July 24, 2016

2016 Rogers Cup – Toronto and Montreal Results and Schedules


Radek Stepanek

Radek Stepanek


Qualifying Singles – First Round
Qualifying / Qualifications – [2] [Alt] R. Stepanek (CZE) d [Alt] B. Schnur (CAN) 64 76(6)
Qualifying / Qualifications – [3] T. Smyczek (USA) d [WC] J. Lin (CAN) 61 63
Qualifying / Qualifications – [4] D. Novikov (USA) d A. Falla (COL) 46 64 63
Qualifying / Qualifications – [5] A. Krajicek (USA) d M. Mmoh (USA) 63 76(4)
Qualifying / Qualifications – [6] M. Zverev (GER) d [WC] P. Krainik (CAN) 62 60
Qualifying / Qualifications – A. Weintraub (ISR) d [7] V. Millot (FRA) 76(5) 62
Qualifying / Qualifications – [8] S. Myneni (IND) d [Alt] F. Martin (FRA) 76(2) 62
Qualifying / Qualifications – [9] J. Donaldson (USA) d [WC] C. Lakoseljac (CAN) 61 61
Qualifying / Qualifications – J. McGee (IRL) d [10] S. Groth (AUS) 63 36 63
Qualifying / Qualifications – [11] R. Harrison (USA) d S. Barry (IRL) 76(5) 75
Qualifying / Qualifications – [12] A. Gonzalez (COL) d [WC] B. Sigouin (CAN) 76(2) 64
Qualifying / Qualifications – E. Gomez (ECU) d [13] M. Barton (AUS) 76(3) 75
Qualifying / Qualifications – [14] J. Duckworth (AUS) d F. Auger Aliassime (CAN) 75 76(3)
Qualifying / Qualifications – P. Bester (CAN) d [Alt] K. Stevenson (CAN) 62 62


GRANDSTAND start 10:00 am / débute à 10h
Qualifying / Qualifications – [4] D. Novikov (USA) vs [14] J. Duckworth (AUS)
Qualifying / Qualifications – [5] A. Krajicek (USA) vs E. Gomez (ECU)
Qualifying / Qualifications – [2] [Alt] R. Stepanek (CZE) vs [8] S. Myneni (IND)

COURT 1 start 10:00 am / débute à 10h
Qualifying / Qualifications – P. Bester (CAN) vs [12] A. Gonzalez (COL)
Qualifying / Qualifications – [3] T. Smyczek (USA) vs J. McGee (IRL)

COURT 4 start 10:00 am / débute à 10h
Qualifying / Qualifications – A. Weintraub (ISR) vs [9] J. Donaldson (USA)

Not Before 11:30 am / pas avant 11h30
Qualifying / Qualifications – [6] M. Zverev (GER) vs [11] R. Harrison (USA)

Vavara Lepchenko

Vavara Lepchenko

MONTREAL RESULTS, SATURDAY JULY 23, 2016 / Qualifications simples – 1er tour
Qualifying / Qualifications – [1] V. Lepchenko (USA) d A. Klepac (SLO) 61 61
Qualifying / Qualifications – [3] K. Bondarenko (UKR) d Y. Xu (CHN) 60 61
Qualifying / Qualifications – [4] S. Zhang (CHN) d [WC] C. Robillard-Millette (CAN) 64 63
Qualifying / Qualifications – [5] C. Mchale (USA) d C. Zhao (CAN) 62 63
Qualifying / Qualifications – [6] I. Falconi (USA) d [WC] T. Lagarde (CAN) 63 61
Qualifying / Qualifications – [7] N. Gibbs (USA) d S. Vickery (USA) 62 64
Qualifying / Qualifications – [8] S. Zheng (CHN) d [WC] I. Boulais (CAN) 63 61
Qualifying / Qualifications – [9] N. Hibino (JPN) d E. Hozumi (JPN) 63 63
Qualifying / Qualifications – [10] M. Duque-Mariño (COL) d [WC] M. Leduc (CAN) 62 62
Qualifying / Qualifications – [11] C. Giorgi (ITA) d [WC] G. Dabrowski (CAN) 63 61
Qualifying / Qualifications – [12] S. Lisicki (GER) d J. Pegula (USA) walkover
Qualifying / Qualifications – [13] N. Broady (GBR) d L. Albanese (USA) 76(7) 75
Qualifying / Qualifications – A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) d [14] N. Osaka (JPN) 36 76(6) 64
Qualifying / Qualifications – [15] M. Linette (POL) d Bye
Qualifying / Qualifications – [WC] B. Andreescu (CAN) d [16] S. Crawford (USA) 76(3) 75
Qualifying / Qualifications – [17] B. Mattek-Sands (USA) d T. Moore (GBR) 46 63 76(4)
Qualifying / Qualifications – A. Muhammad (USA) d [18] D. Vekic (CRO) 64 62
Qualifying / Qualifications – [19] V. King (USA) d D. Lao (USA) 57 61 75
Qualifying / Qualifications – [20] K. Kucova (SVK) d [WC] E. Routliffe (CAN) 61 62
Qualifying / Qualifications – [21] V. Cepede Royg (PAR) d [WC] C. Leduc (CAN) 60 61
Qualifying / Qualifications – O. Govortsova (BLR) d [22] O. Dodin (FRA) 75 67(4) 64
Qualifying / Qualifications – [23] J. Glushko (ISR) d [WC] M. Patrascu (CAN) 62 60
Qualifying / Qualifications – [24] J. Boserup (USA) d [WC] P. Januskova (CAN) 62 64
Qualifying / Qualifications – [25] J. Brady (USA) d O. Savchuk (UKR) 60 64


CENTRAL start 11:00 am / débute à 11h
Qualifying / Qualifications – [12] S. Lisicki (GER) vs [15] M. Linette (POL)

Not Before 12:30 pm / pas avant 12h30
Qualifying / Qualifications – [5] C. Mchale (USA) vs [20] K. Kucova (SVK)
Qualifying / Qualifications -[11] C. Giorgi (ITA) vs [17] B. Mattek-Sands (USA)

BANQUE NATIONALE start 11:00 am / débute à 11h
Qualifying / Qualifications – [3] K. Bondarenko (UKR) vs [WC] B. Andreescu (CAN)

Not Before 2:00 pm / pas avant 14h
Soccer Game / Match de soccer – Montreal Impact vs. WTA players

Not Before 3:00 pm / pas avant 15h
Qualifying / Qualifications – [8] S. Zheng (CHN) vs A. Muhammad (USA)

COURT 9 start 11:00 am / débute à 11h
Qualifying / Qualifications – [10] M. Duque-Mariño (COL) vs O. Govortsova (BLR)

