2014/10/30

Fognini Wins Title in Chile

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(February 9, 2014) Top seed Fabio Fognini lived up to his seeding and defeated first-time finalist Leonardo Mayer to claim the title at the Royal Guard Open Chile.

For Fognini this was his his third ATP World Tour title in his last four clay tournaments, adding to his wins at Stuttgart and Hamburg last July. Including a finalist finish in Umag, the World No. 15 has a 19-1 clay-court record since Roland Garros.

“I’m going to stay with the positives” said the Italian. “This was another important week for me. I was coming from reaching the fourth round at the Australian Open after overcoming an injury I had earlier in the year. I couldn’t ask for a better start of the season. It’s the third title, it’s important, and now I go to Buenos Aires with a lot of confidence.”

“I didn’t play that well today and he played incredible,” Mayer said. “I was sick in the morning, I almost didn’t play, but later the doctors and I decided that I could play.”
Fognini will try to reach his fifth straight clay-court final at next week’s Copa Claro in Buenos Aires, where he is the No. 2 seed.

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In All-French Final, Monfils Beats Gasquet for Montpellier Crown

 

(February 9, 2014) Gael Monfils captured his fifth ATP World Tour title in his 21st final, defeating his good friend and defending champion, Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-4 to win the Open Sud de France in Montpellier for the second time.
“This is unbelievable for me,” Monfils said.”I had some back problems at the beginning of the week and I didn’t know if I was going to be able to play, so to now be with the trophy is pretty crazy.

“I have been elevating my game match after match and I am extremely proud in the way I played today. I really enjoy playing here in Montpellier. I love the atmosphere there is in this arena.”

“It was great to be in final here once again,” Gasquet said. I am extremely disappointed to have lost in the final, but that’s tennis. I need to congratulate Gael because he’s played unbelievable all week.

“I wasn’t able to read his serve, he was serving bullets all match. My only way out was to try to push him to a tie-break and wait for him to start making mistakes. But it didn’t happen.”

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Tennis – ATP Results Round-Up for February 8, 2014

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ATP World Tour 250
Montpellier, France (+1 hour GMT)
3-9 February 2014 Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] R Gasquet (FRA) d [3] J Janowicz (POL) 76(6) 76(4)
[5] G Monfils (FRA) d [6] J Nieminen (FIN) 62 36 61

Doubles – Semi-finals
N Davydenko (RUS) / D Istomin (UZB) d [2] R Junaid (AUS) / A Qureshi (PAK) 36 63 10-7

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 9 FEBRUARY 2014

COURT CENTRAL start 12:15 pm
M Gicquel (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) vs N Davydenko (RUS) / D Istomin (UZB)

Not Before 2:45 pm
[1] R Gasquet (FRA) vs [5] G Monfils (FRA)

 

ATP World Tour 250

Viña del Mar, Chile (-3 hours GMT)
3-9 February 2014 Surface: Clay

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Semifinals
[1] F Fognini (ITA) d [3] N Almagro (ESP) 64 16 76(5)
L Mayer (ARG) d S Giraldo (COL) 76(2) 63

Doubles – Final

[3] O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) d [2] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) 63 64

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 9 FEBRUARY 2014

CENTRAL start 7:00 pm
SINGLES FINAL – [1] F Fognini (ITA) vs L Mayer (ARG)

 

 

ATP World Tour 250
Zagreb, Croatia (+1 hour GMT)

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] T Haas (GER) d [LL] D Evans (GBR) 57 64 63
[5] M Cilic (CRO) d [Q] B Phau (GER) 63 64

Doubles – Semi-finals
P Marx (GER) / M Mertinak (SVK) d [4] M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO) 63 64

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 9 FEBRUARY, 2014

CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
P Marx (GER) / M Mertinak (SVK) vs [2] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU)

Not Before 5:00 pm
[1] T Haas (GER) vs [5] M Cilic (CRO)

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Tennis – ATP Results Round-Up for February 7, 2014

 

 

