February 13, 2016

WTA Taiwan Open Results

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TAIWAN OPEN – KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN
$ 500,000
8 – 14 FEBRUARY, 2016

RESULTS – FEBRUARY 12, 2016
Singles – Quarterfinals

[1] V. Williams (USA) d A. Sevastova (LAT) 75 62
[2] M. Doi (JPN) d [7] K. Nara (JPN) walkover (left thigh injury)
[3] Y. Putintseva (KAZ) d S. Voegele (SUI) 63 00 ret. (dizziness)
[6] S. Hsieh (TPE) d E. Kulichkova (RUS) 60 62

Doubles – Quarterfinals
[1] H. Chan (TPE) / Y. Chan (TPE) d M. Melnikova (RUS) / M. Minella (LUX) 62 64

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016
CENTER COURT start 11:00 am
[6] S. Hsieh (TPE) vs [2] M. Doi (JPN)

Not Before 12:00 noon
[1] V. Williams (USA) vs [3] Y. Putintseva (KAZ)
[1] H. Chan (TPE) / Y. Chan (TPE) vs C. Hsu (TPE) / Y. Lee (TPE)
[3] L. Kichenok (UKR) / N. Kichenok (UKR) vs E. Hozumi (JPN) / M. Kato (JPN)

 

PETERSBURG LADIES TROPHY 2016 – ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
$753,000
FEBRUARY 8 – 14, 2016

RESULTS – FEBRUARY 12, 2016
Singles – Quarterfinals
[1] B. Bencic (SUI) d [5] A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 67(4) 64 62
[2] R. Vinci (ITA) d T. Babos (HUN) 76(3) 46 76(4)
[4] A. Ivanovic (SRB) d [Q] K. Kozlova (UKR) 61 75
D. Kasatkina (RUS) d D. Cibulkova (SVK) 46 75 63

Doubles – Semifinals
V. Dushevina (RUS) / B. Krejcikova (CZE) d [2] A. Hlavackova (CZE) / L. Hradecka (CZE) 36 76(5) 10-8

Quarterfinals
[1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) d D. Kasatkina (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) 64 61

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016
SIBUR ARENA start 2:00 pm
[4] A. Ivanovic (SRB) vs [2] R. Vinci (ITA)
[1] B. Bencic (SUI) vs D. Kasatkina (RUS)
[1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) vs [3] A. Medina Garrigues (ESP) / A. Parra Santonja (ESP)

 

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Novak Djokovic Claims 60th Title with Win Over Rafael Nadal in Doha

 

(January 9, 2016) For Novak Djokovic’s  career 2015 season, the only tournament final he did not reach was Doha. He was upset in the quarterfinals by Ivo Karlovic. The No. 1 made up for not reaching the final last year by winning the title this year, dominating Rafael Nadal 6-1, 6-2 for his 60th career title. He has now reached 16 straight finals.

For Djokovic he became just the 10th player in the Open Era to earn 60 titles. He is tied with Andre Agassi and sits just two behind Guillermo Vilas at 62.

This was an Open Era 47th meeting between two players. The victory gives the Serbian a 24-23 edge over the Spaniard for the first time. Djokovic has won 11 straight sets over Nadal since the 2014 Roland Garros final.

“It did feel as close to perfection as it can get,” Djokovic said of the 73-minute match. “Obviously from the first to the last point I managed to impose my own tactical approach and strategy and what I have kind of prepared myself for, and the conditions were played to my favor. I just came out on the court with the right intention, with the right intensity, and with a great deal of confidence, as well, that I carried from the last season playing against him in the last couple of matches as well winning in straight sets.”

“The match is easy to analyze,” Nadal said. “I played against a player who did everything perfect. I don’t know anybody who played tennis like this ever. Since I know this sport I never saw somebody playing at this level. So I just congratulate him and that’s it. I know I can do a few things better, but the real thing is, with these conditions playing during the night and with the feeling of the ball here, it’s so difficult to have chances against him playing like this.”

