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Tennis Results Round-Up for January 4, 2014

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 4, 2014

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ASB CLASSIC
Auckland, New Zealand
December 30, 2013 – January 4, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Saturday, January 4, 2014
Singles – Final
(2) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Venus Williams (USA) 62 57 64

Doubles – Final
Fichman/Sanchez (CAN/USA) d. (3) Hradecka/Krajicek (CZE/NED) 26 60 104 (Match TB)

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL
Brisbane, Australia
December 29, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Saturday, January 4, 2014
WTA Singles – Final
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (2) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 64 75

WTA Doubles – Final
Kudryavtseva/Rodionova (RUS/AUS) d. Mladenovic/Voskoboeva (FRA/KAZ) 63 61

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 4 JANUARY 2014

ATP Singles – Semifinals
[1] R Federer (SUI) d [8] J Chardy (FRA) 63 67(3) 63
L Hewitt (AUS) d [2] K Nishikori (JPN) 57 64 63

Doubles – Semifinals
[2] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / D Nestor (CAN) d [3] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) 75 76(5)
[4] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) d R Federer (SUI) / N Mahut (FRA) 76(5) 63
SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 5 JANUARY 2014

PAT RAFTER ARENA start 2:00 pm
ATP – [4] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) vs [2] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / D Nestor (CAN)

Not Before 3:30 pm
[1] R Federer (SUI) vs L Hewitt (AUS)

 

Chennai

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 4 JANUARY 2014

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] S Wawrinka (SUI) d [5] V Pospisil (CAN) 64 55 ret. (lower back strain)
[7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d [6] M Granollers (ESP) 62 46 63

Doubles – Semi-finals
M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO) d [3] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) 76(5) 64

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 5 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 5:00 pm
[1] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs [7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
[4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / F Nielsen (DEN) vs M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO)

 

Doha

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 4 JANUARY 2014

Singles – Final
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d G Monfils (FRA) 61 67(5) 62

 

HOBART INTERNATIONAL
Hobart, Australia
January 5-11, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Order Of Play – Sunday, January 5, 2013
Centre Court (from 10.00hrs)
1. Alison Van Uytvanck vs. An-Sophie Mestach (Singles Q Final)
2. Grandin/Riske vs. Buryachok/Kalashnikova (NB 11.00hrs)
3. Garbiñe Muguruza vs. Naiktha Bains (Singles Q Final)
4. Mona Barthel vs. Elina Svitolina
5. Birrell/Tjandramulia vs. Raymond/Zhang

 

Court Events Tasmania (from 10.00hrs)
1. Sachia Vickery vs. Madison Brengle (Singles Q Final)
2. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa vs. Estrella Cabeza Candela (Singles Q Final)
3. Domínguez Lino/Duque-Marino vs. Cadantu/Klemenschits
4. Chan/Husarova vs. Shapatava/Vasylyeva
5. Naydenova/Pereira vs. Chan/Xu

 

Hopman Cup

Final: [3] France d [1] Poland 2-1

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d Grzegorz Panfil (POL) 6-3 3-6 6-3

Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d Alize Cornet (FRA) 6-3 6-7(7) 6-2

Alize Cornet / Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d Agnieszka Radwanska / Grzegorz Panfil (POL) 6-0 6-2

SHENZHEN OPEN
Shenzhen, China
December 29, 2013 – January 4, 2014
$500,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Saturday, January 4, 2014
Singles – Final
(1) Li Na (CHN) d. (5) Peng Shuai (CHN) 64 75

Doubles – Final
Niculescu/Zakopalova (ROU/CZE) d. Kichenok/Kichenok (UKR/UKR) 63 64

 

APIA INTERNATIONAL SYDNEY
Sydney, Australia
January 5-10, 2014
$710,000/Premier
Hard/Outdoors

Order Of Play – Sunday, January 5, 2013
Ken Rosewall Arena (from 11.00hrs)
1. Madison Keys vs. Simona Halep
2. Roberta Vinci vs. Sara Errani
3. Daniela Hantuchova vs. Ajla Tomljanovic
4. Kops-Jones/Spears vs. Kuznetsova/Makarova