ATP World Tour 250
Montpellier, France (+1 hour GMT)
3-9 February 2014 Surface: Indoor Hard
RESULTS – FRIDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] R Gasquet (FRA) d [Q] A Olivetti (FRA) 64 62
[3] J Janowicz (POL) d [7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 62 64
[5] G Monfils (FRA) d D Istomin (UZB) 64 64
[6] J Nieminen (FIN) d [Q] M Gicquel (FRA) 63 36 76(5)

Men’s Doubles – Semi-finals
M Gicquel (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) d H Kontinen (FIN) / J Nieminen (FIN) 63 62

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2014

COURT CENTRAL start 12:30 pm
N Davydenko (RUS) / D Istomin (UZB) vs [2] R Junaid (AUS) / A Qureshi (PAK)

Not Before 2:45 pm
[5] G Monfils (FRA) vs [6] J Nieminen (FIN)
[1] R Gasquet (FRA) vs [3] J Janowicz (POL)

 

ATP World Tour 250

Viña del Mar, Chile (-3 hours GMT)
3-9 February 2014 Surface: Clay
RESULTS – FRIDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] F Fognini (ITA) d [5] J Chardy (FRA) 64 36 62
[3] N Almagro (ESP) d [Q] T Daniel (JPN) 62 75
S Giraldo (COL) d [7] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 36 64 62
L Mayer (ARG) d D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 36 75 63

Doubles – Semi-finals
[3] O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) d [1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) 67(2) 61 10-7
[2] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) d J Chardy (FRA) / L Dlouhy (CZE) 62 62

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2014

CENTRAL start 5:30 pm
S Giraldo (COL) vs L Mayer (ARG)
[1] F Fognini (ITA) vs [3] N Almagro (ESP)
DOUBLES FINAL – [3] O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) vs [2] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL)

 

 

ATP World Tour 250
Zagreb, Croatia (+1 hour GMT)
3-9 February 2014 Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] T Haas (GER) d [Q] A Kuznetsov (RUS) 76(6) 64
[LL] D Evans (GBR) d [3] P Kohlschreiber (GER) 64 26 64
[5] M Cilic (CRO) d [4] I Dodig (CRO) 75 64
[Q] B Phau (GER) d D Sela (ISR) 64 63

Doubles – Semi-finals
[2] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) d M Demoliner (BRA) / P Raja (IND) 76(4) 36 10-6

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 8 FEBRUARY, 2014

CENTRE COURT start 4:00 pm
[5] M Cilic (CRO) vs [Q] B Phau (GER)
[1] T Haas (GER) vs [LL] D Evans (GBR)
P Marx (GER) / M Mertinak (SVK) vs [4] M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO)

 

 

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Tennis – ATP Results Round-Up for February 6, 2014

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ATP World Tour 250
Montpellier, France (+1 hour GMT)
3-9 February 2014 Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Second Round
[1] R Gasquet (FRA) d [WC] P Mathieu (FRA) 61 63
[Q] M Gicquel (FRA) d [2] [WC] G Simon (FRA) 76(4) 63
[3] J Janowicz (POL) d A Mannarino (FRA) 76(2) 63
D Istomin (UZB) d [4] D Tursunov (RUS) 75 64
[5] G Monfils (FRA) d J Sousa (POR) 63 62
[6] J Nieminen (FIN) d [WC] P Herbert (FRA) 76(5) 76(5)
[7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d D Brown (GER) 63 64
[Q] A Olivetti (FRA) d N Davydenko (RUS) 76(5) 67(5) 75

Doubles – Quarter-finals
H Kontinen (FIN) / J Nieminen (FIN) d [1] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) 76(5) 63
M Gicquel (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) d [3] P Hanley (AUS) / J Marray (GBR) 64 76(4)
N Davydenko (RUS) / D Istomin (UZB) d [4] K Skupski (GBR) / N Skupski (GBR) 64 64

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2014

COURT CENTRAL start 12:30 pm
[6] J Nieminen (FIN) vs [Q] M Gicquel (FRA)
Not Before 1:30 pm
[5] G Monfils (FRA) vs D Istomin (UZB)
[3] J Janowicz (POL) vs [7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
Not Before 6:30 pm
[1] R Gasquet (FRA) vs [Q] A Olivetti (FRA)

