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Rome Results

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INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA – ROMA, ITALIA

RESULTS – MAY 15, 2015

WTA
Singles – Quarterfinals

[2] S. Halep (ROU) d [Q] A. Dulgheru (ROU) 61 60
[3] M. Sharapova (RUS) d V. Azarenka (BLR) 63 62
[10] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) d [4] P. Kvitova (CZE) 63 62
[Q] D. Gavrilova (RUS) d [Q] C. Mchale (USA) 62 64


Doubles – Quarterfinals

[8] A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d [2] S. Hsieh (TPE) / F. Pennetta (ITA) 46 64 10-5
[4] C. Garcia (FRA) / K. Srebotnik (SLO) d G. Dabrowski (CAN) / A. Rosolska (POL) 63 63

ATP
Singles – Quarter-Finals
[1] N. Djokovic (SRB) d [5] K. Nishikori (JPN) 63 36 61
[2] R. Federer (SUI) d [6] T. Berdych (CZE) 63 63
[8] S. Wawrinka (SUI) d [4] R. Nadal (ESP) 76(7) 62
[7] D. Ferrer (ESP) d D. Goffin (BEL) 62 46 63

Doubles – Quarter-Finals

N. Kyrgios (AUS) / J. Sock (USA) d [2] I. Dodig (CRO) / M. Melo (BRA) 16 75 10-7
P. Cuevas (URU) / D. Marrero (ESP) d [3] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) 76(2) 46 10-5
K. Anderson (RSA) / J. Chardy (FRA) d J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) 63 64

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 16 MAY 2015

CENTRALE start 12:00
WTA – [10] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) vs [2] S. Halep (ROU)
Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – [1] N. Djokovic (SRB) vs [7] D. Ferrer (ESP)
Not Before 4:30 pm
WTA – [Q] D. Gavrilova (RUS) vs [3] M. Sharapova (RUS)
8:00 pm
ATP – [8] S. Wawrinka (SUI) vs [2] R. Federer (SUI)
ATP – [5] M. Granollers (ESP) / M. Lopez (ESP) vs N. Kyrgios (AUS) / J. Sock (USA)

PIETRANGELI start 12:00
WTA – [3] T. Babos (HUN) / K. Mladenovic (FRA) vs [8] A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
WTA – [1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) vs [4] C. Garcia (FRA) / K. Srebotnik (SLO)
ATP – K. Anderson (RSA) / J. Chardy (FRA) vs P. Cuevas (URU) / D. Marrero (ESP)

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Rome: Serena Williams and Murray Withdraw, Djokovic Tested, Federer and Nadal Advance

(May 14, 2015) Serena Williams and Andy Murray pulled out of the Italian Open on Thursday. Murray cited fatigue while Williams said she had a right elbow injury.

Murray is undefeated on clay court this year winning titles in Munich and Madrid.

“I’m going to take a few days’ rest,” Murray said. “I won’t train; I won’t go on the court. I just need a few days to recover. I’ll go home either tonight or tomorrow morning and spend a few days at home, maybe see my physio a little bit over the weekend to try and help the recovery process. I’ll try to rest and sleep and recover; that’s what I need to do right now. Hopefully I’ll get to Paris early next week and get some good days’ training done there.”

As for Serena: “It actually started a little bit in Madrid last week,” Williams said to media. “I wasn’t serving my best. I have to be able to serve and hit my shots with a lot of confidence, and when you’re injured, you don’t have that much confidence. It’s so important to have it when you go up against any player out there, whether it’s in my match today or in the final of a Grand Slam. You just really need it.

“It wasn’t an easy decision. I talked with my coach and he said it wouldn’t be very smart for me to play, and that we have to make the right decision for the future, and not for now. I told him that I hate quitting, but then he told me this isn’t about quitting, it’s about making the best decision.”

No. 1 Novak Djokovic came back after dropping the first set to beat Brazilian qualifier and No. 68 in the world Thomaz Bellucci 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 to reach the final 8 in Rome. The Serb will meet Kei Nishikori, who bdefeated Viktor Troicki 6-4, 6-3.

Rafael Nadal became the first person to break John Isner’s serve in almost a month when he beat the tall American 6-4, 6-4. Nadal will take on Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals.

No. 2 seed Roger Federer had problems closing out his match against Kevin Anderson 6-3, 7-5 Federer led 5-2 in the second set.

Federer will play sixth seed Tomas Berdych next. Berdych overcame a strong challenge from crowd favorite and the last Italian in the tournament, Fabio Fognini 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2)

On the women’s side, No 2 Simona Halep defeated 1999 champion Venus Williams 6-2, 6-1, two-time champ Maria Sharapova defeated qualifier Bojana Jovanovski 6-3, 6-3 and Carla Suarez Navarro defeated Eugenie Bouchard 6-7 (2), 7-5, 7-6 (7). Bouchard is 7-9 on the year.

With Serena Williams’ withdrawal, qualifier Christina McHale has made the quarterfinals.

