2015/06/30

Top Four Men’s Seeds Reach Brisbane Semis: Sharapova and Ivanovic to Face off in Final

(January 9, 2015) The top four men’s seeds have reached the semifinals of the Brisbane International 2015 as No. 1 seed Roger Federer will face 4th seed Grigor Dimitrov and No.2 seed Kei Nishikori will play third seed Milos Raonic.

Federer cruised past No. 125 James Duckworth 6-0, 6-1, Dimitrov won 6-3, 6-4 over Martin Klizan, Nishikori dominated Bernard Tomic 6-0, 6-4, and Raonic battled past Sam Groth -6 (3), 3-6, 7-6 (2).

On the ladies side top two seeds Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic have reached the finals of the Brisbane. No. 1 seed Sharapova beat Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-3, and No. 2 Ivanovic defeated Varvara Lepchenko 7-6 (2), 6-4.

In Auckland it will be Caroline Wozniacki versus Venus Williams in the final. Wozniacki battled for two hours and 35 minutes to get past No.4 seed Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 while Williams had a much easier time blasting past Lauren Davis 6-0, 6-3.

In Shenzen, No. 2 seed Petra Kvitova fell to No.8 seed Timea Bacsinszky in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals. Bacsinszky will play top seed Simona Halep for the title. Halep stopped Zheng Saisai in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.

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ASB CLASSIC 2015 – AUCKLAND, NZL
$ 250,000
5-10 JANUARY 2015

RESULTS – JANUARY 09, 2015
Singles – Semifinals
[1] C Wozniacki (DEN) d [4] B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 46 63 64
[3] V Williams (USA) d L Davis (USA) 60 63

Doubles – Semifinals
[4] S Aoyama (JPN) / R Voracova (CZE) d [2] A Hlavackova (CZE) / L Hradecka (CZE) 63 63

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2015
CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
[1] S Errani (ITA) / R Vinci (ITA) vs [4] S Aoyama (JPN) / R Voracova (CZE)

Not Before 2:30 pm
[1] C Wozniacki (DEN) vs [3] V Williams (USA)

 

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BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL PRESENTED BY SUNCORP – BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
USD 1,000,000
4 – 11 JANUARY 2015

RESULTS – JANUARY 08, 2015
Singles – Semifinals
[1] M Sharapova (RUS) d E Svitolina (UKR) 61 63
[2] A Ivanovic (SRB) d V Lepchenko (USA) 76(2) 64

Doubles – Semifinals
[4] C Garcia (FRA) / K Srebotnik (SLO) d [1] S Hsieh (TPE) / S Mirza (IND) 46 76(1) 10-8
M Hingis (SUI) / S Lisicki (GER) d M Krajicek (NED) / K Pliskova (CZE) 76(3) 63

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2015
PAT RAFTER ARENA start 12:00 noon
ATP – J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) vs S Johnson (USA) / S Querrey (USA)

Not Before 1:00 pm
ATP – [3] M Raonic (CAN) vs [2] K Nishikori (JPN)

Not Before 3:00 pm
ATP – [1] R Federer (SUI) vs [4] G Dimitrov (BUL)

Not Before 7:00 pm
WTA – [1] M Sharapova (RUS) vs [2] A Ivanovic (SRB)
WTA – [4] C Garcia (FRA) / K Srebotnik (SLO) vs M Hingis (SUI) / S Lisicki (GER)

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SHENZHEN OPEN – SHENZHEN, CHINA
$ 500,000
3-10 JAN, 2015

RESULTS – JANUARY 09, 2015
Singles – Semifinals
[1] S Halep (ROU) d S Zheng (CHN) 62 63
[8] T Bacsinszky (SUI) d [2] P Kvitova (CZE) 64 64

Doubles – Semifinals
C Liang (CHN) / Y Wang (CHN) d C Buyukakcay (TUR) / K Knapp (ITA) 63 62

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2015
CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
Singles Final – [1] S Halep (ROU) vs [8] T Bacsinszky (SUI)
Doubles Final – C Liang (CHN) / Y Wang (CHN) vs L Kichenok (UKR) / N Kichenok (UKR)

 

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Auckland, Brisbane and Shenzhen Results

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ASB CLASSIC 2015 – AUCKLAND, NZL
$ 250,000
5-10 JANUARY 2015