Grandstand (from 11.00hrs)
1. Bethanie Mattek-Sands vs. Julia Goerges (Singles Q Final)
2. ATP: Smith vs. Bogomolov Jr.
3. ATP: Harrison vs. Robert

Court 6 (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP: Golubev vs. Laaksonen
2. Tsvetana Pironkova vs. Shahar Peer (Singles Q Final; NB 12.30hrs)
3. ATP: Odesnik vs. Ramos

Court 5 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Varvara Lepchenko vs. Victoria Duval (Singles Q Final)
2. ATP: Kavcic vs. Soeda
3. ATP: Thompson vs. Vesely

Court 4 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Christina McHale vs. Yaroslava Shvedova (Singles Q Final)
2. Chanelle Scheepers vs. Lauren Davis (Singles Q Final)
3. ATP: Struff vs. Devvarman

Court 4 (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP: Dancevic vs. Stakhovsky
2. Paula Ormaechea vs. Anna Schmiedlova (NB 13.00hrs)

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Serena Williams Defends Brisbane Title, Federer, Hewitt to face-off for Men’s Crown

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(January 4, 2014) Picking up from where she left off in dominant 2013, Serena Williams began the 2014 tennis year by defending her Brisbane title. It was a battle between the two top players when Williams beat No. 2 Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday.

The win upped Williams’ winning streak to 22 dating back to 2013. The last person to beat her was Azarenka at the Cincinnati event back in August. She now has a 24-3 record against Azarenka. The 17-time major champion heads into the Australian Open seeking a sixth title when the tournament begins on January 13.

It’s Williams’ 58 title of her career, seventh on the all-time leaders lisy for WTA titles, after Martina Navratilova (167), Chris Evert (154), Steffi Graf (107), Margaret Court (92), Evonne Goolagong Cawley (68) and Billie Jean King (67).

Everything old is new again on the men’s side as top seed Roger Federer will face Lleyton Hewitt for the Brisbane title on Sunday. Federer needed three set to stop beat eighth seed Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3 after Hewitt’s comeback 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 win over second seed Kei Nishikori.

The 32-year-olds, Federer and Hewitt have played each other 26 times beginning in 1999, with Federer leading the head-to-head record 18-8, winning 16 of the last 17.

 

(Photo above courtesy of the tournament’s twitter feed)

More to follow…..

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Li Na Defends Shenzhen Open Title

Li Na

(January 4, 2014) No. 1 Li Na defended her Shenzhen Open title on Saturday, collecting her eighth WTA title overall by defeating Peng Shuai 6-4, 7-5. It was was only the second all-Chinese final on the WTA Tour, Li Na lost in the other one back in 2006 when she had to retire in the final of  Estoril against Zheng Jie.

Heading into the Australian, Li Na has been in the finals for two of the past three years – losing to Kim Clijsters in 2011 and to Victoria Azarenka last year.

“I’m happy to defend my title for the first time,” Li said. “It proved I can do it. Everything is moving in the right direction and after this tournament I’m going to Melbourne to prepare for the Australian Open.”

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Ana Ivanovic Beats Venus Williams for Auckland Title

Ana Ivanovic

Ana Ivanovic

(January 4, 2014) Ana Ivanovic won her first title since Bali in late 2011 by defeating Venus Williams 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 to earn the ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand. For the 26-year-old Serbian, it’s her 12th WTA tour title.

Ivanovic had not beaten Williams since the 2008 French Open when she went on to win the title, her only major.

Ivanovic appeared to be in control of the match until she served for the title at 6-2, 5-4 when the 33-year-old Williams broke her serve for 5-5. Williams held serve and broke Ivanovic again to win the second set 7-5 to make it a match. Ivanovic failed to capitalize on two match points earlier in the set.

The second seed Ivanovic opened the third set with a break. In the eighth game, Ivanovic had to dig herself out of two break points to hold and she was not challenged after that.

For the seven-time major champion Williams, she was playing in her first final since winning the Luxembourg title in October 2012. For the past two years Williams has been battling Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease.

