February 28, 2017

Elina Svitolina Reaches Top Ten with Dubai Title Win

(February 25, 2017) DUBAI – Elina Svitolina won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title with 6-4 6-2 win over former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki. This is the biggest title in the Ukrainian’s career, which will place her in the top ten on the WTA Tour when next rankings come out on Monday. She’ll be the first woman from her country to ever reach the top ten since the rankings were introduced in 1975. This is her sixth career title.

 

This was Svitolina’s second title in a month, who also won in Taipei, and a second final in two weeks for Wozniacki after she also finished as runner-up in Doha.

 

“I’ve dreamed for all my life to be in the Top 10,” said the 22-year-old Svitolina. “It’s a very amazing feeling and to do it by winning the tournament – I’m very excited for the season and very excited I could win this tournament.”

“It’s big relief that I could win this match, because I knew that if I gonna win this match, I’m gonna be top 10. There was extra pressure. When I was warming up, added even more pressure because they announce it. It didn’t help! I’m really happy the way I played the match. It was the way I was working on, and I’m really happy that I could play my game today.”

 

 

“She gets a lot of balls back. She mixed up the pace well. She did what she had to do today,” said Wozniacki. “I think I started off really well. I feel like I was inside the court a lot. You know, I was dictating and playing well. Then I kind of felt like I ran out of steam a little bit and she took advantage of that. She stepped it up a little bit.  She played really well, got a lot of balls back. She mixed up the pace when she needed to. She was serving better than me today. I really tried hard. Obviously it’s frustrating when you see what you want to do out there and you just can’t do it. You know, that’s the most frustrating feeling. I feel like if I had gotten, you know, maybe to 5-All or, you know, gotten a little bit closer in that first set, it could have been different.”

 

 

The tournament continues between 27th February and 4th March with the 25th staging of the ATP World Tour event which includes Wimbledon, Olympic and ATP World Tour Finals champion and world No. 1 Andy Murray, seven-time Dubai winner and Australian Open champion Roger Federer, defending Dubai champion Stan Wawrinka, two-time Dubai finalist Tomas Berdych and the Gael Monfils.

 

All photos by Nida Alibhai.

 

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Former Champ Wozniacki and Gold Medalist Puig Advance, While Vandeweghe Loses To Riske in Dubai

Caroline Wozniacki, courtesy of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

(February 20, 2017) Former champion Caroline Wozniacki began the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships winning 6-2, 7-5 over teenager Daria Kasatkina. Although Wozniacki is just off reaching the final of Doha.

 

“Well, obviously seeing the draw, it’s like, well, could have had an easier first round,” said Wozniacki, who won the title in 2011 and has reached the semifinals in her last four apperances in Dubai. “She’s a good young player. She mixes up the pace a lot. She kind of tries to bring you out of your rhythm and she has great hands. I was really pleased with how I was able to just stay focused out there from the beginning. I didn’t really know how I was going to play to start off with. Generally, I was pleased with my game.”

 

Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig who is nursing a sore back, beat Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. Puig had a medical time out after the second set.

 

“It’s just some lower back soreness,” Puig said. “I came from Doha two days ago, so the balls are a bit different. The court is definitely much different than in Doha. It’s just something that I have to go and get treatment with, but it’s really no big deal.”

 

Eleventh seed CoCo Vandeweghe lost 6-4, 6-4 to Fed cup teammate Alison Riske, and 13th seed Kiki Bertens was also upset, losing 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 to Christine McHale. Peng Shuai took full advantage of her wild card, overwhelming Lesia Tsurenko 6-1 6-1 in just 55 minutes, and Elise Mertens became the third qualifier to reach the second round when she defeated Tsvetana Pironkova 6-3 6-2.

 

The top eight seeds received first round byes and will be in action from Tuesday. They include US Open champion and world number two Angelique Kerber, 2017 Brisbane and Doha champion Karolina Pliskova, WTA Finals winner Dominika Cibulkova, French Open champion Garbine Muguruza, and former Dubai winner Agnieszka Radwanska.

 

“There are so many top players competing on Tuesday that not all can be scheduled on Centre Court,” said tournament director Salah Tahlak. “That means spectators will be able to see stars such as Caroline Wozniacki, Olympic gold medal winner Monica Puig and Tunisian qualifier Ons Jabeur free of charge on the outside courts. As an added bonus, they will also be able to catch one of the greatest players of all time, Martina Hingis, in doubles action.”

DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS – DUBAI, UAE
$2,666,000
17-25 FEBRUARY, 2017

RESULTS – FEBRUARY 20, 2017
Women’s
Singles – First Round

[10] C. Wozniacki (DEN) d D. Kasatkina (RUS) 62 75
A. Riske (USA) d [11] C. Vandeweghe (USA) 64 64
C. Mchale (USA) d [13] K. Bertens (NED) 67(5) 63 64
C. Bellis (USA) d [17] Y. Putintseva (KAZ) 61 75
M. Puig (PUR) d Y. Shvedova (KAZ) 63 46 64
A. Konjuh (CRO) d S. Zhang (CHN) 60 61
M. Doi (JPN) d M. Brengle (USA) 62 67(4) 63
L. Davis (USA) d [LL] M. Minella (LUX) 26 62 61
K. Bondarenko (UKR) d [Q] A. Sabalenka (BLR) 46 64 63
[Q] E. Mertens (BEL) d T. Pironkova (BUL) 63 62
[WC] S. Peng (CHN) d L. Tsurenko (UKR) 61 61
K. Mladenovic (FRA) d K. Siniakova (CZE) 63 63

Women’s
Doubles – First Round

[6] A. Hlavackova (CZE) / S. Peng (CHN) d C. Liang (CHN) / Z. Yang (CHN) 75 62
V. Golubic (SUI) / Kr. Pliskova (CZE) d R. Atawo (USA) / Y. Xu (CHN) 64 62
A. Groenefeld (GER) / K. Peschke (CZE) d [WC] F. Al Nabhani (OMA) / M. Barthel (GER) 46 61 11-9
R. Olaru (ROU) / O. Savchuk (UKR) d N. Hibino (JPN) / A. Rosolska (POL) 46 76(4) 10-4
A. Klepac (SLO) / M. Martínez Sánchez (ESP) d J. Jankovic (SRB) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 64 64

ORDER OF PLAY – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017
CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[3] D. Cibulkova (SVK) vs E. Makarova (RUS)
[Q] E. Mertens (BEL) vs [4] A. Radwanska (POL)
[5] G. Muguruza (ESP) vs K. Bondarenko (UKR)
K. Mladenovic (FRA) vs [2] Ka. Pliskova (CZE)

Not Before 7:00 pm
[1] A. Kerber (GER) vs [WC] M. Barthel (GER)
[Q] S. Zheng (CHN) vs [7] E. Svitolina (UKR)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
M. Puig (PUR) vs [15] C. Garcia (FRA)
[12] S. Stosur (AUS) vs A. Konjuh (CRO)

Not Before 4:00 pm
V. Golubic (SUI) vs [10] C. Wozniacki (DEN)
[9] B. Strycova (CZE) vs [WC] S. Peng (CHN)

COURT 2 start 12:00 noon
C. Bellis (USA) vs L. Siegemund (GER)
L. Davis (USA) vs Kr. Pliskova (CZE)

Not Before 4:00 pm
A. Sevastova (LAT) vs A. Riske (USA)

COURT 3 start 12:00 noon
M. Doi (JPN) vs [8] E. Vesnina (RUS)
[Q] O. Jabeur (TUN) vs Q. Wang (CHN)
C. Mchale (USA) vs N. Osaka (JPN)
[4] Y. Chan (TPE) / M. Hingis (SUI) vs A. Groenefeld (GER) / K. Peschke (CZE)

COURT 7 start 12:00 noon
[7] A. Spears (USA) / K. Srebotnik (SLO) vs L. Kichenok (UKR) / N. Kichenok (UKR)
D. Jurak (CRO) / A. Rodionova (AUS) vs G. Dabrowski (CAN) / J. Ostapenko (LAT)
A. Klepac (SLO) / M. Martínez Sánchez (ESP) vs [2] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS)
E. Mertens (BEL) / A. Naydenova (BUL) vs [5] H. Chan (TPE) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ)

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Tennis – Auckland, Hobart and Sydney Results

ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
RESULTS – FRIDAY, 13 JANUARY 2017
Singles – Semi-finals
[4] J. Sock (USA) d [7] S. Johnson (USA) 64 63
J. Sousa (POR) d [8] M. Baghdatis (CYP) 61 75

Doubles – Semi-finals
[4] M. Matkowski (POL) / A. Qureshi (PAK) d [WC] M. Daniell (NZL) / M. Demoliner (BRA) 64 64
J. Erlich (ISR) / S. Lipsky (USA) d N. Monroe (USA) / A. Sitak (NZL) 64 64

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SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 14 JANUARY 2017