RESULTS – JANUARY 08, 2015
Singles – Quarterfinals

[1] C Wozniacki (DEN) d J Goerges (GER) 64 64
[3] V Williams (USA) d E Vesnina (RUS) 62 64
[4] B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d [7] C Vandeweghe (USA) 64 75
L Davis (USA) d [Q] U Radwanska (POL) 26 62 61

Doubles – Semifinals
[1] S Errani (ITA) / R Vinci (ITA) d [3] J Goerges (GER) / A Groenefeld (GER) 63 64

Quarterfinals
[2] A Hlavackova (CZE) / L Hradecka (CZE) d [WC] M Erakovic (NZL) / M Puig (PUR) 76(4) 36 10-5
[4] S Aoyama (JPN) / R Voracova (CZE) d D Jurak (CRO) / M Moulton-Levy (USA) 63 62

ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, JANUARY 09, 2015
CENTRE COURT start 3:00 pm
[4] S Aoyama (JPN) / R Voracova (CZE) vs [2] A Hlavackova (CZE) / L Hradecka (CZE)

Not Before 5:00 pm
[1] C Wozniacki (DEN) vs [4] B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)
[3] V Williams (USA) vs L Davis (USA)

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BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL PRESENTED BY SUNCORP – BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
USD 1,000,000
4 – 11 JANUARY 2015

WTA RESULTS – JANUARY 08, 2015
Singles – Quarterfinals
[1] M Sharapova (RUS) d [7] C Suárez Navarro (ESP) 61 63
[2] A Ivanovic (SRB) d K Kanepi (EST) 46 64 63
E Svitolina (UKR) d [3] A Kerber (GER) 46 75 63
V Lepchenko (USA) d [LL] A Kudryavtseva (RUS) 75 75

Women’s
Doubles – Quarterfinals

[4] C Garcia (FRA) / K Srebotnik (SLO) d [WC] A Ivanovic (SRB) / A Kerber (GER) w/o (Ivanovic: abdominal injury)
M Krajicek (NED) / K Pliskova (CZE) d J Jankovic (SRB) / A Parra Santonja (ESP) 62 62

ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, JANUARY 09, 2015
PAT RAFTER ARENA start 11:00 am
ATP – S Groth (AUS) vs [3] M Raonic (CAN)

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

Not Before 3:00 pm
WTA – V Lepchenko (USA) vs [2] A Ivanovic (SRB)

Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP – [1] R Federer (SUI) vs [WC] J Duckworth (AUS)

Not Before 8:30 pm
WTA – [1] M Sharapova (RUS) vs E Svitolina (UKR)

SHOW COURT 1 start 11:00 am
WTA – M Krajicek (NED) / K Pliskova (CZE) vs M Hingis (SUI) / S Lisicki (GER)

Not Before 1:00 pm
ATP – [4] G Dimitrov (BUL) vs M Klizan (SVK)

Not Before 2:00 pm
WTA – [1] S Hsieh (TPE) / S Mirza (IND) vs [4] C Garcia (FRA) / K Srebotnik (SLO)
ATP – after suitable rest – [WC] G Dimitrov (BUL) / T Kokkinakis (AUS) vs A Dolgopolov (UKR) / K Nishikori (JPN)

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SHENZHEN OPEN – SHENZHEN, CHINA
$ 500,000
3-10 JAN, 2015

RESULTS – JANUARY 08, 2015
Singles – Quarterfinals
[1] S Halep (ROU) d [Q] A Krunic (SRB) 63 63
[2] P Kvitova (CZE) d T Smitkova (CZE) 75 64
S Zheng (CHN) d [4] Z Diyas (KAZ) 36 76(2) 62
[8] T Bacsinszky (SUI) d V Zvonareva (RUS) 32 ret. (lower back injury)

Women’s
Doubles – Semifinals

L Kichenok (UKR) / N Kichenok (UKR) d T Bacsinszky (SUI) / V Zvonareva (RUS) w/o (Zvonareva: lower back injury)

Quarterfinals
C Liang (CHN) / Y Wang (CHN) d M Linette (POL) / S Zheng (CHN) 61 61

ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, JANUARY 09, 2015
CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
[1] S Halep (ROU) vs S Zheng (CHN)

Not Before 2:30 pm
[8] T Bacsinszky (SUI) vs [2] P Kvitova (CZE)
C Liang (CHN) / Y Wang (CHN) vs C Buyukakcay (TUR) / K Knapp (ITA)

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