May 29, 2016

Roland Garros Day 6 Results

Shelby Rogers photo by Tracey Lee

Shelby Rogers photo by Tracey Lee

ROLAND GARROS – PARIS, FRANCE

MAY 22 – JUNE 05 2016

RESULTS – FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016
Women’s Singles – Third Round
[2] A. Radwanska (POL) d. [30] B. Strycova (CZE) 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-2
[4] G. Muguruza (ESP) d. Y. Wickmayer (BEL) 6-3, 6-0
[6] S. Halep (ROU) d. N. Osaka (JPN) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
S. Rogers (USA) d. [10] P. Kvitova (CZE) 6-0, 6-7(3), 6-0
[21] S. Stosur (AUS) d. [11] L. Safarova (CZE) 6-3, 6-7(0), 7-5
[13] S. Kuznetsova (RUS) d. [24] A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 6-1, 6-4
T. Pironkova (BUL) d. [19] S. Stephens (USA) 6-2, 6-1
[25] I. Begu (ROU) d. A. Beck (GER) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Women’s Doubles – First Round
Diatchenko/Voskoboeva (RUS/KAZ) d. [A] Broady/Chirico (GBR/USA) 6-1, 6-4

Women’s Doubles – Second Round
[1] Hingis/Mirza (SUI/IND) d. Hibino/Hozumi (JPN/JPN) 6-2, 6-0
[4] Babos/Shvedova (HUN/KAZ) d. Cibulkova/Flipkens (SVK/BEL) 1-4 ret.
[5] Garcia/Mladenovic (FRA/FRA) d. Beck/Wickmayer (GER/BEL) 6-4, 6-2
[6] Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) d. Kichenok/Kichenok (UKR/UKR) 6-1, 6-3
[7] Makarova/Vesnina (RUS/RUS) d. Dabrowski/Martinez Sanchez (CAN/ESP) 6-2, 7-6(5)
Krunic/Lucic-Baroni (SRB/CRO) d. [8] Atawo/Spears (USA/USA) 7-6(6), 6-3
[9] Xu/Zheng (CHN/CHN) d. Lisicki/Petkovic (GER/GER) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
[10] Goerges/Ka. Pliskova (GER/CZE) d. McHale/Vandeweghe (USA/USA) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(5)
Krejcikova/Siniakova (CZE/CZE) d. Liang/Wang (CHN/CHN) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Bertens/Larsson (NED/SWE) d. Irigoyen/Kania (ARG/POL) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Brengle/Maria (USA/GER) d. Cornet/Linette (FRA/POL) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1

Men’s Singles – Third Round

Andy Murray (GBR)[2] d. Ivo Karlovic (CRO)[27] 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(3)
Stan Wawrinka (SUI)[3] d. Jeremy Chardy (FRA)[30] 6-4, 6-3, 7-5
Kei Nishikori (JPN)[5] d. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4
Milos Raonic (CAN)[8] d. Andrej Martin (SVK) 76(4) 6-2, 6-3
Richard Gasquet (FRA)[9] d. Nick Kyrgios (AUS)[17] 6-2, 7-6(7), 6-2
John Isner (USA)[15] d. Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 76(7) 4-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
Viktor Troicki (SRB)[22] d. Gilles Simon (FRA)[16] 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) d. Jack Sock (USA)[23] 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

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Roland Garros Day 5 Women’s Results

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ROLAND GARROS – PARIS, FRANCE
$16,474,735

MAY 22 – JUNE 05 2016

RESULTS MAY 26, 2016
Women’s Singles – Second Round
[8] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 6-4 6-4
[26] Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. Timea Babos (HUN) 6-4 6-3
[1] Serena Williams (USA) d. Teliana Pereira (BRA) 6-2 6-1
[9] Venus Williams (USA) d. Louisa Chirico (USA) 6-2 6-1
[14] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Kurumi Nara (JPN) 7-5 6-1
[29] Daria Kasatkina (RUS) d. Virginie Razzano (FRA) 3-6 6-1 6-3
[12] Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Qiang Wang (CHN) 6-1 6-3
Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Tatjana Maria (GER) 6-3 6-7(5) 6-4
Pauline Parmentier (FRA) d. Irina Falconi (USA) 6-3 6-1
[15] Madison Keys (USA) d. Mariana Duque-Mariño (COL) 6-3 6-2
Karin Knapp (ITA) d. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 6-3 6-4
Kiki Bertens (NED) d. Camila Giorgi (ITA) 6-4 6-1
[18] Elina Svitolina (UKR) d. Taylor Townsend (USA) 6-3 6-0
Monica Puig (PUR) d. Julia Goerges (GER) 7-5 6-7(4) 7-5
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) d. [28] Andrea Petkovic (GER) 6-2 6-2
[22] Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. Ana Konjuh (CRO) 6-4 3-6 6-0