Ivanovic hit 24 winners to 47 unforced errors to Williams’ 30 winners and 64 errors.

“Today for me it was all about fighting, because I didn’t feel I was playing my best, Williams said. “I fought as hard as I could no matter what the score was, but I just ran into a better player today.”

“It’s amazing. Coming into this week I didn’t really have any expectations,” Ivanovic said. “I didn’t even think about making the finals or winning it. I just tried my best, and I felt very comfortable here. Today was a great match. Venus is always very tough – she’s a great champion and showed that again today. I’m just happy that after losing that second set I managed to stay calm and close it out.”

Ivanovic and Williams are projected to rise to No.14 and No.38 respectively when the new rankings come out on Monday.

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Tennis Results Round-Up for January 3, 2014

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 3, 2014

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ASB CLASSIC
Auckland, New Zealand
December 30, 2013 – January 4, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Friday, January 3, 2014
Singles – Semifinals
(2) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. (3) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 60 76(3)
Venus Williams (USA) d. (5) Jamie Hampton (USA) w/o (right hip injury)

Doubles – Semifinals
(3) Hradecka/Krajicek (CZE/NED) d. Pliskova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) 63 61

Order Of Play – Saturday, January 4, 2014
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Doubles Final: Fichman/Sanchez vs. Hradecka/Krajicek
2. Singles Final: Venus Williams vs. Ana Ivanovic (NB 14.30hrs)

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BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL
Brisbane, Australia
December 29, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Friday, January 3, 2014
WTA Singles – Semifinals
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (3) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 62 76(7)
(2) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. (4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 16 63 64

WTA Doubles – Semifinals
Mladenovic/Voskoboeva (FRA/KAZ) d. Minella/Scheepers (LUX/RSA) 63 64

ATP Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] R Federer (SUI) d M Matosevic (AUS) 61 61
[2] K Nishikori (JPN) d M Cilic (CRO) 64 57 62
[8] J Chardy (FRA) d [WC] S Groth (AUS) 75 64
L Hewitt (AUS) d [Q] M Copil (ROU) 64 62

ATP Doubles – Quarter-finals
[2] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / D Nestor (CAN) d [WC] M Ebden (AUS) / T Kokkinakis (AUS) 75 46 10-8

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 4 JANUARY 2014

PAT RAFTER ARENA start 12:00 noon
ATP – [3] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) vs [2] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / D Nestor (CAN)

Not Before 1:00 pm
ATP – L Hewitt (AUS) vs [2] K Nishikori (JPN)

Not Before 3:00 pm
ATP – [1] R Federer (SUI)  vs [8] J Chardy (FRA)

Not Before 7:00 pm
WTA – [1] S Williams (USA) or [3] M Sharapova (RUS) vs [2] V Azarenka (BLR)
WTA – K Mladenovic (FRA) / G Voskoboeva (KAZ) vs A Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A Rodionova (AUS)

TBA
ATP – TBA – R Federer (SUI) / N Mahut (FRA) vs [4] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL)

 

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Chennai Open

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 3 JANUARY 2014

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] S Wawrinka (SUI) d A Bedene (SLO) 62 61
[6] M Granollers (ESP) d [4] B Paire (FRA) 62 36 76(5) – saved 1 M.P.
[5] V Pospisil (CAN) d [WC] Y Bhambri (IND) 63 63
[7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d D Sela (ISR) 75 67(6) 60

Doubles – Semi-finals
[4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / F Nielsen (DEN) d [WC] K Khachanov (RUS) / S Myneni (IND) 64 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[3] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT) 63 57 11-9
M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO) d [WC] N Balaji (IND) / R Ramanathan (IND) 63 63

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 4 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 5:00 pm
[6] M Granollers (ESP) vs [7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
[1] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs [5] V Pospisil (CAN)
[3] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) vs M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO)

 

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Doha – Qatar Open

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 3 JANUARY 2014

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d [Q] P Gojowczyk (GER) 46 62 63
G Monfils (FRA) d F Mayer (GER) 63 62

Doubles – Final
T Berdych (CZE) / J Hajek (CZE) d [1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) 62 64