COURT 1 start 6:30 pm
H Kontinen (FIN) / J Nieminen (FIN) vs M Gicquel (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA)
 
ATP World Tour 250

Viña del Mar, Chile (-3 hours GMT)
3-9 February 2014 Surface: Clay

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Second Round
[1] F Fognini (ITA) d A Bedene (SLO) 64 76(0)
[3] N Almagro (ESP) d [Q] M Alund (ARG) 46 63 64
[5] J Chardy (FRA) d P Carreno Busta (ESP) 63 76(5)
[Q] T Daniel (JPN) d [8] F Delbonis (ARG) 16 76(5) 76(7) – saved 1 M.P.
D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) d H Zeballos (ARG) 62 64

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA) 64 64
[2] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) d [WC] C Garin (CHI) / N Jarry (CHI) 46 63 10-8
[3] O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) d P Lorenzi (ITA) / F Volandri (ITA) 26 63 10-7
J Chardy (FRA) / L Dlouhy (CZE) d D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) / S Robert (FRA) 63 63

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2014

CENTRAL start 2:00 pm
[7] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs S Giraldo (COL)
Not Before 5:30 pm
[1] F Fognini (ITA) vs [5] J Chardy (FRA)
[3] N Almagro (ESP) vs [Q] T Daniel (JPN)
J Chardy (FRA) / L Dlouhy (CZE) vs [2] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL)

COURT 1 start 4:00 pm
D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs L Mayer (ARG)
[1] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) vs [3] O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU)

ATP World Tour 250
Zagreb, Croatia (+1 hour GMT)
3-9 February 2014 Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles – Second Round
[1] T Haas (GER) d B Becker (GER) 46 63 63
[Q] B Phau (GER) d [2] M Youzhny (RUS) 46 75 61
[3] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d A Golubev (KAZ) 64 62
[4] I Dodig (CRO) d I Karlovic (CRO) 76(5) 63
[Q] A Kuznetsov (RUS) d [8] I Sijsling (NED) 16 63 76(5)
[LL] D Evans (GBR) d [Q] M Berrer (GER) 16 61 76(4)
D Sela (ISR) d L Lacko (SVK) 63 62

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[2] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) d S Stakhovsky (UKR) / M Youzhny (RUS) W/O (Youzhny – illness)
P Marx (GER) / M Mertinak (SVK) d [WC] T Androic (CRO) / M Cilic (CRO) 75 63

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 7 FEBRUARY, 2014

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
D Sela (ISR) vs [Q] B Phau (GER)

Not Before 2:30 pm
[5] M Cilic (CRO) vs [4] I Dodig (CRO)
[3] P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [LL] D Evans (GBR)
[1] T Haas (GER) vs [Q] A Kuznetsov (RUS)
M Demoliner (BRA) / P Raja (IND) vs [2] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU)

 

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China Open Monday Schedule

 

CHINA OPEN
Beijing, China
September 28-October 6, 2013
Hard/Outdoors

SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER 2013

NATIONAL TENNIS STADIUM start 12:30 pm
B Tomic (AUS) vs [WC] Z Zhang (CHN) – ATP

Not Before 3:00 PM
[WC] S Zhang (CHN) vs S Peng (CHN) – WTA
A Petkovic (GER) vs [2] V Azarenka (BLR) – WTA

Not Before 7:30 PM
[7] T Haas (GER) vs [WC] L Hewitt (AUS) – ATP

Not Before 9:00 PM
L Safarova (CZE) vs K Kanepi (EST) – WTA

LOTUS COURT start 12:30 pm
F Pennetta (ITA) vs [14] A Ivanovic (SRB) – WTA
F Fognini (ITA) vs T Robredo (ESP) – ATP
A Montanes (ESP) vs P Kohlschreiber (GER) – ATP

Not Before 6:30 PM
[5] S Errani (ITA) vs [Q] M Doi (JPN) or [Q] S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) – WTA

