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Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell
Barcelona, Spain » View Tournament Profile

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 23 APRIL 2014

Singles – Second Round
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d A Ramos (ESP) 76(2) 64
T Gabashvili (RUS) d [2] D Ferrer (ESP) 64 62
S Giraldo (COL) d [3] F Fognini (ITA) 60 40 ret. (right leg)
[6] N Almagro (ESP) d M Klizan (SVK) 75 76(4)
J Melzer (AUT) d [7] J Janowicz (POL) 64 76(1)
A Montanes (ESP) d [8] A Dolgopolov (UKR) 76(5) 63
[11] F Verdasco (ESP) d K De Schepper (FRA) 64 63
[12] M Cilic (CRO) d [Q] A Kuznetsov (RUS) 61 76(2)
I Dodig (CRO) d [13] F Lopez (ESP) 61 64

Doubles – First Round
[3] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) d F Lopez (ESP) / M Mirnyi (BLR) 64 46 16-14
[5] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) 67(3) 76(5) 10-8
L Kubot (POL) / R Lindstedt (SWE) d M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) 11 ret. (Lopez – left leg)
[LL] S Devvarman (IND) / A Pavic (CRO) d [WC] R Bautista Agut (ESP) / A Montanes (ESP) 64 64

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 24 APRIL 2014

PISTA CENTRAL start 12:00
A Golubev (KAZ) vs [4] K Nishikori (JPN)
Not Before 14:30
[11] F Verdasco (ESP) vs [6] N Almagro (ESP)
[5] T Robredo (ESP) vs [12] M Cilic (CRO)
Not Before 19:00
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs I Dodig (CRO)

PISTA 1 start 12:00
[WC] I Cervantes (ESP) vs T Gabashvili (RUS)
A Montanes (ESP) vs [9] E Gulbis (LAT)
[10] P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs J Melzer (AUT)
S Giraldo (COL) vs [Q] D Thiem (AUT)

PISTA 2 start 14:00
[LL] S Devvarman (IND) / A Pavic (CRO) vs [LL] J Huta Galung (NED) / S Robert (FRA)

BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy
Bucharest, Romania

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 23 APRIL 2014

Singles – Second Round
[1] [WC] G Dimitrov (BUL) d J Vesely (CZE) 76(5) 62
[4] G Simon (FRA) d V Hanescu (ROU) 26 63 63
L Rosol (CZE) d [8] J Nieminen (FIN) 62 64
S Stakhovsky (UKR) d C Berlocq (ARG) 46 76(5) 62

Doubles – First Round
[1] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) d N Mahut (FRA) / A Mannarino (FRA) 60 64
[3] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) 61 76(4)
[PR] C Fleming (GBR) / R Hutchins (GBR) d M Emmrich (GER) / C Kas (GER) 75 63
D Bracciali (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) d [WC] V Crivoi (ROU) / A Ungur (ROU) 63 62

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 24 APRIL 2014

CENTRAL start 11:00 am
[Q] A Ungur (ROU) vs D Istomin (UZB)
R Haase (NED) vs [2] M Youzhny (RUS)
Not Before 2:00 pm
[3] G Monfils (FRA) vs [Q] R Berankis (LTU)
[WC] M Copil (ROU) vs [Q] P Mathieu (FRA)
[1] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) vs [PR] C Fleming (GBR) / R Hutchins (GBR)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
J Knowle (AUT) / V Pospisil (CAN) vs [3] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL)
After Suitable Rest – D Istomin (UZB) / L Rosol (CZE) vs [2] E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA)

COURT 2 start 12:00 noon
[4] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) vs D Bracciali (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA)

 

 

 

 

GRAND PRIX SAR LA PRINCESSE LALLA MERYEM
Marrakech, Morocco
April 21-27, 2014
$250,000/International
Clay/Outdoors

Results – Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Singles – Second Round
(1/WC) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 75 62
(5) Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) d. Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 63 62
(6) Peng Shuai (CHN) d. (Q) Maryna Zanevska (UKR) 64 76(5)
Shahar Peer (ISR) d. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 76(4) 46 76(3)

