June 28, 2017

“Kind of a Fairytale”- Petra Kvitova Wins Birmingham For First Title Since Knife Attack

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – JUNE 25: Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic poses with the trophy after the Women’s Singles final match against Ashleigh Barty on day seven of the Aegon Classic Birmingham at Edgbaston Priory Club on June 25, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images for LTA)

(June 25, 2017) In just her second tournament back after six months off tour recovering from hand injuries from a knife attack in her home, Petra Kvitova is the new Aegon Classic Birmingham champion. The two-time Wimbledon champion rallied past Australian Ashleigh Barty 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to win at the Edgbaston Priory Club on Sunday.

Barty is another comeback story. Back in 2014 she left tennis to play cricket. She came back to tennis last year and won her first WTA title in Kuala Lumpur.

For the 27-year-old Kvitova, this was the 20th title of her career, her first grass court trophy since winning Wimbledon in 2014.

“You know, all week the body and the mind is so intense, and today I was kind of nervous before the match and through the first set as well, and I was up and down in the match,” Kvitova said. “And when I didn’t play that many matches, it’s always taking me more energy, I think. But overall I’m very, very happy, of course. I didn’t expect this in my second tournament after my comeback. So yeah, I think it’s kind of a fairytale.

“I think I’ve been through a very difficult time in my life, and it wasn’t about the tennis, but about to come back healthy and alive and move my fingers properly and everything like that. And this is something clearly special. It’s some bonus to have in my life and my career and everything. And that’s what I fight that hard to come back to play tennis. And I always said that I’m not here just to play tennis. I’m here to play my best and to win trophies, like today. So I have to say I’m kind of proud of myself that I did it today.”

 

“It’s so amazing to have Petra back on the court,” noted Barty. “She’s such an inspiration. She’s always been a great champion but I think we appreciate that more now that she’s back playing week-in and week-out. Hopefully she is able to stay healthy and doesn’t have any more issues and I hope she has a really successful season.

 

“I think we have to be very happy with where the game is at. I’ve played some quality tennis and lost to only a couple of great players. So I’m really excited and I can’t wait to get to Wimbledon.”

 

Barty was still a winner on Sunday. She and Casey Dellacqua won their second Aegon Classic Birmingham title 6-1, 2-6, 10-8 win over Hao-Ching Chan and Shaui Zhang.

 

Kvitova takes home $153,515 (USD) in prize money for the title, Barty $81,745 (USD)

 

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Tennis Results and Schedules for Birmingham, Halle, London and Mallorca

AEGON CLASSIC BIRMINGHAM – BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
$885,040
JUNE 19 – 25, 2017

RESULTS – JUNE 23, 2017
Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals
[7] [WC] P. Kvitova (CZE) d [5] K. Mladenovic (FRA) 64 76(5)
[6] G. Muguruza (ESP) d C. Vandeweghe (USA) 46 64 00 Retired
L. Safarova (CZE) d [9] D. Gavrilova (AUS) 67(4) 63 76(5)
A. Barty (AUS) d [Q] C. Giorgi (ITA) 52 Retired

Women’s Doubles – Quarterfinals
S. Mirza (IND) / C. Vandeweghe (USA) d [1] L. Safarova (CZE) / B. Strycova (CZE) walkover
H. Chan (TPE) / S. Zhang (CHN) d S. Aoyama (JPN) / Z. Yang (CHN) 26 62 10-6

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017
ANN JONES CENTRE COURT start 11:30 am
L. Safarova (CZE) vs [7] [WC] P. Kvitova (CZE)
[6] G. Muguruza (ESP) vs A. Barty (AUS)
H. Chan (TPE) / S. Zhang (CHN) vs R. Atawo (USA) / C. McHale (USA)
S. Mirza (IND) / C. Vandeweghe (USA) vs [4] A. Barty (AUS) / C. Dellacqua (AUS)

 

Gerry Weber Open
Halle, Germany

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 23 JUNE 2017

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] R. Federer (SUI) d F. Mayer (GER) 63 64
[4] A. Zverev (GER) d [7] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) 67(6) 76(1) 61
K. Khachanov (RUS) d [WC] A. Rublev (RUS) 76(8) 46 63
R. Gasquet (FRA) d R. Haase (NED) 61 36 61

Doubles – Semi-finals
[1] L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) d F. Martin (FRA) / A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 67(2) 76(6) 10-3
SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 24 JUNE 2017

STADION start 1:05 pm
[1] R. Federer (SUI) vs K. Khachanov (RUS)

Not Before 4:00pm
[4] A. Zverev (GER) vs R. Gasquet (FRA)
After Suitable Rest – A. Zverev (GER) / M. Zverev (GER) vs [2] R. Klaasen (RSA) / R. Ram (USA)

 

Aegon Championships

London, England

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 23 JUNE 2017

Singles – Quarter-finals
[4] M. Cilic (CRO) d D. Young (USA) 64 75
[6] G. Dimitrov (BUL) d D. Medvedev (RUS) 63 36 63
F. Lopez (ESP) d [7] T. Berdych (CZE) 76(5) 67(1) 75 – saved 1 M.P.
G. Muller (LUX) d S. Querrey (USA) 64 76(5)

Doubles – Semi-finals
J. Benneteau (FRA) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d R. Bopanna (IND) / I. Dodig (CRO) 64 75

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 24 JUNE 2017

CENTRE COURT start 1:15pm
G. Muller (LUX) vs [4] M. Cilic (CRO)
[6] G. Dimitrov (BUL) vs F. Lopez (ESP)
[3] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) vs M. Cilic (CRO) / M. Matkowski (POL)

 

MALLORCA OPEN – CALVIA, SPAIN
$250,000
18 – 25 JUNE 2017

RESULTS – JUNE 23, 2017
Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals
[2] A. Sevastova (LAT) d [7] A. Konjuh (CRO) 75 16 76(5)
[3] C. Garcia (FRA) d [6] R. Vinci (ITA) 62 76(8)
J. Goerges (GER) d [WC] S. Lisicki (GER) 62 64
C. Bellis (USA) d Kr. Pliskova (CZE) 63 62
Second Round
[3] C. Garcia (FRA) d [Q] J. Cepelova (SVK) 63 67(5) 63

Women’s Doubles – Semifinals
[1] Y. Chan (TPE) / M. Hingis (SUI) d N. Melichar (USA) / A. Smith (GBR) 63 63

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017
PISTA CENTRAL start 3:00 pm
J. Goerges (GER) vs C. Bellis (USA)

Not Before 5:00 pm
[3] C. Garcia (FRA) vs [2] A. Sevastova (LAT)
After Suitable Rest – J. Jankovic (SRB) / A. Sevastova (LAT) vs J. Goerges (GER) / X. Knoll (SUI)

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Major Champions Petra Kvitova and Garbine Muguruza Reach Semifinals of Aegon Classic Birmingham

Garbine Muguruza

Major champions Petra Kvitova and Garbine Muguruza Reach Semifinals of Aegon Classic Birmingham

(June 23, 2017)  Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will take on her friend and Czech Fed Cup team-mate Lucie Safarova in the opening match on the Ann Jones Centre Court on Saturday in Birmingham.

