September 25, 2016

Davis Cup Results

DAVIS CUP - The World Cup of Tennis

17 September 2016

croatia edges closer to the final with doubles triumph
Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig engineered a thrilling win over Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert to give Croatia a 2-1 lead over France in their Davis Cup by BNP Paribas semifinal on Saturday.

With Cilic starting as a strong favourite against Richard Gasquet in Sunday’s opening reverse singles, the outcome of the absorbing doubles contest put the competition’s 2005 winners in a commanding position to reach their second final.

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murray brothers keep comeback hopes alive
Andy and Jamie Murray have given Great Britain hope that a comeback is on as the brothers claimed victory in the doubles to reduce Argentina’s lead to 2-1 in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas semifinals.

Around 19 hours after losing the longest match of his career, Andy returned to the Emirates Arena court, teaming up with his older brother to beat Juan Martin del Potro and Leonardo Mayer 61 36 64 64 in two hours and 55 minutes.

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WTA – Tokyo Results and Schedule

HASHIMOTO SOGYO JAPAN WOMEN’S OPEN TENNIS 2016 – TOKYO, JAPAN
$250,000
10 – 18 SEPTEMBER 2016

RESULTS – SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
Singles – Quarterfinals
[6] S. Zhang (CHN) d V. Lepchenko (USA) 67(4) 61 63
[7] C. McHale (USA) d V. Golubic (SUI) 63 57 63
K. Siniakova (CZE) d A. Riske (USA) 62 64
J. Cepelova (SVK) d K. Nara (JPN) 36 64 61

Doubles – Semifinals
S. Aoyama (JPN) / M. Ninomiya (JPN) d [3] A. Krunic (SRB) / K. Siniakova (CZE) 64 57 10-4
J. Rae (GBR) / A. Smith (GBR) d E. Hozumi (JPN) / M. Kato (JPN) 61 62

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
K. Siniakova (CZE) vs [6] S. Zhang (CHN)
J. Cepelova (SVK) vs [7] C. MchHale (USA)
S. Aoyama (JPN) / M. Ninomiya (JPN) vs J. Rae (GBR) / A. Smith (GBR)

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WTA – Quebec City Results and Schedule

COUPE BANQUE NATIONALE PRÉSENTÉE PAR MAZDA – QUEBEC CITY, CAN
$250,000
SEPTEMBER 12 – 18, 2016

RESULTS – SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Women’s Singles – Second Round
A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) d [1] E. Bouchard (CAN) 62 63
J. Pegula (USA) d [WC] F. Abanda (CAN) 76(2) 75
O. Dodin (FRA) d S. Vickery (USA) 64 64
A. Van Uytvanck (BEL) d [LL] B. Stefkova (CZE) 64 63

Women’s Doubles – Quarterfinals
[2] M. Irigoyen (ARG) / B. Krejcikova (CZE) d J. Jaksic (SRB) / B. Stefkova (CZE) 64 64
V. Cepede Royg (PAR) / E. Kostova (BUL) d [4] Y. Bonaventure (BEL) / M. Sanchez (USA) 26 62 10-8

ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
COURT BANQUE NATIONALE start 12:00 noon
O. Dodin (FRA) vs A. Van Uytvanck (BEL)
J. Boserup (USA) vs C. Bellis (USA)

Not Before 3:00 pm
A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) vs [Q] L. Davis (USA)

Not Before 7:15 pm
[Q] T. Martincova (CZE) vs J. Pegula (USA)
[1] A. Hlavackova (CZE) / L. Hradecka (CZE) vs V. Cepede Royg (PAR) / E. Kostova (BUL)

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American Teen Evan Zhu Upsets No. 2 Seed at USTA Claremont Club Pro Classic Pro Circuit Futures

CLAREMONT, Calif., (Sept. 15, 2016) – Qualifier and American teenager Evan Zhu upset the tournament’s No. 2 seed and former No. 1 college player Clay Thompson on Thursday during second-round singles action at the USTA Claremont Club Pro Classic Pro Circuit Futures tournament.

 

A promising 18-year-old UCLA freshman from Irvine, Zhu eliminated the former UCLA Bruin Thompson, 6-4, 6-4, and will next move into the quarterfinals where he will face the other qualifying winner on the day, Alexei Popyrin of Australia. Popyrin is actually younger than Zhu at just 17 years of age and is currently ranked No. 23 in the ITF world junior rankings.

