July 29, 2015

Robredo wins Casablanca


(April 14, 2013) Spain’s Tommy Robredo captured his first title since Santiago in February 2011 with a 7-6(6), 4-6, 6-3 win over Kevin Anderson for the Casablanca crown. The 72nd ranked Robredo missed five months in 2012 due to a leg injury and fell to No. 471 in the world in the rankings.

For Robredo the victory was his 10th tournament title on clay.

“I have been practicing very well during a month in Barcelona before coming here, “ Robredo said. “I knew that I could play a good tournament here and you never know what can happen. I went match by match and kept winning. Today, I was pretty nervous since this is very important for me. I really wanted to win this. I’m very happy to win a title again after my injury. It’s just great! Those points will help me a lot in the ranking. The goal is to arrive in Roland Garros in the best form possible. After that I will sit down and have a look at my goals.”

Anderson who was playing in his first clay court final, spoke about his chances during the match.

“I thought I was in control of the match,” said the South African. “I had a lot of chances in the first set. I played a loose game to give the break back. And then in the tie-break at 6-all, I played two loose points. I came back and did well in the second. In the third, I had some good momentum, but after suddenly being up, I was down a break. I gave myself some chances to get back in the match. Obviously I’m not too happy with the errors I made on those two break points. But there are a lot of positives, which is the main thing I got to look at, as disappointing as it was not to have won it. It’s a good start for me on clay. There are still a lot of tournaments.”



Singles – Final
T Robredo (ESP) d [2] K Anderson (RSA) 76(6) 46 63

Doubles – Final
[1] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) d D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER) 63 62


Tops Seeds Advance in Casablanca



Singles – Second Round
[2] K Anderson (RSA) d [Q] P Carreno-Busta (ESP) 63 63
[3] M Klizan (SVK) d [Q] F Volandri (ITA) 64 76(5)
[7] R Haase (NED) d K De Schepper (FRA) 62 67(2) 63
[8] G Zemlja (SLO) d [Q] H Laaksonen (SUI) 76(5) 61

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) d B Paire (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI) 60 46 10-4
M Klizan (SVK) / I Zelenay (SVK) d [3] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) 36 75 10-3
A Bedene (SLO) / T Bednarek (POL) d [4] D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA) 63 75
D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER) d B Kavcic (SLO) / G Zemlja (SLO) 63 62


COURT CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
[4] B Paire (FRA) vs T Robredo (ESP)
Not Before 1:30 PM
[1] [WC] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs G Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
[8] G Zemlja (SLO) vs [2] K Anderson (RSA)
[7] R Haase (NED) vs [3] M Klizan (SVK)

COURT 2 start 1:00 pm
A Bedene (SLO) / T Bednarek (POL) vs D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER)


Top Seed Wawrinka Rallies Past Kavcic in Casablanca


ATP World Tour 250
Casablanca, Morocco (GMT)
8-14 April, 2013 Surface: Clay


Singles – Second Round
[1] [WC] S Wawrinka (SUI) d B Kavcic (SLO) 46 62 61
[4] B Paire (FRA) d A Bedene (SLO) 46 64 63
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 67(4) 76(3) 62
T Robredo (ESP) d T Kamke (GER) 64 75

Singles – First Round
[7] R Haase (NED) d R Bautista Agut (ESP) 63 26 75
K De Schepper (FRA) d S Darcis (BEL) 63 64

Doubles – First Round
[1] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) d M Emmrich (GER) / R Junaid (AUS) 67(5) 76(4) 12-10
D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER) d [2] L Dlouhy (CZE) / P Hanley (AUS) 36 75 10-6
[4] D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA) d M Elgin (RUS) / K Skupski (GBR) 67(4) 76(6) 10-8
A Bedene (SLO) / T Bednarek (POL) d P Andujar (ESP) / G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 76(3) 60