Singles – First Round
Polona Hercog (SLO) d. (7) Zhang Shuai (CHN) 62 62

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(1) Jurak/Moulton-Levy (CRO/USA) d. Bua/Seguel (ARG/CHI) 36 76(5) 105 (Match TB)

Doubles – First Round
Buryachok/Solovyeva (UKR/RUS) d. (WC) Atik/Qostal (MAR/MAR) 61 62
Glushko/Peer (ISR/ISR) d. Arruabarrena/Ferrer Suárez (ESP/ESP) 63 64

Order Of Play – Thursday, April 24, 2014
Centre Court (from 13.00hrs)
1. Yvonne Meusburger vs. Estrella Cabeza Candela
2. Lara Arruabarrena vs. María-Teresa Torró-Flor
3. Polona Hercog vs. Alison Van Uytvanck (NB 17.30hrs)
4. Piter/Zanevska vs. Foretz Gacon/Hrdinova

Court #2 (from 13.00hrs)
1. Romina Oprandi vs. Beatriz García Vidagany
2. Glushko/Peer vs. Klemenschits/Klepac
3. Muguruza/Oprandi vs. Buryachok/Solovyeva (NB 15.00hrs; after suitable rest)

 

 

PORSCHE TENNIS GRAND PRIX
Stuttgart, Germany
April 21-27, 2014
$710,000/Premier
Clay/Indoors

Results – Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Singles – Second Round
Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) d. (3) Petra Kvitova (CZE) 62 76(3)
(8) Sara Errani (ITA) d. Kaia Kanepi (EST) 63 63

Singles – First Round
(9) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Sabine Lisicki (GER) 61 63
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. (WC) Andrea Petkovic (GER) 75 36 61
(WC) Julia Goerges (GER) d. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 61 75

Doubles – First Round
(1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. Goerges/Groenefeld (GER/GER) 62 62
Mircic/Thorpe (SRB/FRA) d. Dabrowski/Rosolska (CAN/POL) 57 63 108 (Match TB)
Huber/Husarova (USA/SVK) d. Jans-Ignacik/Tomljanovic (POL/CRO) 62 46 105 (Match TB)
Lottner/Zaja (GER/GER) d. Barthel/Birnerova (GER/CZE) 46 64 108 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Thursday, April 24, 2014
Center Court (from 12.30hrs)
1. Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Roberta Vinci
2. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs. Maria Sharapova
3. Ana Ivanovic vs. Julia Goerges
4. Angelique Kerber vs. Carla Suárez Navarro (NB 18.30hrs)
5. Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Simona Halep (NB 19.30hrs)
6. Barrois/Beck vs. Black/Mirza

Court 1 (from 15.00hrs)
1. Jelena Jankovic vs. Flavia Pennetta
2. Errani/Vinci vs. Mircic/Thorpe (after suitable rest)
3. Marcinkevica/Sasnovich vs. Jankovic/Kleybanova (after suitable rest)

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Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell
Barcelona, Spain » View Tournament Profile

RESULTS – MONDAY, 21 APRIL 2014

Singles – First Round
K De Schepper (FRA) d [Q] M Ilhan (TUR) 63 75
S Giraldo (COL) d I Sijsling (NED) 64 62
[Q] D Thiem (AUT) d R Stepanek (CZE) 64 64
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d [Q] A Beck (GER) 62 62
M Matosevic (AUS) d J Sousa (POR) 63 62
[Q] A Kuznetsov (RUS) d P Carreno Busta (ESP) 26 61 62
A Golubev (KAZ) d [Q] M Viola (ITA) 64 63
R Bautista Agut (ESP) d L Kubot (POL) 61 60
A Montanes (ESP) d [Q] M Lopez (ESP) 76(4) 62
[WC] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) d [WC] R Carballes Baena (ESP) 63 75
[WC] I Cervantes (ESP) d O Nedovyesov (KAZ) 36 62 64
T Gabashvili (RUS) d M Przysiezny (POL) 63 64