 

Besides Zhu, there were two other Americans who advanced into the final eight as No. 5-seeded Alexios Halebian and UCLA junior wild card Martin Redlicki each posted victories.

 

Halebian, who also advanced to the final in doubles and is part of the No. 1-seeded team with Mexico’s Luis Patino, will take on former Pepperdine All-American Sebastian Fanselow, the No. 4-seed from Germany as Fanselow beat current UCLA player and wild card Gage Brymer, 6-3, 6-4.

 

Brymer and Redlicki will battle for the Bruins’ No. 1 spot this year, once again making UCLA a heavy favorite to contend for a national championship.

 

Redlicki had a tough time with Ty Trombetta, before prevailing, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.

 

Trombetta, who used a protected ranking to get into the main draw, is a former top junior from South Florida who is 26 years old and recovering from right shoulder surgery a year ago May. “It’s something I’ve been plagued with my entire career,” Trombetta said. “The first tournament I played this year was the Vero Beach (Fla.) Futures because it was near my home in Aventura.”

 

Trombetta is being coached this week by former world No. 22 player Ronald Agenor, who lives in Southern California but also splits his time in Florida. “I’ve known Ronald’s brother since I was 8 years old growing up in Florida,” said Trombetta, who taught tennis while recovering from surgery. “I’m back to 100 percent now and I’m feeling good. I’ve played these Southern California Futures tournaments before and really like it out here. So I decided to get back out here and give it a try.”

 

Halebian and Patino will contest the doubles final against the Sebastians, Fanselow and Sebastian Bader from Austria, not before 2 p.m.

 

For more information, check on the web at: www.procircuit.usta.com, www.claremontclub.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Claremont-Club/236147226396

 

Thursday’s Round of 16 Singles Results

wc: wild card; q: qualifier

Alex Blumberg, Brazil, def. Farzin Amiri, U.S., 4-1, ret. (injury)

Lucas Gomez, Mexico (3), def. Patrick Daciek, U.S., 6-4, 6-3

Florent Diep, France (8), def. Gustav Hansson, Sweden (q), 7-6 (5), 7-5

Alexei Popyrin, Australia (q), def. Taverna Santiago, Argentina, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Evan Zhu, U.S. (q), def. Clay Thompson, U.S. (2), 6-4, 6-4

Alexios Halebian, U.S. (5), def. Guus Koevermans, Netherlands (q), 7-6 (11), 6-3

Sebastian Fanselow, Germany (4), def. Gage Brymer, U.S. (wc), 6-3, 6-4

Martin Redlicki, U.S. (wc), def. Ty Trombetta, U.S., 6-3, 1-6, 6-3

 

Thursday’s Semifinal Doubles Results

Alexios Halebian, U.S./Luis Patino, Mexico (1) def. Max Cressy, France/Romain Sichez, France, 7-6 (5), 6-1

Sebastian Bader, Austria/Sebastian Fanselow, Germany (2), def. Gary Kushnirovich, U.S./Isaiah Strode, U.S., 6-4, 6-2

 

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Tennis Channel to Offer Live Coverage of Davis Cup Semifinals This Weekend

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Andy Murray and Britain Host Argentina and Juan Martin del Potro
in Olympic Gold Medal Rematch

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15, 2016 -Tennis Channel and Tennis Channel Plus will provide complete live coverage from both Davis Cup semifinals this weekend, including the battle between reigning Davis Cup champion Britain and Argentina in Glasgow, Scotland. Three-time major winner and World No. 2 Andy Murray of Britain will face former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro for the first time since defeating the Argentinian to win his second consecutive men’s singles gold medal at the Olympic Games in Brazil last month.

In addition to televising the Britain-Argentina Davis Cup match-up, Tennis Channel will offer live looks at the Croatia-France competition in Zadar, Croatia, this weekend. World-whiparound coverage will get underway at 8 a.m. ET, Friday, Sept. 16; 9 a.m. ET, Saturday, Sept. 17; and 8 a.m. ET, Sunday, Sept. 18. Among the stars set to play this weekend are France’s Richard Gasquet and Croatia’s Marin Cilic.

Tennis Channel’s Los Angeles studio will be the central hub for all Davis Cup action this weekend. Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Brett Haber  will call the action, alongside former U.S. Davis Cup players Justin Gimelstob and Paul Annacone  Gimelstob won two major mixed-doubles titles during his career and Annacone is renowned for having coached both Pete Sampras and Roger Federer, two names in the “greatest of all time” conversation.