Playing only her second tournament following hand surgery, Kvitova earned a semifinal spot with a 6-4, 7-6(5) win over Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic. Safarova had earlier scored one of the grittiest wins of her career to edge out Daria Gavrilova 6-7(4), 6-3, 7-6(5) in over three hours, saving match points. It marked the second time this week that the Czech had to save match points to advance.

“We practice a lot together. We know each other well from the Fed Cup” said Kvitova of Safarova.  “She’s playing well on the grass. I just think that we know each other well, on the court as well. And sometimes the score looks a bit easier, but it’s not always like that and it’s about a few points in the set. That’s how I think it will be tomorrow as well.”

2016 Roland Garros champion Muguruza progressed to the last four courtesy of a retirement when Coco Vandeweghe became hampered by a left foot injury. Muguruza, from Spain, is seeded sixth in Birmingham and is now the highest ranked player in the draw. She takes on 21-year-old Australian Ashleigh Barty in what will be Barty’s first WTA Premier semifinal.

Murguruza said: “I feel that I’m doing something good because I’m winning and I’m keeping alive in the draw. So I’m happy because I came here early to prepare, and I trained, I put hours (in) there. So I’m happy that what our team thought was going to be good for the tournament is working. So, so far we are proud that it’s working.”

AEGON CLASSIC BIRMINGHAM – BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
$885,040
JUNE 19 – 25, 2017

RESULTS – JUNE 23, 2017
Women’s
Singles – Quarterfinals

[7] [WC] P. Kvitova (CZE) d [5] K. Mladenovic (FRA) 64 76(5)
[6] G. Muguruza (ESP) d C. Vandeweghe (USA) 46 64 00 Retired
L. Safarova (CZE) d [9] D. Gavrilova (AUS) 67(4) 63 76(5)
A. Barty (AUS) d [Q] C. Giorgi (ITA) 52 Retired

Women’s
Doubles – Quarterfinals

S. Mirza (IND) / C. Vandeweghe (USA) d [1] L. Safarova (CZE) / B. Strycova (CZE) walkover
H. Chan (TPE) / S. Zhang (CHN) d S. Aoyama (JPN) / Z. Yang (CHN) 26 62 10-6

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017
ANN JONES CENTRE COURT start 11:30 am
L. Safarova (CZE) vs [7] [WC] P. Kvitova (CZE)
[6] G. Muguruza (ESP) vs A. Barty (AUS)
H. Chan (TPE) / S. Zhang (CHN) vs R. Atawo (USA) / C. Mchale (USA)
S. Mirza (IND) / C. Vandeweghe (USA) vs [4] A. Barty (AUS) / C. Dellacqua (AUS)

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AEGON CLASSIC BIRMINGHAM – BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
$885,040
JUNE 19 – 25, 2017

RESULTS – JUNE 22, 2017
Women’s Singles – Second Round
[Q] C. Giorgi (ITA) d [2] E. Svitolina (UKR) 64 46 62
C. Vandeweghe (USA) d [4] J. Konta (GBR) 61 63
[5] K. Mladenovic (FRA) d S. Zhang (CHN) 64 76(3)
[6] G. Muguruza (ESP) d A. Riske (USA) 61 64

Women’s Doubles – Quarterfinals
R. Atawo (USA) / C. McHale (USA) d [2] A. Spears (USA) / K. Srebotnik (SLO) walkover
[4] A. Barty (AUS) / C. Dellacqua (AUS) d D. Cibulkova (SVK) / G. Muguruza (ESP) 63 61
First Round
[1] L. Safarova (CZE) / B. Strycova (CZE) d J. Cako (USA) / A. Naydenova (BUL) 62 64

ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017
ANN JONES CENTRE COURT start 11:30 am
L. Safarova (CZE) vs [9] D. Gavrilova (AUS)
[5] K. Mladenovic (FRA) vs [7] [WC] P. Kvitova (CZE)
[6] G. Muguruza (ESP) vs C. Vandeweghe (USA)
A. Barty (AUS) vs [Q] C. Giorgi (ITA)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
H. Chan (TPE) / S. Zhang (CHN) vs S. Aoyama (JPN) / Z. Yang (CHN)

Not Before 3:00 pm
After rest – [1] L. Safarova (CZE) / B. Strycova (CZE) vs S. Mirza (IND) / C. Vandeweghe (USA)

 

Gerry Weber Open
Halle, Germany

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 22 JUNE 2017

Singles – Second Round
[1] R. Federer (SUI) d M. Zverev (GER) 76(4) 64
K. Khachanov (RUS) d [3] K. Nishikori (JPN) 32 ret. (Left Hip)
F. Mayer (GER) d [6] L. Pouille (FRA) 67(6) 64 63
[WC] A. Rublev (RUS) d [Q] M. Youzhny (RUS) 60 36 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) d R. Bautista Agut (ESP) / D. Ferrer (ESP) 61 64
[2] R. Klaasen (RSA) / R. Ram (USA) d [Q] A. Begemann (GER) / T. Puetz (GER) 67(7) 76(5) 10-5
F. Martin (FRA) / A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) d [3] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) 76(7) 63

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 23 JUNE 2017

STADION start 12:00 noon
K. Khachanov (RUS) vs [WC] A. Rublev (RUS)
R. Gasquet (FRA) vs R. Haase (NED)
[1] R. Federer (SUI) vs F. Mayer (GER)

Not Before 5:30 pm
[7] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) vs [4] A. Zverev (GER)

Court 1 start 1:00 pm
[1] L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) vs F. Martin (FRA) / A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)

 

Aegon Championships
London, Great Britain

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 22 JUNE 2017

Singles – Second Round
[4] M. Cilic (CRO) d [Q] S. Kozlov (USA) 60 64
S. Querrey (USA) d J. Thompson (AUS) 76(3) 36 63
D. Medvedev (RUS) d [WC] T. Kokkinakis (AUS) 62 62
F. Lopez (ESP) d [Q] J. Chardy (FRA) 61 76(4)