Not Before 12:30 pm / pas avant 12h30
Qualifying / Qualifications – [6] I. Falconi (USA) vs [19] V. King (USA)
Qualifying / Qualifications – [9] N. Hibino (JPN) vs [23] J. Glushko (ISR)
Possible Court change / Changement possible de terrains – Qualifying / Qualifications – [7] N. Gibbs (USA) vs [13] N. Broady (GBR)

COURT 5 start 11:00 am / débute à 11h
Qualifying / Qualifications – [4] S. Zhang (CHN) vs [21] V. Cepede Royg (PAR)

Not Before 12:30 pm / pas avant 12h30
Qualifying / Qualifications – [1] V. Lepchenko (USA) vs A. Kudryavtseva (RUS)
Qualifying / Qualifications – [25] J. Brady (USA) vs [24] J. Boserup (USA)


Tennis Results

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RESULTS – JULY 23, 2016
Singles – Semifinals
[6] L. Siegemund (GER) d J. Goerges (GER) 46 63 40 ret. (left hip injury)
[Q] K. Siniakova (CZE) d [8] J. Larsson (SWE) 75 61

Doubles – Semifinals
A. Mitu (ROU) / A. Rosolska (POL) d L. Kuncikova (CZE) / K. Stuchla (CZE) 62 62

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
DOUBLES FINAL – L. Kerkhove (NED) / L. Marozava (BLR) vs A. Mitu (ROU) / A. Rosolska (POL)

Not Before 2:00 pm
SINGLES FINAL – [6] L. Siegemund (GER) vs [Q] K. Siniakova (CZE)

Generali Open
Kitzbuhel, Austria


Singles – Final
[4] P. Lorenzi (ITA) d N. Basilashvili (GEO) 63 64

Doubles – Final
[1] W. Koolhof (NED) / M. Middelkoop (NED) d D. Novak (AUT) / D. Thiem (AUT) 26 63 11-9 – saved 1 M.P.

J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad
Gstaad, Switzerland


Singles – Semi-finals
[1] F. Lopez (ESP) d D. Brown (GER) 46 63 63
R. Haase (NED) d [8] P. Mathieu (FRA) 76(5) 76(2)

Doubles – Semi-finals
[4] J. Peralta (CHI) / H. Zeballos (ARG) d S. Arends (NED) / T. Weissborn (AUT) 61 36 11-9


CENTER COURT start 11:30 am
[1] F. Lopez (ESP) vs R. Haase (NED)
[1] M. Pavic (CRO) / M. Venus (NZL) vs [4] J. Peralta (CHI) / H. Zeballos (ARG)

Konzum Croatia Open Umag
Umag, Croatia


Singles – Semi-Finals
[4] F. Fognini (ITA) d G. Elias (POR) 63 63
A. Martin (SVK) d C. Berlocq (ARG) 76(4) 64

Doubles – Final
M. Klizan (SVK) / D. Marrero (ESP) d [4] N. Mektic (CRO) / A. Sancic (CRO) 64 62


CENTRE COURT start 8:00 pm
[4] F. Fognini (ITA) vs A. Martin (SVK)

Washington, D.C., USA


Singles – Semi-Finals
[2] G. Monfils (FRA) d [7] [WC] A. Zverev (GER) 64 60
[13] I. Karlovic (CRO) d [5] S. Johnson (USA) 64 64

Doubles – Semi-Finals
[2] D. Nestor (CAN) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d [3] F. Mergea (ROU) / H. Tecau (ROU) 63 64
L. Kubot (POL) / A. Peya (AUT) d H. Kontinen (FIN) / J. Peers (AUS) 46 76(4) 10-3


STADIUM start 12:30 pm
ATP – L. Kubot (POL) / A. Peya (AUT) vs [2] D. Nestor (CAN) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

3:00 pm
ATP – [13] I. Karlovic (CRO) vs [2] G. Monfils (FRA)

Not Before 5:00 pm
WTA – [WC] J. Pegula (USA) or L. Davis (USA) vs [7] Y. Wickmayer (BEL)


Davis Cup Results for July 17, 2016


(July 17, 2016) The ITF has announced the final results from the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group quarterfinals and Zone Group ties taking place on 15-17 July. A total of 28 ties have been held this weekend.


In the World Group semifinals, on 16-18 September, Great Britain will be at home to Argentina, and Croatia will be at home to France. The venues will be confirmed in early August.


The World Group play-offs will also be held on 16-18 September. The Draw for the World Group play-offs will take place at the ITF offices in London on Tuesday 19 July at 10:00 (09:00 GMT). The eight seeds will be based on the new ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking of Monday 18 July.


The nations competing in the World Group play-offs are:


World Group first round losing nations: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Japan, Kazakhstan, Poland, Switzerland.


Zone Group I second round winning nations: Brazil, Chile, India, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.






Venue: Tasmajdan Stadium, Belgrade, SRB (clay – outdoor)


Kyle Edmund (GBR) d. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 63 64 60

Dusan Lajovic (SRB) d. James Ward (GBR) 61 63 62

Dominic Inglot/Jamie Murray (GBR) d. Filip Krajinovic/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) 61 67(2) 63 64

Kyle Edmund (GBR) d. Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 63 64 76(5)

Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) d. James Ward (GBR) 62 36 75


ARGENTINA defeated ITALY 3-1

Venue: Circolo Tennis Baratoff, Pesaro, ITA (clay – outdoor)


Federico Delbonis (ARG) d. Andreas Seppi (ITA) 76(4) 36 63 76(3)

Fabio Fognini (ITA) d. Juan Monaco (ARG) 61 61 75

Juan Martin del Potro/Guido Pella (ARG) d. Fabio Fognini/Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 61 76(4) 36 36 64

Federico Delbonis (ARG) d. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 64 75 36 75

Andreas Seppi (ITA) v Juan Monaco (ARG) – not played



Venue: Werk Arena, Trinec, CZE (hard – indoor)


Lukas Rosol (CZE) d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 64 36 46 76(8) 64

Lucas Pouille (FRA) d. Jiri Vesely (CZE) 76(2) 64 75

Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut (FRA) d. Lukas Rosol/Radek Stepanek (CZE) 61 36 63 46 64

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d. Jiri Vesely (CZE) 46 76(3) 64 75

Lukas Rosol (CZE) v Lucas Pouille (FRA) – not played


CROATIA defeated USA 3-2

Venue: Tualatin Hills Tennis Center, Portland, USA (hard – outdoor)


Jack Sock (USA) d. Marin Cilic (CRO) 46 36 63 64 64

John Isner (USA) d. Borna Coric (CRO) 64 64 63

Ivan Dodig/Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) 62 26 62 64

Marin Cilic (CRO) d. John Isner (USA) 76(9) 63 64

Borna Coric (CRO) d. Jack Sock (USA) 64 36 63 64




SPAIN defeated ROMANIA 4-1

Venue: Sala Polivalenta Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, ROU (hard – indoor)