CENTRE COURT start 12:30 pm
[4] M. Matkowski (POL) / A. Qureshi (PAK) vs J. Erlich (ISR) / S. Lipsky (USA)

Not Before 2:30 pm
J. Sousa (POR) vs [4] J. Sock (USA)

Singles – Semi-finals
[4] J. Sock (USA) d [7] S. Johnson (USA) 64 63
J. Sousa (POR) d [8] M. Baghdatis (CYP) 61 75

Doubles – Semi-finals
[4] M. Matkowski (POL) / A. Qureshi (PAK) d [WC] M. Daniell (NZL) / M. Demoliner (BRA) 64 64
J. Erlich (ISR) / S. Lipsky (USA) d N. Monroe (USA) / A. Sitak (NZL) 64 64

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 14 JANUARY 2017

CENTRE COURT start 12:30 pm
[4] M. Matkowski (POL) / A. Qureshi (PAK) vs J. Erlich (ISR) / S. Lipsky (USA)

Not Before 2:30 pm
J. Sousa (POR) vs [4] J. Sock (USA)

 

HOBART INTERNATIONAL – HOBART, AUSTRALIA
$250,000
8 – 14 JANUARY 2017
RESULTS – JANUARY 13, 2017
Singles – Semifinals
[3] M. Niculescu (ROU) d L. Tsurenko (UKR) w/o (viral illness)
[Q] E. Mertens (BEL) d [Q] J. Fett (CRO) 64 60
Doubles – Semifinals
[3] G. Dabrowski (CAN) / Z. Yang (CHN) d D. Schuurs (NED) / R. Voracova (CZE) 46 61 10-3
R. Olaru (ROU) / O. Savchuk (UKR) d M. Minella (LUX) / A. Sevastova (LAT) 64 62
ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017
CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
DOUBLES FINAL – [3] G. Dabrowski (CAN) / Z. Yang (CHN) vs R. Olaru (ROU) / O. Savchuk (UKR)

Not Before 2:30 pm
SINGLES FINAL – [Q] E. Mertens (BEL) vs [3] M. Niculescu (ROU)

 

APIA INTERNATIONAL SYDNEY – SYDNEY, AUS
RESULTS – JANUARY 13, 2017
Women’s Singles – Final
[6] J. Konta (GBR) d [2] A. Radwanska (POL) 64 62
Women’s Doubles – Final
T. Babos (HUN) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d [1] S. Mirza (IND) / B. Strycova (CZE) 64 64
Singles – Semi-finals
[6] G. Muller (LUX) d [3] V. Troicki (SRB) 63 76(6)
D. Evans (GBR) d A. Kuznetsov (RUS) 62 36 63

Doubles – Semi-finals
[1] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) d J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) 63 76(4)
W. Koolhof (NED) / M. Middelkoop (NED) d M. Pavic (CRO) / A. Peya (AUT) 63 36 10-8
SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 14 JANUARY 2017
KEN ROSEWALL ARENA start 4:00 pm
ATP DOUBLES FINAL – [1] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) vs W. Koolhof (NED) / M. Middelkoop (NED)
Not Before 6:00 pm
HEWITT V PHILIPPOUSSIS
7:30 pm
ATP SINGLES FINAL – D. Evans (GBR) vs [6] G. Muller (LUX)

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Tennis – Auckland, Hobart and Sydney Results


ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 12 JANUARY 2017

Singles – Quarter-finals
[7] S. Johnson (USA) d [2] J. Isner (USA) 63 57 76(3)
[4] J. Sock (USA) d J. Chardy (FRA) 57 64 63
[8] M. Baghdatis (CYP) d J. Vesely (CZE) 62 64
J. Sousa (POR) d R. Haase (NED) 63 62

Doubles – Quarter-finals
J. Erlich (ISR) / S. Lipsky (USA) d [2] D. Inglot (GBR) / F. Mergea (ROU) 63 76(6)
[4] M. Matkowski (POL) / A. Qureshi (PAK) d S. Gonzalez (MEX) / D. Marrero (ESP) 64 36 11-9
[WC] M. Daniell (NZL) / M. Demoliner (BRA) d L. Paes (IND) / A. Sa (BRA) 63 76(4)
N. Monroe (USA) / A. Sitak (NZL) d F. Bagnis (ARG) / D. Schwartzman (ARG) 36 76(5) 11-9

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 13 JANUARY 2017

CENTRE COURT start 3:00 pm
N. Monroe (USA) / A. Sitak (NZL) vs J. Erlich (ISR) / S. Lipsky (USA)