Djokovic is a dominant 85-5 over the past 52 weeks and is 33-5 against the Top 10 in that time period.
Next stop for both men will be the first major of the year, the Australian Open in Melbourne which begins on January 18.

 

Over in Chennai, Stan Wawrinka is looking to win a third straight Chennai Open title. He’ll take on Borna Coric in the final on Sunday. Coric, at 19 has become the youngest finalist since Kei Nishikori in 2008 at Delray Beach.

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Victoria Azarenka Victorious in Brisbane for 18th WTA Title

 

(January 9, 2016) Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka won her first tournament since Cincinnati in August of 2013 by capturing the Brisbane International. The woman from Belarus dominated the fourth seed, German Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-1. This is the 18th career WTA title for Azarenka and the second time she has won this event. She last captured the crown in 2009.

“Every time I play in front of this crowd I couldn’t be happier,” said the champion to the crowd after the match. “My dreams come true whenever I step on the court, and I want to thank you all for showing up, motivating us so much and inspiring us so much.”

 

The beginning of the tournament saw top seeds withdraw with injuries in Simona Halep and Maria Sharapova. The unseeded Azarenka who has dealt with injuries to her left leg and foot over the past two years, seeing ranking slip to No. 22, lost a mere 17 games en route to the tournament victory. That ties her with No. 1 Serena Williams in least games surrendered during the tournament.

Azarenka hit 23 winners to 9 unforced errors in her match against Kerber. She is now 6-0 against the German.

Azarenka, who won the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013 has now won 35 out of her last 39 matches down under dating back to 2012.

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Sloane Stephens Wins Auckland for Second Career WTA Title

(January 9, 2016) Sloane Stephens had to complete two wins on Saturday to claim the ASB Classic title in Auckland. The American had to complete her rain delayed semifinal earlier in the day. Stephens was leading former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 5-2 on Friday when the rains came. Saturday morning saw the Dane mount a comeback against the American, but Stephens held her off to win 6-2, 7-6(3) to advance to the final.

Two hours later, Stephens had to take on Germany’s Julia Goerges for the title. The fifth seed went on to win 7-5, 6-2 to claim her second WTA title.

“To win a tournament is amazing and I’m just really happy,” the 22-year-old Stephens said after the match. “It’s definitely been a tough week, I’ve played some really tough players and to play this morning and come back and play the final. It’s the first time I’ve done that so I was really pleased with the way I was able to hold myself together and win this afternoon.”

 

ASB CLASSIC – AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
USD 250, 000
4-9 JANUARY, 2016

Results – Saturday, Jan 9

Women’s Singles

Finals

[5] S. Stephens (USA) d J. Goerges (GER) 75 62

Semifinals

[5] S. Stephens (USA) d [3] C. Wozniacki (DEN) 62 76(3)

Women’s Doubles

Finals

E. Mertens (BEL) / A. Mestach (BEL) d D. Kovinic (MNE) / B. Strycova (CZE) 26 63 10-5

Semifinals

D. Kovinic (MNE) / B. Strycova (CZE) d M. Erakovic (NZL) / S. Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 64 64

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Roger Federer Begins 2016 with Decisive Win in Brisbane

(January 7, 2016) Brisbane International defending champion Roger Federer began his season on Thursday with a 6-2, 6-1 win over qualifier Tobias Kamke. The top seed and world No. 3 asked tournament organizers to delay his match by a day as he along with his family are battling the flu.

Federer took advantage of five break point chances to defeat his opponent in 55 minutes in his first match of 2016.

Federer’s win puts him the quarterfinals against Grigor Dimitrov who rallied to beat Viktor Troicki 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-2. Federer is 3-0 against Dimitrov.

On the women’s side, injuries have knocked out the top seeds earlier in the week, but two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka demolished Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-3 to reach the semifinals. Azarenka has suffered foot and leg injuries over the past few years.