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 14 MAY 2015

ATP Singles – Third Round
[1] N. Djokovic (SRB) d [Q] T. Bellucci (BRA) 57 62 63
[2] R. Federer (SUI) d [15] K. Anderson (RSA) 63 75
D. Goffin (BEL) d [3] A. Murray (GBR) w/o (fatigue)
[4] R. Nadal (ESP) d [16] J. Isner (USA) 64 64
[5] K. Nishikori (JPN) d V. Troicki (SRB) 64 63
[6] T. Berdych (CZE) d F. Fognini (ITA) 63 36 76(2)
[7] D. Ferrer (ESP) d G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 61 63
[8] S. Wawrinka (SUI) d D. Thiem (AUT) 76(3) 64

ATP Doubles – Quarter-Finals

[5] M. Granollers (ESP) / M. Lopez (ESP) d J. Murray (GBR) / J. Peers (AUS) 64 64

ATP Doubles – Second Round
[3] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) d R. Bopanna (IND) / F. Mergea (ROU) 62 57 10-8
P. Cuevas (URU) / D. Marrero (ESP) d [6] D. Nestor (CAN) / L. Paes (IND) 62 64
SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 15 MAY 2015

CENTRALE start 12:00
WTA – [Q] A. Dulgheru (ROU) vs [2] S. Halep (ROU)
Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – [6] T. Berdych (CZE) vs [2] R. Federer (SUI)
Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP – [1] N. Djokovic (SRB) vs [5] K. Nishikori (JPN)
Not Before 7:30 pm

WTA – [3] M. Sharapova (RUS) vs I. Begu (ROU) or V. Azarenka (BLR)
Not Before 9:00 pm
ATP – [8] S. Wawrinka (SUI) vs [4] R. Nadal (ESP)

GRANDSTAND start 12:00
ATP – D. Goffin (BEL) vs [7] D. Ferrer (ESP)
Not Before 2:00 pm
WTA – [10] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) vs [4] P. Kvitova (CZE)
WTA – [Q] C. Mchale (USA) vs [Q] D. Gavrilova (RUS)

PIETRANGELI start 11:00
WTA – [4] C. Garcia (FRA) / K. Srebotnik (SLO) vs G. Dabrowski (CAN) / A. Rosolska (POL)
WTA – [8] A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs [2] S. Hsieh (TPE) / F. Pennetta (ITA)
ATP – N. Kyrgios (AUS) / J. Sock (USA) vs [2] I. Dodig (CRO) / M. Melo (BRA)
ATP – [3] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) vs P. Cuevas (URU) / D. Marrero (ESP)
ATP – K. Anderson (RSA) / J. Chardy (FRA) vs J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL)

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Rome Results and Schedule

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INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA – ROMA, ITALIA

RESULTS – MAY 12, 2015

WTA Singles – Second Round

[1] S. Williams (USA) d A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 61 63
[3] M. Sharapova (RUS) d J. Gajdosova (AUS) 62 31 Retired (Right Shoulder injury)
T. Bacsinszky (SUI) d S. Lisicki (GER) 64 63
First Round
[10] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) d M. Barthel (GER) 64 26 63
[12] L. Safarova (CZE) d [LL] A. Schmiedlova (SVK) 76(6) 67(3) 64
[16] J. Jankovic (SRB) d C. Giorgi (ITA) 75 75
[Q] D. Gavrilova (RUS) d B. Bencic (SUI) 67(2) 75 62
[Q] B. Jovanovski (SRB) d C. Garcia (FRA) 76(4) 46 62
I. Begu (ROU) d [Q] U. Radwanska (POL) 46 62 61
V. Azarenka (BLR) d [LL] L. Hradecka (CZE) 75 26 61
[LL] K. Mladenovic (FRA) d M. Puig (PUR) 75 62
[Q] A. Dulgheru (ROU) d [Q] M. Doi (JPN) 67(2) 63 63
E. Svitolina (UKR) d F. Pennetta (ITA) 64 62


WTA Doubles – Second Round

[1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) d I. Begu (ROU) / M. Niculescu (ROU) 64 61
J. Goerges (GER) / S. Soler-Espinosa (ESP) d A. Groenefeld (GER) / A. Panova (RUS) 64 76(1)
First Round
[6] A. Hlavackova (CZE) / L. Hradecka (CZE) d K. Knapp (ITA) / R. Vinci (ITA) 63 64
G. Dabrowski (CAN) / A. Rosolska (POL) d M. Krajicek (NED) / B. Strycova (CZE) 63 60
[WC] D. Hantuchova (SVK) / S. Stosur (AUS) d [WC] M. Camerin (ITA) / C. Dentoni (ITA) 60 64
[WC] S. Halep (ROU) / F. Schiavone (ITA) d D. Jurak (CRO) / A. Parra Santonja (ESP) 62 62

ATP Singles – Second Round
[1] N. Djokovic (SRB) d [PR] N. Almagro (ESP) 61 67(5) 63
[6] T. Berdych (CZE) d [WC] M. Donati (ITA) 62 64
[7] D. Ferrer (ESP) d R. Gasquet (FRA) 64 75
[8] S. Wawrinka (SUI) d J. Monaco (ARG) 46 63 62
[15] K. Anderson (RSA) d P. Kohlschreiber (GER) 30 ret. (elbow)