Viewers can also catch all matches in their entirety on the network’s digital subscription service, Tennis Channel Plus.

Tennis Channel’s live Davis Cup coverage is as follows (all time ET):
Friday, Sept. 16:
8a.m. -Singles Britain v. Argentina / Croatia v. France

Saturday, Sept. 17:
9a.m. -Doubles Britain v. Argentina / Croatia v. France

Sunday, Sept. 18:
8a.m. -Singles Britain v. Argentina / Croatia v. France

Argentina holds a 3-1 advantage over Britain in Davis Cup competition, most recently winning in the 2008 first-round competition in Argentina. Britain’s sole victory over Argentina came in England in 1928, and it enters this weekend’s match after defeating Serbia 3-2 in the quarterfinals in July. Last year, Britain defeated Belgium in the Davis Cup final to win its 10th title. Captain Leon Smith will lead Murray, Daniel Evans, Kyle Edmund and Jamie Murray into the semifinals.

The Argentine team enters this weekend after defeating Italy 3-1 in July to reach its 11th semifinal in the last 15 years. Argentina has finished runner-up on four occasions: in 1981, 2006, 2008 and 2011.The team is captained by Daniel Orsanic and features del Potro, Federico Delbonis, Guido Pella and Leonard Mayer.

France and Croatia have only faced each other once in Davis Cup play, with France winning the meeting in Metz, France, in 2004.The team enters this weekend’s matchup after securing its first win on Czech Republic soil since 1926. France is bidding to win its 10th Davis Cup title.

Croatia comes into the competition after a 3-2 quarterfinal victory over the United States. The nation clinched its first Davis Cup trophy in 2005, when it defeated Slovakia 3-2.

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Davis Cup Draws – 15 September 2016

DAVIS CUP - The World Cup of Tennis

15 September 2016

MURRAY to face del potro in blockbuster opener
Davis Cup by BNP Paribas fans in Glasgow will be treated to a repeat of the Olympic final on Friday, with world No. 2 Andy Murray taking on Juan Martin del Potro in semifinal action.

Almost five weeks after their thrilling encounter in the final at the Rio Olympics, Murray and Del Potro will lock horns once again in a blockbuster start to the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas semifinal between Great Britain and Argentina.

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injury-hit france to take on buoyant croatia in zadar
Croatia’s Borna Coric will take on France’s Richard Gasquet in the opening rubber of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group semifinal at the Kresimir Cosic Hall in Zadar.

Former Davis Cup by BNP Paribas champions France will have a mountain to climb in their mouth-watering semifinal tie against hosts Croatia, who will be roared on by a passionate crowd in Zadar’s Kresimir Cosic arena.

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Red Rock Pro Open To Feature Rising Stars Of Women’s Tennis With Annual Pro Event

 Michaella Krajicek and Mike Copenhave


Michaella Krajicek and Mike Copenhave

 

(Sept. 15, 2016) SUMMERLIN – Several top American women’s tennis players and the defending champion lead a talented group of players entered in this year’s eighth annual Red Rock Pro Open, taking place at the Red Rock Country Club in Summerlin.

 

This year’s Red Rock Pro Open, a USTA Women’s $50,000 Pro Circuit tournament with WTA players ranging in the world rankings from No. 110 to No. 275, will include 64 singles players (32 qualifying and 32 main draw), and a 16-team doubles draw, according to tournament director Mike Copenhaver.

 

“Once again this year we will see the best and brightest of the USTA Pro Circuit, including some of the rising stars in women’s tennis,” said Copenhaver, who is the director of tennis at Red Rock Country Club. “The players love coming to Las Vegas, and our fans in this community can’t wait to welcome them and see some high-level professional women’s tennis.”

 

Mandy Minella from Luxembourg will be top-seeded and is ranked 110 in the WTA world rankings. She will be followed by No. 2 Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium (No. 112), No. 3 Veronica Cepede Royg of Paraguay (No. 123), No. 4 American Jennifer Brady (No. 124), No. 5 American Julia Boserup (No. 127), and No. 6 Amra Sadikovic of Switzerland (No. 131).

 

Minella has won two doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as nine singles and five doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. Her career high in singles is No. 66. She has played in the main draw of each of the Grand Slams, and she reached the third round of the US Open in 2010 and 2012.

 

Van Uytvanck is 22 years old and achieved a career-high ranking of No. 41 last year. She has won one WTA singles 125,000 title on the WTA tour, as well as nine singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF tour in her career.