Not Before 5:00 pm
[8] M. Baghdatis (CYP) vs J. Sousa (POR)
[4] J. Sock (USA) vs [7] S. Johnson (USA)
[WC] M. Daniell (NZL) / M. Demoliner (BRA) vs [4] M. Matkowski (POL) / A. Qureshi (PAK)

 

 

HOBART INTERNATIONAL – HOBART, AUSTRALIA
$250,000
8 – 14 JANUARY 2017

RESULTS – JANUARY 12, 2017
Singles – Quarterfinals

[Q] E. Mertens (BEL) d [1] K. Bertens (NED) 62 75
[3] M. Niculescu (ROU) d [Q] R. Ozaki (JPN) 64 64
[Q] J. Fett (CRO) d [LL] V. Cepede Royg (PAR) 61 64
L. Tsurenko (UKR) d S. Rogers (USA) 46 64 63

Doubles – Quarterfinals
R. Olaru (ROU) / O. Savchuk (UKR) d L. Kichenok (UKR) / N. Kichenok (UKR) walkover

ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
M. Minella (LUX) / A. Sevastova (LAT) vs R. Olaru (ROU) / O. Savchuk (UKR)

Not Before 1:00 pm
[Q] E. Mertens (BEL) vs [Q] J. Fett (CRO)

Not Before 5:00 pm
D. Schuurs (NED) / R. Voracova (CZE) vs [3] G. Dabrowski (CAN) / Z. Yang (CHN)

Not Before 7:00 pm
[3] M. Niculescu (ROU) vs L. Tsurenko (UKR)
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RESULTS – JANUARY 12, 2017
Women’s Singles – Semifinals

[2] A. Radwanska (POL) d B. Strycova (CZE) 61 62
[6] J. Konta (GBR) d [WC] E. Bouchard (CAN) 62 62

Women’s Doubles – Semifinals
[1] S. Mirza (IND) / B. Strycova (CZE) d [4] V. King (USA) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ) 61 62
T. Babos (HUN) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d A. Klepac (SLO) / M. Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 63 64

Men’s Singles – Quarterfinals
D. Evans (GBR) d [1] D. Thiem (AUT) 36 64 61
[6] G. Muller (LUX) d [2] P. Cuevas (URU) 76(5) 64
[3] V. Troicki (SRB) d [5] P. Kohlschreiber (GER) W/O (back)
A. Kuznetsov (RUS) d [4] P. Carreno Busta (ESP) 26 64 61

Men’s Doubles – Quarterfinals
[1] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) d F. Mayer (GER) / P. Petzschner (GER) 63 64
W. Koolhof (NED) / M. Middelkoop (NED) d [4] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) 76(4) 26 11-9
J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) d V. Troicki (SRB) / N. Zimonjic (SRB) 64 62

ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
KEN ROSEWALL ARENA start 1:30 pm
WTA DOUBLES FINAL – [1] S. Mirza (IND) / B. Strycova (CZE) vs T. Babos (HUN) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)

Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP – [3] V. Troicki (SRB) vs [6] G. Muller (LUX)

Not Before 6:30 pm
WTA SINGLES FINAL – [6] J. Konta (GBR) vs [2] A. Radwanska (POL)

Not Before 8:30 pm
ATP – D. Evans (GBR) vs A. Kuznetsov (RUS)

SHOW COURT 1 start 1:30 pm
ATP – [1] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) vs J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL)
ATP – W. Koolhof (NED) / M. Middelkoop (NED) vs M. Pavic (CRO) / A. Peya (AUT)

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Tennis – Auckland, Hobart and Sydney Results

ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 11 JANUARY 2017

Singles – Second Round
[2] J. Isner (USA) d M. Jaziri (TUN) 63 36 76(6) – Saved 1 M.P.
R. Haase (NED) d [3] D. Ferrer (ESP) 26 64 76(4)
[4] J. Sock (USA) d [Q] R. Harrison (USA) 76(5) 46 61
J. Chardy (FRA) d [6] F. Lopez (ESP) W/O (lower back)
[7] S. Johnson (USA) d Y. Lu (TPE) 64 76(4)
[8] M. Baghdatis (CYP) d [WC] D. Brown (GER) 46 76(4) 64
J. Vesely (CZE) d *[LL] J. Statham (NZL) 67(6) 75 63
J. Sousa (POR) d [Q] B. Klein (GBR) 63 64

*[LL] J. Statham (NZL) replaced [1] R Bautista Agut (ESP) – (stomach virus)