ATP Singles – First Round

G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [9] M. Cilic (CRO) 64 63
[11] F. Lopez (ESP) d N. Kyrgios (AUS) 64 76(4)
[13] J. Tsonga (FRA) d S. Querrey (USA) 76(6) 60
[14] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) d M. Granollers (ESP) 61 63
[Q] T. Bellucci (BRA) d [Q] D. Schwartzman (ARG) 64 43 ret. (leg)
V. Troicki (SRB) d B. Tomic (AUS) 76(3) 67(4) 76(4)
D. Goffin (BEL) d [Q] A. Arnaboldi (ITA) 57 62 61
[Q] A. Dolgopolov (UKR) d M. Klizan (SVK) 64 61

ATP Doubles – First Round
J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) d [WC] P. Lorenzi (ITA) / L. Vanni (ITA) 76(5) 63
P. Cuevas (URU) / D. Marrero (ESP) d M. Klizan (SVK) / P. Oswald (AUT) 64 46 13-11
N. Kyrgios (AUS) / J. Sock (USA) d L. Rosol (CZE) / G. Simon (FRA) 63 16 10-8

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 13 MAY 2015

CENTRALE start 12:00
ATP – [3] A. Murray (GBR) vs J. Chardy (FRA)
ATP – [Q] M. Ilhan (TUR) vs [4] R. Nadal (ESP)
WTA – V. Azarenka (BLR) vs [5] C. Wozniacki (DEN)
Not Before 7:30 pm
ATP – P. Cuevas (URU) vs [2] R. Federer (SUI)
Not Before 9:00 pm
WTA – [WC] K. Knapp (ITA) vs [4] P. Kvitova (CZE)

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am

WTA – A. Riske (USA) vs [2] S. Halep (ROU)
Not Before 12:00 noon
ATP – J. Vesely (CZE) vs [5] K. Nishikori (JPN)
ATP – D. Thiem (AUT) vs [12] G. Simon (FRA)
WTA – [14] V. Williams (USA) vs E. Svitolina (UKR)
Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP – [11] F. Lopez (ESP) vs V. Troicki (SRB)

PIETRANGELI start 11:00 am

WTA – [Q] D. Gavrilova (RUS) vs [7] A. Ivanovic (SRB)
WTA – [Q] C. Mchale (USA) vs [13] S. Errani (ITA)
ATP – F. Fognini (ITA) vs [10] G. Dimitrov (BUL)
ATP – D. Goffin (BEL) vs [13] J. Tsonga (FRA)
WTA – [16] J. Jankovic (SRB) vs M. Rybarikova (SVK)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am

ATP – G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [Q] A. Dolgopolov (UKR)
WTA – [8] E. Makarova (RUS) vs [LL] K. Mladenovic (FRA)
WTA – [6] E. Bouchard (CAN) vs Z. Diyas (KAZ)
WTA – H. Watson (GBR) vs [10] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP)
ATP – After suitable rest – [8] S. Bolelli (ITA) / F. Fognini (ITA) vs N. Kyrgios (AUS) / J. Sock (USA)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am

ATP – [16] J. Isner (USA) vs L. Mayer (ARG)
WTA – [Q] B. Jovanovski (SRB) vs [15] M. Keys (USA)
ATP – [Q] T. Bellucci (BRA) vs [14] R. Bautista Agut (ESP)
WTA – [9] A. Kerber (GER) vs I. Begu (ROU)
ATP – [WC] M. Donati (ITA) / S. Napolitano (ITA) vs [2] I. Dodig (CRO) / M. Melo (BRA)

COURT 3 start 11:00 am

WTA – A. Rodionova (AUS) / A. Rodionova (AUS) vs S. Aoyama (JPN) / R. Voracova (CZE)
ATP – J. Murray (GBR) / J. Peers (AUS) vs [4] M. Matkowski (POL) / N. Zimonjic (SRB)
WTA – [Q] A. Dulgheru (ROU) vs [12] L. Safarova (CZE)
ATP – [1] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) vs K. Anderson (RSA) / J. Chardy (FRA)
ATP – J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) vs [7] A. Peya (AUT) / B. Soares (BRA)

COURT 4 start 1:00 pm

WTA – S. Lisicki (GER) / E. Vesnina (RUS) vs C. Dellacqua (AUS) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ)
WTA – [8] A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs [WC] N. Burnett (ITA) / J. Paolini (ITA)
ATP – L. Mayer (ARG) / J. Monaco (ARG) vs R. Bopanna (IND) / F. Mergea (ROU)

COURT 6 start Not Before 3:00 pm
ATP – [5] M. Granollers (ESP) / M. Lopez (ESP) vs [PR] N. Almagro (ESP) / G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP)

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Rome Results and Schedule

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INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA – ROMA, ITALIA

