

“I am really happy to win here, the Latvian said. “My next goal is to be Top 10, even Top 8. I think if I play well in the Grand Slams, I have a good chance. It’s tough to kick out somebody from the top as there are a lot of good players, but I am working on it.

“I really like the South of France. I think I will be coming here on vacation and I think you are going to see me a lot around this area.”

“He played well,” said the losing finalist Delbonis. “I didn’t start the best way and he broke me twice. In the second set, I gave my best [and] it was more equal. I had my chances, but [I] couldn’t take them because he served well. I’m happy for this week and although this match wasn’t the best, I’m happy for playing it.”

Both men will be making their way to Paris to play the French Open which begins on Sunday, Gulbis will play Lukasz Kubot in the first round, while Delbonis faces Dusan Lajovic.

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Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams Capture Rome Titles

 

 

(May 18, 2014) Novak Djokovic stretched his win streak over No. 1 Rafael Nadal to four in a row when he came back to beat the seven-time Rome champion 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 to claim his third Italian Open on Sunday. Top women’s tennis player Serena Williams beat an injured Sara Errani in front of her home crowd 6-3, 6-0 to win her third Italian Open championship.

For No. 2 Djokovic who sat out last week’s Madrid Open due to a wrist injury, the Serbian had more than tennis on his mind during his battle with Nadal as dozens have died in the Balkans due to severe floods.

The 26-year-old, who drew a heart on the court in the clay with his racquet after his win, dedicated his victory to flood-hit Serbia.

“This heart on the court is for you,” Djokovic said on court. “It’s also a special dedication to my country, which is suffering a lot right now. My heart is with them.”

For Nadal who was pushed to three sets in all but one of his matches this week in Rome, he said: “It was a difficult week. Too many hours on the court.”

“I felt that Novak was pushing me and has a great talent to play inside the lines. I think this week is important for me. I have won 600 points. I was able to play in another final here. I was able to compete well against one of the best players of the moment. I arrive to Roland Garros now more encouraged that what I did a few weeks ago.”

The Spaniard hit 27 errors with only 15 winners against Djokovic. For the first time, 8-time Nadal enters Roland Garros, which begins next Sunday, with three losses on clay this season and just one European clay court title (Madrid). Nadal is 59-1 at the French Open.Djokovic is seeking his first French Open title. He was a finalist in 2012.

“It’s been a great week considering where I’ve been a few weeks ago with the wrist injury,” Djokovic said. Luckily for me, I played with no pain and increased the level of tennis as the week went on. I’ve had some tough matches. Four out of five matches were three-setters and I had to come back from one set down yesterday against Raonic and today again. That gives me a lot of confidence. Winning against Rafa in the final of a big tournament on clay, his preferred surface, is definitely a confidence booster.”

Djokovic takes home his 19th ATP Masters Series title.

Serena Williams Jumped out to a 3-0 lead and with a 5-3 lead, Errani sustained a left thigh injury and had to go off the court to get treatment. After Errani came back on the court, it was obvious that her movement was hampered. Williams who has been dealing a through injury herself last week when she pulled out of Madrid, reeled off the next 7 games for the title.

Speaking to the Rome crowd in Italian, Williams said, “I’m also sorry for Sara today. She really played great all week.”

“I’m sorry. You were unbelievable all week,” said Errani to the fans during the trophy presentation. “I tried to do my best and stayed on the court only for you.”

“It’s crazy for me that I got to the final this year,” Errani said through tears. “I never expected to manage to play such good tennis.”

“Sara played really well in the first set,” Williams added. “She was doing everything right and I could tell she had obviously improved since our last meeting in Paris last year,” Williams continued. It was unfortunate she got injured in the last game of the set, but overall I thought she was playing really well out there.”

For Williams it was her 60 title of the 32-year-old American veteran’s career. She now ranks 6th overall behind Martina Navratilova holds the record with 167 singles titles.

“My game gets better with age,” Williams said.

Williams will be going after her third French Open title when the Tournament begins next Sunday.

 

INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA
Rome, Italy
May 12-18, 2014
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results – Sunday, May 18, 2014
WTA Singles – Final
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (10) Sara Errani (ITA) 63 60

WTA Doubles – Final
(4) Peschke/Srebotnik (CZE/SLO) d. (2) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) 40 ret. (Errani: left hip muscle strain)

ATP Singles – Final
[2] N Djokovic (SRB) d [1] R Nadal (ESP) 46 63 63

ATP Doubles – Final

[6] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d R Haase (NED) / F Lopez (ESP) 64 76(2)

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Sara Errani Stuns Li Na to Reach Rome Semis

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Errani photo by Christopher Levy @tennis_shots

(May 15, 2014) Italy’s Sara Errani conquered Rome on Friday when she upset No. 2 Li Na Na 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to reach her second straight Italian Open semifinal, much to the delight of a supportive crowd. Coming into the match Errani was 0-6 versus Li.

The No. 10 seed is trying to become the first Italian woman since Raffaella Reggi in 1984 to win Rome.

Li committed 52 unforced errors to Errani’s 21. In her post-match news conference, Li said that she threw up before the match. She told press that her illness could have been caused by pasta or allergies.

Errani will face either Jelena Jankovic or third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinals.

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