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 22 APRIL 2014

PISTA CENTRAL start 11:00 am
[WC] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs [9] E Gulbis (LAT)
Not Before 13:30
R Bautista Agut (ESP) vs [4] K Nishikori (JPN)
[5] T Robredo (ESP) vs M Matosevic (AUS)
[Q] D Thiem (AUT) vs [14] M Granollers (ESP)

PISTA 1 start 11:00 am
M Kukushkin (KAZ) vs J Melzer (AUT)
A Ramos (ESP) vs N Davydenko (RUS)
[10] P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
[15] D Tursunov (RUS) vs [WC] I Cervantes (ESP)
[LL] J Huta Galung (NED) / S Robert (FRA) vs [4] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP)

PISTA 2 start 11:00 am
I Dodig (CRO) vs [WC] F Arguello (ARG)
M Klizan (SVK) vs S Devvarman (IND)
[16] B Paire (FRA) vs A Golubev (KAZ)
[WC] P Carreno Busta (ESP) / A Ramos (ESP) vs [Q] T Gabashvili (RUS) / M Kukushkin (KAZ)

PISTA 3 start 15:00
R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) vs T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR)
[PR] F Fognini (ITA) / J Melzer (AUT) vs [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)
BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy
Bucharest, Romania » View Tournament Profile
RESULTS – MONDAY, 21 APRIL 2014

Singles – First Round
[8] J Nieminen (FIN) d L Mayer (ARG) 63 36 76(4)
J Vesely (CZE) d J Chardy (FRA) 76(3) 60
S Stakhovsky (UKR) d [WC] P Ciorcila (ROU) 26 62 61

Doubles – First Round
[2] E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) d [WC] V Hanescu (ROU) / A Patrui (ROU) 61 76(2)
J Knowle (AUT) / V Pospisil (CAN) d O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) 63 63

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 22 APRIL 2014

CENTRAL start 1:00 pm
C Berlocq (ARG) vs [6] A Seppi (ITA)
D Sela (ISR) vs V Hanescu (ROU)
A Mannarino (FRA) vs [WC] M Copil (ROU)
[5] V Pospisil (CAN) vs [Q] A Ungur (ROU)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
D Istomin (UZB) vs T Bellucci (BRA)
M Ebden (AUS) vs R Haase (NED)
[Q] P Mathieu (FRA) vs [7] N Mahut (FRA)

COURT 2 start 12:00 noon
L Rosol (CZE) vs F Volandri (ITA)
[4] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) vs T Bednarek (POL) / M Pavic (CRO)
[Q] N Basilashvili (GEO) vs [Q] R Berankis (LTU)
D Istomin (UZB) / L Rosol (CZE) vs L Dlouhy (CZE) / J Marray (GBR)

 

PORSCHE TENNIS GRAND PRIX
Stuttgart, Germany
April 21-27, 2014
$710,000/Premier
Clay/Indoors

Results – Monday, April 21, 2014
Singles – First Round
Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. (LL) Johanna Konta (GBR) 76(4) 64

Doubles – First Round
Marcinkevica/Sasnovich (LAT/BLR) d. (3) Pavlyuchenkova/Srebotnik (RUS/SLO) 57 63 108 (Match TB)
Jankovic/Kleybanova (SRB/RUS) d. Kalashnikova/Olaru (GEO/ROU) 63 60

Singles Qualifying – Final Round
(2) Annika Beck (GER) d. Katerina Vankova (CZE) 60 61
(3) Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) d. (5) Mona Barthel (GER) 64 57 76(1)
Gioia Barbieri (ITA) d. (8) Johanna Konta (GBR) 64 62
Diana Marcinkevica (LAT) d. Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 75 26 75

Order Of Play – Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Center Court (from 12.30hrs)
1. Klara Koukalova vs. Sara Errani
2. Gioia Barbieri vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova
3. Roberta Vinci vs. Annika Beck
4. Lucie Safarova vs. Maria Sharapova (NB 18.30hrs)
5. Jelena Jankovic vs. Mona Barthel (NB 19.30hrs)
6. Daniilidou/Lucic-Baroni vs. Barrois/Beck