RESULTS – MAY 11, 2015

WTA Singles – First Round

[9] A. Kerber (GER) d A. Cornet (FRA) 62 63
T. Bacsinszky (SUI) d [11] K. Pliskova (CZE) 64 60
[13] S. Errani (ITA) d D. Hantuchova (SVK) 64 76(4)
[14] V. Williams (USA) d [Q] K. Siniakova (CZE) 62 62
[15] M. Keys (USA) d M. Brengle (USA) 62 64
A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d S. Stosur (AUS) 64 75
[Q] C. Mchale (USA) d B. Strycova (CZE) 76(5) 61
S. Lisicki (GER) d S. Stephens (USA) 64 61
J. Gajdosova (AUS) d [Q] E. Vesnina (RUS) 16 62 76(14)
Z. Diyas (KAZ) d T. Pironkova (BUL) 75 61
H. Watson (GBR) d R. Vinci (ITA) 63 61
M. Rybarikova (SVK) d [WC] N. Burnett (ITA) 63 76(5)
[WC] K. Knapp (ITA) d [WC] F. Schiavone (ITA) 64 61
A. Riske (USA) d V. Lepchenko (USA) 64 63


WTA Doubles – First Round

[5] B. Mattek-Sands (USA) / L. Safarova (CZE) d K. Jans-Ignacik (POL) / A. Klepac (SLO) 64 63
A. Groenefeld (GER) / A. Panova (RUS) d [7] Y. Chan (TPE) / J. Zheng (CHN) 36 76(0) 10-7
I. Begu (ROU) / M. Niculescu (ROU) d [PR] C. Liang (CHN) / K. Marosi (HUN) 64 62
J. Goerges (GER) / S. Soler-Espinosa (ESP) d R. Kops-Jones (USA) / I. Olaru (ROU) 62 61
[PR] V. Dushevina (RUS) / M. Martínez Sánchez (ESP) d H. Chan (TPE) / A. Medina Garrigues (ESP) 62 63

ATP Singles – First Round
[10] G. Dimitrov (BUL) d J. Janowicz (POL) 63 76(4)
[12] G. Simon (FRA) d J. Sock (USA) 46 76(2) 63
[16] J. Isner (USA) d J. Sousa (POR) 75 63
R. Gasquet (FRA) d [Q] T. Fabbiano (ITA) 61 76(0)
J. Monaco (ARG) d [Q] D. Lajovic (SRB) 63 67(5) 62
D. Thiem (AUT) d S. Bolelli (ITA) 76(4) 76(5)
[Q] M. Ilhan (TUR) d A. Mannarino (FRA) 64 61
F. Fognini (ITA) d S. Johnson (USA) 76(0) 63
P. Kohlschreiber (GER) d D. Young (USA) 64 61
P. Cuevas (URU) d [WC] P. Lorenzi (ITA) 63 62

ATP Doubles – First Round

K. Anderson (RSA) / J. Chardy (FRA) d M. Draganja (CRO) / H. Kontinen (FIN) 62 75
[PR] N. Almagro (ESP) / G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d R. Lindstedt (SWE) / B. Tomic (AUS) 26 60 10-7
J. Murray (GBR) / J. Peers (AUS) d F. Lopez (ESP) / J. Melzer (AUT) 63 64
[WC] M. Donati (ITA) / S. Napolitano (ITA) d J. Isner (USA) / S. Querrey (USA) 76(4) 46 14-12

ORDER OF PLAY – TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2015

CENTRALE start 12:00 noon
WTA – [3] M. Sharapova (RUS) vs J. Gajdosova (AUS)
ATP – [8] S. Wawrinka (SUI) vs J. Monaco (ARG)
ATP – [1] N. Djokovic (SRB) vs [PR] N. Almagro (ESP)
Not Before 7:30 pm
WTA – [1] S. Williams (USA) vs A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
Not Before 9:00 pm
ATP – [6] T. Berdych (CZE) vs [WC] M. Donati (ITA)

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am

ATP – [9] M. Cilic (CRO) vs G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
ATP – [11] F. Lopez (ESP) vs N. Kyrgios (AUS)
WTA – V. Azarenka (BLR) vs C. Dellacqua (AUS)
WTA – T. Bacsinszky (SUI) vs S. Lisicki (GER)
Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP – R. Gasquet (FRA) vs [7] D. Ferrer (ESP)

PIETRANGELI start 11:00 am

WTA – M. Barthel (GER) vs [10] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP)
WTA – E. Svitolina (UKR) vs F. Pennetta (ITA)
ATP – [Q] A. Arnaboldi (ITA) vs D. Goffin (BEL)
ATP – S. Querrey (USA) vs [13] J. Tsonga (FRA)
Not Before 7:30 pm
WTA – [16] J. Jankovic (SRB) vs C. Giorgi (ITA)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am

WTA – [Q] D. Gavrilova (RUS) vs B. Bencic (SUI)
ATP – B. Tomic (AUS) vs V. Troicki (SRB)
WTA – [LL] A. Schmiedlova (SVK) vs [12] L. Safarova (CZE)
WTA – K. Knapp (ITA) / R. Vinci (ITA) vs [6] A. Hlavackova (CZE) / L. Hradecka (CZE)
WTA – [1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) vs I. Begu (ROU) / M. Niculescu (ROU)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am

