June 26, 2016

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)


Birmingham, Halle, London and Mallorca Results and Schedules

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JUNE 13 – 19 , 2016

RESULTS – JUNE 18, 2016
Singles – Semifinals

[7] M. Keys (USA) d [6] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) 36 63 76(3)
B. Strycova (CZE) d C. Vandeweghe (USA) 26 64 63

Doubles – Semifinals

V. King (USA) / A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) d [1] H. Chan (TPE) / Y. Chan (TPE) 62 61
Ka. Pliskova (CZE) / B. Strycova (CZE) d [WC] N. Broady (GBR) / H. Watson (GBR) 62 64

Singles Final – B. Strycova (CZE) vs [7] M. Keys (USA)

30 minutes after Trophy Presentation
Doubles Final – V. King (USA) / A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) vs Ka. Pliskova (CZE) / B. Strycova (CZE)


Gerry Weber Open
Halle, Germany

Singles – Semi-finals
A. Zverev (GER) d [1] R. Federer (SUI) 76(4) 57 63
[PR] F. Mayer (GER) d [3] D. Thiem (AUT) 63 64

Doubles – Semifinals
[2] L. Kubot (POL) / A. Peya (AUT) d [4] H. Kontinen (FIN) / J. Peers (AUS) 62 16 10-7


STADION start 12:00
[3] R. Klaasen (RSA) / R. Ram (USA) vs [2] L. Kubot (POL) / A. Peya (AUT)

3:00 pm
A. Zverev (GER) vs [PR] F. Mayer (GER)

Aegon Championships
London, Great Britain


Singles – Semi-finals
[1] A. Murray (GBR) d [5] M. Cilic (CRO) 63 46 63
[3] M. Raonic (CAN) d B. Tomic (AUS) 64 64

Doubles – Semifinals
[1] P. Herbert (FRA) / N. Mahut (FRA) d [WC] J. Erlich (ISR) / C. Fleming (GBR) 67(2) 76(3) 10-8


CENTRE COURT start 2:15 pm
[1] A. Murray (GBR) vs [3] M. Raonic (CAN)
[1] P. Herbert (FRA) / N. Mahut (FRA) vs [PR] J. Benneteau (FRA) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) or [Q] C. Guccione (AUS) / A. Sa (BRA)

COURT 1 start 11:30 am
[PR] J. Benneteau (FRA) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs [Q] C. Guccione (AUS) / A. Sa (BRA) 3-3

11-16 JUNE 2016

RESULTS – JUNE 18, 2016
Singles – Semifinals

A. Sevastova (LAT) d [2] J. Jankovic (SRB) 46 61 62
[6] C. Garcia (FRA) d K. Flipkens (BEL) 64 46 61

Doubles – Semifinals

A. Friedsam (GER) / L. Siegemund (GER) d [WC] K. Flipkens (BEL) / A. Ivanovic (SRB) 57 61 10-8

CENTER COURT start 2:30 pm
A. Friedsam (GER) / L. Siegemund (GER) vs [4] G. Dabrowski (CAN) / M. Martínez Sánchez (ESP)

Not Before 5:00 pm
[6] C. Garcia (FRA) vs A. Sevastova (LAT)




Nottingham, ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Stuttgart Results and Schedules

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6-12 JUNE, 2016

RESULTS – JUNE 06, 2016
Women’s Singles – First Round
[1] [WC] Ka. Pliskova (CZE) d A. Sevastova (LAT) 67(5) 60 62
[2] J. Konta (GBR) d V. Duval (USA) 63 60
[8] C. Mchale (USA) d M. Linette (POL) 61 64
A. Tatishvili (USA) d Kr. Pliskova (CZE) 64 76(4)
A. Kontaveit (EST) d L. Davis (USA) 63 61
S. Zheng (CHN) d [WC] F. Christie (GBR) 64 62

Women’s Doubles – First Round
[3] X. Han (CHN) / Y. Wang (CHN) d O. Savchuk (UKR) / K. Zhang (CHN) 76(1) 61
[4] G. Dabrowski (CAN) / Z. Yang (CHN) d C. Buyukakcay (TUR) / K. Nara (JPN) 63 62

Women’s Qualifying Singles – Third Round
Qualifying – [1] K. Zhang (CHN) d K. Boulter (GBR) 60 61
Qualifying – A. Barty (AUS) d [2] T. Paszek (AUT) 64 61
Qualifying – M. Larcher de Brito (POR) d A. Hlavackova (CZE) 62 46 76(2)
Qualifying – T. Moore (GBR) d S. Aoyama (JPN) 62 62


CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
C. Buyukakcay (TUR) vs [3] C. Wozniacki (DEN)
[WC] L. Robson (GBR) vs [Q] M. Larcher de Brito (POR)
S. Hsieh (TPE) vs N. Broady (GBR)
M. Rybarikova (SVK) vs [6] H. Watson (GBR)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
[Q] T. Moore (GBR) vs D. Vekic (CRO)
Z. Diyas (KAZ) vs [5] Y. Wickmayer (BEL)
[LL] T. Paszek (AUT) vs K. Nara (JPN)
after suitable rest – [WC] F. Christie (GBR) / L. Robson (GBR) vs Ka. Pliskova (CZE) / Kr. Pliskova (CZE)

COURT 4 start 11:00 am
[Q] A. Barty (AUS) vs S. Peng (CHN)
[7] M. Barthel (GER) vs A. Riske (USA)
[4] M. Puig (PUR) vs [Q] K. Zhang (CHN)
L. Davis (USA) / C. Mchale (USA) vs [2] Y. Xu (CHN) / S. Zheng (CHN)


4-12 JUNE 2016

RESULTS – JUNE 06, 2016
Women’s Singles – First Round
M. Brengle (USA) d [5] L. Siegemund (GER) 63 36 62
[6] C. Vandeweghe (USA) d [WC] I. de Vroome (NED) 62 64
[Q] E. Mertens (BEL) d [7] E. Bouchard (CAN) 62 60
[Q] N. Vikhlyantseva (RUS) d D. Allertova (CZE) 62 61

Women’s Doubles – First Round
M. Martínez Sánchez (ESP) / A. Muhammad (USA) d [3] E. Hozumi (JPN) / M. Kato (JPN) 63 60
J. Jankovic (SRB) / A. Van Uytvanck (BEL) d C. Chan (TPE) / A. Naydenova (BUL) 64 64

Men’s Singles – First Round
[5] S. Querrey (USA) d B. Becker (GER) 76(3) 76(5)
[8] [WC] N. Mahut (FRA) d [Q] L. Lacko (SVK) 61 64
[WC] S. Kozlov (USA) d Y. Nishioka (JPN) 61 26 63
P. Mathieu (FRA) d R. Ram (USA) 64 64
A. Bedene (GBR) d [Q] E. Escobedo (USA) 76(5) 62

Men’s Doubles – First Round
S. Gonzalez (MEX) / S. Lipsky (USA) d [4] D. Nestor (CAN) / A. Qureshi (PAK) 63 61
M. Pavic (CRO) / M. Venus (NZL) d J. Erlich (ISR) / C. Fleming (GBR) 67(5) 63 14-12, saved 2 m.p.


CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
ATP – I. Cervantes (ESP) vs [WC] I. Sijsling (NED)

Not Before 12:30 pm
WTA – [1] B. Bencic (SUI) vs A. Van Uytvanck (BEL)

Not Before 2:30 pm
ATP – R. Haase (NED) vs [7] G. Muller (LUX)

Not Before 4:30 pm
WTA – K. Siniakova (CZE) vs [2] J. Jankovic (SRB)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
WTA – [Q] E. Hozumi (JPN) vs [WC] R. Hogenkamp (NED)
ATP – A. Mannarino (FRA) vs [6] A. Seppi (ITA)
WTA – [3] K. Mladenovic (FRA) vs Y. Shvedova (KAZ)
ATP – D. Sela (ISR) vs [Q] D. Novikov (USA)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
ATP – I. Dodig (CRO) vs T. Ito (JPN)
ATP – V. Pospisil (CAN) vs G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
WTA – [Q] R. Ozaki (JPN) vs K. Flipkens (BEL)
WTA – A. Panova (RUS) / A. Sadikovic (SUI) vs E. Mertens (BEL) / D. Schuurs (NED)

COURT 3 start 11:00 am
ATP – [Q] D. Medvedev (RUS) vs H. Zeballos (ARG)
WTA – [Q] J. Jaksic (SRB) vs [4] J. Ostapenko (LAT)
WTA – P. Hercog (SLO) vs V. Lepchenko (USA)
WTA – J. Larsson (SWE) vs K. Kozlova (UKR)

COURT 5 start 11:00 am
ATP – [3] D. Inglot (GBR) / R. Klaasen (RSA) vs W. Koolhof (NED) / M. Middelkoop (NED)
ATP – C. Guccione (AUS) / A. Sa (BRA) vs S. Johnson (USA) / S. Querrey (USA)
ATP – After Suitable Rest – A. Bury (BLR) / I. Zelenay (SVK) vs [2] I. Dodig (CRO) / R. Ram (USA)
WTA – After Suitable Rest – N. Hibino (JPN) / E. Webley-Smith (GBR) vs L. Kuncikova (CZE) / K. Stuchla (CZE)