COURT CENTRAL start 11:00 am
[8] G Zemlja (SLO) vs [Q] H Laaksonen (SUI)
[Q] P Carreno-Busta (ESP) vs [2] K Anderson (RSA)
[Q] F Volandri (ITA) vs [3] M Klizan (SVK)
[7] R Haase (NED) vs K De Schepper (FRA)

COURT 2 not before 12:00 noon
[1] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) vs B Paire (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI)
A Bedene (SLO) / T Bednarek (POL) vs [4] D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA)
B Kavcic (SLO) / G Zemlja (SLO) vs D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER)
[3] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) vs M Klizan (SVK) / I Zelenay (SVK) – After Suitable Rest


Nadal Crushes Ferrer for Mexican Open Crown

Rafael Nadal


(March 2, 2013) Rafael Nadal is now 12-1 since returning to the tennis tour  last month after being sidelined since Wimbledon with a knee injury. Nadal captured his 52nd career title by crushing friend, fellow Spaniard and three-time defending champion David Ferrer 6-0, 6-2 in 65 minutes to win the Mexican Open title in Acapulco.


His title on the red clay courts of the South American “Golden Swing,” saw him win two tournaments (Acapulco, Sao Paulo) and a finalist in another (Vina Del Mar). Nadal  also won Acapulco back in 2005.


Ferrer went into the final on a 19-match win streak in Acapulco. Ferrer’s record against Nadal falls to 4-17.


Nadal opened the match by winning the first 8 games to lead 6-0, 2-0 and never looked back.
“This was a great week for me and today I played exceptionally well, I dominated the game against the world No. 4 and couldn’t be happier, especially when I think where I am coming from,” Nadal said. Perhaps the conditions were in my favor but I feel it was maybe one of the best matches of my career.”

“I wish I could have played a better match but I never found my rhythm,” Ferrer lamented. You have good days and bad days. Rafa played really well and I couldn’t do much, and never had any chance. I leave with a positive feeling.”

“My heart tells me I should continue competing, that I need to move on to the next tournament,” Nadal said in confirming that he’ll play the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells next week.

Nadal took home $291,800 in prize money in capturing his 38th clay-court title. He’s third on the all-time clay-court tournament victory list behind Thomas Muster (40) and Guillermo Vilas (45).

Italy’s Sara Errani beat Carla Suarez-Navarro of Spain 6–0, 6-4 for the women’s title.

“In the first set the ball was much more live and the points were going much quicker, and I just played an incredible set. Even in the second set until 2-0 for me, 15-40 on her serve, I was in control, playing very aggressively. But the ball started getting heavier and the rallies were getting much tougher, and also she started to play much better. It got very difficult at the end.

“I’m so happy I closed it out,” Errani said. “Carla was playing really well. I’m even happier because it’s my first time defending a WTA title. I love this tournament – it’s a really special tournament for me.”

For Errani it’s her first title of the year and her seventh career tournament win.


Nadal and Ferrer Advance Easily in Acapulco

Nadal 2 16 2013 Brasil Open William Lucas Inovafoto

(February 27, 2013) Rafael Nadal moved into the quarterfinals of the Mexican Open on Wednesday as the Spaniard topped Argentina’s Martin Alund 6-0, 6-4 in just 85 minutes. He’ll face another Argentine next in Leonardo Mayer.

Nadal’s countryman, top seed  David Ferrer defeated American Wayne Odesnik 6-2, 6-1.


Acapulco, México

Red Clay/Outdoors

Results – Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Singles – Second Round
(1) Sara Errani (ITA) d. (Q) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 76(4) 62
(2) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Stéphanie Foretz Gacon (FRA) 61 62
(3) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) 64 64
Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) d. (4) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 61 21 ret. (right shoulder injury)
(5) Kiki Bertens (NED) d. (Q) María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 61 62
(6/WC) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) 63 64
(7) Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) d. María-Teresa Torró-Flor (ESP) 64 30 ret. (breathing difficulties)
Karin Knapp (ITA) d. (8) Romina Oprandi (SUI) 64 76(2)