Doubles – First Round
L. Paes (IND) / A. Sa (BRA) d [1] T. Huey (PHI) / M. Mirnyi (BLR) 76(3) 63
[2] D. Inglot (GBR) / F. Mergea (ROU) d [WC] J. Statham (NZL) / F. Tearney (NZL) 75 75
N. Monroe (USA) / A. Sitak (NZL) d [3] R. Lindstedt (SWE) / M. Venus (NZL) 63 36 10-8 )

 

 

HOBART INTERNATIONAL – HOBART, AUSTRALIA
$250,000
8 – 14 JANUARY 2017

RESULTS – JANUARY 11, 2017
Singles – Second Round

[1] K. Bertens (NED) d G. Voskoboeva (KAZ) 61 64
L. Tsurenko (UKR) d [11] J. Larsson (SWE) 64 64
[Q] R. Ozaki (JPN) d L. Safarova (CZE) 26 63 75
S. Rogers (USA) d L. Arruabarrena (ESP) 62 62

Doubles – Quarterfinals
D. Schuurs (NED) / R. Voracova (CZE) d [1] M. Niculescu (ROU) / A. Spears (USA) w/o (Spears: left leg injury)
[3] G. Dabrowski (CAN) / Z. Yang (CHN) d N. Melichar (USA) / M. Ninomiya (JPN) 46 75 10-4

ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017
CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[1] K. Bertens (NED) vs [Q] E. Mertens (BEL)
[Q] J. Fett (CRO) vs [LL] V. Cepede Royg (PAR)
L. Tsurenko (UKR) vs S. Rogers (USA)

Not Before 7:00 pm
[Q] R. Ozaki (JPN) vs [3] M. Niculescu (ROU)
L. Kichenok (UKR) / N. Kichenok (UKR) vs R. Olaru (ROU) / O. Savchuk (UKR)

 

APIA INTERNATIONAL SYDNEY – SYDNEY, AUS
8 – 14 JANUARY 2017

RESULTS – JANUARY 11, 2017
Singles – Quarterfinals
[2] A. Radwanska (POL) d [Q] Y. Duan (CHN) 63 62
[6] J. Konta (GBR) d D. Kasatkina (RUS) 63 75
B. Strycova (CZE) d [10] C. Wozniacki (DEN) 75 67(6) 64
[WC] E. Bouchard (CAN) d A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 62 63

Doubles – Quarterfinals
[1] S. Mirza (IND) / B. Strycova (CZE) d [WC] M. Brengle (USA) / Ar. Rodionova (AUS) 63 64
T. Babos (HUN) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d [2] M. Hingis (SUI) / C. Vandeweghe (USA) 76(7) 64
A. Klepac (SLO) / M. Martínez Sánchez (ESP) d D. Gavrilova (AUS) / D. Kasatkina (RUS) w/o (Kasatkina: dizziness)

Men’s Singles – Second Round
[1] D. Thiem (AUT) d [Q] G. Elias (POR) 67(5) 63 75
[2] P. Cuevas (URU) d N. Mahut (FRA) 64 26 62
[3] V. Troicki (SRB) d P. Lorenzi (ITA) 63 64
[4] P. Carreno Busta (ESP) d M. Zverev (GER) 36 76(4) 63
[5] P. Kohlschreiber (GER) d [WC] J. Thompson (AUS) 75 64
[6] G. Muller (LUX) d [Q] M. Barton (AUS) 61 36 64
D. Evans (GBR) d [8] M. Granollers (ESP) 16 63 63
A. Kuznetsov (RUS) d [WC] A. De Minaur (AUS) 62 ret. (abdominal strain)

Men’s Doubles – Quarterfinals
M. Pavic (CRO) / A. Peya (AUT) d P. Carreno Busta (ESP) / F. Fognini (ITA) 63 64

Men’s Doubles – First Round
[1] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) d N. Almagro (ESP) / P. Lorenzi (ITA) W/O (Almagro – leg)
[4] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) d [WC] M. Reid (AUS) / J. Thompson (AUS) 26 64 10-5
F. Mayer (GER) / P. Petzschner (GER) d R. Bopanna (IND) / P. Cuevas (URU) 76(5) 67(4) 11-9
W. Koolhof (NED) / M. Middelkoop (NED) d O. Marach (AUT) / F. Martin (FRA) 42 ret. (Marach – leg)

ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017
KEN ROSEWALL ARENA start 12:00 noon
ATP – [6] G. Muller (LUX) vs [2] P. Cuevas (URU)
ATP – [5] P. Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [3] V. Troicki (SRB)

Not Before 4:00 pm
WTA – B. Strycova (CZE) vs [2] A. Radwanska (POL)