 

Brady is a former NCAA singles champion from UCLA, and Boserup turned heads this summer when she advanced to the third round at Wimbledon. She recently competed in US Open qualifying.

 

American’s Jessica Pegula (No. 138 in the world), Taylor Townsend (No. 146) are also expected to play in Las Vegas once again.

 

Last year’s Red Rock Pro Open singles champion Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands is in the main draw, and is currently ranked No. 156 in the world.

 

American teenager C.C. Bellis is now a freshman at Stanford, but is scheduled to make a Las Vegas appearance. She qualified for the US Open last month, before falling in the third round. At the age of 15 two years ago, Bellis won the USTA Girls 18s national championship and became the youngest American to win a match at the US Open in nearly 30 years.

 

American Sachia Vickery returns to the main draw, as does Las Vegas resident Jovana Jaksic, who represents Serbia.

 

Notables in qualifying include American Maria Sanchez, 2013 Las Vegas winner Melanie Oudin, top American junior Raveena Kingsley and Japan’s Ayaka Okuno, who is coached by musical icon Redfoo.

 

Formerly the Party Rock Open in conjunction with Redfoo, the tournament returned in 2014 to the intimate setting at Red Rock Country Club.

 

Premier Sponsors include: Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas, Storage One, Sunrise Hospital, Lotus Broadcasting, Cox Communications, WG Communications, Char Luxury Realty, USTA Nevada, SNH Inc., Rachel’s Kitchen, Marquis Aurbach Coffing, FedEx, and Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers.

 

Support sponsors include: Darren Cahill, Marcy Saxe, Guild Mortgage Company, Allstate Insurance agent Dwain Frazier, State Farm insurance agent Kate Lowe, The Massage Advantage, Wolf Rifkin Shapiro Schulman and Rapkin, Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation, Dr. Mir Majeed, Juverest and Sleep Master.

 

Copenhaver said a FREE Kid’s Day event will take place one again on Sunday Sept. 25th sponsored in part by Sunrise Children’s Hospital with guest by Celebrate Kid’s, Popcorn Girl and Kona Ice.

 

A sponsor Pro-Am will be held on Monday, Sept. 26, and the always popular Players’ Party is Tuesday night, Sept. 27. There will also be a tournament wild card tournament Sept. 17-18.

 

For ball kid information or to volunteer, go to: redrockproopen.com/volunteer; to sponsor the tournament, go to: redrockproopen.com/sponsors or contact Copenhaver at:  mcopenhaver@redrockcc.com. For a complete schedule of events, go to: redrockproopen.com/schedule.

 

The tournament’s official website is www.RedRockProOpen.com.  Follow along on Twitter @RedRockTennis and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/redrockproopen.

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WTA – Quebec City Results and Schedule

COUPE BANQUE NATIONALE PRÉSENTÉE PAR MAZDA – QUEBEC CITY, CAN
$250,000
SEPTEMBER 12 – 18, 2016

RESULTS – SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
Women’s
Singles – Second Round

J. Boserup (USA) d [7] E. Rodina (RUS) 64 63
[Q] L. Davis (USA) d [8] S. Crawford (USA) 64 61
[Q] T. Martincova (CZE) d E. Alexandrova (RUS) 64 16 64
C. Bellis (USA) d [Q] D. Lao (USA) 64 46 63
First Round
[1] E. Bouchard (CAN) d M. Minella (LUX) 63 64

Women’s
Doubles – Quarterfinals

[1] A. Hlavackova (CZE) / L. Hradecka (CZE) d [WC] F. Abanda (CAN) / E. Bovina (RUS) 64 67(4) 10-5
[3] A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A. Panova (RUS) d A. Weinhold (USA) / C. Whoriskey (USA) 67(1) 62 10-7
First Round
J. Jaksic (SRB) / B. Stefkova (CZE) d A. Beck (GER) / E. Rodina (RUS) 64 26 13-11

ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
COURT BANQUE NATIONALE start 11:00 am
A. Van Uytvanck (BEL) vs [LL] B. Stefkova (CZE)

Not Before 12:30 pm
O. Dodin (FRA) vs S. Vickery (USA)
J. Jaksic (SRB) / B. Stefkova (CZE) vs [2] M. Irigoyen (ARG) / B. Krejcikova (CZE)

Not Before 7:15 pm
[1] E. Bouchard (CAN) vs A. Kudryavtseva (RUS)
J. Pegula (USA) vs [WC] F. Abanda (CAN)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
[4] Y. Bonaventure (BEL) / M. Sanchez (USA) vs V. Cepede Royg (PAR) / E. Kostova (BUL)

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Claremont USTA Pro Classic Begins This Week, RedFoo to Play Doubles On Tuesday

Chris Wettengel and RedFoo at US Open

Chris Wettengel and RedFoo at US Open

CLAREMONT, Calif., (Sept. 12, 2016) – The Claremont USTA Pro Classic will celebrate its 21st year, and once again will feature some of the rising stars in pro tennis.