Azarenka will take on surprise semifinalist U.S. qualifier Samantha Crawford, ranked No. 142 who beat Andrea Pektovic 6-3, 6-0. Crawford, who won the 2012 US Open Junior Girls’ title, became the first female qualifier in tournament history to reach the semifinals of the event

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL

RESULTS – JANUARY 07, 2016
Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals
[4] A. Kerber (GER) d A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 64 64
[6] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) d V. Lepchenko (USA) 46 64 75
V. Azarenka (BLR) d [8] R. Vinci (ITA) 61 62
[Q] S. Crawford (USA) d A. Petkovic (GER) 63 60

Women’s Doubles – Quarterfinals
A. Medina Garrigues (ESP) / A. Parra Santonja (ESP) d [3] A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) 26 76(8) 10-7
[WC] A. Kerber (GER) / A. Petkovic (GER) d R. Atawo (USA) / A. Cornet (FRA) 62 63

Men’s Singles – Second Round
[1] R. Federer (SUI) d [Q] T. Kamke (GER) 62 61
[4] M. Raonic (CAN) d [Q] I. Dodig (CRO) 67(2) 61 64
L. Pouille (FRA) d [6] D. Goffin (BEL) 76(5) 46 63
G. Dimitrov (BUL) d V. Troicki (SRB) 57 76(6) 62

Men’s Doubles – Quarterfinals
[4] D. Inglot (GBR) / R. Lindstedt (SWE) d [WC] M. Reid (AUS) / J. Smith (AUS) 76(0) 62

ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, JANUARY 08, 2016
PAT RAFTER ARENA start 11:00 am
ATP – L. Pouille (FRA) vs [4] M. Raonic (CAN)

Not Before 1:00 pm
ATP – [7] B. Tomic (AUS) vs [2] K. Nishikori (JPN)

Not Before 3:00 pm
WTA – [4] A. Kerber (GER) vs [6] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP)

Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP – [1] R. Federer (SUI) or [Q] T. Kamke (GER) vs G. Dimitrov (BUL)

Not Before 9:00 pm
WTA – V. Azarenka (BLR) vs [Q] S. Crawford (USA)

SHOW COURT 1 start 1:00 pm
WTA – [1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) vs [4] A. Klepac (SLO) / A. Kudryavtseva (RUS)

Not Before 4:30 pm
ATP – [3] M. Cilic (CRO) vs [8] D. Thiem (AUT)
WTA – A. Medina Garrigues (ESP) / A. Parra Santonja (ESP) vs [WC] A. Kerber (GER) / A. Petkovic (GER)

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Djokovic and Nadal Advance Easily in Doha, Wawrinka Reaches Chennai Quarterfinals

 

(January 6, 2016) Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal made easy work of their opponents to reach the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open in Doha on Wednesday.

No. 1 Djokovic defeated won his 17th straight contest against a Spanish challenger, stopping Fernando Verdasco 6-2, 6-2 while Nadal sent home Robin Haase 6-3, 6-2.

“I’m very pleased with the way I have started this season, with two matches in straight sets,” Djokovic said after the victory. “Tonight was tougher than the first round. Obviously I expected that. Verdasco is a former Top-10 player, somebody that has a lot of weapons in his game and who can create a lot of power from the forehand side. I wanted to take away the time from him. So I tried to mix it up. I served well in important moments.”

Djokovic will face Leonardo Mayer next for a place in the semifinals. “[Mayer] is a very intelligent tennis player,” Djokovic commented. “He knows how to anticipate well on the court and serves very well, even though he has a very high toss, but he doesn’t make too many double faults.”

Nadal will play Andrey Kuznetsov in his quarterfinal match-up.

Nadal was happy with his performance on Wednesday: “I played at a very high level against a good opponent today.

“My serve was a little bit worse than yesterday, but in general I am happy with the victory and my level of tennis. I hit my returns with a lot of confidence.”

As for the Spaniard’s next opponent: “I played against him at Roland Garros a couple of years ago, and he made some great shots. I hope I’ll be able to play at the same level as today.”