Court 1 (from 12.30hrs)
1. Carla Suárez Navarro vs. Ekaterina Makarova
2. Kerber/Petkovic vs. Black/Mirza
3. Ajla Tomljanovic vs. Alisa Kleybanova
4. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs. Diana Marcinkevica

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Tennis – WTA and ATP Schedules for April 21, 2014

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Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell
Barcelona, Spain
SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 21 APRIL 2014

PISTA CENTRAL start 11:00 am
[WC] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs [WC] R Carballes Baena (ESP)

Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell
Barcelona, Spain
SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 21 APRIL 2014
Not Before 13:30
[Q] A Kuznetsov (RUS) vs P Carreno Busta (ESP)
L Kubot (POL) vs R Bautista Agut (ESP)
A Montanes (ESP) vs [Q] M Lopez (ESP)

PISTA 1 start 11:00 am
S Giraldo (COL) vs I Sijsling (NED)
[WC] I Cervantes (ESP) vs O Nedovyesov (KAZ)
R Stepanek (CZE) vs [Q] D Thiem (AUT)
J Sousa (POR) vs M Matosevic (AUS)

PISTA 2 start 11:00 am
T Gabashvili (RUS) vs M Przysiezny (POL)
[Q] M Viola (ITA) vs A Golubev (KAZ)
[Q] A Beck (GER) vs E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
K De Schepper (FRA) vs [Q] M Ilhan (TUR)

BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy
Bucharest, Romania

SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 21 APRIL 2014

CENTRAL start 1:00 pm
Qualifying – A Ungur (ROU) or E Gerasimov (BLR) vs J Pospisil (CZE)
J Chardy (FRA) vs J Vesely (CZE)

Not Before 5:00 pm
[8] J Nieminen (FIN) vs L Mayer (ARG)
O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) vs J Knowle (AUT) / V Pospisil (CAN)

COURT 1 start 1:00 pm
Qualifying – N Basilashvili (GEO) vs H Laaksonen (SUI)
[WC] V Hanescu (ROU) / A Patrui (ROU) vs [2] E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA)
S Stakhovsky (UKR) vs [WC] P Ciorcila (ROU)
GRAND PRIX SAR LA PRINCESSE LALLA MERYEM
Marrakech, Morocco
April 21-April 27, 2014
$250,000/International
Clay/Outdoors

Order Of Play – Monday, April 21, 2014
Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Anastasia Grymalska vs. Beatriz García Vidagany (Singles Q Final)
2. Lourdes Domínguez Lino vs. Alla Kudryavtseva
3. Yvonne Meusburger vs. Petra Cetkovska
4. Piter/Zanevska vs. Benhadi/El Houari (after suitable rest)

Court #1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Maryna Zanevska vs. Daniela Seguel (Singles Q Final)
2. Petra Martic vs. Shahar Peer
3. Jurak/Moulton-Levy vs. Gasparyan/Melnikova
4. Domínguez Lino/Parra Santonja vs. Muguruza/Oprandi (NB 15.00hrs; after suitable rest)

Court #2 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Ysaline Bonaventure vs. Renata Voracova (Singles Q Final)
2. Constance Sibille vs. Lara Arruabarrena (Singles Q Final)
3. Bua/Seguel vs. Clerico/Frankova (NB 15.00hrs; after suitable rest)

PORSCHE TENNIS GRAND PRIX
Stuttgart, Germany
April 21-27, 2014
$710,000/Premier
Clay/Indoors

Order Of Play – Monday, April 21, 2014
Center Court (from 13.00hrs)
1. Annika Beck vs. Katerina Vankova (Singles Q Final)
2. Ajla Tomljanovic vs. Mona Barthel (Singles Q Final)
3. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Kaia Kanepi (NB 20.00hrs)

Court 1 (from 12.30hrs)
1. Diana Marcinkevica vs. Katerina Siniakova (Singles Q Final)
2. Gioia Barbieri vs. Johanna Konta (Singles Q Final)
3. Kalashnikova/Olaru vs. Jankovic/Kleybanova (NB 15.00hrs)
4. Pavlyuchenkova/Srebotnik vs. Marcinkevica/Sasnovich

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Teenager Donna Vekic Upsets Top Seed Dominika Cibulkova for Malaysian Open Tennis Title

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(April 20, 2014) Seventh seed Donna Vekic of Croatia won her first WTA title on Sunday after defeating top seed  and Ausralian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the Malaysian Open final in Kuala Lumpur.