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 4 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 6:00 pm
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs G Monfils (FRA)

 

Shenzen

Shenzhen, China
December 29, 2013 – January 4, 2014
$500,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Friday, January 3, 2014
Singles – Semifinals
(1) Li Na (CHN) d. (8) Annika Beck (GER) 61 63
(5) Peng Shuai (CHN) d. Vania King (USA) w/o (right thigh injury)

Doubles – Semifinals
Kichenok/Kichenok (UKR/UKR) d. Konta/Mayr-Achleitner (GBR/AUT) 62 63

Order Of Play – Saturday, January 4, 2014
Centre Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Singles Final: Li Na vs. Peng Shuai
2. Doubles Final: Niculescu/Zakopalova vs. Kichenok/Kichenok

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Serena Williams Beats Maria Sharapova to Reach Brisbane Final

 

Serena Williams

(January 3, 2014) No. 1 Serena Williams made it 14 straight wins over Maria Sharapova on Friday when the American bested the Russian 6-2, 7-6(7) to move into the final of the Brisbane International tennis tournament.

Defending champion Williams will face No. 2 Victoria Azarenka for the title on Saturday. Azarenka had to battle past Jelena Jankovic 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.

The first set saw Sharapova and Williams exchange early breaks, with the world No. 1 pulling out and past Sharapova 6-2 in the first set.

In the second set Sharapova grabbed a 4-2 lead which she could not hold. Both women broke each other’s serve 3 times each during the set which ended in a tiebreak. Williams grabbed the first minibreak and missed out on two match points. Williams sealed the match on her third match point with an ace.

It was a match which saw both women hit more errors than winners with Williams hitting 23 winners to 34 errors while Sharapova had 16 winners to 23 errors. Williams won despite only getting 41% of her first serves in with 7 double faults and seven aces.

This was first meeting between the two women since last year’s French Open final. Williams improved he dominate record over Sharapova to 15-2.

“Overall happy that I can compete at this level, I really have to take the positives from this,” said Sharapova.

“If I want to give myself a chance to beat Serena I have to raise my level”

“It was very satisfying,” Williams said of the win. “Some of the points were fun, the intensity level was so high….I was really enjoying myself”

“She’s so intense on court and off court she’s so cool, there’s a lot of mutual respect, “Serena said of her opponent in the final.

“It’ll be a good match to see where we both stand”

In other Williams family news, Serena’s sister Venus Advanced to the final of Auckland due to the withdrawal of Jamie Hampton who has a right hip injury. Venus will play Ana Ivanovic in the final.

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL
Brisbane, Australia
December 29, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Friday, January 3, 2014
WTA Singles – Semifinals
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (3) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 62 76(7)
(2) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. (4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 16 63 64

WTA Doubles – Semifinals
Mladenovic/Voskoboeva (FRA/KAZ) d. Minella/Scheepers (LUX/RSA) 63 64

ATP Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] R Federer (SUI) d M Matosevic (AUS) 61 61
[2] K Nishikori (JPN) d M Cilic (CRO) 64 57 62
[8] J Chardy (FRA) d [WC] S Groth (AUS) 75 64
L Hewitt (AUS) d [Q] M Copil (ROU) 64 62

ATP Doubles – Quarter-finals
[2] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / D Nestor (CAN) d [WC] M Ebden (AUS) / T Kokkinakis (AUS) 75 46 10-8

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 4 JANUARY 2014

PAT RAFTER ARENA start 12:00 noon
ATP – [3] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) vs [2] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / D Nestor (CAN)

Not Before 1:00 pm
ATP – L Hewitt (AUS) vs [2] K Nishikori (JPN)

Not Before 3:00 pm
ATP – [1] R Federer (SUI)  vs [8] J Chardy (FRA)

Not Before 7:00 pm
WTA – [1] S Williams (USA)  vs [2] V Azarenka (BLR)
WTA – K Mladenovic (FRA) / G Voskoboeva (KAZ) vs A Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A Rodionova (AUS)

TBA
ATP – TBA – R Federer (SUI) / N Mahut (FRA) vs [4] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL)