Women’s Doubles – First Round
Krajicek/Strycova (NED/CZE) d. [12] Arruabarrena/Errani (ESP/ITA) 1-6 6-1 7-5
Bertens/Larsson (NED/SWE) d. [2] Mattek-Sands/Safarova (USA/CZE) 6-4 6-3
Krunic/Lucic-Baroni (SRB/CRO) d. Jans-Ignacik/Knoll (POL/SUI) 2-6 6-1 6-3
McHale/Vandeweghe (USA/USA) d. Dushevina/Olaru (RUS/ROU) 6-3 6-0
Doi/Osaka (JPN/JPN) d. Arcangioli/Paquet (FRA/FRA) 6-3 6-1
Gasparyan/Kuznetsova (RUS/RUS) d. [15] King/Kudryavtseva (USA/RUS) 6-2 6-3
Lisicki/Petkovic (GER/GER) d. Gibbs/Watson (USA/GBR) 6-4 6-4
Krejcikova/Siniakova (CZE/CZE) d. [16] Chuang/Hsieh (TPE/TPE) 6-2 6-4
[3] Chan/Chan (TPE/TPE) d. Bondarenko/Savchuk (UKR/UKR) 6-4 6-3
Rae/Smith (GBR/GBR) d. Kato/Nara (JPN/JPN) 4-6 7-6(5) 6-3
Cibulkova/ Flipkens (SVK/BEL) d. Georges/Lim (FRA/FRA) 6-2 6-3
[7] Makarova/Vesnina (RUS/RUS) d. Stosur/Zhang (AUS/CHN) 6-1 6-4

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Roland Garros Day 4 Women’s Results

Agniezska Radwanska

Agniezska Radwanska

ROLAND GARROS – PARIS, FRANCE
$16,474,735
MAY 22 – JUNE 05 2016

RESULTS – MAY 25, 2016
Singles – Second Round
[2] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 6-2, 6-4
[4] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) d. [WC] Myrtille Georges (FRA) 6-2, 6-0
[6] Simona Halep (ROU) d. Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 7-6(5), 6-2
[10] Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 6-4, 6-1
[11] Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. [Q] Viktorija Golubic (SUI) 6-2, 6-2
[13] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. Heather Watson (GBR) 6-1, 6-3
[19] Sloane Stephens (USA) d. [Q] Verónica Cepede Royg (PAR) 7-6(0), 6-1
[21] Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Zhang Shuai (CHN) 6-3, 6-4
[24] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

[25] Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 6-7(4), 7-6(4), 10-8
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. [27] Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
[30] Barbora Strycova (CZE) d. Polona Hercog (SLO) 6-4, 6-4

Annika Beck (GER) d. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Naomi Osaka (JPN) d. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 6-3, 6-3
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) d. Johanna Larsson (SWE) 7-5, 7-6(6)
Shelby Rogers (USA) d. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles – First Round
[1] Hingis/Mirza (SUI/IND) d. Kasatkina/Panova (RUS/RUS) 7-6(4), 6-2
[4] Babos/Shvedova (HUN/KAZ) d. Rodionova/Rodionova (AUS/AUS) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
[6] Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) d. Falconi/Puig (USA/PUR) 6-0, 6-4
[8] Atawo/Spears (USA/USA) d. Konta/Sanchez (GBR/USA) 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-4
[9] Xu/Zheng (CHN/CHN) d. Han/Lepchenko (CHN/USA) 6-4, 6-4
[10] Goerges/Pliskova (GER/CZE) d. Groenefeld/Peschke (GER/CZE) 6-4, 6-1
[11] Klepac/Srebotnik (SLO/SLO) d. [WC] Ferro/Razzano (FRA/FRA) 6-1, 6-1
Brengle/Maria (USA/GER) d. [13] Medina Garrigues/Parra Santonja (ESP/ESP) 6-2, 6-3
Williams/Williams (USA/USA) d. Ostapenko/Putintseva (LAT/KAZ) 6-2, 6-2
Jurak/Konjuh (CRO/CRO) d. [WC] Foretz/Hesse (FRA/FRA) 6-4, 6-2
Irigoyen/Kania (ARG/POL) d. [WC] Andrianjafitrimo/Feuerstein (FRA/FRA) 6-2, 6-4
Cornet/Linette (FRA/POL) d. [WC] De Bernardi/Reix (FRA/FRA) 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-4
Friedsam/Siegemund (GER/GER) d. Muhammad/Vogt (USA/LIE) 6-1, 6-4
Dabrowski/Martínez Sánchez (CAN/ESP) d. Gavrilova/Svitolina (AUS/UKR) 7-6(6), 7-6(2)
Liang/Wang (CHN/CHN) d. Melichar/Rosolska (USA/POL) 6-4, 7-6(3)
Hibino/Hozumi (JPN/JPN) d. Knapp/Minella (ITA/LUX) 6-1, 6-7(4), 6-4
Kichenok/Kichenok (UKR/UKR) d. Kalashnikova/Kovinic (GEO/MNE) 7-6(2), 6-4
[WC] Johansson/Parmentier (FRA/FRA) d. Rybarikova/Schmiedlova (SVK/SVK) 6-1, 6-3

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Roland Garros Day 3 Women’s Results