Singles – Second Round
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) d [Q] W Odesnik (USA) 62 61
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d [Q] M Alund (ARG) 60 64
[3] N Almagro (ESP) d [PR] T Robredo (ESP) 64 76(4)
[8] H Zeballos (ARG) d D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 62 63
P Lorenzi (ITA) d P Andujar (ESP) 64 63
F Fognini (ITA) d A Bedene (SLO) 26 64 76(4)
S Giraldo (COL) d J Sousa (POR) 76(8) 75
L Mayer (ARG) d A Kuznetsov (RUS) 62 62

Doubles – First Round
[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) 63 46 10-7
[2] L Kubot (POL) / D Marrero (ESP) d [Alt] P Starace (ITA) / F Volandri (ITA) 75 61
S Bolelli (ITA) / F Fognini (ITA) d [3] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) 75 62
[4] J Melzer (AUT) / P Petzschner (GER) d [WC] D Garza (MEX) / M Reyes-Varela (MEX) 62 62
F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) d O Marach (AUT) / H Zeballos (ARG) 75 06 10-4
J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) d B Paire (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI) 62 63



CANCHA CENTRAL start 4:00 pm
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) vs P Lorenzi (ITA) – ATP

Not Before 5:30 PM
F Fognini (ITA) vs S Giraldo (COL) – ATP
[8] H Zeballos (ARG) vs [3] N Almagro (ESP) – ATP

Not Before 9:00 PM
L Mayer (ARG) vs [2] R Nadal (ESP) – ATP

CANCHA 2 start 4:00 pm
[6] [WC] F Schiavone (ITA) vs [2] C Suarez Navarro (ESP) – WTA

Not Before 5:30 PM
[3] A Cornet (FRA) vs [7] L Dominguez Lino (ESP) – WTA
K Knapp (ITA) vs S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) – WTA
[1] S Errani (ITA) vs [5] K Bertens (NED) – WTA

CANCHA 3 start 5:30 pm
[PR] I Falconi (USA) / A Tomljanovic (CRO) vs S Foretz Gacon (FRA) / E Hrdinova (CZE) – WTA
T Bellucci (BRA) / P Lorenzi (ITA) vs [4] J Melzer (AUT) / P Petzschner (GER) – ATP
S Bolelli (ITA) / F Fognini (ITA) vs J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) – ATP

CANCHA 4 start 5:30 pm
E Bogdan (ROU) / J Craybas (USA) vs C Castano (COL) / M Duque-Marino (COL) – WTA
R Oprandi (SUI) / F Schiavone (ITA) vs A Panova (RUS) / L Thorpe (FRA) – WTA
[4] L Dominguez Lino (ESP) / A Parra Santonja (ESP) vs [WC] V Rodriguez (MEX) / M Zacarias (MEX) – WTA

CANCHA 5 start 6:00 pm
[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) vs F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) – ATP
D Bracciali (ITA) / L Dlouhy (CZE) vs [2] L Kubot (POL) / D Marrero (ESP) – ATP


Janowicz Battles Emotions to Win in Five


By Jaclyn Stacey

(January 16, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Twenty-fourth seed Jerzy Janowicz won the battle against his mind and his opponent on Wednesday, coming back from two sets down to progress through to the third round in a five set thriller against India’s Somdev Devvarman 6-7(10), 3-6, 6-1, 6-0, 7-5 at the Australian Open.


Drama unfolded in the first set tiebreaker when a line call didn’t go Janowicz’ way while he was up 9-8 and serving on set point. He proceeded to have a meltdown, collapsing to his knees and putting his forehead to the ground in frustration before a verbal tirade at the umpire ended in a code violation for unsportsmanlike behavior. He also hit his racquet against the umpires chair and threw his water bottle across the court during the outburst.


Devvarman remained focused throughout the drama and managed to seal the tiebreak 7-6(10) and the first set in 79 minutes. He then went on to win the second set 6-3 to take a two sets to love lead in the match.