Not Before 6:30 pm
ATP – [1] D. Thiem (AUT) or [Q] G. Elias (POR) vs D. Evans (GBR)

Not Before 8:30 pm
WTA – [6] J. Konta (GBR) vs [WC] E. Bouchard (CAN)

SHOW COURT 1 start 1:00 pm
ATP – [1] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) vs F. Mayer (GER) / P. Petzschner (GER)
ATP – [4] P. Carreno Busta (ESP) vs A. Kuznetsov (RUS)

Not Before 5:00 pm
WTA – A. Klepac (SLO) / M. Martínez Sánchez (ESP) vs T. Babos (HUN) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
WTA-After Suitable Rest – [1] S. Mirza (IND) / B. Strycova (CZE) vs [4] V. King (USA) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ)

COURT 3 start 3:00 pm
ATP – W. Koolhof (NED) / M. Middelkoop (NED) vs [4] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU)
ATP-After Suitable Rest – J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) vs V. Troicki (SRB) / N. Zimonjic (SRB)

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Tennis – Auckland, Hobart and Sydney Results

ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 10 JANUARY 2017

Singles – First Round
J. Sousa (POR) d [5] A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 61 75
[8] M. Baghdatis (CYP) d A. Mannarino (FRA) 64 64
[Q] B. Klein (GBR) d F. Bagnis (ARG) 61 67(6) 76(3) – Saved 1 M.P.
J. Chardy (FRA) d [WC] A. Sitak (NZL) 64 62
[Q] R. Harrison (USA) d G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 61 62
Y. Lu (TPE) d K. Khachanov (RUS) 46 76(5) 76(9) – Saved 2 M.P.

Doubles – First Round
[4] M. Matkowski (POL) / A. Qureshi (PAK) d R. Harrison (USA) / J. Isner (USA) 76(4) 61
[WC] M. Daniell (NZL) / M. Demoliner (BRA) d G. Duran (ARG) / J. Sousa (POR) 64 64
S. Gonzalez (MEX) / D. Marrero (ESP) d M. Jaziri (TUN) / S. Robert (FRA) 76(7) 64
F. Bagnis (ARG) / D. Schwartzman (ARG) d A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) / J. Vesely (CZE) 63 67(5) 10-7
J. Erlich (ISR) / S. Lipsky (USA) d J. Peralta (CHI) / H. Zeballos (ARG) 63 64

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 11 JANUARY 2017

CENTRE COURT start 12:30 pm
[3] D. Ferrer (ESP) vs R. Haase (NED)
M. Jaziri (TUN) vs [2] J. Isner (USA)
[1] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) vs J. Vesely (CZE)

Not Before 6:30 pm
[Q] R. Harrison (USA) vs [4] J. Sock (USA)
N. Monroe (USA) / A. Sitak (NZL) vs [3] R. Lindstedt (SWE) / M. Venus (NZL)

GRANDSTAND start 12:30 pm
[WC] J. Statham (NZL) / F. Tearney (NZL) vs [2] D. Inglot (GBR) / F. Mergea (ROU)
[7] S. Johnson (USA) vs Y. Lu (TPE)

Not Before 3:00 pm
[WC] D. Brown (GER) vs [8] M. Baghdatis (CYP)
[6] F. Lopez (ESP) vs J. Chardy (FRA)

COURT 2 start 12:30 pm
[1] T. Huey (PHI) / M. Mirnyi (BLR) vs L. Paes (IND) / A. Sa (BRA)

Not Before 2:00 pm
[Q] B. Klein (GBR) vs J. Sousa (POR)

 

 

HOBART INTERNATIONAL – HOBART, AUSTRALIA
$250,000
8 – 14 JANUARY 2017

RESULTS – JANUARY 10, 2017
Singles – Second Round

[3] M. Niculescu (ROU) d K. Flipkens (BEL) 63 62
[Q] E. Mertens (BEL) d [LL] S. Vickery (USA) 01 ret. (right leg injury)
[Q] J. Fett (CRO) d [WC] L. Cabrera (AUS) 61 63
[LL] V. Cepede Royg (PAR) d A. Petkovic (GER) 63 06 64

Doubles – Quarterfinals
M. Minella (LUX) / A. Sevastova (LAT) d S. Errani (ITA) / K. Flipkens (BEL) w/o (Errani: left thigh injury)