ROLAND GARROS – PARIS, FRANCE
$16,474,735

MAY 22 – JUNE 05 2016

RESULTS MAY 24, 2016
Women’s Singles – First Round
[1] S. Williams (USA) d. M. Rybarikova (SVK) 6-2, 6-0
K. Bertens (NED) d. [3] A. Kerber (GER) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
K. Knapp (ITA) d. [5] V. Azarenka (BLR) 6-3, 6-7(6), 4-0 ret.
[8] T. Bacsinszky (SUI) d. [LL] S. Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 6-3, 6-1
[9] V. Williams (USA) d. A. Kontaveit (EST) 7-6(5), 7-6(4)
[12] C. Suárez Navarro d. [Q] K. Siniakova (CZE) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
[14] A. Ivanovic (SRB) d. [WC] O. Dodin (FRA) 6-0, 5-7, 6-2
[15] M. Keys (USA) d. D. Vekic (CRO) 6-3, 6-2
[18] E. Svitolina (UKR) d. [Q] S. Cirstea (ROU) 6-1, 6-3
J. Goerges (GER) d. [20] J. Konta (GBR) 6-2, 6-3
[21] S. Stosur (AUS) d. M. Doi (JPN) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
[22] D. Cibulkova (SVK) d. S. Zheng (CHN) 6-3, 6-1
T. Maria (GER) d. [23] J. Jankovic (SRB) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
[26] K. Mladenovic (FRA) d. F. Schiavone (ITA) 6-2, 6-4
[27] E. Makarova (RUS) d. V. Lepchenko (USA) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
[28] A. Petkovic (GER) d. [PR] L. Robson (GBR) 6-2, 6-2
[29] D. Kasatkina (RUS) d. A. Friedsam (GER) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
P. Parmentier (FRA) d. [31] M. Niculescu (ROU) 6-2, 7-6(2)
A. Cornet (FRA) d. K. Flipkens (BEL) 6-1, 6-0
[WC] V. Razzano (FRA) d. [Q] I. Soylu (TUR) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
T. Babos (HUN) d. S. Crawford (USA) 6-4, 6-0
M. Puig (PUR) d. O. Govortsova (BLR) 7-5, 6-3
[Q] L. Chirico (USA) d. L. Davis (USA) 6-2, 2-6, 8-6
Y. Putintseva (KAZ) d. [PR] A. Wozniak (CAN) 6-1, 6-1
K. Nara (JPN) d. D. Allertova (CZE) 5-7, 6-3, 2-0 ret.
I. Falconi (USA) d. M. Barthel (GER) 6-4, 0-6, 6-2
C. Giorgi (ITA) d. [WC] A. Lim (FRA) 6-3, 6-2
A. Sevastova (LAT) d. [Q] S. Vickery (USA) 6-2, 6-2
E. Bouchard (CAN) d. L. Siegemund (GER) 6-2, 6-2
[WC] T. Townsend (USA) d. [WC] A. Hesse (FRA) 6-2, 6-1
T. Pereira (BRA) d. Kr. Pliskova (CZE) 7-5, 3-6, 9-7
Q. Wang (CHN) d. [WC] T. Andrianjafitrimo (FRA) 6-0, 6-0
M. Duque-Mariño (COL) d. D. Gavrilova (AUS) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
A. Konjuh (CRO) d. [WC] Ar. Rodionova (AUS) 6-2, 6-3
S. Zhang (CHN) d. [PR] G. Voskoboeva (KAZ) 7-5, 6-2

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Roland Garros Day 2 Women’s Results

 

Agnieszka Radwanska at Mercury insurance Open

Agnieszka Radwanska

 

ROLAND GARROS – PARIS, FRANCE
$16,474,735

MAY 22 – JUNE 05 2016

RESULTS – MAY 23, 2016
Women’s
Singles – First Round

[2] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 6-0 6-2
[4] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) d. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) 3-6 6-3 6-3
[13] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 4-6 6-1 6-4
Caroline Garcia (FRA) d. Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 6-3 7-5
[6] Simona Halep (ROU) d. Nao Hibino (JPN) 6-2 6-0
Heather Watson (GBR) d. Nicole Gibbs (USA) 5-7 6-2 6-2
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) d. [7] Roberta Vinci (ITA) 6-1 6-3
Annika Beck (GER) d. Maryna Zanevska (UKR) 6-1 6-2
Coco Vandeweghe (USA) d. Naomi Broady (GBR) 6-4 3-6 6-3
Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. Madison Brengle (USA) 6-2 6-3
[25] Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 5-7 6-1 6-3
Shelby Rogers (USA) d. [17] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 3-6 6-4 6-3
Naomi Osaka (JPN) d. [32] Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 6-4 7-5
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) d. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 6-1 6-2
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) d. [16] Sara Errani (ITA) 6-3 6-2
[19] Sloane Stephens (USA) d. Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) 6-4 6-3
Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR) d. Sabine Lisicki (GER) 6-2 6-2
[30] Barbora Strycova (CZE) d. Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 6-4 7-5
Myrtille Georges (FRA) d. Christina McHale (USA) 6-7(7) 6-0 6-3
Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) d. Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 5-7 7-6(2) 6-2
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) 6-1 6-3
Johanna Larsson (SWE) d. Magda Linette (POL) 6-3 4-6 7-5
Polona Hercog (SLO) d. Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP) 6-4 7-6(4)
Zarina Diyas (KAZ) d. Carina Witthoeft (GER) 2-6 6-4 6-2

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Andy Murray Gives Himself a Birthday Present While Serena Williams Wins Fourth Rome Title

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(May 15, 2016) Andy Murray gave himself a gift for his 29th birthday – a Rome Masters Series 1000 title. The Scotsman beat No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-3 for his 12 Masters title on Sunday.

Joining Murray in the winners circle was No. 1 Serena Williams who won the women’s singles title over Madison Keys 7-6(5), 6-3 in the first All-American women’s clay court final since Serena beat her sister Venus in the 2002 French Open final.

This was Williams’ fourth Rome title, first tournament win of 2016 and first championship title since she won the Cincinnati event last August.

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“It feels great,” Williams said. “So it’s not like I was playing every week. So that’s kind of how I look at it. But it feels great to win a title, especially on clay.”