Feliciano Lopez (ESP) d. Marius Copil (ROU) 76(4) 57 64 36 63

Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) d. Adrian Ungur (ROU) 63 62 61

Florin Mergea/Horia Tecau (ROU) d. Feliciano Lopez/Marc Lopez (ESP) 36 61 16 75 63

Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) d. Florin Mergea (ROU) 64 63 62

Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) d. Adrian Ungur (ROU) 63 76(5)


UKRAINE defeated AUSTRIA 3-2

Venue: Campa Tennis Club, Bucha, Kiev, UKR (hard – outdoor)


Illya Marchenko (UKR) d. Dennis Novak (AUT) 76(3) 57 63 62

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) d. Gerald Melzer (AUT) 63 64 63

Jurgen Melzer/Philipp Oswald (AUT) d. Denys Molchanov/Artem Smirnov (UKR) 63 76(7) 63

Jurgen Melzer (AUT) d. Illya Marchenko (UKR) 36 63 36 75 63

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) d. Dennis Novak (AUT) 63 63 67(8) 75



Venue: National Tennis Center, Moscow, RUS (hard – outdoor)


Andrey Rublev (RUS) d. Robin Haase (NED) 76(2) 63 64

Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) d. Thiemo de Bakker (NED) 67(3) 76(4) 64 64

Konstantin Kravchuk/Andrey Rublev (RUS) d. Robin Haase/Matwe Middelkoop (NED) 63 64 75

Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) d. Robin Haase (NED) 64 76(5)

Matwe Middelkoop (NED) d. Aslan Karatsev (RUS) 46 61 64



Venue: Europe Tennis Center, Budapest, HUN (clay – outdoor)


Andrej Martin (SVK) d. Peter Nagy (HUN) 64 62 64

Jozef Kovalik (SVK) d. Marton Fucsovics (HUN) 67(5) 64 76(5) 61

Andrej Martin/Igor Zelenay (SVK) d. Marton Fucsovics/Levente Godry (HUN) 62 62 63

Marton Fucsovics (HUN) v Andrej Martin (SVK) – not played

Peter Nagy (HUN) v Jozef Kovalik (SVK) – not played




INDIA defeated KOREA, REP. 4-1

Venue: Chandigarh Club Limited, Chandigarh, IND (grass – outdoor)


Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) d. Hong Seong Chan (KOR) 63 26 63 65 ret.

Saketh Myneni (IND) d. Lim Yong-Kyu (KOR) 61 36 64 36 52 ret.

Rohan Bopanna/Leander Paes (IND) d. Chung Hong/Hong Seong Chan (KOR) 63 64 64

Rohan Bopanna (IND) d. Chung Hong (KOR) 36 64 64

Lim Yong-Kyu (KOR) d. Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) 63 57 76(2)


UZBEKISTAN defeated CHINA, P.R. 3-2

Venue: Olympic Tennis School, Tashkent, UZB (clay – outdoor)


Zhang Ze (CHN) d. Farrukh Dustov (UZB) 16 64 64 62

Denis Istomin (UZB) d. Wu Di (CHN) 64 64 62

Farrukh Dustov/Denis Istomin (UZB) d. Gong Mao-Xin/Li Zhe (CHN) 64 36 63 64

Zhang Ze (CHN) d. Denis Istomin (UZB) 36 75 26 61 64

Farrukh Dustov (UZB) d. Wu Di (CHN) 76(1) 63 76(5)




BRAZIL defeated ECUADOR 3-1

Venue: Arena Minas Tenis Clube, Belo Horizonte, BRA (hard – indoor)


Emilio Gomez (ECU) d. Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) 46 75 60 64

Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) d. Roberto Quiroz (ECU) 75 76(3) 36 63

Marcelo Melo/Bruno Soares (BRA) d. Emilio Gomez/Roberto Quiroz (ECU) 67(4) 63 63 62

Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) d. Emilio Gomez (ECU) 76(11) 67(6) 62 75

Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) v Roberto Quiroz (ECU) – not played


CHILE defeated COLOMBIA 3-1

Venue: Centro Recreacional de Ejercito Huayquique, Iquique, CHI (clay – outdoor)


Santiago Giraldo (COL) d. Nicolas Jarry (CHI) 62 64 63

Gonzalo Lama (CHI) d. Alejandro Gonzalez (COL) 62 75 60

Nicolas Jarry/Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (CHI) d. Juan-Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah (COL) 64 26 62 67(4) 76(5)

Gonzalo Lama (CHI) d. Santiago Giraldo (COL) 64 5-2 def.

Nicolas Jarry (CHI) v Alejandro Gonzalez (COL) – not played





Venue: Azuolynas Tennis Centre, Kaunas, LTU (clay – outdoor)


Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) d. Tucker Vorster (RSA) 67(1) 63 63 62

Lukas Mugevicius (LTU) d. Lloyd Harris (RSA) 36 76(5) 60 64

Raven Klaasen/Ruan Roelofse (RSA) d. Laurynas Grigelis/Lukas Mugevicius (LTU) 61 61 63

Laurynas Grigelis (LTU) d. Lloyd Harris (RSA) 61 61 63

Tucker Vorster (RSA) d. Tadas Babelis (LTU) 63 62



Venue: Javna Ustanova Za Sport, Odmor I Rekreaciju, Bihac, BIH (clay – outdoor)


Damir Dzumhur (BIH) d. Cem Ilkel (TUR) 75 61 46 61

Marsel Ilhan (TUR) d. Mirza Basic (BIH) 76(9) 57 26 63 75

Mirza Basic/Tomislav Brkic (BIH) d. Marsel Ilhan/Cem Ilkel (TUR) 62 64 61

Damir Dzumhur (BIH) d. Marsel Ilhan (TUR) 63 60 76(5)

Mirza Basic (BIH) v Cem Ilkel (TUR) – not played


BELARUS defeated LATVIA 4-1

Venue: National Olympic Training Centre, Minsk, BLR (hard – outdoor)


Ilya Ivashka (BLR) d. Martins Podzus (LAT) 64 62 75

Yaraslau Shyla (BLR) d. Mikelis Libietis (LAT) 62 61 63

Mikelis Libietis/Martins Podzus (LAT) d. Aliaksandr Bury/Andrei Vasilevski (BLR) 36 63 64 76(2)

Ilya Ivashka (BLR) d. Janis Podzus (LAT) 62 75 60

Yaraslau Shyla (BLR) d. Rudolfs Mednis (LAT) 76(6) 63


DENMARK defeated FINLAND 3-2

Venue: Lyngbyhallen, Kongens Lyngby, DEN (carpet – indoor)


Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) d. Mikael Torpegaard (DEN) 76(1) 75 62

Frederik Nielsen (DEN) d. Harri Heliovaara (FIN) 64 63 76(5)