 

The first of three consecutive $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit hard-court men’s events held in Southern California following the US Open, the Pro Classic is run by tournament director Barry Friedman and USTA Tour Supervisor Peter Kasavage.

 

Qualifying concludes on Monday with main draw singles and doubles matches starting on Tuesday. The doubles final is scheduled for Friday, the singles semifinals Saturday and the final on Sunday.

 

Former LMFAO frontman and musical artist Redfoo has been granted a doubles wild card into the tournament along with his partner Chris Wettengel, a former University of Minnesota player who currently resides in Las Vegas.

 

Germany’s Jan Choinski will be among the top-seeded players, and is currently ranked No. 457 in the ATP World Tour rankings. Former UCLA player Clay Thompson is behind him and, hovering just inside the world Top 500. Former Pepperdine star Sebastian Fanselow is expected to earn a top eight seeding, as will young Americans Christian Harrison and Alexios Halebian.

 

Harrison is the younger brother of former Top 50 player Ryan Harrison. Harrison made his Grand Slam main draw debut by qualifying for the 2016 US Open. He also won his first USTA Pro Circuit singles title this summer at the $25,000 Futures in Champaign, Ill. Thompson, who graduated from UCLA in 2014, won his first ITF-level singles title, in Mexico, last year and reached the quarterfinals or better at three consecutive USTA Pro Circuit events in July of 2015.

 

Halebian is a former top junior and two-time doubles champion on the ITF Pro Circuit from Glendale. Halebian reached the singles quarterfinals of the 2011 junior US Open and climbed as high as No. 24 in the ITF World Junior Rankings.

 

Notable Americans in qualifying include Ty Trombetta, former USC player Connor Farren, UCLA’s Martin Redlicki and Max Cressy, Stanford’s Michael Genender and top SoCal junior Jacob Brumm.

 

Redfoo will be making his Pro Circuit debut. A passionate tennis player and the son of Motown Records Berry Gordy, Redfoo’s legal name is Stefan Gordy and he grew up playing the Southern California junior circuit. He has competed in two US Open National Playoff Opens, and has played in The Ojai Tennis Tournament qualifying tournament.

 

“I just love to compete, and I love to play this game,” said Redfoo. “My overall game has really improved and I’m much more consistent now. It’s going to be fun to play in my first professional event.”

 

Redfoo met Wettengel in Las Vegas after a show, and the two became hitting partners and friends. Both were in New York this weekend for the US Open. They skipped out on a chance to watch the women’s singles final to get in some more doubles drills at the John McEnroe Academy in Manhattan.

 

“I thought I was the most passionate person I knew when it came to tennis, then I met Redfoo,” said Wettengel, a former University of Minnesota player who runs a tennis academy in Las Vegas called Wettennis. “This isn’t going to be an exhibition. We hope to be playing on Wednesday and Thursday and Friday.”

 

Redfoo is best known as part of the musical duo LMFAO, whose hit “Party Rock Anthem” and “Sexy and I Know It” dominated the music charts. Redfoo also sponsored a USTA Pro Circuit

women’s event in 2012 and 2013, titled “The Party Rock Open” after his Party Rock clothing line.

 

For more information, check on the web at:www.procircuit.usta.com, www.claremontclub.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Claremont-Club/236147226396

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Official Fan Appreciation Sale to be held September 12-13 at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

OFFICIAL US OPEN

FAN APPRECIATION SALE

TO BE HELD MONDAY & TUESDAY

AT USTA BILLIE JEAN KING

NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER

NEW YORK – A US Open Fan Appreciation Sale will be held on Monday, Sept. 12 and Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.  The 50% off  Fan Appreciation Sale, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, applies to all products remaining at the US Open. Entrance to the sale is located at the East Gate located next to parking lot B.

Fanatics, in association with the United States Tennis Association, produces the exclusive US Open Collection,” which features the 2016 US Open logo.

The sale does not apply toward US Open products or merchandise sold by telephone or on the worldwide web.

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