Janowicz regained composure and hit 38 winners to Devvarman’s five in claiming the third and fourth sets to send the match into a decider.


After a more competitive almost hour long final set Janowicz hit a blistering forehand return winner on match point and goes through to play 10th seed Nicolas Almagro in the third round on Friday.


Jonowicz blamed poor umpiring during the first set on his mental breakdown.


“One of the most important mistake was set point in this tiebreak, 9 8. Was shanked forehand from Devvarman. The ball was really slow.  It was clean out. I was already happy. I was already shouting, C’mon. But the referees didn’t say anything. This was the moment when I went nuts.  Otherwise the rest of the match I was pretty calm.”


“Well, sometimes happens like this. You can’t control your emotions all the time. This was really big point for me. We played this set for more than 1 hour, 10 minutes, so this was really important point for me.”


“Actually, I went nuts. I calmed down little bit later on. Sometimes I have problem to control my emotions, but I’m trying to work on this.”


When asked about how making the final of the Paris Masters last year changed his life Janowicz says “This changed my life, but this not change me. I’m all the time same crazy person, and I hope is going to be all the time the same.”


“But, I mean, yeah, in life you change a lot. Now I don’t have to worry about my trips. I can buy easily business class for me for that kind of trip like to Australia. Now I don’t have to worry about money for my coach. So it’s much easier for me to play tennis now.” 


Janowicz plays Nicolas Almagro on Friday in the first meeting between the pair. “No, I never play against Nicolas Almagro, but I know him pretty well because I was watching a lot of his matches in TV. So I know what I can expect from him. He’s really, really good player. He’s extremely, extremely solid player. He has unbelievable groundstrokes from baseline. So this is not easy match for me, but I will try my best, and for sure I will fight for every single point.”

Jaclyn Stacey is a Melbourne based freelance journalist covering the Australian Open tournament as media for Tennis Panorama News.  Follow her Australian Open updates on @TennisNewsTPN. Follow her personal twitter @JackattackAU.


Kvitova Outmuscles Schiavone, Defending Champion Azarenka Progresses

Petra Kvitova

By Jaclyn Stacey

(January 15, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Eighth seed Petra Kvitova outmuscled 2010 Roland Garros champion Francesca Schiavone in a tough three set match on Margaret Court Arena in day two action at Australian Open 2013.


The mental strength of the 2011 Wimbledon champion showed as she overcame a flurry of unforced errors and a second set thumping to regain control in the third set and seal the match 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in just over two hours.


Kvitova hit 42 unforced errors to Schiavone’s 23 and after the match said she was struggling to breath during much of the match.


“I have asthma so I had a little bit of trouble on court with my breathing on court but what’s important is that I came back.”


Schiavone saved a break point in the opening service game of the match to hold and lead 1-0. Kvitova didn’t need many more games to have another opportunity to break, taking her next opportunity in the fifth game to gain the advantage in the match 3-2. She broke Schiavone again in the seventh game to go up 5-2 and have the opportunity to serve out the set.


Schiavone fired up and broke Kvitova while she attempted to serve out the set. She then held to love to trail Kvitova 4-5.


Kvitova capitalized on her next chance to serve out the set, moving Schiavone out of the court and coming into the net to volley a forehand cross court to seal the first set 6-4.


In a second set reversal it was Kvitova that came under pressure early, saving a break point in her opening service game before the fighting spirit of Schiavone sealed a break point in the fourth game. Schiavone broke Kvitova another two times to level the match at one set a piece 4-6, 6-2.


The Italian struggled in her opening service game of the deciding set as Kvitova upped her intensity and determination to claim a break with a Schiavone double fault. She then held serve to go ahead 2-0 with a fist pump. Kvitova breaks again before the women swap breaks in the next three games before Kvitova manages to hold for 5-1. Schiavone holds her next service game and forces kvitova to serve for the match. She fires down a strong first serve on match point to seal the win 6-4, 2-6 6-2.