First Round
R. Olaru (ROU) / O. Savchuk (UKR) d [2] K. Bertens (NED) / J. Larsson (SWE) 64 62
[3] G. Dabrowski (CAN) / Z. Yang (CHN) d C. Chuang (TPE) / N. Gibbs (USA) 60 75
M. Minella (LUX) / A. Sevastova (LAT) d [4] M. Irigoyen (ARG) / C. Liang (CHN) 61 61
D. Schuurs (NED) / R. Voracova (CZE) d [WC] P. Parmentier (FRA) / F. Schiavone (ITA) 64 64

ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017
CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[Q] R. Ozaki (JPN) vs L. Safarova (CZE)
[1] K. Bertens (NED) vs G. Voskoboeva (KAZ)
[11] J. Larsson (SWE) vs L. Tsurenko (UKR)
[1] M. Niculescu (ROU) / A. Spears (USA) vs D. Schuurs (NED) / R. Voracova (CZE)

Not Before 7:00 pm
L. Arruabarrena (ESP) vs S. Rogers (USA)
[3] G. Dabrowski (CAN) / Z. Yang (CHN) vs N. Melichar (USA) / M. Ninomiya (JPN)

 

APIA INTERNATIONAL SYDNEY – SYDNEY, AUS
8 – 14 JANUARY 2017

RESULTS – JANUARY 10, 2017
Women’s Singles – Second Round
D. Kasatkina (RUS) d [1] A. Kerber (GER) 76(5) 62
[2] A. Radwanska (POL) d [Q] C. McHale (USA) 76(1) 61
[WC] E. Bouchard (CAN) d [3] D. Cibulkova (SVK) 64 63
A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d [5] S. Kuznetsova (RUS) 75 63
[6] J. Konta (GBR) d D. Gavrilova (AUS) 61 63
B. Strycova (CZE) d [9] R. Vinci (ITA) 62 63
[10] C. Wozniacki (DEN) d Y. Putintseva (KAZ) 60 75
[Q] Y. Duan (CHN) d C. Vandeweghe (USA) 63 62

Women’s Doubles – Quarterfinals
[4] V. King (USA) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ) d [PR] A. Groenefeld (GER) / K. Peschke (CZE) 75 63

First Round
[1] S. Mirza (IND) / B. Strycova (CZE) d A. Hlavackova (CZE) / S. Peng (CHN) 57 61 10-5
D. Gavrilova (AUS) / D. Kasatkina (RUS) d L. Huber (USA) / M. Sanchez (USA) 16 64 10-7
T. Babos (HUN) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d R. Atawo (USA) / Y. Xu (CHN) 63 62

 

Men’s Singles – First Round
[6] G. Muller (LUX) d A. Dolgopolov (UKR) 36 63 75 – Saved 1 M.P.
A. Kuznetsov (RUS) d [7] M. Klizan (SVK) 26 61 30 ret. (foot)
[8] M. Granollers (ESP) d *[LL] S. Giraldo (COL) 67(5) 75 63
M. Zverev (GER) d N. Almagro (ESP) 64 62
[WC] A. De Minaur (AUS) d B. Paire (FRA) 63 36 76(1)
[WC] J. Thompson (AUS) d **[LL] N. Basilashvili (GEO) 75 62

*[LL] S. Giraldo (COL) replaced F. Verdasco (ESP) – (fatigue)
**[LL] N. Basilashvili (GEO) replaced [WC] T. Kokkinakis (AUS) – (abdominal strain)

Men’s Doubles – First Round
J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) d [3] L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) 76(3) 46 10-5
M. Pavic (CRO) / A. Peya (AUT) d *[Alt] J. Brunstrom (SWE) / A. Siljestrom (SWE) 61 64

*[Alt] J. Brunstrom (SWE) / A. Siljestrom (SWE) replaced [WC] A. De Minaur (AUS) / C. O’Connell (AUS) – (O’Connell – back)

ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017
KEN ROSEWALL ARENA start 12:00 pm
WTA – [10] C. Wozniacki (DEN) vs B. Strycova (CZE)
WTA – [WC] E. Bouchard (CAN) vs A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
ATP – P. Lorenzi (ITA) vs [3] V. Troicki (SRB)

Not Before 6:30 pm
WTA – [Q] Y. Duan (CHN) vs [2] A. Radwanska (POL)
ATP – [1] D. Thiem (AUT) vs [Q] G. Elias (POR)

SHOW COURT 1 start 12:00 pm
ATP – [6] G. Muller (LUX) vs [Q] M. Barton (AUS)
ATP – [5] P. Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [WC] J. Thompson (AUS)

Not Before 3:30 pm
WTA – D. Kasatkina (RUS) vs [6] J. Konta (GBR)