ATP – [Q] T. Bellucci (BRA) vs [Q] D. Schwartzman (ARG)
WTA – [WC] S. Halep (ROU) / F. Schiavone (ITA) vs D. Jurak (CRO) / A. Parra Santonja (ESP)
WTA – [Q] B. Jovanovski (SRB) vs C. Garcia (FRA)
ATP – [15] K. Anderson (RSA) vs P. Kohlschreiber (GER)
ATP – [WC] P. Lorenzi (ITA) / L. Vanni (ITA) vs J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL)

COURT 3 start 11:00 am

WTA – [LL] K. Mladenovic (FRA) vs M. Puig (PUR)
ATP – M. Klizan (SVK) vs [Q] A. Dolgopolov (UKR)
WTA – M. Krajicek (NED) / B. Strycova (CZE) vs G. Dabrowski (CAN) / A. Rosolska (POL)
WTA – [WC] M. Camerin (ITA) / C. Dentoni (ITA) vs [WC] D. Hantuchova (SVK) / S. Stosur (AUS)
WTA – J. Goerges (GER) / S. Soler-Espinosa (ESP) vs A. Groenefeld (GER) / A. Panova (RUS)

COURT 4 start 11:00 am

WTA – [Q] A. Dulgheru (ROU) vs [Q] M. Doi (JPN)
WTA – I. Begu (ROU) vs [Q] U. Radwanska (POL)
ATP – M. Granollers (ESP) vs [14] R. Bautista Agut (ESP)
ATP – L. Rosol (CZE) / G. Simon (FRA) vs N. Kyrgios (AUS) / J. Sock (USA)
ATP – P. Cuevas (URU) / D. Marrero (ESP) vs M. Klizan (SVK) / P. Oswald (AUT)

 

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Tennis – Madrid Open Results and Schedule

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MUTUA MADRID OPEN – MADRID, SPAIN
MAY 2 – 10, 2015

RESULTS – MAY 07, 2015

Women’s
Singles – Quarterfinals

[1] S. Williams (USA) d [10] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) 61 63
[3] M. Sharapova (RUS) d [5] C. Wozniacki (DEN) 61 36 63
[4] P. Kvitova (CZE) d I. Begu (ROU) 75 63
S. Kuznetsova (RUS) d [13] L. Safarova (CZE) 57 76(5) 76(3)

Women’s
Doubles – Quarterfinals

[7] B. Mattek-Sands (USA) / L. Safarova (CZE) d [1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) 67(5) 63 11-9
K. Mladenovic (FRA) / K. Pliskova (CZE) d [2] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) 63 64
[3] G. Muguruza (ESP) / C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) d [Alt] L. Arruabarrena (ESP) / I. Begu (ROU) 62 62
C. Dellacqua (AUS) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ) d [4] S. Hsieh (TPE) / F. Pennetta (ITA) 64 61



ATP Singles – Third Round
[2] A. Murray (GBR) d [WC] M. Granollers (ESP) 62 60
[3] R. Nadal (ESP) d S. Bolelli (ITA) 62 62
[4] K. Nishikori (JPN) d [14] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) 63 63
[5] M. Raonic (CAN) d L. Mayer (ARG) 64 63
[6] T. Berdych (CZE) d [12] J. Tsonga (FRA) 75 62
[7] D. Ferrer (ESP) d F. Verdasco (ESP) 57 63 64
[10] G. Dimitrov (BUL) d [8] S. Wawrinka (SUI) 76(5) 36 63
[16] J. Isner (USA) d N. Kyrgios (AUS) 63 67(7) 64

ATP Doubles – Second Round

J. Cabal (COL) / A. Mannarino (FRA) d [1] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) 76(4) 75
[5] M. Matkowski (POL) / N. Zimonjic (SRB) d G. Dimitrov (BUL) / J. Melzer (AUT) 63 76(7)
[6] M. Granollers (ESP) / M. Lopez (ESP) d P. Cuevas (URU) / D. Marrero (ESP) 64 64
[WC] F. Lopez (ESP) / M. Mirnyi (BLR) d [7] D. Nestor (CAN) / L. Paes (IND) 76(4) 63


SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 8 MAY 2015

MANOLO SANTANA start 11:00 am
WTA – [3] M. Sharapova (RUS) vs S. Kuznetsova (RUS)
Not Before 1:00 pm
WTA – [1] S. Williams (USA) vs [4] P. Kvitova (CZE)
Not Before 3:30 pm
ATP – [3] R. Nadal (ESP) vs [10] G. Dimitrov (BUL)
ATP – [16] J. Isner (USA) vs [6] T. Berdych (CZE)
Not Before 8:00 pm
ATP – [5] M. Raonic (CAN) vs [2] A. Murray (GBR)
ATP – [7] D. Ferrer (ESP) vs [4] K. Nishikori (JPN)

ARANTXA SÁNCHEZ-VICARIO start 1:00 pm
WTA – [3] G. Muguruza (ESP) / C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) vs K. Mladenovic (FRA) / K. Pliskova (CZE)
Not Before 3:00 pm
ATP – [5] M. Matkowski (POL) / N. Zimonjic (SRB) vs M. Cilic (CRO) / V. Troicki (SRB)
ATP – [3] V. Pospisil (CAN) / J. Sock (USA) vs [6] M. Granollers (ESP) / M. Lopez (ESP)