 

ASB CLASSIC
Auckland, New Zealand
December 30, 2013 – January 4, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Friday, January 3, 2014
Singles – Semifinals
(2) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. (3) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 60 76(3)
Venus Williams (USA) d. (5) Jamie Hampton (USA) w/o (right hip injury)

Doubles – Semifinals
(3) Hradecka/Krajicek (CZE/NED) d. Pliskova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) 63 61

Order Of Play – Saturday, January 4, 2014
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Doubles Final: Fichman/Sanchez vs. Hradecka/Krajicek
2. Singles Final: Venus Williams vs. Ana Ivanovic (NB 14.30hrs)

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Li and Peng Set up All-Chinese Final in Shenzhen

Peng Shuai

Peng Shuai

(January 3, 2014) It will be an all-Chinese final at the Shenzhen Open when defending champion Li Na plays Peng Shuai on Saturday.

Li beat Germany’s Annika Beck 6-1, 6-3, Peng moved on in a walkover when American Vania King withdrew from the tournament with a right thigh injury.

It will be just the second time in WTA history which features two Chinese players. Li  lost to Zheng Jie at the Oeiras event in 2006 when she retired from the match. Li leads the head-to-head meeting with Peng 5-1.

Shenzhen, China
December 29, 2013 – January 4, 2014
$500,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Friday, January 3, 2014
Singles – Semifinals
(1) Li Na (CHN) d. (8) Annika Beck (GER) 61 63
(5) Peng Shuai (CHN) d. Vania King (USA) w/o (right thigh injury)

Doubles – Semifinals
Kichenok/Kichenok (UKR/UKR) d. Konta/Mayr-Achleitner (GBR/AUT) 62 63

Order Of Play – Saturday, January 4, 2014
Centre Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Singles Final: Li Na vs. Peng Shuai
2. Doubles Final: Niculescu/Zakopalova vs. Kichenok/Kichenok

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Tennis Results Round-Up for January 2, 2014

Tennis Results Round-Up for January 2, 2014

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ASB CLASSIC
Auckland, New Zealand
December 30, 2013 – January 4, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Thursday, January 2, 2014
Singles – Quarterfinals
(2) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Kurumi Nara (JPN) 62 63
(3) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. (Q) Sachie Ishizu (JPN) 64 75
(5) Jamie Hampton (USA) d. Lauren Davis (USA) 62 46 64
Venus Williams (USA) d. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 63 63

Doubles – Semifinals
Fichman/Sanchez (CAN/USA) d. (4) Barthel/Moulton-Levy (GER/USA) 62 64

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(3) Hradecka/Krajicek (CZE/NED) d. (WC) Flipkens/Ivanovic (BEL/SRB) 36 64 103 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Friday, January 3, 2014
Centre Court (from 15.00hrs)
1. Hradecka/Krajicek vs. Pliskova/Pliskova
2. Kirsten Flipkens vs. Ana Ivanovic (NB 17.00hrs)
3. Jamie Hampton vs. Venus Williams

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BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL
Brisbane, Australia
December 29, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Thursday, January 2, 2014
WTA Singles – Quarterfinals
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (9) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 63 63
(2) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 64 67(7) 61
(3) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Kaia Kanepi (EST) 46 63 62
(4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. (5) Angelique Kerber (GER) 67(8) 63 61

WTA Doubles – Semifinals
Kudryavtseva/Rodionova (RUS/AUS) d. (WC) Adamczak/Rogowska (AUS/AUS) 62 62

ATP Singles – Second Round
[Q] M Copil  (ROU) d [3] G Simon  (FRA) 75 63
L Hewitt  (AUS) d [6] F Lopez  (ESP) 75 63 [8]
J Chardy  (FRA) d N Mahut  (FRA) 75 67(4) 63
[WC] S Groth  (AUS) d *[LL] P Herbert  (FRA) 46 76(3) 76(5)

*[LL] P Herbert  (FRA) replaced [4] K Anderson (RSA) – viral infection

ATP Doubles – Quarter-finals
R Federer (SUI) / N Mahut (FRA) d J Chardy (FRA) / G Dimitrov (BUL) 76(3) 67(5) 11-9