COURT 6 start 11:00 am
WTA – A. Krunic (SRB) vs M. Lucic-Baroni (CRO)
WTA – N. Hibino (JPN) vs S. Voegele (SUI)
WTA – [Q] V. Golubic (SUI) vs [8] A. Friedsam (GER)
WTA – E. Rodina (RUS) vs [WC] D. Galfi (HUN)

Mercedes Cup

Stuttgart, Germany (+2 hours GMT)
6-12 June 2016 Surface: Grass

Singles – First Round
[WC] M. Berrer (GER) d M. Jaziri (TUN) 67(7) 62 64
S. Groth (AUS) d I. Marchenko (UKR) 75 64

Doubles – First Round
[2] F. Mergea (ROU) / H. Tecau (ROU) d V. Troicki (SRB) / M. Youzhny (RUS) 36 76(4) 10-8
[3] J. Peers (AUS) / B. Soares (BRA) d M. Baghdatis (CYP) / G. Dimitrov (BUL) 76(3) 67(6) 10-4


CENTER COURT start 11:00
[Q] F. Mayer (GER) vs [6] V. Troicki (SRB)

Not Before 14:00
[WC] J. del Potro (ARG) vs G. Dimitrov (BUL)

Not Before 16:00
[7] P. Kohlschreiber (GER) vs P. Herbert (FRA)
J. Struff (GER) vs M. Baghdatis (CYP)

MERCEDES COURT start 11:00
T. Fritz (USA) vs [Q] F. Martin (FRA)
[8] L. Pouille (FRA) vs J. Millman (AUS)
M. Youzhny (RUS) vs [5] F. Lopez (ESP)
[WC] J. Choinski (GER) vs [Q] S. Stakhovsky (UKR)

COURT 1 start 11:00
D. Istomin (UZB) vs [Q] R. Stepanek (CZE)
D. Lajovic (SRB) vs D. Kudla (USA)
O. Marach (AUT) / F. Martin (FRA) vs A. Kuznetsov (RUS) / G. Simon (FRA)
[PR] F. Mayer (GER) / P. Oswald (AUT) vs [WC] J. del Potro (ARG) / T. Fritz (USA)
TBA-pending Istomin v Stepanek – M. Cilic (CRO) / A. Sancic (CRO) vs S. Groth (AUS) / R. Lindstedt (SWE)


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.


More to follow…..




Roland Garros Day 12 Results


MAY 22 – JUNE 05 2016

Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals
[1] Serena Williams (USA) d. Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 5-7 6-4 6-1
Kiki Bertens (NED) d. [8] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 7-5 6-2

Men’s Singles – Quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic (SRB)[1] d. Tomas Berdych (CZE)[7] 6-3 7-5 6-3

Dominic Thiem (AUT)[13] d. David Goffin (BEL)[12] 4-6 7-6(7) 6-4 6-1


Roland Garros Day 11 Results

Samantha Stosur

Samantha Stosur

Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals
[4] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) d. Shelby Rogers (USA) 7-5, 6-3
[21] Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 6-4, 7-6(6)

Women’s Singles – Fourth Round
[1] Serena Williams (USA) d. [18] Elina Svitolina (UKR) 6-1, 6-1
[8] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d. [9] Venus Williams (USA) 6-2, 6-4
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) d. [12] Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 7-5, 7-5
Kiki Bertens (NED) d. [15] Madison Keys (USA) 7-6(4), 6-3

Women’s Doubles – Quarterfinals
[7] Makarova/Vesnina (RUS/RUS) d. [3] Chan/Chan (TPE/TPE) 6-1, 6-3
[5] Garcia/Mladenovic (FRA/FRA) d. Bertens/Larsson (NED/SWE) 7-5, 6-3
Krejcikova/Siniakova (CZE/CZE) d. [6] Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) 6-3, 7-6(9)
Gasparyan/Kuznetsova (RUS/RUS) d. [9] Xu/Zheng (CHN/CHN) 6-2, 6-4

Men’s Singles – Quarterfinals

Andy Murray (GBR)[2] d. Richard Gasquet (FRA)[9] 57 76(3) 60 62
Stan Wawrinka (SUI)[3] d.Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 62 61 76(7)

Men’s Singles – Fourth Round

Novak Djokovic (SRB)[1] d. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)[14] 36 64 61 75
David Ferrer (ESP)[11] vs. Tomas Berdych (CZE)[7] 63 75 63
David Goffin (BEL)[12] d. Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 46 62 62 63
Dominic Thiem (AUT)[13] d. Marcel Granollers (ESP) 26 76(2) 61 64


Roland Garros Day 6 Results

Shelby Rogers photo by Tracey Lee

Shelby Rogers photo by Tracey Lee


MAY 22 – JUNE 05 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