STADIUM 3 start 1:00 pm

WTA – [7] B. Mattek-Sands (USA) / L. Safarova (CZE) vs C. Dellacqua (AUS) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ)
Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – J. Cabal (COL) / A. Mannarino (FRA) vs R. Bopanna (IND) / F. Mergea (ROU)
ATP – [WC] F. Lopez (ESP) / M. Mirnyi (BLR) vs J. Murray (GBR) / J. Peers (AUS)

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Tennis – Madrid Open Results and Schedule

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MUTUA MADRID OPEN – MADRID, SPAIN

RESULTS – MAY 05, 2015
Women’s Singles – Second Round
[3] M. Sharapova (RUS) d [Q] M. Duque-Mariño (COL) 61 62
[4] P. Kvitova (CZE) d C. Vandeweghe (USA) 64 26 63
[7] A. Ivanovic (SRB) d E. Svitolina (UKR) 63 64
[10] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) d [Q] J. Goerges (GER) 63 75
C. Garcia (FRA) d [14] K. Pliskova (CZE) 62 46 61
A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d [15] S. Errani (ITA) 36 76(7) 64
V. Azarenka (BLR) d A. Tomljanovic (CRO) 63 63
B. Strycova (CZE) d V. Lepchenko (USA) 64 62

Women’s Doubles – Second Round
[1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) d [PR] J. Husarova (SVK) / I. Olaru (ROU) 62 63
[2] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) d [WC] M. Keys (USA) / L. Raymond (USA) 62 46 10-1
[7] B. Mattek-Sands (USA) / L. Safarova (CZE) d K. Jans-Ignacik (POL) / A. Klepac (SLO) 63 60
C. Dellacqua (AUS) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ) d [PR] C. Liang (CHN) / K. Marosi (HUN) 61 75
[Alt] L. Arruabarrena (ESP) / I. Begu (ROU) d [WC] V. Dushevina (RUS) / M. Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 63 76(10)

Men’s Singles – Second Round
[5] M. Raonic (CAN) d J. Monaco (ARG) 63 64
[8] S. Wawrinka (SUI) d [LL] J. Sousa (POR) 76(1) 75

Men’s Singles – First Round
[10] G. Dimitrov (BUL) d D. Young (USA) 64 30 ret. (lower back pain)
[12] J. Tsonga (FRA) d L. Rosol (CZE) 75 63
[13] G. Monfils (FRA) d V. Troicki (SRB) 62 60
[14] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) d [WC] M. Copil (ROU) 75 63
N. Kyrgios (AUS) d [Q] D. Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 62 63
J. Sock (USA) d [WC] P. Andujar (ESP) 64 75
R. Gasquet (FRA) d I. Karlovic (CRO) 63 64
[Q] A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) d P. Cuevas (URU) 36 63 64
F. Verdasco (ESP) d G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 46 62 63
L. Mayer (ARG) d G. Muller (LUX) 63 63
[WC] M. Granollers (ESP) d M. Klizan (SVK) 52 ret. (right wrist)
P. Kohlschreiber (GER) d [Q] A. Falla (COL) 61 64

Doubles – First Round

J. Cabal (COL) / A. Mannarino (FRA) d S. Bolelli (ITA) / F. Fognini (ITA) 64 16 12-10
K. Anderson (RSA) / J. Chardy (FRA) d [WC] M. Bhupathi (IND) / N. Kyrgios (AUS) 75 63
G. Dimitrov (BUL) / J. Melzer (AUT) d G. Monfils (FRA) / J. Tsonga (FRA) 46 64 10-3
M. Cilic (CRO) / V. Troicki (SRB) d S. Giraldo (COL) / S. Lipsky (USA) 64 62
J. Murray (GBR) / J. Peers (AUS) d L. Mayer (ARG) / J. Monaco (ARG) 62 63


SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 6 MAY 2015

MANOLO SANTANA start 11:00 am
WTA – C. Garcia (FRA) vs [3] M. Sharapova (RUS)
WTA – [1] S. Williams (USA) vs V. Azarenka (BLR)
Not Before 3:15 pm
ATP – [3] R. Nadal (ESP) vs S. Johnson (USA)
ATP – [1] R. Federer (SUI) vs N. Kyrgios (AUS)
Not Before 8:00 pm
WTA – S. Kuznetsova (RUS) vs S. Stosur (AUS)
Not Before 9:30 pm
ATP – P. Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [2] A. Murray (GBR)

ARANTXA SÁNCHEZ-VICARIO start 11:00 am

WTA – [4] P. Kvitova (CZE) vs A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
Not Before 1:00 pm
ATP – [7] D. Ferrer (ESP) vs [Q] A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)
ATP – [10] G. Dimitrov (BUL) vs F. Fognini (ITA)
ATP – L. Mayer (ARG) vs [11] F. Lopez (ESP)
ATP – [13] G. Monfils (FRA) vs [WC] M. Granollers (ESP)
ATP – D. Goffin (BEL) vs [4] K. Nishikori (JPN)