Thomas Kromann/Frederik Nielsen (DEN) d. Jarkko Nieminen/Patrik Niklas-Salminen (FIN) 61 63 46 46 64

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) d. Frederik Nielsen (DEN) 63 36 61 76(3)

Mikael Torpegaard (DEN) d. Harri Heliovaara (FIN) 46 36 76(2) 61 75





Venue: Tennis Club Cap on Line, Capellen, LUX (hard – outdoor)


Casper Ruud (NOR) d. Alex Knaff (LUX) 62 64 64

Viktor Durasovic (NOR) d. Ugo Nastasi (LUX) 64 36 62 62

Gilles Kremer/Mike Scheidweiler (LUX) d. Viktor Durasovic/Casper Ruud (NOR) 62 62 57 60

Ugo Nastasi (LUX) d. Casper Ruud (NOR) 76(5) 26 76(0) 67(4) 64

Viktor Durasovic (NOR) d. Gilles Kremer (LUX) 76(2) 63 46 46 63



Venue: Tennis Courts of Cité Nationale Sportive, Tunis, TUN (hard – outdoor)


Mohamed Aziz Dougaz (TUN) d. Aleksandar Lazov (BUL) 76(4) 64 26 75

Malek Jaziri (TUN) d. Alexandar Lazarov (BUL) 64 64 61

Malek Jaziri/Skander Mansouri (TUN) d. Alexandar Lazarov/Vasko Mladenov (BUL) 64 64 63

Vasko Mladenov (BUL) d. Moez Echargui (TUN) 67(5) 75 76(5)

Alexandar Lazarov (BUL) d. Mohamed Aziz Dougaz (TUN) 46 64 76(1)


MONACO defeated EGYPT 3-1

Venue: Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, MON (clay – outdoor)


Karim-Mohamed Maamoun (EGY) d. Benjamin Balleret (MON) 61 57 64 62

Romain Arneodo (MON) d. Sherif Sabry (EGY) 67(6) 36 64 62 62

Romain Arneodo/Benjamin Balleret (MON) d. Sherif Sabry/Mohamed Safwat (EGY) 61 62 62

Benjamin Balleret (MON) d. Youssef Hossam (EGY) 46 61 61 61

Romain Arneodo (MON) v Karim-Mohamed Maamoun (EGY) – not played



Venue: Mziuri Tennis Club, Tbilisi, GEO (hard – outdoor)


Benjamin Lock (ZIM) d. George Tsivadze (GEO) 36 60 75 67(2) 64

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) d. Mark Fynn (ZIM) 63 63 62

Benjamin Lock/Courtney John Lock (ZIM) d. Nikoloz Basilashvili/Nodar Itonishvili (GEO) 36 36 76(6) 64 64

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) d. Benjamin Lock (ZIM) 63 64 62

George Tsivadze (GEO) d. Mark Fynn (ZIM) 63 75 63





Venue: Philippine Columbian Association, Manila, PHI


Chen Ti (TPE) d. Ruben Gonzales (PHI) 62 26 62 62

Huang Liang-Chi (TPE) d. Francis Casey Alcantara (PHI) 61 36 67(4) 61 10 ret.

Ruben Gonzales/Treat Huey (PHI) d. Hung Jui-Chen/Wang Chieh-Fu (TPE) 67(7) 62 63 64

Chen Ti (TPE) d. Jeson Patrombon (PHI) 36 76(4) 60 61

Ruben Gonzales (PHI) v Liang-Chi Huang (TPE) – not played



Venue: The National Tennis Development Center, Nonthaburi, THA


Kittiphong Wachiramanowong (THA) d. Nam Hoang Ly (VIE) 36 61 60 ret.

Pruchya Isarow (THA) d. Thien Nguyen Hoang (VIE) 57 62 64 62

Sanchai Ratiwatana/Sonchat Ratiwatana (THA) d. Nam Hoang Ly/Thien Nguyen Hoang (VIE) 64 64 64

Pruchya Isarow (THA) d. Minh Tuan Pham (VIE) 63 46 76(4)

Kittiphong Wachiramanowong (THA) d. Dac Tien Nguyen (VIE) 60 63




KUWAIT defeated MALAYSIA 4-1

Venue: Kuwait Tennis Federation Center, Meshref, KUW (hard – outdoor)


Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW) d. Mohd Assri Merzuki (MAS) 76(4) 76(5) 64

Abdullah Maqdes (KUW) d. Syed Mohammad Agil Naguib (MAS) 67(7) 76(7) 63 63

Mohammad Ghareeb/Abdullah Maqdes (KUW) d. Mohd Assri Merzuki/Syed Mohammad Agil Naguib (MAS) 67(5) 63 26 64 64

Abdulrahman Alawadhi (KUW) d. Muhammad-Ashaari Bin Zainal-Abidin (MAS) 63 46 63

Hao Sheng Koay (MAS) d. Hamed Al Solaiteen (KUW) 62 76(6)



Venue: Gelora Manahan Tennis Stadium Complex, Surakarta, INA (hard – outdoor)


David Agung Susanto (INA) d. Harshana Godamanna (SRI) 64 64 64

Christopher Rungkat (INA) d. Yasitha De Silva (SRI) 62 60 62

Christopher Rungkat/Sunu-Wahyu Trijati (INA) d. Yasitha De Silva/Harshana Godamanna (SRI) 62 63 60

Aditya Hari Sasongko (INA) d. Nishangan Nadaraja (SRI) 60 61

David Agung Susanto (INA) d. Yasitha De Silva (SRI) 63 61




PERU defeated MEXICO 4-1

Venue: Club Tennis Las Terrazas Miraflores, Lima, PER (clay – outdoor)


Mauricio Echazu (PER) d. Luis Patino (MEX) 57 64 64 76(3)

Nicolas Alvarez (PER) d. Lucas Gomez (MEX) 63 64 63

Santiago Gonzalez/Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) d. Jorge Brian Panta/Juan Pablo Varillas Patino-Samudio (PER) 63 61 63

Mauricio Echazu (PER) d. Lucas Gomez (MEX) 62 64 63

Nicolas Alvarez (PER) d. Luis Patino (MEX) 64 67(2) 63



Venue: Complejo Polideportivo de Cuidad Merliot, Santa Tecla, ESA (hard – outdoor)


Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) d. Jordi Munoz-Abreu (VEN) 61 61 75

Ricardo Rodriguez (VEN) d. Alejandro Gonzalez (ESA) 62 60 61

Luis David Martinez/Roberto Maytin (VEN) d. Marcelo Arevalo/Rafael Arevalo (ESA) 64 36 63 76(4)

Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) d. Ricardo Rodriguez (VEN) 61 62 64

Luis David Martinez (VEN) d. Rafael Arevalo (ESA) 61 75 75





Venue: Federación Nacional de Tenis de Campo, Guatemala, GUA (hard – outdoor)