ATP Doubles – First Round
[WC] M Ebden (AUS) / T Kokkinakis (AUS) d J Nieminen (FIN) / G Simon (FRA) 61 63

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 3 JANUARY 2014

PAT RAFTER ARENA start 11:30 am
ATP – M Cilic  (CRO) vs [2] K Nishikori  (JPN)

Not Before 2:30 pm ATP -
L Hewitt  (AUS) vs [Q] M Copil  (ROU)

Not Before 3:30 pm
WTA – [4] J Jankovic  (SRB) vs [2] V Azarenka  (BLR)

Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP – [1] R Federer  (SUI) vs M Matosevic  (AUS)

Not Before 8:30 pm
WTA – [1] S Williams  (USA) vs [3] M Sharapova  (RUS)

SHOW COURT 1 start 11:30 am
WTA – K Mladenovic (FRA) / G Voskoboeva (KAZ) vs M Minella (LUX) / C Scheepers (RSA)

Not Before 2:30 pm
ATP – [WC] M Ebden (AUS) / T Kokkinakis (AUS) vs [2] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / D Nestor (CAN)

Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP – [WC] S Groth  (AUS) vs [8] J Chardy  (FRA)

 

Chennai Open

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 2 JANUARY 2014

Singles – Second Round
[WC] Y Bhambri (IND) d [3] F Fognini (ITA) 61 55 ret. (right thigh)
[4] B Paire (FRA) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 61 64
[5] V Pospisil (CAN) d Y Lu (TPE) w/o (right thigh)
[6] M Granollers (ESP) d [Q] R Ramanathan (IND) 62 64

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[WC] K Khachanov (RUS) / S Myneni (IND) d [1] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) 75 26 12-10
[4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / F Nielsen (DEN) d P Raja (IND) / D Sela (ISR) 64 64

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 3 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 5:00 pm
[WC] N Balaji (IND) / R Ramanathan (IND) vs M Draganja (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO)
[1] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs A Bedene (SLO)
[WC] Y Bhambri (IND) vs [5] V Pospisil (CAN)
[WC] K Khachanov (RUS) / S Myneni (IND) vs [4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / F Nielsen (DEN)

COURT 1 start 5:00 pm
[7] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs D Sela (ISR)
[6] M Granollers (ESP) vs [4] B Paire (FRA)
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT) vs [3] A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER)

 

Doha – Qatar Open

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 2 JANUARY 2014

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d [7] E Gulbis (LAT) 75 64
[Q] P Gojowczyk (GER) d [Q] D Brown (GER) 63 36 76(5)
F Mayer (GER) d V Hanescu (ROU) 64 67(8) 64
G Monfils (FRA) d D Brands (GER) 62 61

Doubles – Semi-finals
[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d [3] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) 63 63
T Berdych (CZE) / J Hajek (CZE) d C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) 62 63

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 3 JANUARY 2014

CENTRE COURT start 4:30 pm
[1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) vs T Berdych (CZE) / J Hajek (CZE)
Not Before 6:00 PM – [1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [Q] P Gojowczyk (GER)
F Mayer (GER) vs G Monfils (FRA)

SHENZHEN OPEN
Shenzhen, China
December 29, 2013 – January 4, 2014
$500,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Thursday, January 2, 2014
Singles – Quarterfinals
(1) Li Na (CHN) d. Monica Niculescu (ROU) 75 46 64
(5) Peng Shuai (CHN) d. Jana Cepelova (SVK) 63 62
(8) Annika Beck (GER) d. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 36 63 61
Vania King (USA) d. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 62 64

Doubles – Semifinals
Niculescu/Zakopalova (ROU/CZE) d. Wang/Zheng (CHN/CHN) 63 64

Order Of Play – Friday, January 3, 2014
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Peng Shuai vs. Vania King
2. Li Na vs. Annika Beck (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Konta/Mayr-Achleitner vs. Kichenok/Kichenok

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Ana Ivanovic and Venus Williams reach Auckland Semis

 

Ana Ivanovic

(January 2, 2014) Ana Ivanovic, Venus Williams, Jamie Hampton and Kirsten Flipkens have reached the semifinals of the ASB Classic in Auckland.