Kvitova increased her head-to-head lead over Schiavone to 4-1 on Tuesday. She says it is always difficult to play against the Italian.


“We played three times last year and it was always great tennis and a tough match and the last time we played was in Wimbledon and it was three sets so I expected the same, a big fight today and I was the lucky one in the end.”


On her slow start to the season where she lost in the second round in Brisbane and the first round in Sydney Kvitova says “It is always hard when you lose two times in a row and it is the beginning of the year but I had a great off season so I hope that the results will come.”


Elsewhere in Day two action at Melbourne Park world number one Victoria Azarenka defeated Romanian Monica Niculescu 6-1, 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena. The defending champion breezed through the first set dropping only one game before going down 0-3 at the beginning of the second set. She went on to break back and the set remained on serve until Azarenka was able to break in the eighth game and serve out the match. She next plays the winner of Eleni Danilidou and Karolina Pliskova.


Serena Williams played through a right ankle scare to completely dominate her opponent Edina Gallovits-Hall 6-0, 6-0 and progress through to the second round.


Two time grand slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova won through to the second round confidently defeating Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-2, 6-1 on show court three and will face Su-Wei Hsieh of Taipei in the second round.


Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki came back from a terrible first set defeat to overcome German Sabine Lisicki 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 on the first match on Hisense arena. Wozniacki will play Croat Donna Vekic in the second round on Thursday.


Hobart International winner Elena Vesnina had a tough opening round win over Caroline Garcia, losing the first set before recovering to win in three 3-6, 6-3, 6-1. Vesnina plays 21st seed Varvara Lepchenko in the second round who today defeated Polona Hercog in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.


For updated scores, draws and results visit AustralianOpen.com

Jaclyn Stacey is a Melbourne based freelance journalist covering the Australian Open tournament as media for Tennis Panorama News.  Follow her Australian Open updates on @TennisNewsTPN. Follow her personal twitter @JackattackAU.


Australian Open Results for January 14, 2013

Rod Laver Arena

Melbourne, Australia


Results – Monday, August 27, 2012
Women’s Singles – First Round
(2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Olga Puchkova (RUS) 60 60

(4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (WC) Bojana Bobusic (AUS) 75 60
(5) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 62 64
(6) Li Na (CHN) d. Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) 61 63
(9) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Chang Kai-Chen (TPE) 76(3) 63
(11) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 62 64
(13) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Melinda Czink (HUN) 62 61
(15) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. (WC) Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 36 60 61
(18) Julia Goerges (GER) d. (Q) Vera Dushevina (RUS) 75 26 64
(19) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. (Q) Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR) 62 75
(22) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Johanna Larsson (SWE) 62 62
(23) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 61 62
(25) Venus Williams (USA) d. Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) 61 60
(27) Sorana Cirstea (ROU) d. Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 64 62
(30) Tamira Paszek (AUT) d. Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 46 64 75
Ksenia Pervak (KAZ) d. (32) Mona Barthel (GER) 75 26 64
Zheng Jie (CHN) d. (WC) Zhang Yuxuan (CHN) 61 36 64
Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Marina Erakovic (NZL) 75 67(3) 108
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. Nina Bratchikova (RUS) 64 63
Heather Watson (GBR) d. Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 26 63 62
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) d. Kiki Bertens (NED) 62 76(8)
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. Arantxa Rus (NED) 64 62
Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 26 63 62
Romina Oprandi (SUI) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 46 75 62
Misaki Doi (JPN) d. Petra Martic (CRO) 63 64
Stéphanie Foretz Gacon (FRA) d. Camila Giorgi (ITA) 62 63
Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) d. (WC) Sacha Jones (AUS) 63 62
(Q) Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) d. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 61 16 61
(Q) Vesna Dolonc (SRB) d. (WC) Olivia Rogowska (AUS) 57 75 86
(Q) Maria Joao Koehler (POR) d. (Q) Karin Knapp (ITA) 36 63 63
(Q) Valeria Savinykh (RUS) d. Mandy Minella (LUX) 76(4) 61
(WC) Madison Keys (USA) d. Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 64 76(0)