Murray’s victory makes him the first British male player since 1931 to win the Italian Open. He has also secured the No. 2 seed at the upcoming French Open, which begins on May 22.

The Scotsman now is 22-5 in 2016, ending the Serb’s 17-match winning streak against Top 10 opponents.
“”It’s mostly great players have won this event, so I’m very proud to have my name on the trophy,” Murray said. “Today against Novak is nice. I know he didn’t play his best today. But there were still some tough moments for me in the second set. I saved the break points well and held strong. And overall it was a great week for me. I didn’t lose a set.”

“I had a long couple of weeks, especially the last couple of days,” Djokovic said. “I knew it’s going to be very hard for me, an uphill ride against Andy today, who was playing throughout the week at a very high level. To compete with him in long exchanges and rallies that we do have in our encounters, they require a lot more energy and better performance from my side which didn’t happen.

“Not taking anything away from Andy’s win. On the contrary, I think he deserved to win and deserved to win the entire tournament, because he was the best player. He was the player that played in the best form throughout the entire tournament.”
Serena Williams spoke to the crowd in Italian during the trophy presentation. This was her 70th career title.

The Bryan Brothers won their fourth Rome title and 36th Masters 1000 level, defeating Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock.

“We’re sharing a room this week,,” said Bob Bryan. [Mike] fell asleep around 2:30, 2:45 a.m., because he started snoring. We drank so much coffee last night that I was wired. It was a 12-hour turnaround. Our bodies don’t turn around quickly anymore.”

“The rain delay definitely helped us,” Mike Bryan said. “Our coach [David Macpherson] was back in the locker room, where we had about 15 minutes, and he said, ‘Fire it up!’ We were kind of flat in the first set and weren’t playing with a lot of energy. We had a late match and Bob went to bed at 4 a.m. in the morning. So we were kind of dazed and confused. We were bouncing around in the second set. We played a good Match tie-break, which can go either way.”

This was the Bryan Brothers 112 tournament victory together as a team.

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Djokovic Survives Test From Nadal to Reach Italian Open Semis; Serena Williams Dominates

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(May 13, 2016) Novak Djokovic came back from a break down in both sets and set points down in the second set to fight off Rafael Nadal 7-5, 7-6(4) to reach the semifinals of the Italian Open on Friday in Rome. The dramatic match lasted almost two-and-a-half hours. The world No. 1 has now beaten the 14-time major champion seven straight times and has raised his record to 26-23 over the current No. 5. The Serb has now won 15 straight sets against the Spaniard.

Nadal grabbed opening breaks of serve in both sets and had five set points in the second set  serving at 5-4, but Djokovic kept coming back from adversity.

“I held my nerve at the clutch moments,” Djokovic said in an interview after the match. “Even though I had nervy beginnings to both sets, with some good games and good play in the crucial moments, I managed to win. It’s a straight-sets win, but it feels like we played five sets.

“Winning against Nadal is the ultimate challenge on clay courts and one of the toughest challenges we have in sport. I have to be very pleased with the way I handled myself in the big moments today. I won against one of my biggest rivals on his preferred surface. We must not forget he’s in form. He won Monte-Carlo and Barcelona and has played well the past couple of weeks. That gives me confidence for the rest of this tournament.”

Djokovic said that it was special to be on court playing against Nadal.

Nadal said that he was not disappointed and felt that he played well against the best player.

Djokovic will face-off against Kei Nishikori in his semifinal on Saturday. The sixth seed Nishikori beat 13th seed Dominic Thiem 6-3, 7-5.

No. 2 seed Andy Murray moved into the final four with a 6-1, 7-5 win over David Goffin. Murray will play French lucky loser Lucas Pouille for s spot in the final on Saturday. Pouille advanced when Juan Monaco withdrew with a left hip injury.

On the women’s side, No. 1 ranked Serena Williams, getting a little revenge from her loss in Miami, when she demolished Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-0 in 51 minutes. She’ll play Irina-Camelia Begu next who beat Misaki Doi 6-2, 7-6 (3).

On the bottom half of the draw, Garbine Muguruza beat Timea Bacsinszky 7-5, 6-2 and will play Madison Keys, who defeated Barbora Strycova 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

 

INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA – ROME, ITALY
9-15 MAY 2016

RESULTS – MAY 13, 2016
Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals
[1] S. Williams (USA) d [9] S. Kuznetsova (RUS) 62 60
[3] G. Muguruza (ESP) d [11] T. Bacsinszky (SUI) 75 62
I. Begu (ROU) d M. Doi (JPN) 62 76(3)
M. Keys (USA) d B. Strycova (CZE) 64 46 63

Women’s Doubles – Quarterfinals
[1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) d R. Atawo (USA) / A. Spears (USA) 64 62
I. Begu (ROU) / M. Niculescu (ROU) d [3] T. Babos (HUN) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ) 76(4) 63
[4] A. Hlavackova (CZE) / L. Hradecka (CZE) d [5] C. Garcia (FRA) / K. Mladenovic (FRA) 64 64
[7] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) d A. Klepac (SLO) / K. Srebotnik (SLO) 62 64

Men’s Singles – Quarterfinals
[1] N. Djokovic (SRB) d [5] R. Nadal (ESP) 75 76(4)
[2] A. Murray (GBR) d [12] D. Goffin (BEL) 61 75
[6] K. Nishikori (JPN) d [13] D. Thiem (AUT) 63 75
[LL] L. Pouille (FRA) d [PR] J. Monaco (ARG) w.o. (hip)