MOON COURT start 12:30 pm
[8] J Jankovic (SRB) vs A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) – WTA

Not Before 2:00 PM
[WC] S Williams (USA) / V Williams (USA) vs H Chan (TPE) / L Huber (USA) – WTA
S Hsieh (TPE) vs S Kuznetsova (RUS) – WTA
[Q] L Davis (USA) vs [12] C Suarez Navarro (ESP) – WTA

COURT 1 start 12:30 pm
B Jovanovski (SRB) vs S Cirstea (ROU) – WTA
[WC] Z Sun (CHN) / Y Zhang (CHN) vs [7] M Erakovic (NZL) / E Vesnina (RUS) – WTA
G Dimitrov (BUL) vs [Q] R Bautista Agut (ESP) – ATP
[3] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) vs [WC] Y Lu (TPE) / D Wu (CHN) – ATP

COURT 3 start 12:30 pm
J Husarova (SVK) / O Kalashnikova (GEO) vs V Dushevina (RUS) / A Parra Santonja (ESP) – WTA
[Q] S Fichman (CAN) vs [Q] G Voskoboeva (KAZ) – WTA
[5] A Groenefeld (GER) / K Peschke (CZE) vs S Lisicki (GER) / A Medina Garrigues (ESP) – WTA
[WC] Y Shvedova (KAZ) / S Zhang (CHN) vs [PR] Y Chan (TPE) / J Zheng (CHN) – WTA – After suitable rest

COURT 4 start 12:30 pm
[Q] E Bouchard (CAN) vs M Rybarikova (SVK) – WTA
D Hantuchova (SVK) / L Raymond (USA) vs A Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A Rodionova (AUS) – WTA
K Date-Krumm (JPN) / C Scheepers (RSA) vs [8] C Black (ZIM) / S Mirza (IND) – WTA
[Q] P Hercog (SLO) vs M Puig (PUR) – WTA

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Finals Set at Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok

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ATP World Tour 250
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  (+8 hours GMT)
23-29 September 2013     Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2013

Singles – Semifinals
[5] J Benneteau (FRA) d [2] S Wawrinka (SUI) 64 63
J Sousa (POR) d [4] J Melzer (AUT) 64 36 64

Doubles – Semi-finals
E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) d R Ram (USA) / H Tecau (ROU) 63 62

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER, 2013

CENTER COURT start 2:15 pm
E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) vs P Cuevas (URU) / H Zeballos (ARG)

Not Before 4:30 pm
J Sousa (POR) vs [5] J Benneteau (FRA)

 

ATP World Tour 250
Bangkok, Thailand  (+7 hours GMT)
23-29 September 2013     Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2013

Singles – Semifinals
[1] T Berdych (CZE) d [4] G Simon (FRA) 67(5) 62 75
[3] M Raonic (CAN) d [2] R Gasquet (FRA) 36 75 64

Doubles – Semifinals
[4] T Bednarek (POL) / J Brunstrom (SWE) d C Kas (GER) / O Marach (AUT) 63 63

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
[4] T Bednarek (POL) / J Brunstrom (SWE) vs [3] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS)

Not Before 3:00 PM
[1] T Berdych (CZE) vs [3] M Raonic (CAN)

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Ferrer Advances in Kuala Lumpur

ATP World Tour 250
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  (+8 hours GMT)
23-29 September 2013     Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER 2013

Singles – Second Round
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) d [Q] M Viola (ITA) 62 63
A Mannarino (FRA) d [3] N Almagro (ESP) 64 63
F Delbonis (ARG) d [7] V Pospisil (CAN) 76(2) 76(1)

Singles – First Round
[5] J Benneteau (FRA) d M Przysiezny (POL) 76(6) 64
[6] D Tursunov (RUS) d [Q] R Ram (USA) 75 60
J Sousa (POR) d [WC] R Harrison (USA) 63 62
M Baghdatis (CYP) d C Berlocq (ARG) 76(3) 63