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[3] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) d R. Harrison (USA) / M. Venus (NZL) 76(1) 46 10-6
J. Benneteau (FRA) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d [4] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) 76(4) 46 10-6
M. Cilic (CRO) / M. Matkowski (POL) d [Q] M. Daniell (NZL) / M. Demoliner (BRA) 76(9) 16 10-8

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 23 JUNE 2017

CENTRE COURT start 12:00
S. Querrey (USA) vs G. Muller (LUX)
[4] M. Cilic (CRO) vs D. Young (USA)
[6] G. Dimitrov (BUL) vs D. Medvedev (RUS)
[7] T. Berdych (CZE) vs F. Lopez (ESP)

COURT 1 not before 5:00 pm
TBA – R. Bopanna (IND) / I. Dodig (CRO) vs J. Benneteau (FRA) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

 

MALLORCA OPEN – CALVIA, SPAIN
$250,000
18 – 25 JUNE 2017

RESULTS – JUNE 22, 2017
Women’s Singles – Second Round
[2] A. Sevastova (LAT) d V. Lepchenko (USA) 67(2) 61 63
[6] R. Vinci (ITA) d [Q] K. Flipkens (BEL) 64 57 62
[7] A. Konjuh (CRO) d [WC] V. Azarenka (BLR) 61 63

Women’s Doubles – Quarterfinals
[1] Y. Chan (TPE) / M. Hingis (SUI) d E. Mertens (BEL) / D. Schuurs (NED) 26 63 10-7
N. Melichar (USA) / A. Smith (GBR) d [3] A. Groenefeld (GER) / K. Peschke (CZE) 64 64
J. Jankovic (SRB) / A. Sevastova (LAT) d [4] A. Klepac (SLO) / M. Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 36 63 10-3
J. Goerges (GER) / X. Knoll (SUI) d M. Duque-Mariño (COL) / M. Irigoyen (ARG) 36 63 10-8

ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017
PISTA CENTRAL start 12:30 pm
C. Bellis (USA) vs Kr. Pliskova (CZE)

Not Before 1:30 pm
[Q] J. Cepelova (SVK) vs [3] C. Garcia (FRA) 36 76(5) 22
[7] A. Konjuh (CRO) vs [2] A. Sevastova (LAT)

Not Before 5:00 pm
J. Goerges (GER) vs [WC] S. Lisicki (GER)

Not Before 7:00 pm
[6] R. Vinci (ITA) vs [Q] J. Cepelova (SVK) or [3] C. Garcia (FRA)

PISTA 2 start 6:00 pm
[1] Y. Chan (TPE) / M. Hingis (SUI) vs N. Melichar (USA) / A. Smith (GBR)

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AEGON CLASSIC BIRMINGHAM – BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
$885,040
JUNE 19 – 25, 2017

RESULTS – JUNE 21, 2017
Women’s Singles – Second Round
[7] [WC] P. Kvitova (CZE) d [WC] N. Broady (GBR) 62 62
A. Barty (AUS) d [8] B. Strycova (CZE) 63 36 61
[9] D. Gavrilova (AUS) d K. Siniakova (CZE) 75 26 64
L. Safarova (CZE) d N. Osaka (JPN) 62 64

Women’s Doubles – First Round
[2] A. Spears (USA) / K. Srebotnik (SLO) d N. Kichenok (UKR) / O. Savchuk (UKR) 63 61
S. Aoyama (JPN) / Z. Yang (CHN) d [3] G. Dabrowski (CAN) / Y. Xu (CHN) 63 60
H. Chan (TPE) / S. Zhang (CHN) d A. Cornet (FRA) / Y. Putintseva (KAZ) 57 63 10-3
R. Atawo (USA) / C. McHale (USA) d [WC] N. Broady (GBR) / H. Watson (GBR) 62 26 10-7

ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
ANN JONES CENTRE COURT start 11:30 am
[Q] C. Giorgi (ITA) vs [2] E. Svitolina (UKR)
[6] G. Muguruza (ESP) vs A. Riske (USA)
[5] K. Mladenovic (FRA) vs S. Zhang (CHN)
C. Vandeweghe (USA) vs [4] J. Konta (GBR)

COURT 1 start 2:00 pm
[1] L. Safarova (CZE) / B. Strycova (CZE) vs J. Cako (USA) / A. Naydenova (BUL)
R. Atawo (USA) / C. McHale (USA) vs [2] A. Spears (USA) / K. Srebotnik (SLO)

Not Before 4:30 pm
[4] A. Barty (AUS) / C. Dellacqua (AUS) vs D. Cibulkova (SVK) / G. Muguruza (ESP)

 

 

Gerry Weber Open

Halle, Germany

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 21 JUNE 2017

Singles – Second Round
R. Haase (NED) d [2] D. Thiem (AUT) 63 76(7)
[4] A. Zverev (GER) d P. Kohlschreiber (GER) 63 64
[7] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) d [WC] D. Brown (GER) 64 16 76(6)
R. Gasquet (FRA) d B. Tomic (AUS) 63 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals
A. Zverev (GER) / M. Zverev (GER) d B. Baker (USA) / A. Peya (AUT) 23 ret. (Baker – right shoulder)

First Round
[1] L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) d K. Nishikori (JPN) / F. Verdasco (ESP) 64 46 10-8
[3] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) d [WC] D. Brown (GER) / J. Struff (GER) 76(3) 64
[Q] A. Begemann (GER) / T. Puetz (GER) d R. Gasquet (FRA) / L. Pouille (FRA) 63 64

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 22 JUNE 2017

STADION start 12:00 noon
[3] K. Nishikori (JPN) vs K. Khachanov (RUS)
[Q] M. Youzhny (RUS) vs [WC] A. Rublev (RUS)
F. Mayer (GER) vs [6] L. Pouille (FRA)

Not Before 5:30 pm
[1] R. Federer (SUI) vs M. Zverev (GER)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
[1] L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) vs R. Bautista Agut (ESP) / D. Ferrer (ESP)
[Q] A. Begemann (GER) / T. Puetz (GER) vs [2] R. Klaasen (RSA) / R. Ram (USA)
[3] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) vs F. Martin (FRA) / A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)

 

 

 

 

 

Aegon Championships
London, Great Britain

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 21 JUNE 2017

Singles – Second Round
G. Muller (LUX) d [5] J. Tsonga (FRA) 64 64
[6] G. Dimitrov (BUL) d [Q] J. Benneteau (FRA) 46 63 64
[7] T. Berdych (CZE) d [Q] D. Shapovalov (CAN) 76(4) 67(4) 75
D. Young (USA) d V. Troicki (SRB) 63 64

Doubles – Quarter-finals
R. Bopanna (IND) / I. Dodig (CRO) d [1] H. Kontinen (FIN) / J. Peers (AUS) 76(2) 46 10-2

First Round
[3] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) d G. Muller (LUX) / S. Querrey (USA) 76(4) 61
R. Harrison (USA) / M. Venus (NZL) d F. Lopez (ESP) / M. Lopez (ESP) 62 64
M. Cilic (CRO) / M. Matkowski (POL) d [LL] N. Monroe (USA) / D. Young (USA) 75 46 12-10, saved 4 m.p.