Men’s Doubles – Quarterfinals
[5] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) d [4] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) 63 64
[6] R. Bopanna (IND) / F. Mergea (ROU) d P. Kohlschreiber (GER) / V. Troicki (SRB) 63 64
[8] V. Pospisil (CAN) / J. Sock (USA) d P. Cuevas (URU) / M. Granollers (ESP) 64 76(4)
[PR] J. Benneteau (FRA) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d O. Marach (AUT) / M. Matkowski (POL) 46 75 10-8

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016
CENTER COURT start 12:00 noon
WTA – [3] G. Muguruza (ESP) vs M. Keys (USA)

Not Before 2:30 pm
ATP – [LL] L. Pouille (FRA) vs [2] A. Murray (GBR)

Not Before 5:00 pm
WTA – [1] S. Williams (USA) vs I. Begu (ROU)

Not Before 8:00 pm
ATP – [1] N. Djokovic (SRB) vs [13] D. Thiem (AUT) or [6] K. Nishikori (JPN)
ATP – [PR] J. Benneteau (FRA) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs [5] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA)

PIETRANGELI start 12:00 noon
WTA – [4] A. Hlavackova (CZE) / L. Hradecka (CZE) vs [7] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS)

Not Before 1:00 pm
ATP – [8] V. Pospisil (CAN) / J. Sock (USA) vs [6] R. Bopanna (IND) / F. Mergea (ROU)
WTA – After Suitable Rest – [1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) vs I. Begu (ROU) / M. Niculescu (ROU)

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Djokovic, Nadal Rally for Wins in Rome; Federer Loses

Novak Djokovic

(May 12, 2016) Novak Djokovic had to rally from a bagel set down to stop No. 37 Thomaz Bellucci 0-6, 6-3, 6-2 while an ailing Roger Federer lost to 15th seed Dominc Thiem 7-6 (2), 6-4 in Rome on Thursday.

For No. 1 Djokovic, it was the first time he was at the losing end of a “bagel” set since the 2012 Cincinnati final when he lost to Federer.

The third seeded Federer withdrew from the Madrid Open last week with a back injury said that wasn’t concerned about losing, but was happy to get to get in two matches on clay at the Italian Open. The French open begins on May 22nd and the Swiss said that despite the pain from the injury he hopes to be able to play the year’s second major.

Seven-time Rome champion Rafael Nadal fought off Nick Kyrgios 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-4 to advance to quarterfinals and second seed Andy Murray held off a second set charge to beat Jeremy Chardy 6-0, 6-4.

Besides Federer losing, a couple other upsets on the men’s side included 12th seed David Goffin, destroying 8th seed Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-0 in 49 minutes, defending French Open champion Stan Wawrinka lost to Juan Monaco 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 and lucky loser Lucas Pouille knocked out ninth seed David Ferrer 6-4, 6-1.

On the ladies’ side of the tournament, Serena Williams rebounded from 3-5 down in the first set best U.S. countrywoman qualifier Christina McHale 7-6 (7), 6-1.

 

INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA – ROME, ITALY
9-15 MAY 2016

RESULTS – MAY 12, 2016
Women’s Singles – Third Round
[1] S. Williams (USA) d [Q] C. McHale (USA) 76(7) 61
[3] G. Muguruza (ESP) d J. Ostapenko (LAT) 61 64
[11] T. Bacsinszky (SUI) d [8] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) 57 75 62
[9] S. Kuznetsova (RUS) d D. Gavrilova (AUS) 62 26 63
I. Begu (ROU) d D. Kasatkina (RUS) 61 64
M. Doi (JPN) d J. Konta (GBR) 46 75 62
M. Keys (USA) d T. Babos (HUN) 76(2) 63
B. Strycova (CZE) d E. Bouchard (CAN) 61 60

Women’s
Doubles – Second Round

A. Klepac (SLO) / K. Srebotnik (SLO) d [2] B. Mattek-Sands (USA) / L. Safarova (CZE) 63 64
[3] T. Babos (HUN) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ) d [WC] C. Giovine (ITA) / A. Moratelli (ITA) 63 62
[4] A. Hlavackova (CZE) / L. Hradecka (CZE) d L. Arruabarrena (ESP) / S. Errani (ITA) 64 61
[5] C. Garcia (FRA) / K. Mladenovic (FRA) d A. Medina Garrigues (ESP) / A. Parra Santonja (ESP) 76(4) 16 10-7
I. Begu (ROU) / M. Niculescu (ROU) d [6] Y. Chan (TPE) / A. Groenefeld (GER) 26 76(1) 10-8
R. Atawo (USA) / A. Spears (USA) d [8] J. Goerges (GER) / Ka. Pliskova (CZE) 64 63

 

Men’s Singles – Third Round
[1] N. Djokovic (SRB) d T. Bellucci (BRA) 06 63 62
[2] A. Murray (GBR) d J. Chardy (FRA) 60 64
[13] D. Thiem (AUT) d [3] R. Federer (SUI) 76(2) 64
[PR] J. Monaco (ARG) d [4] S. Wawrinka (SUI) 67(5) 63 64
[5] R. Nadal (ESP) d N. Kyrgios (AUS) 67(3) 62 64
[6] K. Nishikori (JPN) d [11] R. Gasquet (FRA) 61 64
[12] D. Goffin (BEL) d [8] T. Berdych (CZE) 60 60
[LL] L. Pouille (FRA) d [9] D. Ferrer (ESP) 64 61