 

 

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Qatar ExxonMobil Open

 

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 6 JANUARY 2016

Singles – Second Round
[1] N. Djokovic (SRB) d F. Verdasco (ESP) 62 62
[2] R. Nadal (ESP) d R. Haase (NED) 63 62
[3] T. Berdych (CZE) d D. Dzumhur (BIH) 60 64
[7] J. Chardy (FRA) d P. Mathieu (FRA) 62 64
[8] L. Mayer (ARG) d P. Andujar (ESP) 62 64
[Q] K. Edmund (GBR) d D. Muñoz de la Nava (ESP) 57 63 76(3)
I. Marchenko (UKR) d T. Gabashvili (RUS) 64 62
A. Kuznetsov (RUS) d R. Berankis (LTU) 76(6) 61

Doubles – Quarterfinals
[1] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) d T. Gabashvili (RUS) / A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 61 61
[2] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) d J. Chardy (FRA) / P. Mathieu (FRA) 76(5) 64
[3] F. Lopez (ESP) / M. Lopez (ESP) d S. Bolelli (ITA) / S. Stakhovsky (UKR) 62 67(3) 10-6
[4] P. Petzschner (GER) / A. Peya (AUT) d D. Marrero (ESP) / A. Seppi (ITA) 62 64

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 7 JANUARY 2016

CENTRE COURT start 3:30 pm
[7] J. Chardy (FRA) vs I. Marchenko (UKR)
A. Kuznetsov (RUS) vs [2] R. Nadal (ESP)
[1] N. Djokovic (SRB) vs [8] L. Mayer (ARG)
[3] T. Berdych (CZE) vs [Q] K. Edmund (GBR)

COURT 1 start 4:00 pm
[1] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) vs [4] P. Petzschner (GER) / A. Peya (AUT)
[3] F. Lopez (ESP) / M. Lopez (ESP) vs [2] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA)

 

 

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Aircel Chennai Open

ATP World Tour 250  $425,535

Chennai, India (+6 hours GMT)
4-10 January 2016   Surface: Hard

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 6 JANUARY 2016

Singles – Second Round
[1] S. Wawrinka (SUI) d [WC] A. Rublev (RUS) 63 62
[4] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) d J. Millman (AUS) 64 61
[5] G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [Q] A. Pavic (CRO) 76(5) 61
[8] B. Coric (CRO) d A. Krajicek (USA) 62 75

Doubles – First Round
[3] O. Marach (AUT) / F. Martin (FRA) d A. Bedene (GBR) / T. Huey (PHI) 46 64 10-5
[WC] N. Balaji (IND) / R. Ramanathan (IND) d [4] M. Daniell (NZL) / A. Sitak (NZL) 26 76(5) 10-5
[WC] S. Devvarman (IND) / J. Nedunchezhiyan (IND) d N. Monroe (USA) / H. Podlipnik-Castillo (CHI) 46 63 10-5
A. Krajicek (USA) / B. Paire (FRA) d S. Betov (BLR) / M. Elgin (RUS) 67(2) 64 15-13

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 7 JANUARY 2016

STADIUM COURT start 5:00 pm
[3] B. Paire (FRA) vs L. Rosol (CZE)
[WC] R. Ramanathan (IND) vs [LL] A. Kudryavtsev (RUS)
A. Krajicek (USA) / B. Paire (FRA) vs [2] M. Granollers (ESP) / L. Paes (IND)

COURT 1 start 5:00 pm
[Q] T. Fabbiano (ITA) vs [6] G. Muller (LUX)
A. Bedene (GBR) vs L. Vanni (ITA)
[3] O. Marach (AUT) / F. Martin (FRA) vs M. Fyrstenberg (POL) / S. Gonzalez (MEX)

COURT 2 start Not Before 7:00 pm
After Suitable Rest – [1] R. Klaasen (RSA) / R. Ram (USA) vs L. Rosol (CZE) / I. Zelenay (SVK)

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Azarenka and Nishikori Advance in Brisbane

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(January 6, 2016) Garbine Muguruza joined the Brisbane injury list on Wednesday. The Spaniard retired in her match with a left foot injury after trailing 7-6, 1-0 to Varvara Lepchenko. She joins Maria Sharapova and second seed Simona Halep on the sidelines.