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 22 JUNE 2017

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
[4] M. Cilic (CRO) vs [Q] S. Kozlov (USA)
J. Thompson (AUS) vs S. Querrey (USA)
D. Medvedev (RUS) vs [WC] T. Kokkinakis (AUS)
[Q] J. Chardy (FRA) vs F. Lopez (ESP)

COURT 1 start 12:30 pm
[4] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) vs J. Benneteau (FRA) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
After Suitable Rest – M. Cilic (CRO) / M. Matkowski (POL) vs [Q] M. Daniell (NZL) / M. Demoliner (BRA)

COURT 2 start Not Before 5:00 pm
TBA – R. Harrison (USA) / M. Venus (NZL) vs [3] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA)

 

 

MALLORCA OPEN – CALVIA, SPAIN
$250,000
18 – 25 JUNE 2017

RESULTS – JUNE 21, 2017
Women’s Singles – Second Round
J. Goerges (GER) d [1] A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 61 62
[WC] S. Lisicki (GER) d S. Rogers (USA) 63 64
C. Bellis (USA) d M. Barthel (GER) 46 64 62
Kr. Pliskova (CZE) d [WC] F. Schiavone (ITA) 63 76(7)
First Round
[WC] V. Azarenka (BLR) d R. Ozaki (JPN) 63 46 76(7)

Women’s Doubles – First Round
[1] Y. Chan (TPE) / M. Hingis (SUI) d [WC] V. Cepede Royg (PAR) / S. Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 57 62 10-7
[3] A. Groenefeld (GER) / K. Peschke (CZE) d A. Parra Santonja (ESP) / S. Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 62 64
J. Jankovic (SRB) / A. Sevastova (LAT) d J. Moore (AUS) / V. Wongteanchai (THA) 62 75

ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
PISTA CENTRAL start 12:30 pm
V. Lepchenko (USA) vs [2] A. Sevastova (LAT)
[6] R. Vinci (ITA) vs [Q] K. Flipkens (BEL)

Not Before 5:00 pm
[7] A. Konjuh (CRO) vs [WC] V. Azarenka (BLR)

Not Before 7:00 pm
[Q] J. Cepelova (SVK) vs [3] C. Garcia (FRA)

PISTA 2 start 12:30 pm
[3] A. Groenefeld (GER) / K. Peschke (CZE) vs N. Melichar (USA) / A. Smith (GBR)

[1] Y. Chan (TPE) / M. Hingis (SUI) vs E. Mertens (BEL) / D. Schuurs (NED)
After suitable rest – J. Jankovic (SRB) / A. Sevastova (LAT) vs [4] A. Klepac (SLO) / M. Martínez Sánchez (ESP)

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Bank of the West Acceptance List Includes Muguruza, Azarenka, Sharapova, Keys and Bellis

CiCi Bellis

(June 21, 2017) STANFORD, Calif. – The official WTA acceptance list for the Bank of the West Classic has been announced, and with four major champions, two former World No. 1s and several of the world’s top young players this year’s event will once again feature the best in women’s tennis.

Highlighting this year’s player field will be two of the biggest names in women’s tennis who are making their return to competitive play in the United States.

Five-time major champion Maria Sharapova, who has been granted a main draw wildcard, will be competing in the United States for the first time since March 2015 (Miami Open).  She has won 35 career WTA singles titles and is one of just six women to complete the career Grand Slam.  This will mark Sharapova’s fourth visit to the Bank of the West Classic and her first since 2011. She made the final of the Bank of the West Classic in 2010.

Two-time Australian champion Victoria Azarenka has also been granted a wildcard and will be competing in her first United States event following the birth of her son Leo in December.  Azarenka will be making her fifth appearance at Stanford where she won the singles title in 2010 and the doubles title in 2011.

2016 French Open champion Garbiñe Muguruza will be making her second appearance at Stanford. In 2014 Muguruza teamed with Carla Suárez Navarro to win the Bank of the West Classic doubles title. That year she also advanced to the singles quarterfinals.

Fans will also get the opportunity to see two of the fastest rising stars in American tennis as Madison Keys and Bay Area native CiCi Bellis are scheduled to compete.

Keys had a breakthrough 2016 season, winning her second WTA title, breaking into the World Top 10 and qualifying for the prestigious year-end WTA Championships for the first time in her career.  She ended the year ranked a career-high World No.8.

Bellis, a local product from nearby Atherton, Calif., is the youngest player ranked in the top-50 at just 18 years old. Currently ranked No. 42 in the world she advanced to the quarterfinals of last year’s Bank of the West Classic. As a qualifier at the 2016 US Open she advanced to the third round before falling to World No. 1 Angelique Kerber. Last year she also captured her first WTA title at the $125K Series event in Honolulu.

Other players to watch include 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone, American CoCo Vandeweghe, two-time WTA singles titleist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Japanese stars Misaki Doi and Naomi Osaka.

The Bank of the West Classic, a Premier WTA event, features a 28-player singles draw as well as a 16-team doubles draw. The event is owned and operated by IMG and serves as the opening women’s event of the US Open Series.

 

The list of past champions of the event reads like a Who’s Who of women’s tennis including Serena Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters.

Log on to www.BankoftheWestClassic.com for more information.