The 17-year-old Vekic who rallied from 7-5, 5-4 down blasted 11 aces in the almost three-hour match. Vekic had to regain control of her composure after failing to close out the match leading 5-2 in the final set.

At 17 years, 10 months and 23 days, Vekic is the youngest player to win a WTA title since Vania King won Bangkok in 2006 at 17 years, 8 months and 12 days. It’s Vekic’s first top 10 win stopping No. 10 Cibulkova.

“It was a very tough match,” Vekic said. “She played very well throughout the whole match. I was up 5-1 in the third set and she came back out playing insane – so I’m happy I was able to get through in the end.”

“She played really well today,” Cibulkova said. “In the second set I was really close to winning, but she played really well, really strong, and it was just about a few balls out there, really.”

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Cibulkova Rallies to Reach Kuala Lumpur Final

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BMW MALAYSIAN OPEN
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
April 14-April 20, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Saturday, April 19, 2014

Singles – Semifinals

(1) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. (3) Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 67(3) 63 63

(7) Donna Vekic (CRO) d. (2) Zhang Shuai (CHN) 16 63 64

Doubles – Semifinals
(4) Chan/Zheng (TPE/CHN) d. Kichenok/Savchuk (UKR/UKR) 46 64 104 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Sunday, April 20, 2014

Centre Court (from 16.00hrs)

1. Doubles Final: Babos/H.Chan vs. Y.Chan/Zheng

2. Singles Final: Dominika Cibulkova vs. Donna Vekic (NB 18.00hrs)

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WTA Kuala Lumpur – Results and Schedule

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BMW MALAYSIAN OPEN

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

April 14-20, 2014

$250,000/International

Hard/Outdoors

 

Results – Friday, April 18, 2014

Singles – Quarterfinals

(1) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. (6) Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 46 62 64

(2) Zhang Shuai (CHN) d. Magda Linette (POL) 62 26 61

(3) Karolina Pliskova (CZE) d. Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) 64 64

(7) Donna Vekic (CRO) d. (4) Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 64 75

 

Doubles – Semifinals

(1) Babos/H.Chan (HUN/TPE) d. (3) Gajdosova/Hsieh (AUS/TPE) 63 63

 

Order Of Play – Saturday, April 19, 2014

Centre Court (from 15.00hrs)

1. Y.Chan/Zheng vs. Kichenok/Savchuk

2. Donna Vekic vs. Zhang Shuai

3. Dominika Cibulkova vs. Karolina Pliskova

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WTA Kuala Lumpur – Results and Schedule

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BMW MALAYSIAN OPEN
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
April 14-April 20, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Thursday, April 17, 2014
Singles – Second Round
(1) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 61 62
(2) Zhang Shuai (CHN) d. (WC) Zhang Ling (HKG) 63 46 60
(3) Karolina Pliskova (CZE) d. (Q) Duan Ying-Ying (CHN) 61 63
(7) Donna Vekic (CRO) d. Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 16 63 75
Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) d. Tadeja Majeric (SLO) 64 64

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(1) Babos/Chan (HUN/TPE) d. Daniilidou/Linette (GRE/POL) 76(5) 62
Kichenok/Savchuk (UKR/UKR) d. (2) Jurak/Moulton-Levy (CRO/USA) 63 57 105 (Match TB)
(4) Chan/Zheng (TPE/CHN) d. Hsieh/Rodionova (TPE/AUS) 60 61

Order Of Play – Friday, April 18, 2014
Centre Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Magda Linette vs. Zhang Shuai
2. Donna Vekic vs. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner
3. Dominika Cibulkova vs. Zarina Diyas (NB 18.30hrs)
4. Karolina Pliskova vs. Cagla Buyukakcay