Christopher Diaz-Figueroa (GUA) d. Rodrigo Arus (URU) 75 62 64

Wilfredo Gonzalez (GUA) d. Martin Cuevas (URU) 75 76(2) 63

Martin Cuevas/Marcel Felder (URU) d. Christopher Diaz-Figueroa/Wilfredo Gonzalez (GUA) 64 36 63 36 76(9)

Christopher Diaz-Figueroa (GUA) d. Martin Cuevas (URU) 36 61 36 64 62

Rudy Richter (GUA) d. Santiago Maresca (URU) 76(4) 76(8)



Venue: Court Central Victor Manuel Pecci del Club Internacional de Tenis, Asuncion, PAR (clay – outdoor)


Ayed Zatar (PAR) d. Sebastian Arcila (PUR) 63 46 63 61

Diego Galeano (PAR) d. Alex Diaz (PUR) 63 61 61

Diego Galeano/Ayed Zatar (PAR) d. Sebastian Arcila/Alex Diaz (PUR) 62 62 62

Bruno Britez (PAR) d. Sebastian Arcila (PUR) 61 64

Juan Borba (PAR) d. Ignacio Garcia (PUR) 61 64




Milos Raonic Rallies Past Roger Federer; Will Play Andy Murray for Wimbledon Title

Milos Raonic

Milos Raonic

(July 8, 2016) No. 6 Milos Raonic became the first Canadian to reach the Wimbledon final when he rallied past seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in his semifinal on Friday.

Federer, who seemed to be in control of his service games in the fourth set, making headway into Raonic’s service games, but on the cusp of reaching a tiebreak, blew a 40-0 lead, hit toe double faults in a row, to be broken for the set and the momentum switched to Raonic, who never let it go.

“This one clearly hurts, because I felt I could have had it. So close,” said Federer. “It was really so, so close.”

Federer fell flat on his face, literally and figuratively in the fifth set and Raonic sprinted to a 4-1 lead and never looked back.

“I was able to finish,” Federer said, commenting about the fall. “But I don’t slip a lot. I don’t ever fall down. It was a different fall for me than I’ve ever had.”

He admitted in press that after slipping on the grass that he did not feel the same afterwards.

As for the 25-year-old Raonic, he survives and advances. “I sort of persevered,” he said.  “I was sort of plugging away.”

Two years ago, The Swiss beat the Canadian in the semifinals.

“Two years ago, I bottled up all the difficulties I had on court and never got it out,” Raonic said. “I was quite more vocal and a lot more positive on court.”

“I was struggling through many parts of the match,” he continued. “He gave me a little opening towards the end of the fourth. I made the most of it.”

“You’re playing who Roger is today,” Raonic added, “not who he’s been the past few years.”


Raonic will be joined in the final by 2013 champion and second seed Andy Murray. The Scot reached his third Wimbledon final and third major final of the year easily passing 10th seed Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. This will be the 11th major final of Murray’s career.

It will be the first major final where he won’t face either Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer. Murray is 2-8 in major finals.

“Obviously, first time I’ll play a Slam final against someone that isn’t Roger or Novak. So, yeah, that’s different,” Murray said to media. “But you never know how anyone’s going to deal with the pressures of a Slam final. So just have to go out there and concentrate on my side. Do what I can to prepare well for it and see what happens.”


Cibulkova Wins Eastbourne for First Grass Court Title

Dominika Cibulkova

(June 25, 2016) Dominika Cibulkova won her second title of the year and her first career title on grass when she beat Czech Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 Saturday for the Eastbourne International title.
“It was extremely tough match today,” said the winner. “With the conditions and with the wind it was really, really, really tough to play and focus. That’s why I was really strong about today that I was — in the beginning I was a little bit nervous about the wind, so my serve wasn’t really working really well.

“Then when my coach came, he said, you know, Just focus on your serve. Don’t focus too much on the wind. Do the same things when there is no wind.

“So, yeah, I was in the rallies and I found my rhythm after a while. You know, I was just feeling really good on the court. I knew what I had to do. I was going for my forehands and was really solid on the backhand.

“I was also returning pretty well. So all these things came together, and that’s why I won today.”
“This one is really special one,” the Slovak said about taking home her sixth career tournament trophy. “You know, this is a special title. It’s second title of the year. I was never able to win two titles in one year. We’re in the half of the season and this is my second one. So it feels just great. It’s my first one on the grass.

“This tournament, I would say it’s the toughest one before the Grand Slam, because, you know, everybody want to play on grass and this is a big one. So, you know, the competition here was really strong. I was able to beat the top players on the grass, so it gives me a lot of confidence.”
Pliskova, who was seeking to add a second grass court title in three weeks fell a little short on Saturday.
“She was playing some good tennis,” Pliskova said. “Me, I was playing so-so, sometimes good, sometimes bad. But she didn’t let me to play my game. She was playing aggressive and going to my serves.

“Like I said, she was just a little bit better. I think I had a lot of chances. I didn’t play that bad in those chances what I had some break points.”


Cibulkova Wins Twice To Reach Eastbourne Final Against Pliskova

Dominika Cibulkova

Dominika Cibulkova

(June 24, 2016) Dominika Cibulkova needed to win twice on Friday to reach the final of the Eastbourne International. The Slovak toppled the No. 1 seed and former champion Agnieszka Radwanska 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-3 in a quarterfinal which was completed over two days due to the weather.
In her semifinal, the former Australian Open finalist dominated qualifier Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 6-2, 6-1.

Dominika Cibulkova reached the Eastbourne International final after dispatching Puerto Rican qualifier Monica Puig 6-2, 6-1 on Friday.

“It was not easy emotionally because, you know, I was really happy when I beat her on the grass,” Cibulkova said of her win over the top seed. “We played — this was third really, really close match against Radwanska this year and on different surface, first time on grass. For me it was toughest to play her on grass because what I take advantage of her second serve — because she’s playing weak second serve, and I always go for it on the shot, and here on the grass it’s a little bit tougher. It’s really low and you cannot go for it so much.

“But in the rallies I felt really good. I was just — you know, I felt every shot I knew I was going for my forehand, and I was really strong on my backhand.

“And then to come back against a completely different player, against aggressive player, and I knew she doesn’t want to play long rallies with me. She was really going after my serve and everything. So I had to change tactic in my game a little bit.

“I was able to do it. It was great.”

Well, it’s always a good match, but I don’t think I was playing good enough today,” Radwanska said. “I think she was playing really aggressive, good tennis. I think I step backwards a little bit too much. That wasn’t helping today.”

“I don’t think I was playing good enough today,” Radwanska said. “She was playing really aggressive, good tennis.”

Radwanska led 6-4, 2-0 before the rains came on Thursday.

“Never know how it’s gonna happen if we finished that match yesterday,” she said. “But definitely different conditions today. The mornings are a bit different. It was pretty sunny and windy. Yesterday a bit different. Well, but conditions are same for the both of us.”