Doubles – First Round
J Knowle (AUT) / J Melzer (AUT) d [3] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) 62 62
[Alt] R De Voest (RSA) / S Devvarman (IND) d P Andujar (ESP) / V Hanescu (ROU) 63 62  


SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER, 2013

CENTER COURT start 1:00 pm
[4] J Melzer (AUT) vs [Q] M Zverev (GER)
J Sousa (POR) vs [PR] P Cuevas (URU)
[5] J Benneteau (FRA) vs P Andujar (ESP)

Not Before 7:00 pm
M Baghdatis (CYP) vs [2] S Wawrinka (SUI)
[6] D Tursunov (RUS) vs [WC] P Carreno Busta (ESP)

COURT 1 start 1:00 pm

[1] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) vs E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA)
[4] T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) vs M Melo (BRA) / A Sa (BRA)
L Dlouhy (CZE) / P Hanley (AUS) vs R Ram (USA) / H Tecau (ROU)
P Cuevas (URU) / H Zeballos (ARG) vs J Knowle (AUT) / J Melzer (AUT)
[Alt] R De Voest (RSA) / S Devvarman (IND) vs [2] J Benneteau (FRA) / N Zimonjic (SRB)

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Kastles Make History with 34th Straight Win

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(July 9, 2013) The Washington Kastles are now officially the winningest team among U.S. major pro sports teams.

 

With Tuesday’s 25-12 victory over the Boston Lobsters in Washington, DC, the Kastles extended their win streak to 34 consecutive matches, breaking the previous record they shared with the NBA’s 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.

 

The Kastles won the 2011 and 2012 Mylan World TeamTennis titles with two 16-0 seasons. The last time the Kastles lost a match was on Thursday July 22, 2010 when the Boston Lobsters defeated the Kastles, 24-15, in Overtime in the final match of the 2010 regular season.  The loss propelled Boston into the 2010 playoffs and kept the Kastles out of post-season action.

 

On Tuesday night, Kevin Anderson got the Kastles off to a strong start with a 5-2 singles win over Boston’s Amir Weintraub.  The Kastles continued to roll in women’s doubles, with Martina Hingis and Anastasia Rodionova posting a 5-3 win over Jill Craybas and Katalin Marosi.  The Kastles built up a 15-8 halftime lead.  Hingis was too much for Craybas in women’s singles, winning 5-2.  They closed out their historic win with Paes and Bobby Reynolds topping Weintraub and Butorac 5-2 in the final set.

 

BUSS CONGRATULATES KASTLES:  Jeanie Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers, who was involved with World TeamTennis in the 1970s as an executive for the Los Angeles Strings, issued a congratulations statement this evening after the Kastles’ win.  The 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers won 33 consecutive games, a mark broken Tuesday night when the Washington Kastles posted their 34th consecutive victory.

 

Statement from Jeanie Buss – President, Los Angeles Lakers

“Winning 33 consecutive games was an amazing accomplishment by our 1971-72 Lakers team, as evidenced by the fact that no other team has come close to reaching it for over 40 years now.  On behalf of the Buss family and the Lakers family, I want to congratulate the Washington Kastles, their players, and our good friends Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss on this milestone accomplishment of theirs.”

 

Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO – Results for Tuesday, 7/9

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

NEW YORK SPORTIMES def. Springfield Lasers 22-21

Men’s Doubles – Andy Roddick\Jean-Julien Rojer (Lasers) def. Robert Kendrick\Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 5-4

Mixed Doubles – Jesse Witten\Kveta Peschke (Sportimes) def. Jean-Julien Rojer\Alisa Kleybanova (Lasers) 5-4

Men’s Singles – Jesse Witten (Sportimes) def. Andy Roddick (Lasers) 5-4

Women’s Singles – Vania King (Lasers) def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Sportimes) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Anna-Lena Groenefeld\Kveta Peschke (Sportimes) def. Alisa Kleybanova\Vania King (Lasers) 5-3

 