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL
USD 1,000,000.00
1-10 JANUARY, 2016

RESULTS – JANUARY 06, 2016
Women’s Singles – Second Round
V. Lepchenko (USA) d [2] G. Muguruza (ESP) 76(9) 10 Retired
[4] A. Kerber (GER) d M. Brengle (USA) 63 60
[Q] S. Crawford (USA) d [7] B. Bencic (SUI) 75 75
V. Azarenka (BLR) d [LL] Y. Bonaventure (BEL) 63 62
A. Petkovic (GER) d E. Makarova (RUS) 75 64

Women’s Doubles – Quarterfinals
[1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) d B. Bencic (SUI) / K. Mladenovic (FRA) 63 46 10-6
[4] A. Klepac (SLO) / A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) d G. Dabrowski (CAN) / A. Rosolska (POL) 76(5) 60
First Round
[3] A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) d M. Gasparyan (RUS) / A. Panova (RUS) 63 60

Men’s Singles – Second Round
[2] K. Nishikori (JPN) d M. Kukushkin (KAZ) 63 64
[3] M. Cilic (CRO) d H. Chung (KOR) 75 76(3)
[7] B. Tomic (AUS) d [PR] R. Stepanek (CZE) 76(6) 46 76(4)
[8] D. Thiem (AUT) d D. Kudla (USA) 63 62

Doubles – Quarter-finals
G. Dimitrov (BUL) / K. Nishikori (JPN) d [1] P. Herbert (FRA) / N. Mahut (FRA) 46 61 10-7
[2] H. Kontinen (FIN) / J. Peers (AUS) d I. Dodig (CRO) / S. Groth (AUS) 76(2) 63
[WC] J. Duckworth (AUS) / C. Guccione (AUS) d [3] L. Kubot (POL) / M. Matkowski (POL) 36 63 10-4

Doubles – First Round
[4] D. Inglot (GBR) / R. Lindstedt (SWE) d E. Butorac (USA) / S. Lipsky (USA) 76(5) 46 10-7
[WC] M. Reid (AUS) / J. Smith (AUS) d M. Pavic (CRO) / M. Venus (NZL) 76(1) 64

ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, JANUARY 07, 2016
PAT RAFTER ARENA start 11:00 am
WTA – A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs [4] A. Kerber (GER)
WTA – A. Petkovic (GER) vs [Q] S. Crawford (USA)
ATP – [Q] I. Dodig (CRO) vs [4] M. Raonic (CAN)

Not Before 7:00 pm
WTA – V. Azarenka (BLR) vs [8] R. Vinci (ITA)
ATP – [1] R. Federer (SUI) vs [Q] T. Kamke (GER)

SHOW COURT 1 start 11:00 am
ATP – [WC] M. Reid (AUS) / J. Smith (AUS) vs [4] D. Inglot (GBR) / R. Lindstedt (SWE)
ATP – [6] D. Goffin (BEL) vs L. Pouille (FRA)
ATP – V. Troicki (SRB) vs G. Dimitrov (BUL)

Not Before 4:30 pm
WTA – [6] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) vs V. Lepchenko (USA)
WTA – [WC] A. Kerber (GER) / A. Petkovic (GER) vs R. Atawo (USA) / A. Cornet (FRA)

SHOW COURT 2 start Not Before 2:00 pm
WTA – after suitable rest – A. Medina Garrigues (ESP) / A. Parra Santonja (ESP) vs [3] A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS)

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Rafael Nadal Begins 2016 with a Victory Over Countryman Pablo Carreno

(January 5, 2016) Fourteen-time major champion Rafael Nadal notched his first victory of the season besting his Spanish countryman Pablo Carreno 6-7 (5) 6-3, 6-1.

Carreno gave Nadal a test in the first set. Nadal saved three set points but Carreno closed the set out on a fourth set point.

Nadal captured the next two sets in dominant fashion.