STADIUM 3 start 11:00 am

WTA – I. Begu (ROU) vs B. Strycova (CZE)
Not Before 1:00 pm
ATP – F. Verdasco (ESP) vs [9] M. Cilic (CRO)
Not Before 3:00 pm
WTA – [5] C. Wozniacki (DEN) vs [9] A. Radwanska (POL)
WTA – [10] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) vs [7] A. Ivanovic (SRB)
ATP – [14] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) vs S. Querrey (USA)

COURT 4 start 1:00 pm

ATP – [Q] T. Bellucci (BRA) vs [16] J. Isner (USA)
Not Before 3:00 pm
ATP – R. Gasquet (FRA) vs [6] T. Berdych (CZE)
ATP – J. Isner (USA) / F. Verdasco (ESP) vs P. Cuevas (URU) / D. Marrero (ESP)
ATP – After rest – A. Peya (AUT) / B. Soares (BRA) vs [WC] F. Lopez (ESP) / M. Mirnyi (BLR)

COURT 5 start 1:00 pm

ATP – [Q] L. Vanni (ITA) vs S. Bolelli (ITA)
ATP – [12] J. Tsonga (FRA) vs J. Sock (USA)
WTA – [13] L. Safarova (CZE) vs R. Vinci (ITA)
ATP – M. Cilic (CRO) / V. Troicki (SRB) vs [4] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU)

COURT 6 start 12:00 noon

WTA – [5] R. Kops-Jones (USA) / A. Spears (USA) vs K. Mladenovic (FRA) / K. Pliskova (CZE)
WTA – After rest – [4] S. Hsieh (TPE) / F. Pennetta (ITA) vs A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
ATP – R. Bopanna (IND) / F. Mergea (ROU) vs [8] N. Mahut (FRA) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
ATP – J. Murray (GBR) / J. Peers (AUS) vs [2] I. Dodig (CRO) / M. Melo (BRA)
After Suitable Rest – [3] V. Pospisil (CAN) / J. Sock (USA) vs K. Anderson (RSA) / J. Chardy (FRA)

 

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Novak Djokovic Wins Monte Carlo for 23rd Masters Series Tournament Victory

(April 19, 2015) Novak Djokovic made some ATP history on Sunday in claiming his second Monte Carlo Masters tournament win. He defeated Czech Tomas Berdych 7-5, 4-6,6-3.

The world’s No. 1 tennis player has become the first player to sweep the opening three Masters Series events in a season. The 27-year-old Serb who resides in Monte Carlo took home trophies in Indian Wells and Miami as well. He is has won the last four Masters tournaments going back to Bercy in the fall of 2014.

“The fact that now I won three Masters in a row, that nobody ever has done that, that has given me, even this week, more motivation,” said the winner.

The win also extended Djokovic’s winning streak to 17 straight boosting his overall record on the year to 30-2. He is now 19-2 against Berdych.

“Obviously I’m experiencing the time of my life on the tennis court, and also private life is very good,” Djokovic said. “I became a father. I’m just trying to sometimes pinch myself and say, ‘Where am I at this point in my life?’ I’m very grateful for this, for everything that I have. That’s the kind of philosophy.

“I won this match with my heart and with battle. That’s how I feel like I won it. I don’t think I played at the level that I wish to play and that I have played throughout the whole week. But also credit to Tomas because he has played very aggressively, staying close to the line, pushing me back. So I had to defend a lot of times.”

Djokovic is now more than 5000 ranking points ahead of No. 2 Roger Federer. He has now equaled Federer in the number of Masters tournament wins at 23, four behind Rafael Nadal who holds the record.

The one major trophy which has eluded his grasp has been Roland Garros, the French Open. After defeating nine-time French Open champion Nadal in the Monte Carlo semifinal on Saturday, the 8-time major champion discussed the rest of the season.

“I think the most important period of the year is coming up right now,” Djokovic said. “Obviously Roland Garros and Wimbledon are the priority. That’s where I want to perform my best. But we’ll take it step by step and see how far I can go.”

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Novak Djokovic Defeats Rafael Nadal to Reach Monte Carlo Final

(April 18, 2015) Novak Djokovic extended his current winning streak to 16 matches with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Rafael Nadal in the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Saturday in one hour and 37 minutes.

No. 1 Djokovic will meet Tomas Berdych in final on Sunday. Berdych dismissed Gael Monfils 6-1, 6-3 earlier in the day

The Djokovic – Nadal semifinal was much closer than the score indicated. In the first set Djokovic had to rebound from 0-2 with points to go down 0-3, taking six of the last seven games to claim the first set.

In the second set, Djokovic broke serve in the seventh game, after the 8-time Monte Carlo champion Nadal led 40-0. The Serb ended the match with a second break of serve in the set.

Djokovic hit 23 winners to 19 unforced errors in match to the Spaniard’s 20 winners and 20 errors.

Djokovic is now 10-1 against Top ten opponents in 2015. Djokovic has improved his head-to-head record against Nadal to 20-23.