WASHINGTON KASTLES def. Boston Lobsters 25-12

Men’s Singles – Kevin Anderson (Kastles) def. Amir Weintraub (Lobsters) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Anastasia Rodionova\Martina Hingis (Kastles) def. Jill Craybas\Katalin Marosi (Lobsters) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Martina Hingis\Leander Paes (Kastles) def. Katalin Marosi\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) 5-3

Women’s Singles – Martina Hingis (Kastles) def. Jill Craybas (Lobsters) 5-2

Men’s Doubles – Leander Paes\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Eric Butorac\Amir Weintraub (Lobsters) 5-2

 

Standings

Eastern Conference              MP      W        L         PCT    MB

Washington Kastles                2          2          0          1.000  —

Boston Lobsters                      3          1          2          0.333  1.5

New York Sportimes              3          1          2          0.333  1.5

Philadelphia Freedoms            2          0          2          0.000  2

 

Western Conference             MP      W        L         PCT    MB

Sacramento Capitals               2          2          0          1.000  —

Orange County Breakers        2          1          1          0.500  1

Springfield Lasers                   2          1          1          0.500  1

Texas Wild                              2          1          1          0.500  1

 

Next Matches: 7/10/2013

New York Sportimes @ BOSTON LOBSTERS, 7:00 PM (EDT)

Springfield Lasers @ PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS, 7:00 PM (EDT)

Washington Kastles @ TEXAS WILD, 7:35 PM (EDT)

Orange County Breakers @ SACRAMENTO CAPITALS, 7:35 PM (PDT)

For live scoring and complete player / match statistics, please visit www.WTT.com

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Lucky Loser Keys Stuns Li Na in Madrid

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Madison Keys

(May 5, 2013) MADRID – American teen Madison Keys, who lost in the qualifying of the Madrid Open, benefited from the withdrawal of Tamira Paszek to get back into the tournament as a lucky loser. The “lucky loser” became a winner on Sunday when she upset No. 5 Li Na 6-3, 6-2 in the first round, getting a call 10 minutes before match time that she would play.

“I had practiced really early this morning and then kind of sat around waiting all day,” Keys said to media.

“And then like 10 minutes before the match I got a text message saying ‘yeah you’re going on so go get ready’.”

“Just having no idea and then all of a sudden I was excited and the adrenalin was going and all that,” she said.

“I just kind of started playing and felt really good and I was able to win.

“Not overthinking it all day and sitting around and kind of worrying about it I think really helped.”

For Keys, it was her first win over a top 5 player.

Defending Madrid Open champion Serena Williams came back from a 1-3 deficit in the first set to defeat Kazakh qualifier Yulia Putintseva 7-6(5), 6-1.

“Yulia and I train sometimes at the same facility, the Mouratoglou Academy in France – I see her around a lot and see her working really hard,” Williams said. “Honestly, I obviously have to – and want to – play better as each match goes on here. I felt a little sluggish out there today, but I’m happy I won.”

After last year’s controversy over the blue clay, this year it’s back to red in “I think these clay courts are really good,” Williams said. “I think they’re a little bit faster than the ones I was practicing on in Paris. For me, that’s always a good sign.”

“I’ve been in Europe for a little over a week; maybe a week and a half. Not super long, but not long enough. I was training in Paris for a few days and I just came to Madrid a couple days early.”

 

MUTUA MADRID OPEN
Madrid, Spain
May 4-12, 2013
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results – Sunday, May 5, 2013
Women’s Singles – First Round
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (Q) Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 76(5) 61
(4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 62 64
(LL) Madison Keys (USA) d. (5) Li Na (CHN) 63 62
(6) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 36 63 62
(8) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 46 75 64
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d. (10) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 62 64
(11) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. (Q) Camila Giorgi (ITA) 63 46 64
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. (12) Roberta Vinci (ITA) 61 16 62
(13) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 63 21 ret. (asthma)
(14) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 63 30 ret. (lumbar spine injury)
(15) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. (Q) Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 63 62
(16) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. (Q) Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 67(10) 63 62
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 62 75
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) d. Ayumi Morita (JPN) 30 ret. (left abductor strain)
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. Zheng Jie (CHN) 62 63
Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 63 67(6) 62
(Q) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 67(1) 63 63
(Q) María-Teresa Torró-Flor (ESP) d. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 62 75
(WC) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) d. (LL) Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 63 63