Cibulkova will take on Karolina Pliskova for the crown. The Czech bested Britain’s Johanna Konta 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals and Elena Vesnina in the quarterfinals 6-1, 6-3.
Pliskova will be attempting to win her second grass court titles in three weeks. She won the Nottingham two weekends ago.

“Definitely I had great results this year on grass except the one in Birmingham, but it was after a tough week in Nottingham,” she said. “But I still was able to win the doubles there. So at least something.

“And so far I’m happy with the tennis the way I’m playing here this week. This was the toughest match this week but happy to be through. Looking forward to the final.”
“She had also some good wins this week, and I think she’s also improving with every match. It’s going to be tough, a little bit different game than today. She’s also playing faster from the baseline but not serving that good.

“Yeah, but for me still the same. I have to keep my game plan to serve well and to play aggressive. There is no other way for me how to play, and especially on grass. Just looking forward to the final.

“We played once few years ago on hard court. She won. Was close match. Happy to play someone who I didn’t play for such a long time.”


JUNE 19 – 25, 2016

RESULTS – JUNE 24, 2016
Singles – Semifinals

[10] Ka. Pliskova (CZE) d [11] J. Konta (GBR) 67(5) 63 63
[12] D. Cibulkova (SVK) d [Q] M. Puig (PUR) 62 61
[12] D. Cibulkova (SVK) d [1] A. Radwanska (POL) 46 76(2) 63
[10] Ka. Pliskova (CZE) d E. Vesnina (RUS) 61 63
[11] J. Konta (GBR) d E. Makarova (RUS) 76(5) 64

Doubles – Semifinals

[2] H. Chan (TPE) / Y. Chan (TPE) d [4] T. Babos (HUN) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ) 61 16 10-6
D. Jurak (CRO) / A. Rodionova (AUS) d [PR] A. Groenefeld (GER) / K. Peschke (CZE) 62 61
[PR] A. Groenefeld (GER) / K. Peschke (CZE) d [3] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) walkover ( Left Calf Injury )

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
J. Bates (GBR) / R. Stubbs (AUS) vs P. Cash (AUS) / J. Novotna (CZE)

Not Before 1:30 pm
[12] D. Cibulkova (SVK) vs [10] Ka. Pliskova (CZE)
D. Jurak (CRO) / A. Rodionova (AUS) vs [2] H. Chan (TPE) / Y. Chan (TPE)


Radwanska Advances as Konta Takes Down Kvitova in Eastbourne

Agniezska Radwanska

Agniezska Radwanska


(June 22, 2016) No. 1 seed Agnieszka Radwanska moved into the quarterfinals of the Eastbourne International with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Eugenie Bouchard on Wednesday.

The Polish woman was happy with her performance. “I think that was much better match than yesterday,” she said. “Well, I think good match from the beginning till the end.

“Couple of breaks on the way, but I think my serve was also the key in that match. Very happy I could come back in that second set in the end and winning in two sets.”

2009 champion, Caroline Wozniacki did not fare as well, beated by qualifier Monica Puig 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Wozniacki, trying to get back on track from a foot injury said “I mean, you don’t climb Mount Everest in one day.

“No, I played really well. I’m really happy with that. Yeah, the foot, the body’s feeling good. I’m pleased with that.”

“I served quite well for a while there, and then just for a couple of games in the end of the second set, yeah, I think I didn’t get the first serves in or she just went for the returns and it went in.

“But, you know, it’s the small margins today, really. To be honest, I think I played really well yesterday and I think I played even better today.

“So it’s a lot of positives to take with you. At the end of the day on grass sometimes it can be that little thing that can just make a difference.

“Yeah, I think I can just look up from here and just bring that confidence with me to Wimbledon and just hope for a good draw.”

“I thought I was in trouble quite a few times just when the match started getting very even,” Puig said. “She’s a great player and she makes you work for every single point, so it was really up to me to stay very focused in my game plan and what I wanted to accomplish out there in the court.

“All in all it was a really tight match. Like the score I think doesn’t really reflect just how tight it was. I’m just really happy I got through.”

Fifth seed Petra Kvitova lost to Britain’s Johanna Konta 5-7, 6-4, 6-0.

“There was a match in it definitely at the beginning, and I was happy with how I was able to carry but also create more momentum going into that third,” said Konta who lost the first set after having a 5-2 lead.

“Overall I thought the match was played at a very good level for both of us. I think it just, yeah, was about being able to string together a few more points. I thought I maybe may have done that a bit better than her today.”

JUNE 19 – 25, 2016

RESULTS – JUNE 22, 2016
Women’s Singles – Third Round
[1] A. Radwanska (POL) d E. Bouchard (CAN) 63 63
[11] J. Konta (GBR) d [5] P. Kvitova (CZE) 57 64 60
[12] D. Cibulkova (SVK) d [Q] K. Bondarenko (UKR) 76(3) 63
K. Mladenovic (FRA) d A. Friedsam (GER) 64 76(4)
[Q] M. Puig (PUR) d C. Wozniacki (DEN) 46 63 64
E. Vesnina (RUS) d [Q] M. Brengle (USA) 76(2) 64

Women’s Doubles – Quarterfinals
D. Jurak (CRO) / A. Rodionova (AUS) d [1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) 63 63
[2] H. Chan (TPE) / Y. Chan (TPE) d R. Atawo (USA) / A. Spears (USA) 46 62 10-8
[4] T. Babos (HUN) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ) d Y. Xu (CHN) / S. Zheng (CHN) 76(6) 63
First Round
[1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) d [WC] L. Safarova (CZE) / S. Stosur (AUS) 61 26 10-4
[2] H. Chan (TPE) / Y. Chan (TPE) d S. Errani (ITA) / O. Kalashnikova (GEO) 62 62
[PR] A. Groenefeld (GER) / K. Peschke (CZE) d A. Klepac (SLO) / K. Srebotnik (SLO) 36 63 10-6
R. Atawo (USA) / A. Spears (USA) d [WC] N. Broady (GBR) / H. Watson (GBR) 75 00 Retired ( Left Abdominal Injury )

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
K. Mladenovic (FRA) vs [Q] M. Puig (PUR)

Not Before 1:00 pm
[1] A. Radwanska (POL) vs [12] D. Cibulkova (SVK)
M. Doi (JPN) or [10] Ka. Pliskova (CZE) vs E. Vesnina (RUS)
[11] J. Konta (GBR) vs A. Petkovic (GER) or E. Makarova (RUS)
After suitable rest – [3] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) vs [PR] A. Groenefeld (GER) / K. Peschke (CZE)

COURT 1 start 11:30 am
M. Doi (JPN) vs [10] Ka. Pliskova (CZE) 26 34

Not Before 12:00 noon
A. Petkovic (GER) vs E. Makarova (RUS) 10


Vesnina Defeats Defending Champ Bencic in Eastbourne

Elena Vesnina photo courtesy of MiamiTennisNews.com

Elena Vesnina photo courtesy of MiamiTennisNews.com

(June 21, 2016) Third seed and defending champion Belinda Bencic lost to 2013 winner Elena Vesnina 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) on Tuesday in the second round of the Eastbourne International.

Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska moved on when her opponent Mirjana Lucic-Baroni retired with gastrointestinal illness with the Polish woman leading Radwanska led 6-4, 2-1.

“She was still playing great tennis, very powerful game, very consistent,” said Radwanska. “So I was surprised that something happened to her.”

“Well, very tough conditions today,” Radwanska said. “I think the first day that it was really windy. And with her powerful game, sometimes it’s hard to find a right rhythm from the beginning.

“But, well, is not easy match for the first round as well here. But, well, still happy that I could win that one-and-a-half sets and ready for the next one.”

Second seed Roberta Vinci lost to 2010 champion Ekaterina Makarova 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. A total of ten seeded players lost on Tuesday including fourth seed Timea Bacsinszky, sixth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova and eighth seed Carla Suarez Navarro.

Fifth seed and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced with a straight sets win over Timea Babos.

“I think that I’m kind of feeling that I am playing well, even though I kind of lost some of the matches in a couple of months,” Kvitova said. “But I think it’s pretty good.

“The main thing is to stay healthy, for sure. Otherwise I feel good. I think that the mental side should be a little bit, you know, stronger.”

Caroline Wozniacki is into the third round by dominating seventh seed Samantha Stosur 6-2, 6-1.

“I feel good, said the Dane. “The ankle is feeling good. As long as I’m stable and moving well, it feels good.

“I’m pleased with the way I have been playing. You know, the first match I played quite well, but today I feel I played even better. Hopefully there is more tennis to come.”


JUNE 19 – 25, 2016

RESULTS – JUNE 21, 2016
Women’s Singles – Second Round
[1] A. Radwanska (POL) d [Q] M. Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 64 21 Retired (Gastrointestinal Illness)
E. Makarova (RUS) d [2] R. Vinci (ITA) 46 64 63
E. Vesnina (RUS) d [3] B. Bencic (SUI) 76(4) 76(5)
K. Mladenovic (FRA) d [4] T. Bacsinszky (SUI) 61 75
[5] P. Kvitova (CZE) d T. Babos (HUN) 64 76(5)
[Q] K. Bondarenko (UKR) d [6] S. Kuznetsova (RUS) 26 64 75
C. Wozniacki (DEN) d [7] S. Stosur (AUS) 62 61
M. Doi (JPN) d [8] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) 36 64 61
[10] Ka. Pliskova (CZE) d D. Gavrilova (AUS) 62 62
[11] J. Konta (GBR) d L. Tsurenko (UKR) 76(4) 61
[12] D. Cibulkova (SVK) d J. Ostapenko (LAT) 63 63
A. Petkovic (GER) d [13] S. Errani (ITA) 61 36 64
[Q] M. Brengle (USA) d [14] A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 64 63
E. Bouchard (CAN) d [15] I. Begu (ROU) 63 61
A. Friedsam (GER) d [16] L. Safarova (CZE) 76(5) 64
[Q] M. Puig (PUR) d [Q] A. Konjuh (CRO) 61 53 Retired  ( Neck Injury )
First Round
[Q] M. Lucic-Baroni (CRO) d [LL] D. Allertova (CZE) 64 62
[Q] K. Bondarenko (UKR) d Y. Putintseva (KAZ) 62 46 64
A. Friedsam (GER) d [LL] A. Kontaveit (EST) 67(3) 64 64
M. Doi (JPN) d [Q] P. Hercog (SLO) 64 64
D. Gavrilova (AUS) d A. Schmiedlova (SVK) 61 75
[Q] M. Brengle (USA) d [Q] A. Van Uytvanck (BEL) 67(4) 76(4) 62
L. Tsurenko (UKR) d [LL] S. Zhang (CHN) 61 76(3)

Women’s Doubles – First Round
[4] T. Babos (HUN) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ) d A. Medina Garrigues (ESP) / A. Parra Santonja (ESP) 61 62
D. Jurak (CRO) / A. Rodionova (AUS) d G. Dabrowski (CAN) / D. Kasatkina (RUS) 64 16 10-6
Y. Xu (CHN) / S. Zheng (CHN) d C. Chuang (TPE) / C. Liang (CHN) 26 63 10-6

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[Q] M. Puig (PUR) vs C. Wozniacki (DEN)

Not Before 1:00 pm
[1] A. Radwanska (POL) vs E. Bouchard (CAN)
[5] P. Kvitova (CZE) vs [11] J. Konta (GBR)
A. Petkovic (GER) vs E. Makarova (RUS)
[1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) or [WC] L. Safarova (CZE) / S. Stosur (AUS) vs D. Jurak (CRO) / A. Rodionova (AUS)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
[12] D. Cibulkova (SVK) vs [Q] K. Bondarenko (UKR)
K. Mladenovic (FRA) vs A. Friedsam (GER)
[Q] M. Brengle (USA) vs E. Vesnina (RUS)
M. Doi (JPN) vs [10] Ka. Pliskova (CZE)
After suitable rest – [3] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) vs [PR] A. Groenefeld (GER) / K. Peschke (CZE) or A. Klepac (SLO) / K. Srebotnik (SLO)

COURT 2 start Not Before 1:00 pm
[1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) vs [WC] L. Safarova (CZE) / S. Stosur (AUS)
[PR] A. Groenefeld (GER) / K. Peschke (CZE) vs A. Klepac (SLO) / K. Srebotnik (SLO) 36 20  To finish
Y. Xu (CHN) / S. Zheng (CHN) vs [4] T. Babos (HUN) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ)
[WC] N. Broady (GBR) / H. Watson (GBR) or R. Atawo (USA) / A. Spears (USA) vs S. Errani (ITA) / O. Kalashnikova (GEO) or [2] H. Chan (TPE) / Y. Chan (TPE)

COURT 3 start 12:00 noon
[WC] N. Broady (GBR) / H. Watson (GBR) vs R. Atawo (USA) / A. Spears (USA) 57 00  To finish

Not Before 1:00 pm
S. Errani (ITA) / O. Kalashnikova (GEO) vs [2] H. Chan (TPE) / Y. Chan (TPE) 00  To finish



Former Champs Makarova, Vesnina Advance in Eastbourne; Watson Loses

Ekaterina Makarova

Ekaterina Makarova

(June 20, 2016) Former Eastbourne champions, Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina advanced to second round on Monday beating British players. 2010 winner Makarova survived five set points in the first set to beat Tara Moore 7-5, 6-4, while 2013 title holder Vesnina defeated Heather Wartson 6-2, 6-3.