Djokovic will be looking to claim his fourth straight Masters Series title and second Monte Carlo crown on Sunday.
RESULTS – SATURDAY, 18 APRIL 2015

Singles – Semi-Finals
[1] N. Djokovic (SRB) d [3] R. Nadal (ESP) 63 63
[6] T. Berdych (CZE) d [14] [WC] G. Monfils (FRA) 61 64

Doubles – Semi-finals
[1] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) d [4] M. Matkowski (POL) / N. Zimonjic (SRB) 64 62
S. Bolelli (ITA) / F. Fognini (ITA) d [2] I. Dodig (CRO) / M. Melo (BRA) 76(6) 63

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 19 APRIL 2015

COURT CENTRAL start 11:30 am
[1] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) vs S. Bolelli (ITA) / F. Fognini (ITA)

Not Before 2:30 pm
[1] N. Djokovic (SRB) vs [6] T. Berdych (CZE)

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Anna Karolina Schmiedlova Takes Katowice Open for First WTA Title

(April 12, 2015) World No. 67 and eighth seed Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia defeated Italy’s Camila Giorgi 6-4, 6-3 to win the Katowice Open for her first WTA title.

The third seed Giorgi moved into the final with an upset victory in the semifinals over top seed and Poland native Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday. En route to the final Schmiedlova dismissed defending champion and second seed Aliza Cornet

“I started out nervous today,” said the first-time WTA title winner. “I lost my serve straight off in the first game. But then it was better. I wasn’t nervous after that and was just taking it point by point. Usually I don’t like playing aggressive players like her as much, because I can’t play as aggressively as them and I feel like I’m always defending, but I did very well. It was maybe one of the best matches I’ve played.

“It’s something special. I still can’t believe it – it will take a long time for me to believe it.”

Schmiedlova is the seventh Slovak to win a WTA title. No. 31 Giorgi is now 0-3 in finals.

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Novak Djokovic Beats Andy Murray for Fifth Miami Title

 

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(April 5, 2015) Novak Djokovic won his fifth Miami Open title on Sunday to become the first player to complete an Indian Wells – Miami Open double three times. With Djokovic’s 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-0 victory over Andy Murray, he became the first player ever to win the Indian Wells – Miami double in back-to-back years.

“Well, it’s obviously nice and flattering to hear that I have achieved another record,” Djokovic. “Of course I do pay attention of that. Any kind of achievement that goes into history books I’m hugely proud of and I appreciate it very much, because I work hard for it and I do cherish it.

“Again, it’s not something that obviously takes away my discipline. It just allows me to motivate myself even more. Just going to try and keep the same routine and mindset so far which helped me to achieve all these results.”

World No. 1 Djokovic broke Murray five times in the over two-and-a-half hour match in which he won his 22nd Masters Series crown. It is the 27-year-old Serb’s fifth Miami tournament victory.

“It was just very tough, brutal conditions for both of us,” Djokovic said about the hot conditions on the court.

“First set was really up and down for both of us, and we tried to stay mentally tough, both of us, and kind of hang in there, battle, and wear down the other player physically.

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“There were lots of exchanges, a lot of long rallies. I was expecting that coming into the match, but one thing is to really expect and the other is to really experience it and really go through it on the court.

“So wasn’t easy, but as I said, it was the same for both players. I played a good tiebreak; managed to hang in there. Wasn’t really a great tennis display. A lot of unforced errors.

“But in these conditions you just want to try to stay with the other player and extend the punching exchange and try to wait for the opportunities. I did have some opportunities in the beginning of the second set where I maybe could have gotten the break and maybe win the match in straight sets, but he came back. He played better in the second.

“Then the third the beginning was, again, important part. First two games were pretty long. I managed to win those. After that, I felt like he was getting tired. That’s where the momentum was on my side.

“But generally it was just a physical battle between the two of us that play similar game. You know, we haven’t served that well, so we haven’t had that many free points, as a matter of fact. With first or second serve we needed to earn every single point, to work for it.

“That’s why this particular match was very tough.”

“I struggled physically,” Murray said. “I mean, yeah, I played very well for a couple of sets. Maybe I could have done a little bit better in the tiebreak in the first set.”

“I feel like when I play well against Novak the matches tend to be pretty physical, long, grueling matches. It’s tough, but, I mean, that’s what part of being a professional athlete is, is dealing with those different conditions and making those adjustments.”

Asked about what makes Djokovic difficult to play against Murray said: “He serves well, he runs well, he moves exceptionally well. Physically he’s in great shape; he hits the ball well off both sides.

“So, yeah, he does most things on the tennis court well. That’s why he’s the No. 1 player in the world just now.

“In terms of game‑wise, I feel like in a couple of the matches we played this year I feel like I’ve been able to hang with him, but just not quite for long enough unfortunately.

“Yeah, I need to try to work out why that is. Like I say, I can’t do loads more than what I’m doing to get myself in the best condition possible.”

For Djokovic, it’s his seventh straight win over the Brit, raising his overall head-to-head record to 18-8. Murray who will be getting married in Scotland on Saturday, will move up in the rankings on Monday to world No 3.

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