Another of Nadal’s countrymen, David Ferrer the defending champion, lost to Illya Marchenko of Ukraine.

 

 

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Qatar ExxonMobil Open

 

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 5 JANUARY 2016

Singles – First Round
[2] R. Nadal (ESP) d P. Carreno Busta (ESP) 67(5) 63 61
[3] T. Berdych (CZE) d S. Stakhovsky (UKR) 75 64
I. Marchenko (UKR) d [4] D. Ferrer (ESP) 67(8) 63 62
R. Berankis (LTU) d [6] A. Seppi (ITA) 36 61 64
[8] L. Mayer (ARG) d [Q] B. Becker (GER) 61 62
F. Verdasco (ESP) d [WC] M. Jaziri (TUN) 76(4) 76(4)
P. Andujar (ESP) d P. Lorenzi (ITA) 64 06 64
P. Mathieu (FRA) d A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 63 46 76(7) – saved 1 M.P.
T. Gabashvili (RUS) d S. Bolelli (ITA) 46 64 61

Doubles – First Round

[1] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) d J. Erlich (ISR) / C. Fleming (GBR) 76(4) 63
[2] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) d R. Albot (MDA) / M. Klizan (SVK) 63 63
[3] F. Lopez (ESP) / M. Lopez (ESP) d W. Koolhof (NED) / M. Middelkoop (NED) 76(5) 64
[4] P. Petzschner (GER) / A. Peya (AUT) d [WC] M. Zayed (QAT) / M. Zayid (QAT) 61 61
S. Bolelli (ITA) / S. Stakhovsky (UKR) d J. Knowle (AUT) / A. Sa (BRA) 76(6) 61
SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 6 JANUARY 2016

CENTRE COURT start 3:30 pm

[7] J. Chardy (FRA) vs P. Mathieu (FRA)
Not Before 5:00 pm
[1] N. Djokovic (SRB) vs F. Verdasco (ESP)
R. Haase (NED) vs [2] R. Nadal (ESP)
[3] T. Berdych (CZE) vs D. Dzumhur (BIH)

COURT 1 start 3:30 pm

T. Gabashvili (RUS) vs I. Marchenko (UKR)
R. Berankis (LTU) vs A. Kuznetsov (RUS)
[Q] K. Edmund (GBR) vs D. Muñoz de la Nava (ESP)

COURT 2 start 3:30 pm

P. Andujar (ESP) vs [8] L. Mayer (ARG)
S. Bolelli (ITA) / S. Stakhovsky (UKR) vs [3] F. Lopez (ESP) / M. Lopez (ESP)
After Suitable Rest – [1] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) vs T. Gabashvili (RUS) / A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)

COURT 3 start 4:00 pm

[4] P. Petzschner (GER) / A. Peya (AUT) vs D. Marrero (ESP) / A. Seppi (ITA)
After Suitable Rest – J. Chardy (FRA) / P. Mathieu (FRA) vs [2] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA)

 

 

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Aircel Chennai Open

ATP World Tour 250  $425,535

Chennai, India (+6 hours GMT)
4-10 January 2016   Surface: Hard

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 5 JANUARY 2016

Singles – First Round
[5] G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d T. Daniel (JPN) 46 75 62
[6] G. Muller (LUX) d [WC] K. Khachanov (RUS) 67(3) 76(4) 62
A. Bedene (GBR) d [7] V. Pospisil (CAN) 75 76(6)
[WC] A. Rublev (RUS) d [Q] S. Devvarman (IND) 63 36 63
L. Rosol (CZE) d S. Giraldo (COL) 63 64
[Q] T. Fabbiano (ITA) d [Q] J. Kovalik (SVK) 16 63 64
A. Krajicek (USA) d R. Ram (USA) 67(0) 64 64
L. Vanni (ITA) d J. Struff (GER) 64 76(5)
[WC] R. Ramanathan (IND) d D. Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 62 60