Men’s Singles – First Round
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d. P Mathieu (FRA) 62 64 75
[4] D Ferrer (ESP) d. O Rochus (BEL) 63 64 62
[5] T Berdych (CZE) d. M Russell (USA) 63 75 63
[8] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d. L Hewitt (AUS) 76(4) 75 63
[10] N Almagro (ESP) d. S Johnson (USA) 75 67(4) 62 67(8) 62
A Kuznetsov (RUS) d. [11] J Monaco (ARG) 76(3) 61 61
[15] S Wawrinka (SUI) d. C Stebe (GER) 62 64 63
[16] K Nishikori (JPN) d. V Hanescu (ROU) 67(5) 63 61 63
[20] S Querrey (USA) d. D Munoz-De La Nava (ESP) 67(2) 64 62 64
[22] F Verdasco (ESP) d. D Goffin (BEL) 63 36 46 63 64
[23] M Youzhny (RUS) d. M Ebden (AUS) 46 67(0) 62 76(4) 63 – saved 1 M.P.
[24] J Janowicz (POL) d. S Bolelli (ITA) 75 64 63
[26] J Melzer (AUT) d. M Kukushkin (KAZ) 61 61 62
[28] M Baghdatis (CYP) d. A Ramos (ESP) 67(0) 76(4) 64 36 63
[31] R Stepanek (CZE) d. V Troicki (SRB) 57 46 63 63 75
[32] J Benneteau (FRA) d. G Dimitrov (BUL) 64 62 64
T Ito (JPN) d. J Millman (AUS) 64 64 36 06 75
R Bautista Agut (ESP) d. F Fognini (ITA) 60 26 64 36 61
R Harrison (USA) d. S Giraldo (COL) 26 64 75 64
E Donskoy (RUS) d. A Ungur (ROU) 64 64 62
S Devvarman (IND) d. B Phau (GER) 63 62 63
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d. R Bemelmans (BEL) 63 67(5) 26 75 11-9
F Lopez (ESP) d. A Brugues-Davi (ESP) 63 62 64
K Anderson (RSA) d. P Lorenzi (ITA) 36 76(3) 63 64
G Rufin (FRA) d. J Reister (GER) 46 76(4) 61 62
X Malisse (BEL) d. P Andujar (ESP) 63 61 62
[LL] T Smyczek (USA) d. I Karlovic (CRO) 64 76(5) 75
B Baker (USA) d. A Bogomolov Jr. (RUS) 76(4) 63 67(0) 36 62
L Lacko (SVK) d. G Muller (LUX) 62 64 76(3)
D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) d. L Kubot (POL) 67(4) 64 60 46 64
C Berlocq (ARG) d. M Authom (BEL) 16 76(5) 76(4) 62
T Kamke (GER) d. F Cipolla (ITA) 61 64 61


Stephens Battles Past Davis to Gain Hobart Semis


(January 10, 2013) American Sloane Stephens won a hard-fought battle past her countrywoman qualifier Lauren Davis to win 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 to move into the semifinals of the Hobart International.


Australia’s Jarmila Gajdosova fell to Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-2. Vesnina will face Stephens next.


Defending champion Mona Barthel if going for back-to-back Hobart titles won 6-3 6-3 win over Tsvetana Pironkova


Hobart, Australia
January 6-12, 2013

Results – Thursday, January 10, 2013
Singles – Quarterfinals
(8) Sloane Stephens (USA) d. (Q) Lauren Davis (USA) 63 46 75
(9) Mona Barthel (GER) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 63 63
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. Monica Niculescu (ROU) 26 64 60
Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. (WC) Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 63 62

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Muguruza/Torró-Flor (ESP/ESP) d. (2) Gajdosova/Zakopalova w/o (Zakopalova: right ankle injury)