Court 1 (from 17.00hrs)
1. Babos/Chan vs. Gajdosova/Hsieh

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BMW MALAYSIAN OPEN
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
April 14-April 20, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Singles – Second Round
(4) Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) d. Danka Kovinic (MNE) 64 36 61
(6) Zarina Diyas (KAZ) d. (Q) Giulia Gatto-Monticone (ITA) 61 64
Magda Linette (POL) d. (Q) Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) 61 62

Singles – First Round
(1) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. (Q) Pemra Ozgen (TUR) 61 63

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(3) Gajdosova/Hsieh (AUS/TPE) d. Chan/Xu (TPE/CHN) 63 63

Doubles – First Round
(1) Babos/Chan (HUN/TPE) d. Krunic/Vrljic (SRB/CRO) 46 60 1311 (Match TB)
(3) Gajdosova/Hsieh (AUS/TPE) d. Chuang/Fujiwara (TPE/JPN) 63 64
Daniilidou/Linette (GRE/POL) d. (WC) Boey/Yang (MAS/CHN) 60 60
Chan/Xu (TPE/CHN) d. Sema/Sema (JPN/JPN) 63 57 108 (Match TB)
Hsieh/Rodionova (TPE/AUS) d. Hozumi/Miyamura (JPN/JPN) 67(0) 62 103 (Match TB)
Kichenok/Savchuk (UKR/UKR) d. Pliskova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) 64 46 108 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Thursday, April 17, 2014
Centre Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Zhang Ling vs. Zhang Shuai
2. Karolina Pliskova vs. Duan Ying-Ying
3. Dominika Cibulkova vs. Hsieh Su-Wei (NB 18.30hrs)
4. Kichenok/Savchuk vs. Jurak/Moulton-Levy

Court 1 (from 15.00hrs)
1. Tadeja Majeric vs. Cagla Buyukakcay
2. Donna Vekic vs. Kristyna Pliskova

Court 2 (from 14.00hrs)
1. Hsieh/Rodionova vs. Chan/Zheng
2. Babos/Chan vs. Daniilidou/Linette (NB 16.00hrs)

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Caroline Garcia Nets First WTA Title with Win in Bogota

 

(April 13, 2014) France’s Caroline Garcia won her first WTA title in her first final with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over top seed and defending champion Jelena Jankovic on Sunday in Bogota. The win over Jankovic was her first over a Top 10 player. Previously she was 0-6 versus the top 10.

It was double victory day for the Frenchwoman as she paired with Lara Arruabarrena to win the doubles title.

“I think I played pretty well. I’m very pleased,” Garcia said. “This is my first time in Colombia, and I loved the tournament and the people.”

“I’m very happy to win my first WTA title,” Garcia continued “It was a good week for me. It’s never easy playing with the altitude – it’s hard to adapt, and my level was going up and down throughout the week, but I think I adjusted well and I probably played my best match of the week today in the final.

“I’m also really happy I was able to beat Jelena in the final. She’s a really nice girl and a great player, she was the No.1 player in the world and I had to play the best I could today to beat her.

“To win a WTA title is always a goal. Today is the best day I could imagine.”

“I love Colombia. Bogotá is a very special place,” said Jankovic. “The people are very funny, open and very warm. There is no reason for me not to come. I owe much to Bogotá.”

Garcia becomes the first player to pull off a singles-doubles sweep at a WTA-level event since Serena Williams did it at the 2012 Olympics.

Garcia, currently ranked at 74, will see her ranking rise into the 50s.

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Alize Cornet Saves a Match Point to Win Katowice Open

Cornet yell and fistpump

(April 13, 2014) Alize Cornet survived a match point before rallying to beat Camila Giorgi 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-5 to win the Katowice Open. For the French women who won the match in three hours and 11 minutes, it was her fourth career WTA title.

The Italian Giorgi had a match point in the 10th game of the third set and could not close the match. Cornet became just the second player this year to overcome a match point en route to a WTA title after Li Na did it in the third round at the Australian Open.

“What a match,” Cornet said. “It was definitely a huge fight, which is what I expected, and I had to save a match point to win the title, so it feels very special. I gave everything I had. I’m so happy I could win here at this beautiful tournament in Katowice.”

 

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