WTA Acceptance List (as of June 19, 2017)

Name, Country, Rank
Garbiñe Muguruza    ESP    14
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova    RUS    17
Madison Keys    USA    18
Ana Konjuh    CRO    28
Coco Vandeweghe    USA    30
Lesia Tsurenko    UKR    34
Timea Babos    HUN    38
Alizé Cornet    FRA    39
Katerina Siniakova    CZE    40
Catherine Bellis    USA    42
Alison Riske    USA    45
Kristyna Pliskova    CZE    46
Misaki Doi    JPN    52
Qiang Wang    CHN    55
Lara Arruabarrena    ESP    60
Naomi Osaka    JPN    61
Natalia Vikhlyantseva    RUS    65
Varvara Lepchenka    USA    67
Francesca Schiavone    ITA    73
Magda Linette    POL    75
Maria Sharapova (WC)    RUS    179
Victoria Azarenka (WC)    BLR    NR

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Petra Kvitova Eases Into Birmingham Quarterfinals

Petra Kvitova photo courtesy of Aegon Classic Birmingham

(June 21, 2017) Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced into the quarterfinals of the Aegon Classic Birmingham with a 6-2 6-2 victory over British No.2 Naomi Broady at the Edgbaston Priory Club on Wednesday.

Kvitova, who was playing only her fourth match since returning to competition, said a relaxed attitude was the key. “I think I do have a clear mind, which is very important for tennis players. Everybody knows forehand and backhand and how to play, but it’s always about a few things in the match. And you can’t learn it. You just need to experience it and then play what comes into mind in that point of the match. And I think I do have a little bit different view of tennis right now. When I’m playing, I’m just a little bit more relaxed, I think, and I’m not as nervous as I was before, even before the matches.”

Broady said: “Petra is one of the best grass court players and it was a really tough match. It’s not necessarily her power, any soft ball or slow ball she nails it and you’ve got no chance.

“In terms of going forward I’m going to watch her and see what she’s doing because she makes you feel so uncomfortable on court and it’s hard to know where to hit it to not give her a winning shot.”

Thursday’s Ladies Day crowd has a packed day of tennis ahead with British No.1 Johanna Konta’s clash with big-hitting American Coco Vandeweghe among the highlights on the Ann Jones Centre Court.

Sixth seed Garbine Muguruza takes on tricky grass-court competitor Alison Riske in another of Thursday’s marquee matches, while talented Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic plays China’s Shuai Zhang for the chance to play Kvitova in Friday’s quarter-finals.

Away from the court, Ladies Day guests can also enjoy live music, food and drinks or visit the Explore Wimbledon attraction in what is forecast to be another sunny – though slightly cooler – day.

 

AEGON CLASSIC BIRMINGHAM – BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
$885,040
JUNE 19 – 25, 2017

RESULTS – JUNE 21, 2017
Women’s
Singles – Second Round

[7] [WC] P. Kvitova (CZE) d [WC] N. Broady (GBR) 62 62
A. Barty (AUS) d [8] B. Strycova (CZE) 63 36 61
[9] D. Gavrilova (AUS) d K. Siniakova (CZE) 75 26 64
L. Safarova (CZE) d N. Osaka (JPN) 62 64

Women’s
Doubles – First Round

[2] A. Spears (USA) / K. Srebotnik (SLO) d N. Kichenok (UKR) / O. Savchuk (UKR) 63 61
S. Aoyama (JPN) / Z. Yang (CHN) d [3] G. Dabrowski (CAN) / Y. Xu (CHN) 63 60
H. Chan (TPE) / S. Zhang (CHN) d A. Cornet (FRA) / Y. Putintseva (KAZ) 57 63 10-3
R. Atawo (USA) / C. Mchale (USA) d [WC] N. Broady (GBR) / H. Watson (GBR) 62 26 10-7

ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
ANN JONES CENTRE COURT start 11:30 am
[Q] C. Giorgi (ITA) vs [2] E. Svitolina (UKR)
[6] G. Muguruza (ESP) vs A. Riske (USA)
[5] K. Mladenovic (FRA) vs S. Zhang (CHN)
C. Vandeweghe (USA) vs [4] J. Konta (GBR)

COURT 1 start 2:00 pm
[1] L. Safarova (CZE) / B. Strycova (CZE) vs J. Cako (USA) / A. Naydenova (BUL)
R. Atawo (USA) / C. Mchale (USA) vs [2] A. Spears (USA) / K. Srebotnik (SLO)

Not Before 4:30 pm
[4] A. Barty (AUS) / C. Dellacqua (AUS) vs D. Cibulkova (SVK) / G. Muguruza (ESP)

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Tennis Results and Schedules for Birmingham, Halle, London and Mallorca

 

 

AEGON CLASSIC BIRMINGHAM – BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
$885,040
JUNE 19 – 25, 2017

RESULTS – JUNE 20, 2017
Women’s Singles – First Round
L. Safarova (CZE) d [3] D. Cibulkova (SVK) 57 76(7) 75
[4] J. Konta (GBR) d L. Tsurenko (UKR) 63 76(6)
[5] K. Mladenovic (FRA) d Y. Duan (CHN) 63 76(2)
[6] G. Muguruza (ESP) d [Q] E. Kulichkova (RUS) 63 36 64
[7] [WC] P. Kvitova (CZE) d [LL] T. Smitkova (CZE) 62 63
[9] D. Gavrilova (AUS) d [Q] S. Hsieh (TPE) 64 64
K. Siniakova (CZE) d N. Hibino (JPN) 75 75
S. Zhang (CHN) d M. Linette (POL) 75 75
A. Riske (USA) d D. Vekic (CRO) 62 76(2)
C. Vandeweghe (USA) d C. McHale (USA) 64 62
A. Barty (AUS) d [Q] M. Vondrousova (CZE) 75 76(1)
[Q] C. Giorgi (ITA) d N. Vikhlyantseva (RUS) 63 76(4)

ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017
ANN JONES CENTRE COURT start 11:30 am
K. Siniakova (CZE) vs [9] D. Gavrilova (AUS)
[WC] N. Broady (GBR) vs [7] [WC] P. Kvitova (CZE)
[8] B. Strycova (CZE) vs A. Barty (AUS)
L. Safarova (CZE) vs N. Osaka (JPN)

COURT 1 start 11:30 am
S. Aoyama (JPN) / Z. Yang (CHN) vs [3] G. Dabrowski (CAN) / Y. Xu (CHN)
H. Chan (TPE) / S. Zhang (CHN) vs A. Cornet (FRA) / Y. Putintseva (KAZ)
N. Kichenok (UKR) / O. Savchuk (UKR) vs [2] A. Spears (USA) / K. Srebotnik (SLO)

Not Before 4:30 pm
R. Atawo (USA) / C. Mchale (USA) vs [WC] N. Broady (GBR) / H. Watson (GBR)

 