“I definitely didn’t play well today,” Watson said. “I felt really out of timing and slow to the ball.

“But I’m not taking anything away from Elena. She played very well. And when I had my chances to come back and get into the match, she hit an ace or always made her first serve and played well.”

Vesnina will take on defending champion Belinda Bencic next. Bencic had to withdraw from Birmingham during her first round match last week. The Swiss says she’s ready to go.

“I have been doing the physio treatment all day,” she said. “Yesterday I was practicing, so I should be fine. I still tape it a lot, so it’s a little bit hurting but it’s okay.”

Asked about feeling pressure in defending her title, Bencic said: “No. I mean, why would I feel pressure? Of course it’s points, but every time someone is defending points somewhere. So I guess it’s just a normal situation. And I don’t feel any pressure and no expectation because I haven’t played a lot of matches lately.

“I’m just trying to, you know, get the matches in and just keep going. Yeah, just have fun and obviously I’m so glad to be back on the courts, so that’s the most important.”



JUNE 19 – 25, 2016

RESULTS – JUNE 20, 2016
Women’s Singles – First Round
E. Bouchard (CAN) d [Q] V. Lepchenko (USA) 61 62
[Q] M. Puig (PUR) d [WC] N. Broady (GBR) 61 61
E. Vesnina (RUS) d H. Watson (GBR) 62 63
A. Petkovic (GER) d [LL] S. Zheng (CHN) 57 62 64
E. Makarova (RUS) d [WC] T. Moore (GBR) 75 64

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[5] P. Kvitova (CZE) vs T. Babos (HUN)

Not Before 1:00 pm
C. Wozniacki (DEN) vs [7] S. Stosur (AUS)
After suitable rest – [1] A. Radwanska (POL) vs [LL] D. Allertova (CZE) or [Q] M. Lucic-Baroni (CRO)
L. Tsurenko (UKR) or [LL] S. Zhang (CHN) vs [11] J. Konta (GBR)
[WC] N. Broady (GBR) / H. Watson (GBR) vs R. Atawo (USA) / A. Spears (USA)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
[4] T. Bacsinszky (SUI) vs K. Mladenovic (FRA)
To finish 0/3 – A. Schmiedlova (SVK) vs D. Gavrilova (AUS)
E. Makarova (RUS) vs [2] R. Vinci (ITA)
[13] S. Errani (ITA) vs A. Petkovic (GER)
E. Vesnina (RUS) vs [3] B. Bencic (SUI)
[PR] A. Groenefeld (GER) / K. Peschke (CZE) vs A. Klepac (SLO) / K. Srebotnik (SLO)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
[Q] K. Bondarenko (UKR) vs Y. Putintseva (KAZ)

Not Before 12:30 pm
E. Bouchard (CAN) vs [15] I. Begu (ROU)
After suitable rest – [Q] K. Bondarenko (UKR) or Y. Putintseva (KAZ) vs [6] S. Kuznetsova (RUS)
A. Friedsam (GER) or [LL] A. Kontaveit (EST) vs [16] L. Safarova (CZE)
S. Errani (ITA) / O. Kalashnikova (GEO) vs [2] H. Chan (TPE) / Y. Chan (TPE)

COURT 3 start 11:00 am
[LL] D. Allertova (CZE) vs [Q] M. Lucic-Baroni (CRO)
M. Doi (JPN) vs [Q] P. Hercog (SLO)
[Q] A. Konjuh (CRO) vs [Q] M. Puig (PUR)
[8] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) vs M. Doi (JPN) or [Q] P. Hercog (SLO)
D. Jurak (CRO) / A. Rodionova (AUS) vs G. Dabrowski (CAN) / D. Kasatkina (RUS)

COURT 4 start 11:00 am
L. Tsurenko (UKR) vs [LL] S. Zhang (CHN)
[12] D. Cibulkova (SVK) vs J. Ostapenko (LAT)
A. Schmiedlova (SVK) or D. Gavrilova (AUS) vs [10] K. Pliskova (CZE)
A. Medina Garrigues (ESP) / A. Parra Santonja (ESP) vs [4] T. Babos (HUN) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ)

COURT 5 start 11:00 am
[Q] A. Van Uytvanck (BEL) vs [Q] M. Brengle (USA)
A. Friedsam (GER) vs [LL] A. Kontaveit (EST)
After suitable rest – [14] A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs [Q] A. Van Uytvanck (BEL) or [Q] M. Brengle (USA)
C. Chuang (TPE) / C. Liang (CHN) vs Y. Xu (CHN) / S. Zheng (CHN)

Not Before 6:00 pm
TO BE ARRANGED – [1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) vs [WC] L. Safarova (CZE) / S. Stosur (AUS)


Garbine Muguruza Defeats Serena Williams to Win Roland Garros for First Major Title

(June 4, 2016) Garbine Muguruza joined the list of first-time major winners when she defeated 21-time major champion and world No. 1 Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4 to capture the Roland Garros title on Saturday in Paris. Muguruza denied history for Williams as the American was trying to win her 22nd major, which would have equaled Steffi Graf for most in Open Era. The Spanish woman reversed the result of last year’s Wimbledon final where she lost to Williams.

For the woman born in Venezuela, it was just the sixth tournament title of her career and first on clay.

Muguruza broke Williams’ powerful serve twice in each set. The 22-year old fought off break points in the fourth game of the first set to stay even at 2-2 and broke serve for 3-2. Williams evened things up and broke in the eighth game for 4-4. They stayed even until the eleventh game when Muguruza broke serve and fended off break points to close the set 7-5.

The second set began with three straight service breaks. Muguruza held onto the break lead and missed out on four match points on Williams’ serve in ninth game. She closed out the match on her serve with a lob winner on the line which she did not realize landed in. Even Williams applauded the winning shot.

Muguruza became the first Spanish woman to win Paris since Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in 1998.

There were reports that Williams was dealing a with adductor injury. Asked about it, she said: “It was OK. I’m not one to ever make excuses and say, like, ‘Oh, my adductor was hurting,’ or whatever. At the end of the day I didn’t play the game I needed to play to win and she did. Adductor or not, she played to win.”

Williams talked about how close the match was:”She won the first set by one point. I mean, that just goes to show you, you really have to play the big points well, and she played the big points really well.”

“She has a bright future, obviously.”

“She knows how to play on the big stage and … clearly, she knows how to win Grand Slams.”

“Garbine played unbelievable.” “The only thing I can do is just keep trying.”

“I can’t explain with words what this day means to me,” Muguruza said.

“I have grown up playing on clay,” Muguruza said during the trophy presentation, “so for Spain, and for me, this is amazing.”

Muguruza will see her ranking move up from No. 4 to No. 2 as of Monday.


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