Men’s Doubles – Second Round
P. Kohlschreiber (GER) / V. Troicki (SRB) d [2] I. Dodig (CRO) / M. Melo (BRA) 36 76(3) 14-12
[PR] J. Benneteau (FRA) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d [7] A. Peya (AUT) / N. Zimonjic (SRB) 64 16 10-8

ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016
CENTER COURT start 12:00 noon
WTA – [11] T. Bacsinszky (SUI) vs [3] G. Muguruza (ESP)

Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – [12] D. Goffin (BEL) vs [2] A. Murray (GBR)
ATP – [1] N. Djokovic (SRB) vs [5] R. Nadal (ESP)

Not Before 7:30 pm
WTA – [1] S. Williams (USA) vs [9] S. Kuznetsova (RUS)

Not Before 9:00 pm
ATP – [13] D. Thiem (AUT) vs [6] K. Nishikori (JPN)

GRANDSTAND start 12:00 noon
ATP – [LL] L. Pouille (FRA) vs [PR] J. Monaco (ARG)

Not Before 2:00 pm
WTA – I. Begu (ROU) vs M. Doi (JPN)

Not Before 3:30 pm
WTA – M. Keys (USA) vs B. Strycova (CZE)

PIETRANGELI start 12:00 noon
ATP – [4] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) vs [5] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA)
ATP – O. Marach (AUT) / M. Matkowski (POL) vs [PR] J. Benneteau (FRA) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
ATP – [8] V. Pospisil (CAN) / J. Sock (USA) vs P. Cuevas (URU) / M. Granollers (ESP)
ATP – [6] R. Bopanna (IND) / F. Mergea (ROU) vs P. Kohlschreiber (GER) / V. Troicki (SRB)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
WTA – [7] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) vs A. Klepac (SLO) / K. Srebotnik (SLO)
WTA – [5] C. Garcia (FRA) / K. Mladenovic (FRA) vs [4] A. Hlavackova (CZE) / L. Hradecka (CZE)
WTA – [1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) vs R. Atawo (USA) / A. Spears (USA)
WTA – After Suitable Rest – [3] T. Babos (HUN) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ) vs I. Begu (ROU) / M. Niculescu (ROU)

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Internazionali BNL d’Italia Results and Schedules

Roma

INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA – ROME, ITALY
9-15 MAY 2016

RESULTS – MAY 11, 2016
Women’s Singles – Second Round
E. Bouchard (CAN) d [2] A. Kerber (GER) 61 57 75
[3] G. Muguruza (ESP) d E. Makarova (RUS) 61 60
I. Begu (ROU) d [4] V. Azarenka (BLR) 63 62
M. Keys (USA) d [5] P. Kvitova (CZE) 63 64
D. Gavrilova (AUS) d [6] S. Halep (ROU) 63 46 63
J. Konta (GBR) d [7] R. Vinci (ITA) 60 64
[9] S. Kuznetsova (RUS) d S. Stosur (AUS) 64 64
M. Doi (JPN) d [10] L. Safarova (CZE) 63 75
[11] T. Bacsinszky (SUI) d L. Tsurenko (UKR) 62 64
T. Babos (HUN) d [12] V. Williams (USA) 67(5) 75 64
[Q] C. McHale (USA) d [13] A. Ivanovic (SRB) 67(3) 64 61
D. Kasatkina (RUS) d [Q] M. Duque-Mariño (COL) 62 62
J. Ostapenko (LAT) d [Q] M. Puig (PUR) 61 61
B. Strycova (CZE) d [Q] H. Watson (GBR) 64 62

Women’s Doubles – Second Round
[1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) d S. Hsieh (TPE) / O. Kalashnikova (GEO) 63 63
[7] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) d K. Bertens (NED) / J. Larsson (SWE) 76(5) 67(5) 12-10
First Round
[8] J. Goerges (GER) / K. Pliskova (CZE) d [WC] K. Knapp (ITA) / F. Schiavone (ITA) 62 61
R. Atawo (USA) / A. Spears (USA) d C. Liang (CHN) / Y. Wang (CHN) 62 63

 

Men’s Singles – Second Round
[1] N. Djokovic (SRB) d [Q] S. Robert (FRA) 75 75
[2] A. Murray (GBR) d [Q] M. Kukushkin (KAZ) 63 63
[3] R. Federer (SUI) d A. Zverev (GER) 63 75
[5] R. Nadal (ESP) d P. Kohlschreiber (GER) 63 63
[9] D. Ferrer (ESP) d G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 64 63
N. Kyrgios (AUS) d [10] M. Raonic (CAN) 76(5) 63
[11] R. Gasquet (FRA) d A. Seppi (ITA) 63 64
[13] D. Thiem (AUT) d J. Sousa (POR) 63 62
J. Chardy (FRA) d [15] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) 76(6) 64
T. Bellucci (BRA) d N. Mahut (FRA) 64 63

Men’s Doubles – Second Round
P. Cuevas (URU) / M. Granollers (ESP) d [3] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) 62 76(7)
[4] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) d D. Thiem (AUT) / A. Zverev (GER) 61 76(8)
[5] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) d S. Johnson (USA) / S. Querrey (USA) 46 63 13-11
[6] R. Bopanna (IND) / F. Mergea (ROU) d B. Paire (FRA) / J. Sousa (POR) 67(5) 64 10-8
[8] V. Pospisil (CAN) / J. Sock (USA) d T. Huey (PHI) / M. Mirnyi (BLR) 76(6) 64
O. Marach (AUT) / M. Matkowski (POL) d [Alt] D. Inglot (GBR) / F. Martin (FRA) 76(2) 63

ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016
CENTER COURT start 12:00 noon
ATP – [3] R. Federer (SUI) vs [13] D. Thiem (AUT)
WTA – [1] S. Williams (USA) vs [Q] C. McHale (USA)

Not Before 3:30 pm
ATP – N. Kyrgios (AUS) vs [5] R. Nadal (ESP)

Not Before 7:30 pm
ATP – [1] N. Djokovic (SRB) vs T. Bellucci (BRA)

Not Before 9:00 pm
WTA – B. Strycova (CZE) vs E. Bouchard (CAN)

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
WTA – [8] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) vs [11] T. Bacsinszky (SUI)

Not Before 12:00 noon
ATP – [11] R. Gasquet (FRA) vs [6] K. Nishikori (JPN)

Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – [LL] L. Pouille (FRA) vs [9] D. Ferrer (ESP)

Not Before 4:00 pm
WTA – M. Keys (USA) vs T. Babos (HUN)
ATP – [8] T. Berdych (CZE) vs [12] D. Goffin (BEL)

PIETRANGELI start 11:00 am
WTA – J. Ostapenko (LAT) vs [3] G. Muguruza (ESP)

Not Before 12:30 pm
WTA – [9] S. Kuznetsova (RUS) vs D. Gavrilova (AUS)
ATP – [PR] J. Monaco (ARG) vs [4] S. Wawrinka (SUI)
ATP – J. Chardy (FRA) vs [2] A. Murray (GBR)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
WTA – I. Begu (ROU) vs D. Kasatkina (RUS)
WTA – L. Arruabarrena (ESP) / S. Errani (ITA) vs [4] A. Hlavackova (CZE) / L. Hradecka (CZE)
WTA – M. Doi (JPN) vs J. Konta (GBR)
ATP – [PR] J. Benneteau (FRA) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs [7] A. Peya (AUT) / N. Zimonjic (SRB)
ATP – P. Kohlschreiber (GER) / V. Troicki (SRB) vs [2] I. Dodig (CRO) / M. Melo (BRA)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
WTA – R. Atawo (USA) / A. Spears (USA) vs [8] J. Goerges (GER) / Ka. Pliskova (CZE)
WTA – [5] C. Garcia (FRA) / K. Mladenovic (FRA) vs A. Medina Garrigues (ESP) / A. Parra Santonja (ESP)
WTA – After Suitable Rest – I. Begu (ROU) / M. Niculescu (ROU) vs [6] Y. Chan (TPE) / A. Groenefeld (GER)

Not Before 6:00 pm
WTA – After Suitable Rest – [3] T. Babos (HUN) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ) vs [WC] C. Giovine (ITA) / A. Moratelli (ITA)

COURT 4 start 2:00 pm
WTA – A. Klepac (SLO) / K. Srebotnik (SLO) vs [2] B. Mattek-Sands (USA) / L. Safarova (CZE)

 

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Serena Williams Begins her Clay Season with Win in Rome

(May 10, 2016) Serena Williams played her first clay court match of the season beating Anna-Lena Friedsam 6-4, 6-3 to reach the round of 16 at the Italian Open on Tuesday. The world No. 1 played her first match since losing at the Miami Open in the round of 16 in March.

Williams hit 27 winners during the 75-minute match.

Williams said after the match that she was happy with her level of play. “I think I was really consistent,” she said. “I think I was mentally consistent.”

“I was really concerned how it would be just running and moving and recovering,” said the three-time Rome winner. “But it was fun.”

Williams is 14-3 on the year.

Flavia Pennetta photo courtesy of the WTA and Getty Images

Flavia Pennetta photo courtesy of the WTA and Getty Images

 

Flavia Pennetta, who won the last year’s U.S. Open and retired at the end of the year, was honored on Pietrangeli court.

 

INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA – ROME, ITALY
9-15 MAY 2016

RESULTS – MAY 10, 2016
Women’s Singles – Second Round
[1] S. Williams (USA) d A. Friedsam (GER) 64 63
[8] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) d T. Pereira (BRA) 61 75
First Round
[9] S. Kuznetsova (RUS) d C. Garcia (FRA) 75 64
[11] T. Bacsinszky (SUI) d Y. Wickmayer (BEL) 62 62
[Q] C. McHale (USA) d [WC] C. Giovine (ITA) 61 26 62
S. Stosur (AUS) d [Q] A. Riske (USA) 46 76(5) 61
D. Gavrilova (AUS) d S. Lisicki (GER) 61 76(3)
[Q] M. Duque-Mariño (COL) d M. Niculescu (ROU) 64 61
J. Konta (GBR) d [Q] J. Larsson (SWE) 61 62
L. Tsurenko (UKR) d [Q] J. Goerges (GER) 16 76(5) 63
J. Ostapenko (LAT) d K. Mladenovic (FRA) 63 61
T. Babos (HUN) d [Q] K. Bertens (NED) 61 64
E. Bouchard (CAN) d J. Jankovic (SRB) 64 26 63