Doubles – First Round
[2] M. Granollers (ESP) / L. Paes (IND) d [Alt] T. Daniel (JPN) / J. Millman (AUS) 62 63
M. Fyrstenberg (POL) / S. Gonzalez (MEX) d A. Bury (BLR) / B. Coric (CRO) 64 63
SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 6 JANUARY 2016

STADIUM COURT start 5:00 pm
[8] B. Coric (CRO) vs A. Krajicek (USA)
[1] S. Wawrinka (SUI) vs [WC] A. Rublev (RUS)
J. Millman (AUS) vs [4] R. Bautista Agut (ESP)

COURT 1 start 5:00 pm
[WC] N. Balaji (IND) / R. Ramanathan (IND) vs [4] M. Daniell (NZL) / A. Sitak (NZL)
[Q] A. Pavic (CRO) vs [5] G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
[WC] S. Devvarman (IND) / J. Nedunchezhiyan (IND) vs N. Monroe (USA) / H. Podlipnik-Castillo (CHI)

COURT 2 start 6:00 pm
[3] O. Marach (AUT) / F. Martin (FRA) vs A. Bedene (GBR) / T. Huey (PHI)
After Suitable Rest – A. Krajicek (USA) / B. Paire (FRA) vs S. Betov (BLR) / M. Elgin (RUS)

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Petra Kvitova Pulls Out of Shenzhen Open

 

 

(January 5, 2016) Petra Kvitova was forced to retire from her opening match at the Shenzhen Open due to a gastrointestinal illness. China’s Zheng Saisai took the first set 6-2 when the Czech retired.

 

 

Shenzhen Open

SHENZHEN OPEN – SHENZHEN, CHINA
$ 500,000.00
2-9 JANUARY, 2016

 

RESULTS – JANUARY 05, 2016
Women’s
Singles – First Round

[1] A. Radwanska (POL) d A. Krunic (SRB) 64 63
S. Zheng (CHN) d [2] P. Kvitova (CZE) 62 00 Retired – gastrointestinal illness
Q. Wang (CHN) d [5] J. Konta (GBR) 63 36 63
[6] E. Bouchard (CAN) d D. Vekic (CRO) 64 16 75
[WC] S. Zhang (CHN) d [WC] I. Khromacheva (RUS) 63 63
V. King (USA) d [LL] S. Voegele (SUI) 75 64
[Q] N. Gibbs (USA) d [Q] T. Smitkova (CZE) 60 62
A. Kontaveit (EST) d [Q] Y. Shvedova (KAZ) 64 76(5)

Women’s
Doubles – First Round

[3] V. Dushevina (RUS) / K. Siniakova (CZE) d A. Beck (GER) / E. Rodina (RUS) 76(3) 63
[4] C. Buyukakcay (TUR) / A. Krunic (SRB) d M. Linette (POL) / K. Zhang (CHN) walkover – gastrointestinal illness, Linette
C. Mitu (ROU) / P. Tig (ROU) d Z. Diyas (KAZ) / L. Zhang (HKG) 62 64

ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 06, 2016
CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[3] I. Begu (ROU) vs A. Friedsam (GER)
[6] E. Bouchard (CAN) vs [Q] N. Gibbs (USA)

Not Before 2:00 pm
[1] A. Radwanska (POL) vs [WC] S. Zhang (CHN)
A. Kontaveit (EST) vs S. Zheng (CHN)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
T. Babos (HUN) vs [4] M. Niculescu (ROU)

Not Before 12:30 pm
V. King (USA) vs Q. Wang (CHN)
[4] C. Buyukakcay (TUR) / A. Krunic (SRB) vs C. Liang (CHN) / S. Peng (CHN)
After suitable rest – I. Khromacheva (RUS) / L. Marozava (BLR) vs V. King (USA) / M. Niculescu (ROU)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
A. Riske (USA) vs S. Hsieh (TPE)
K. Siniakova (CZE) vs [7] Z. Diyas (KAZ)
C. Mitu (ROU) / P. Tig (ROU) vs [3] V. Dushevina (RUS) / K. Siniakova (CZE)

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Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep Withdraw From Brisbane International

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(January 5, 2016) The Brisbane International was struck with two major withdrawals on Tuesday as defending champion Maria Sharapova and top seed Simona Halep pulled out of the tournament before play a match.