Gerry Weber Open

Halle, Germany

Singles – First Round
[1] R. Federer (SUI) d *[LL] Y. Sugita (JPN) 63 61
[3] K. Nishikori (JPN) d F. Verdasco (ESP) 67(7) 63 64
[4] A. Zverev (GER) d P. Lorenzi (ITA) 63 62
[6] L. Pouille (FRA) d J. Struff (GER) 16 63 64
[7] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) d C. Berlocq (ARG) 60 46 62
M. Zverev (GER) d [Q] L. Lacko (SVK) 64 64
F. Mayer (GER) d B. Paire (FRA) 60 64
K. Khachanov (RUS) d G. Simon (FRA) 62 67(2) 63
[Q] M. Youzhny (RUS) d I. Karlovic (CRO) 63 76(6)
B. Tomic (AUS) d [WC] T. Haas (GER) 64 64
R. Haase (NED) d D. Ferrer (ESP) 36 75 63

Doubles – First Round
[2] R. Klaasen (RSA) / R. Ram (USA) d G. Monfils (FRA) / G. Simon (FRA) 64 61
R. Bautista Agut (ESP) / D. Ferrer (ESP) d S. Gonzalez (MEX) / M. Pavic (CRO) 75 16 10-6
F. Martin (FRA) / A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) d P. Kohlschreiber (GER) / D. Thiem (AUT) 76(3) 64

*[LL] Y. Sugita (JPN) replaced Y. Lu (TPE) – right arm

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 21 JUNE 2017

STADION start 12:00 noon
R. Gasquet (FRA) vs B. Tomic (AUS)
[7] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) vs [WC] D. Brown (GER)
P. Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [4] A. Zverev (GER)
Not Before 5:30 pm
R. Haase (NED) vs [2] D. Thiem (AUT)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
[1] L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) vs K. Nishikori (JPN) / F. Verdasco (ESP)
After Suitable Rest – R. Gasquet (FRA) / L. Pouille (FRA) vs [Q] A. Begemann (GER) / T. Puetz (GER)
After Suitable Rest – [3] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) vs [WC] D. Brown (GER) / J. Struff (GER)
After Suitable Rest – A. Zverev (GER) / M. Zverev (GER) vs B. Baker (USA) / A. Peya (AUT)

 

Aegon Championships
London, Great Britain

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 20 JUNE 2017

Singles – First Round
*[LL] J. Thompson (AUS) d [1] A. Murray (GBR) 76(4) 62
F. Lopez (ESP) d [2] S. Wawrinka (SUI) 76(4) 75
[WC] T. Kokkinakis (AUS) d [3] M. Raonic (CAN) 76(5) 76(8)
[4] M. Cilic (CRO) d J. Isner (USA) 75 63
S. Querrey (USA) d [WC] C. Norrie (GBR) 61 64
G. Muller (LUX) d N. Basilashvili (GEO) 64 67(17) 64
[Q] S. Kozlov (USA) d S. Johnson (USA) 36 61 61
V. Troicki (SRB) d J. Tipsarevic (SRB) 57 76(5) 76(6)
[Q] J. Benneteau (FRA) d [WC] J. Ward (GBR) 62 62
D. Medvedev (RUS) d N. Mahut (FRA) 67(3) 64 64
[Q] J. Chardy (FRA) d *[LL] L. Broady (GBR) 64 64

Doubles – First Round
[4] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) d G. Dimitrov (BUL) / J. Tsonga (FRA) 76(5) 76(5)
R. Bopanna (IND) / I. Dodig (CRO) d [WC] K. Edmund (GBR) / T. Kokkinakis (AUS) 63 67(5) 10-7

*[LL] J. Thompson (AUS) replaced A. Bedene (GBR) – wrist
*[LL] L. Broady (GBR) 64 64 replaced [LL] P. Herbert (FRA) – back

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 21 JUNE 2017

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
V. Troicki (SRB) vs D. Young (USA)
G. Muller (LUX) vs [5] J. Tsonga (FRA)
[6] G. Dimitrov (BUL) vs [Q] J. Benneteau (FRA)
[7] T. Berdych (CZE) vs [Q] D. Shapovalov (CAN)

COURT 1 start 12:30 pm
F. Lopez (ESP) / M. Lopez (ESP) vs R. Harrison (USA) / M. Venus (NZL)
After Suitable Rest – [LL] N. Monroe (USA) / D. Young (USA) vs M. Cilic (CRO) / M. Matkowski (POL)
G. Muller (LUX) / S. Querrey (USA) vs [3] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA)

COURT 2 not before 5:00 pm
TBA – [1] H. Kontinen (FIN) / J. Peers (AUS) vs R. Bopanna (IND) / I. Dodig (CRO)

 

MALLORCA OPEN – CALVIA, SPAIN
$250,000
18 – 25 JUNE 2017

RESULTS – JUNE 20, 2017
Women’s Singles – First Round
[1] A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d [WC] S. Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 46 75 64
[3] C. Garcia (FRA) d J. Jankovic (SRB) 64 64
C. Bellis (USA) d [4] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) 63 75
[WC] S. Lisicki (GER) d [5] K. Bertens (NED) 62 36 00 Retired
[6] R. Vinci (ITA) d [LL] S. Errani (ITA) 62 61
[7] A. Konjuh (CRO) d [Q] O. Jabeur (TUN) 76(1) 46 63
J. Goerges (GER) d L. Arruabarrena (ESP) 61 62
S. Rogers (USA) d [Q] B. Haddad Maia (BRA) 76(4) 63
M. Barthel (GER) d [Q] A. Kalinskaya (RUS) 76(6) 64
[WC] F. Schiavone (ITA) d E. Bouchard (CAN) 67(5) 64 63
[Q] K. Flipkens (BEL) d M. Minella (LUX) 36 63 62
[Q] J. Cepelova (SVK) d P. Parmentier (FRA) 62 60
V. Lepchenko (USA) d [Q] V. Cepede Royg (PAR) 36 63 76(4)

Women’s Doubles – First Round
M. Duque-Mariño (COL) / M. Irigoyen (ARG) d [2] T. Babos (HUN) / A. Hlavackova (CZE) 63 75
E. Mertens (BEL) / D. Schuurs (NED) d R. Olaru (ROU) / R. Voracova (CZE) 63 63
N. Melichar (USA) / A. Smith (GBR) d A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) / Y. Wickmayer (BEL) 63 67(6) 12-10

ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017
PISTA CENTRAL start 12:30 pm
[WC] F. Schiavone (ITA) vs Kr. Pliskova (CZE)

Not Before 1:30 pm
R. Ozaki (JPN) vs [WC] V. Azarenka (BLR) 36 64 54
C. Bellis (USA) vs M. Barthel (GER)

Not Before 5:00 pm
[1] A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs J. Goerges (GER)