Women’s Doubles – First Round
[5] C. Garcia (FRA) / K. Mladenovic (FRA) d M. Krajicek (NED) / B. Strycova (CZE) 61 06 11-9
[6] Y. Chan (TPE) / A. Groenefeld (GER) d C. Chuang (TPE) / D. Jurak (CRO) 62 61
[7] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) d L. Kichenok (UKR) / O. Savchuk (UKR) 64 63
I. Begu (ROU) / M. Niculescu (ROU) d [WC] S. Kuznetsova (RUS) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 46 63 10-7
L. Arruabarrena (ESP) / S. Errani (ITA) d V. King (USA) / A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) 62 46 10-5

 

Men’s Singles – Second Round
[4] S. Wawrinka (SUI) d B. Paire (FRA) 57 62 61
[6] K. Nishikori (JPN) d V. Troicki (SRB) 57 62 63
[8] T. Berdych (CZE) d A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 63 64
[12] D. Goffin (BEL) d J. Sock (USA) 64 64
[PR] J. Monaco (ARG) d [16] K. Anderson (RSA) 36 63 62
[LL] L. Pouille (FRA) d [Q] E. Gulbis (LAT) 36 64 75
Men’s Singles – First Round
[9] D. Ferrer (ESP) d [Q] F. Volandri (ITA) 46 75 61
[15] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) d [WC] P. Lorenzi (ITA) 63 61
[Q] S. Robert (FRA) d [Q] A. Bedene (GBR) 76(3) 76(8)
N. Mahut (FRA) d P. Cuevas (URU) 76(6) 26 75
P. Kohlschreiber (GER) d [Q] I. Cervantes (ESP) 64 62
J. Chardy (FRA) d [Q] D. Dzumhur (BIH) 26 64 62

Men’s Doubles – First Round
O. Marach (AUT) / M. Matkowski (POL) d [WC] F. Fognini (ITA) / A. Seppi (ITA) 46 75 10-6
[PR] J. Benneteau (FRA) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d R. Klaasen (RSA) / R. Ram (USA) 64 60
D. Thiem (AUT) / A. Zverev (GER) d F. Lopez (ESP) / M. Lopez (ESP) 63 36 10-6
P. Cuevas (URU) / M. Granollers (ESP) d J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) 63 64

ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
CENTER COURT start 12:00 noon
ATP – [3] R. Federer (SUI) vs A. Zverev (GER)
ATP – [1] N. Djokovic (SRB) vs [Q] S. Robert (FRA)
WTA – J. Konta (GBR) vs [7] R. Vinci (ITA)

Not Before 7:30 pm
ATP – P. Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [5] R. Nadal (ESP)

Not Before 9:00 pm
WTA – [5] P. Kvitova (CZE) vs M. Keys (USA)

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
WTA – E. Makarova (RUS) vs [3] G. Muguruza (ESP)

Not Before 12:00 noon
ATP – J. Sousa (POR) vs [13] D. Thiem (AUT)
ATP – [Q] M. Kukushkin (KAZ) vs [2] A. Murray (GBR)
WTA – D. Gavrilova (AUS) vs [6] S. Halep (ROU)

Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP – G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [9] D. Ferrer (ESP)

PIETRANGELI start 11:00 am
WTA – [4] V. Azarenka (BLR) vs I. Begu (ROU)
WTA – E. Bouchard (CAN) vs [2] A. Kerber (GER)
ATP – [11] R. Gasquet (FRA) vs A. Seppi (ITA)
ATP – [10] M. Raonic (CAN) vs N. Kyrgios (AUS)

Not Before 6:00 pm
WTA – T. Babos (HUN) vs [12] V. Williams (USA)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
WTA – [Q] H. Watson (GBR) vs B. Strycova (CZE)
WTA – [Q] C. Mchale (USA) vs [13] A. Ivanovic (SRB)
WTA – [9] S. Kuznetsova (RUS) vs S. Stosur (AUS)
WTA – [10] L. Safarova (CZE) vs M. Doi (JPN)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
WTA – [Q] M. Puig (PUR) vs J. Ostapenko (LAT)

Not Before 12:30 pm
WTA – L. Tsurenko (UKR) vs [11] T. Bacsinszky (SUI)
ATP – N. Mahut (FRA) vs T. Bellucci (BRA)
ATP – [15] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) vs J. Chardy (FRA)
ATP – [Alt] D. Inglot (GBR) / F. Martin (FRA) vs O. Marach (AUT) / M. Matkowski (POL)

COURT 4 start 11:00 am
WTA – [Q] M. Duque-Mariño (COL) vs D. Kasatkina (RUS)
ATP – S. Johnson (USA) / S. Querrey (USA) vs [5] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA)
ATP – [8] V. Pospisil (CAN) / J. Sock (USA) vs T. Huey (PHI) / M. Mirnyi (BLR)
ATP – After Suitable Rest – [4] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) vs D. Thiem (AUT) / A. Zverev (GER)
ATP – P. Cuevas (URU) / M. Granollers (ESP) vs [3] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU)

COURT 6 start 11:00 am
WTA – R. Atawo (USA) / A. Spears (USA) vs C. Liang (CHN) / Y. Wang (CHN)
WTA – [WC] K. Knapp (ITA) / F. Schiavone (ITA) vs [8] J. Goerges (GER) / K. Pliskova (CZE)
WTA – After Suitable Rest – [7] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) vs K. Bertens (NED) / J. Larsson (SWE)
ATP – After Suitable Rest – [6] R. Bopanna (IND) / F. Mergea (ROU) vs B. Paire (FRA) / J. Sousa (POR)
WTA – [1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) vs S. Hsieh (TPE) / O. Kalashnikova (GEO)

 

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