Women’s Doubles – First Round

Dekmeijere/Kalashnikova (LAT/GEO) d. Goerges/Shvedova (GER/KAZ) 75 63
Husarova/Lisicki (SVK/GER) d. Raymond/Robson (USA/GBR) 75 61

 

Men’s Singles – First Round
[WC] P Andujar (ESP) d [10] M Cilic (CRO) 67(6) 64 61
[16] G Simon (FRA) d J Benneteau (FRA) 26 75 63
F Verdasco (ESP) d D Goffin (BEL) 76(2) 62
J Chardy (FRA) d H Zeballos (ARG) 64 76(3)
R Stepanek (CZE) d B Tomic (AUS) 63 62

Order Of Play – Monday, May 6, 2013

MANOLO SANTANA start 10:50 am
C Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs [9] S Stosur (AUS) – WTA
[Q] A Dulgheru (ROU) vs [2] M Sharapova (RUS) – WTA
Not Before 3:15 PM
F Lopez (ESP) vs D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) – ATP
[Q] T Kamke (GER) vs [11] N Almagro (ESP) – ATP
Not Before 8:00 PM
[3] V Azarenka (BLR) vs A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) – WTA
Not Before 9:30 PM
G Dimitrov (BUL) vs [WC] J Marti (ESP) – ATP

ARANTXA SANCHEZ VICARIO start 11:00 am
K Mladenovic (FRA) vs [WC] S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) – WTA
Not Before 1:00 PM
[14] K Nishikori (JPN) vs J Melzer (AUT) – ATP
[12] M Raonic (CAN) vs N Davydenko (RUS) – ATP
J Isner (USA) vs [Q] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) – ATP
J Janowicz (POL) vs S Querrey (USA) – ATP

STADIUM 3 start 11:00 am

[6] A Kerber (GER) vs A Cornet (FRA) – WTA
Not Before 1:00 PM
K Anderson (RSA) vs [Q] J Levine (CAN) – ATP
S Cirstea (ROU) vs [7] S Errani (ITA) – WTA
L Robson (GBR) vs [4] A Radwanska (POL) – WTA
[Q] R Haase (NED) vs A Dolgopolov (UKR) – ATP

PISTA 4 start 11:00 am

[Q] C Mchale (USA) vs S Peng (CHN) – WTA
[LL] M Matosevic (AUS) vs F Mayer (GER) – ATP
D Bracciali (ITA) / F Fognini (ITA) vs J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) – ATP
F Mayer (GER) / A Seppi (ITA) vs D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) – ATP

PISTA 5 start 12:00 pm
[Q] X Malisse (BEL) vs D Istomin (UZB) – ATP
Not Before 2:00 PM
M Melo (BRA) / M Youzhny (RUS) vs J Chardy (FRA) / L Kubot (POL) – ATP
D Cibulkova (SVK) / L Huber (USA) vs S Kuznetsova (RUS) / F Pennetta (ITA) – WTA

PISTA 6 start 12:00 pm
H Chan (TPE) / O Govortsova (BLR) vs [Alt] S Arvidsson (SWE) / J Larsson (SWE) – WTA
Not Before 2:00 PM
[7] S Zhang (CHN) / J Zheng (CHN) vs K Mladenovic (FRA) / G Voskoboeva (KAZ) – WTA-After Suitable Rest
D Jurak (CRO) / K Marosi (HUN) vs V Lepchenko (USA) / A Rodionova (AUS) – WTA

PISTA 7 start 2:00 pm
[WC] A Cornet (FRA) / F Schiavone (ITA) vs C Black (ZIM) / M Erakovic (NZL) – WTA-After Suitable Rest
[5] B Mattek-Sands (USA) / S Mirza (IND) vs D Hantuchova (SVK) / A Medina Garrigues (ESP) – WTA

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