Not Before 7:00 pm
S. Rogers (USA) vs [WC] S. Lisicki (GER)

PISTA 3 start 12:30 pm
J. Jankovic (SRB) / A. Sevastova (LAT) vs J. Moore (AUS) / V. Wongteanchai (THA)
[3] A. Groenefeld (GER) / K. Peschke (CZE) vs A. Parra Santonja (ESP) / S. Soler-Espinosa (ESP)

Not Before 3:00 pm
Possible Court Change – [1] Y. Chan (TPE) / M. Hingis (SUI) vs [WC] V. Cepede Royg (PAR) / S. Sorribes Tormo (ESP)

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Tennis Results and Schedules for Birmingham, Halle, London and Mallorca

AEGON CLASSIC BIRMINGHAM – BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
$885,040
JUNE 19 – 25, 2017

RESULTS – JUNE 19, 2017

Women’s Singles – First Round
[2] E. Svitolina (UKR) d [WC] H. Watson (GBR) 62 57 63
[8] B. Strycova (CZE) d Y. Putintseva (KAZ) 63 63
N. Osaka (JPN) d L. Davis (USA) 61 26 76(4)
[WC] N. Broady (GBR) d A. Cornet (FRA) 76(3) 60

 

Women’s Doubles – First Round
[4] A. Barty (AUS) / C. Dellacqua (AUS) d D. Gavrilova (AUS) / K. Siniakova (CZE) 75 61
S. Mirza (IND) / C. Vandeweghe (USA) d D. Jurak (CRO) / An. Rodionova (AUS) 62 64
D. Cibulkova (SVK) / G. Muguruza (ESP) d N. Hibino (JPN) / A. Rosolska (POL) 62 64

 

Women’s Qualifying Singles – Third Round
Qualifying – [1] M. Vondrousova (CZE) d [6] T. Smitkova (CZE) 46 75 63
Qualifying – [2] C. Giorgi (ITA) d [8] J. Fett (CRO) 63 64
Qualifying – [3] S. Hsieh (TPE) d [7] I. Soylu (TUR) 63 63
Qualifying – [5] E. Kulichkova (RUS) d [4] S. Vickery (USA) 60 62

 

ORDER OF PLAY – TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017

ANN JONES CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[LL] T. Smitkova (CZE) vs [7] [WC] P. Kvitova (CZE)
L. Tsurenko (UKR) vs [4] J. Konta (GBR)
[3] D. Cibulkova (SVK) vs L. Safarova (CZE)
[6] G. Muguruza (ESP) vs [Q] E. Kulichkova (RUS)

 

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
N. Hibino (JPN) vs K. Siniakova (CZE)
[Q] S. Hsieh (TPE) vs [9] D. Gavrilova (AUS)
[5] K. Mladenovic (FRA) vs Y. Duan (CHN)

Not Before 4:00 pm
D. Vekic (CRO) vs A. Riske (USA)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
[Q] C. Giorgi (ITA) vs N. Vikhlyantseva (RUS)
[Q] M. Vondrousova (CZE) vs A. Barty (AUS)
C. McHale (USA) vs C. Vandeweghe (USA)
S. Zhang (CHN) vs M. Linette (POL)

Gerry Weber Open

Halle, Germany

 

RESULTS – MONDAY, 19 JUNE 2017

Singles – First Round
[2] D. Thiem (AUT) d [Q] M. Marterer (GER) 75 63
R. Gasquet (FRA) d [5] G. Monfils (FRA) 36 64 63
[WC] A. Rublev (RUS) d [8] A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 67(1) 75 64
[WC] D. Brown (GER) d [Q] V. Pospisil (CAN) 61 67(3) 76(4)
P. Kohlschreiber (GER) d J. Sousa (POR) 36 64 64

Doubles – First Round
B. Baker (USA) / A. Peya (AUT) d [4] F. Mergea (ROU) / A. Qureshi (PAK) 36 76(3) 10-8
A. Zverev (GER) / M. Zverev (GER) d [WC] F. Mayer (GER) / P. Petzschner (GER) 64 61

 

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 20 JUNE 2017

STADION start 12:00 noon
[3] K. Nishikori (JPN) vs F. Verdasco (ESP)
[WC] T. Haas (GER) vs B. Tomic (AUS)
P. Lorenzi (ITA) vs [4] A. Zverev (GER)
Not Before 5:30 pm
[1] R. Federer (SUI) vs Y. Lu (TPE)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
[Q] L. Lacko (SVK) vs M. Zverev (GER)
R. Haase (NED) vs D. Ferrer (ESP)
B. Paire (FRA) vs F. Mayer (GER)
J. Struff (GER) vs [6] L. Pouille (FRA)

COURT 2 start 12:00 noon
[7] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) vs C. Berlocq (ARG)
K. Khachanov (RUS) vs G. Simon (FRA)
F. Martin (FRA) / A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) vs P. Kohlschreiber (GER) / D. Thiem (AUT)
I. Karlovic (CRO) vs [Q] M. Youzhny (RUS)

COURT 3 start 2:30 pm
After Suitable Rest – G. Monfils (FRA) / G. Simon (FRA) vs [2] R. Klaasen (RSA) / R. Ram (USA)
After Suitable Rest – R. Bautista Agut (ESP) / D. Ferrer (ESP) vs S. Gonzalez (MEX) / M. Pavic (CRO)

 

 

Aegon Championships
London, Great Britain

 

RESULTS – MONDAY, 19 JUNE 2017

Singles – First Round
[5] J. Tsonga (FRA) d A. Mannarino (FRA) 62 62
[6] G. Dimitrov (BUL) d R. Harrison (USA) 63 61
[7] T. Berdych (CZE) d S. Darcis (BEL) 75 63
D. Young (USA) d [9] N. Kyrgios (AUS) 76(3) 00 ret. (left hip)
[Q] D. Shapovalov (CAN) d K. Edmund (GBR) 76(4) 46 64

Doubles – First Round
[1] H. Kontinen (FIN) / J. Peers (AUS) d J. Isner (USA) / S. Johnson (USA) 76(10) 76(6)
[Q] M. Daniell (NZL) / M. Demoliner (BRA) d [2] P. Herbert (FRA) / N. Mahut (FRA) 46 53 ret. (Herbert – back)
J. Benneteau (FRA) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d D. Nestor (CAN) / M. Raonic (CAN) 62 76(3)
SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 20 JUNE 2017

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
[WC] T. Kokkinakis (AUS) vs [3] M. Raonic (CAN)
F. Lopez (ESP) vs [2] S. Wawrinka (SUI)
[1] A. Murray (GBR) vs A. Bedene (GBR)
[4] M. Cilic (CRO) vs J. Isner (USA)