Seven-time major champion Venus Williams beat Garbine Muguruza 6-3, 6-3 and the second-seeded Ivanovic topped Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-2, 6-3 to reach the Auckland semifinals.

Ivanovic will play her doubles partner, No. 3 seed Kirsten Flipkens in her semifinal on Friday while the other semifinal will feature an all-American contest when Williams faces Jamie Hampton.

Flipkens stopped Japanese qualifier Sachie Ishizu 6-4, 7-5 and Hampton defeated countrywoman Lauren Davis 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

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Serena Williams Dominates, Maria Sharapova Survives and will meet in Brisbane Semifinal

 

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova

(January 2, 2014) Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have set up a semifinal meeting between them in the Brisbane International. Williams stopped Dominika Cibulkova 6-3, 6- while Sharapova had to rally past Kaia Kanepi 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

After spraying a few errors in the early part of the match, No. 1 Williams made it a straightforward victory. The defending Brisbane champion did not lose a point on her serve in the first set. In the end Williams hit 31 winners to 17 unforced errors during the match.

The No. 3 seed Sharapova, in playing her second match since August made many errors in the opening set and also had her serve broken three times.

After being broken to open the second set, Sharapova fine tuned her game and her accuracy on her shots became lethal.. Sharapova won 12 out of the last 16 games in the match.

Williams goes into the semifinal match against Sharapova dominating the head-to-head record at 14-2, winning the last 13 matches against her. The American’s last victory over Sharapova came in the final of last year’s French Open.

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL
Brisbane, Australia
December 29, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Thursday, January 2, 2014
WTA Singles – Quarterfinals
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (9) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 63 63
(2) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 64 67(7) 61
(3) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Kaia Kanepi (EST) 46 63 62
(4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. (5) Angelique Kerber (GER) 67(8) 63 61

WTA Doubles – Semifinals
Kudryavtseva/Rodionova (RUS/AUS) d. (WC) Adamczak/Rogowska (AUS/AUS) 62 62

ATP Singles – Second Round
[Q] M Copil  (ROU) d [3] G Simon  (FRA) 75 63
L Hewitt  (AUS) d [6] F Lopez  (ESP) 75 63 [8]
J Chardy  (FRA) d N Mahut  (FRA) 75 67(4) 63
[WC] S Groth  (AUS) d *[LL] P Herbert  (FRA) 46 76(3) 76(5)

*[LL] P Herbert  (FRA) replaced [4] K Anderson (RSA) – viral infection

ATP Doubles – Quarter-finals
R Federer (SUI) / N Mahut (FRA) d J Chardy (FRA) / G Dimitrov (BUL) 76(3) 67(5) 11-9

ATP Doubles – First Round
[WC] M Ebden (AUS) / T Kokkinakis (AUS) d J Nieminen (FIN) / G Simon (FRA) 61 63

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 3 JANUARY 2014

PAT RAFTER ARENA start 11:30 am
ATP – M Cilic  (CRO) vs [2] K Nishikori  (JPN)

Not Before 2:30 pm ATP -
L Hewitt  (AUS) vs [Q] M Copil  (ROU)

Not Before 3:30 pm
WTA – [4] J Jankovic  (SRB) vs [2] V Azarenka  (BLR)

Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP – [1] R Federer  (SUI) vs M Matosevic  (AUS)

Not Before 8:30 pm
WTA – [1] S Williams  (USA) vs [3] M Sharapova  (RUS)

SHOW COURT 1 start 11:30 am
WTA – K Mladenovic (FRA) / G Voskoboeva (KAZ) vs M Minella (LUX) / C Scheepers (RSA)

Not Before 2:30 pm
ATP – [WC] M Ebden (AUS) / T Kokkinakis (AUS) vs [2] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / D Nestor (CAN)

Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP – [WC] S Groth  (AUS) vs [8] J Chardy  (FRA)

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