Sharapova cited a sore left forearm injury while Halep had problem with her left Achilles tendon. Halep was scheduled to play 2-time major champion Victoria Azarenka in the second round.

 

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL
USD 1,000,000.00
1-10 JANUARY, 2016
RESULTS – JANUARY 05, 2016
Women’s Singles – Second Round
[6] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) d S. Stosur (AUS) 61 67(3) 64
[8] R. Vinci (ITA) d D. Cibulkova (SVK) 61 61
A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d A. Cornet (FRA) 62 16 64
First Round
E. Makarova (RUS) d [LL] M. Gasparyan (RUS) 64 26 63
Women’s Doubles – First Round
[WC] A. Kerber (GER) / A. Petkovic (GER) d K. Bondarenko (UKR) / O. Savchuk (UKR) 76(2) 63

Men’s Singles – First Round
[6] D. Goffin (BEL) d T. Bellucci (BRA) 64 64
[7] B. Tomic (AUS) d N. Mahut (FRA) 64 63
[8] D. Thiem (AUT) d [WC] J. Duckworth (AUS) 36 64 63
V. Troicki (SRB) d S. Johnson (USA) 76(3) 61
L. Pouille (FRA) d [Q] Y. Nishioka (JPN) 46 63 75
[Q] I. Dodig (CRO) d [Q] O. Anderson (AUS) 63 62
[PR] R. Stepanek (CZE) d D. Lajovic (SRB) 60 63
M. Kukushkin (KAZ) d D. Istomin (UZB) 62 75

Men’s Doubles – First Round
I. Dodig (CRO) / S. Groth (AUS) d D. Lajovic (SRB) / V. Troicki (SRB) 63 36 10-3
ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 06, 2016
PAT RAFTER ARENA start 11:00 am
ATP – D. Kudla (USA) vs [8] D. Thiem (AUT)

Not Before 1:00 pm
ATP – M. Kukushkin (KAZ) vs [2] K. Nishikori (JPN)

Not Before 2:00 pm
WTA – [LL] Y. Bonaventure (BEL) vs V. Azarenka (BLR)

Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP – possible court change – [7] B. Tomic (AUS) or N. Mahut (FRA) vs [PR] R. Stepanek (CZE)

Not Before 8:00 pm
WTA – V. Lepchenko (USA) vs [2] G. Muguruza (ESP)
SHOW COURT 1 start 11:00 am
WTA – M. Brengle (USA) vs [4] A. Kerber (GER)
WTA – E. Makarova (RUS) vs A. Petkovic (GER)
ATP – [3] L. Kubot (POL) / M. Matkowski (POL) vs [WC] J. Duckworth (AUS) / C. Guccione (AUS)
ATP – possible court change – [3] M. Cilic (CRO) vs H. Chung (KOR)
SHOW COURT 2 start 11:00 am
WTA – [Q] S. Crawford (USA) vs [7] B. Bencic (SUI)
ATP – [WC] M. Reid (AUS) / J. Smith (AUS) vs M. Pavic (CRO) / M. Venus (NZL)
ATP – I. Dodig (CRO) / S. Groth (AUS) vs [2] H. Kontinen (FIN) / J. Peers (AUS)

Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP – TBA – [1] P. Herbert (FRA) / N. Mahut (FRA) vs G. Dimitrov (BUL) / K. Nishikori (JPN)
COURT 6 start 11:00 am
WTA – [4] A. Klepac (SLO) / A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) vs G. Dabrowski (CAN) / A. Rosolska (POL)
ATP – E. Butorac (USA) / S. Lipsky (USA) vs [4] D. Inglot (GBR) / R. Lindstedt (SWE)
WTA – M. Gasparyan (RUS) / A. Panova (RUS) vs [3] A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS)
WTA – [1] M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) vs B. Bencic (SUI) / K. Mladenovic (FRA)

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