COURT 1 start 12:30 pm
[Q] J. Benneteau (FRA) vs [WC] J. Ward (GBR)
[4] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) vs G. Dimitrov (BUL) / J. Tsonga (FRA)
[LL] P. Herbert (FRA) vs [Q] J. Chardy (FRA)
[WC] C. Norrie (GBR) vs S. Querrey (USA)

COURT 2 start Not Before 5:00 pm
TBA – [WC] K. Edmund (GBR) / T. Kokkinakis (AUS) vs R. Bopanna (IND) / I. Dodig (CRO)

COURT 5 start 12:30 pm
S. Johnson (USA) vs [Q] S. Kozlov (USA)
V. Troicki (SRB) vs J. Tipsarevic (SRB)
N. Basilashvili (GEO) vs G. Muller (LUX)
D. Medvedev (RUS) vs N. Mahut (FRA)

 

 

MALLORCA OPEN – CALVIA, SPAIN
$250,000
18 – 25 JUNE 2017

 

RESULTS – JUNE 19, 2017
Women’s Singles – First Round
[2] A. Sevastova (LAT) d E. Mertens (BEL) 76(2) 57 61
K. Pliskova (CZE) d [8] T. Babos (HUN) 62 36 63

Women’s Doubles – First Round
[4] A. Klepac (SLO) / M. Martínez Sánchez (ESP) d O. Kalashnikova (GEO) / L. Kichenok (UKR) 62 62
J. Goerges (GER) / X. Knoll (SUI) d [WC] E. Bouchard (CAN) / S. Lisicki (GER) 64 46 10-6

 

Women’s Qualifying Singles – Second Round
Qualifying – [11] A. Kalinskaya (RUS) d [1] C. Witthoeft (GER) 64 76(3)
Qualifying – [8] J. Cepelova (SVK) d [2] S. Errani (ITA) 64 63
Qualifying – [3] K. Flipkens (BEL) d V. Kudermetova (RUS) 46 60 64
Qualifying – [4] V. Cepede Royg (PAR) d [12] T. Martincova (CZE) 36 64 63
Qualifying – [9] O. Jabeur (TUN) d [5] Y. Wickmayer (BEL) 62 62
Qualifying – [7] B. Haddad Maia (BRA) d S. Kenin (USA) 63 64

 

ORDER OF PLAY – TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017

PISTA CENTRAL start 11:00 am
J. Goerges (GER) vs L. Arruabarrena (ESP)

Not Before 12:00 noon
To be finished – [1] A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs [WC] S. Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 46 75 32
[WC] F. Schiavone (ITA) vs E. Bouchard (CAN)

Not Before 5:00 pm
[4] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) vs C. Bellis (USA)

Not Before 7:00 pm
R. Ozaki (JPN) vs [WC] V. Azarenka (BLR)

 

PISTA 3 start 11:00 am
[6] R. Vinci (ITA) vs A. Kontaveit (EST)
J. Jankovic (SRB) vs [3] C. Garcia (FRA)
[Q] A. Kalinskaya (RUS) vs M. Barthel (GER)
[WC] S. Lisicki (GER) vs [5] K. Bertens (NED)
[7] A. Konjuh (CRO) vs [Q] O. Jabeur (TUN)

 

PISTA 2 start 11:00 am
R. Olaru (ROU) / R. Voracova (CZE) vs E. Mertens (BEL) / D. Schuurs (NED)

Not Before 3:00 pm
After suitable rest – A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) / Y. Wickmayer (BEL) vs N. Melichar (USA) / A. Smith (GBR)

 

PISTA 1 start 11:00 am
P. Parmentier (FRA) vs [Q] J. Cepelova (SVK)
[Q] K. Flipkens (BEL) vs M. Minella (LUX)
[Q] B. Haddad Maia (BRA) vs S. Rogers (USA)
V. Lepchenko (USA) vs [Q] V. Cepede Royg (PAR)
M. Duque-Mariño (COL) / M. Irigoyen (ARG) vs [2] T. Babos (HUN) / A. Hlavackova (CZE)

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Donna Vekic Beats No. 8 Johanna Konta for Nottigham Title

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – JUNE 18: Donna Vekic of Croatia lifts the trophy after victory in her Women’s Singles Final match against Johanna Konta of Great Britain during day 7 of the Aegon Open Nottingham at the Nottingham Tennis Centre on June 18, 2017 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for LTA)

(June 18, 2017) World No. 70 Donna Vekic of Croatia came from a set down to beat No. 8 Johanna Konta 2-6, 7-6(3), 7-5 in the Aegon Open Nottingham final and collect her second WTA title.

 

The 20-year-old Vekic upset the WTA International tournament top seed and British No. 1 in just under two-and-a-half hours.

 

After lifting the Elena Baltacha Trophy, which is named after the late former British No. 1, Vekic said: “It is something I have been dreaming of since I got my first title and something that kept me going, because this feeling is amazing. There’s no way to describe it. It just keeps me motivated to work even harder.

 

“To be honest, I really didn’t expect to win today. I was just hoping to get into the match, especially after the first set because I was struggling to find rhythm. I was just trying to focus on myself, serve as well as I can and try to be aggressive.”

 

“It’s pretty amazing. I’m really happy. The last time I won a final, I wasn’t allowed to have champagne.”

 

“Credit to her for playing incredibly well, especially at the end,” Konta said. “I’m very happy that I got to play five great matches on the grass. We just want to get as much time on the surface as possible heading into Wimbledon. I’m really happy that I got to come back and play here in Nottingham.

 

“Overall, I think I fought and played the best that I could today. There are things that I would have liked to have done better, but I think the majority of the credit has to go to Donna. She continuously raised her level as the match went on. She served better and better so I do think she definitely won it in the end.”

 

For Vekic, it’s her second WTA tournament title. She won her first back in 2014 in Kuala Lumpur. It’s also her second win over a Top Ten player.

 

Brits Laura Robson and Jocelyn Rae lost 6-4, 4-6, 10-4 in the WTA International doubles final to Australians Monique Adamczak and Storm Sanders.

 

In the ATP Challenger singles final, Israeli third seed Dudi Sela came from a set down to defeat fourth seed Thomas Fabbiano of Italy 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

 

In the Netherlands, unseeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia won her first title on the WTA tour, beating Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6-2, 6-3 to win the Ricoh Open at ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

The win moves her ranking up to No. 36, a career high for her.

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