Not Before 5:00 pm
ATP – [WC] A. De Minaur (AUS) vs A. Kuznetsov (RUS)
WTA – T. Babos (HUN) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs [2] M. Hingis (SUI) / C. Vandeweghe (USA)

COURT 3 start 11:00 am
ATP – N. Mahut (FRA) vs [2] P. Cuevas (URU)
ATP – [4] P. Carreno Busta (ESP) vs M. Zverev (GER)
ATP – D. Evans (GBR) vs [8] M. Granollers (ESP)
WTA – after suitable rest – [1] S. Mirza (IND) / B. Strycova (CZE) vs [WC] M. Brengle (USA) / Ar. Rodionova (AUS)
ATP – after possible rest – [WC] M. Reid (AUS) / J. Thompson (AUS) vs [4] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU)
ATP – after suitable rest – [1] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) vs N. Almagro (ESP) / P. Lorenzi (ITA)

COURT 4 start 11:00 am
ATP – O. Marach (AUT) / F. Martin (FRA) vs W. Koolhof (NED) / M. Middelkoop (NED)
ATP – after suitable rest – R. Bopanna (IND) / P. Cuevas (URU) vs F. Mayer (GER) / P. Petzschner (GER)
ATP – after suitable rest – M. Pavic (CRO) / A. Peya (AUT) vs P. Carreno Busta (ESP) / F. Fognini (ITA)
WTA – after suitable rest – D. Gavrilova (AUS) / D. Kasatkina (RUS) vs A. Klepac (SLO) / M. Martínez Sánchez (ESP)

 

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ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand

RESULTS – MONDAY, 9 JANUARY 2017

Singles – First Round
[6] F. Lopez (ESP) d [WC] M. Venus (NZL) 36 64 63
[7] S. Johnson (USA) d S. Robert (FRA) 64 63
J. Vesely (CZE) d H. Zeballos (ARG) 64 63
[WC] D. Brown (GER) d [Q] M. Mmoh (USA) 76(4) 36 64
R. Haase (NED) d [Q] F. Tearney (NZL) 64 75
M. Jaziri (TUN) d D. Schwartzman (ARG) 76(1) 63

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 10 JANUARY 2017

CENTRE COURT start 12:30 pm
J. Sousa (POR) vs [5] A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)
Y. Lu (TPE) vs K. Khachanov (RUS)
[WC] M. Daniell (NZL) / M. Demoliner (BRA) vs G. Duran (ARG) / J. Sousa (POR)

Not Before 6:30 pm
A. Mannarino (FRA) vs [8] M. Baghdatis (CYP)
[WC] A. Sitak (NZL) vs J. Chardy (FRA)

GRANDSTAND start 12:30 pm
[Q] R. Harrison (USA) vs G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
J. Peralta (CHI) / H. Zeballos (ARG) vs J. Erlich (ISR) / S. Lipsky (USA)

Not Before 4:30 pm
[4] M. Matkowski (POL) / A. Qureshi (PAK) vs R. Harrison (USA) / J. Isner (USA)

COURT 2 start 12:30 pm
F. Bagnis (ARG) vs [Q] B. Klein (GBR)
M. Jaziri (TUN) / S. Robert (FRA) vs S. Gonzalez (MEX) / D. Marrero (ESP)
F. Bagnis (ARG) / D. Schwartzman (ARG) vs A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) / J. Vesely (CZE)

HOBART INTERNATIONAL – HOBART, AUSTRALIA
$250,000
8 – 14 JANUARY 2017

RESULTS – JANUARY 09, 2017
Women’s Singles – First Round
[1] K. Bertens (NED) d A. Beck (GER) 61 62
[Q] E. Mertens (BEL) d [7] K. Mladenovic (FRA) 61 62
[11] J. Larsson (SWE) d Kr. Pliskova (CZE) 67(5) 63 61
[LL] S. Vickery (USA) d [Q] T. Pereira (BRA) 63 76(5)
[Q] J. Fett (CRO) d [WC] F. Schiavone (ITA) 63 62
[LL] V. Cepede Royg (PAR) d [LL] C. Burger (NED) 60 36 63
A. Petkovic (GER) d [LL] N. Gibbs (USA) 64 60
[Q] R. Ozaki (JPN) d [LL] K. Nara (JPN) 06 75 63
L. Safarova (CZE) d V. Golubic (SUI) 63 64
K. Flipkens (BEL) d [WC] J. Fourlis (AUS) 76(10) 64
L. Tsurenko (UKR) d [LL] S. Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 62 63
L. Arruabarrena (ESP) d [LL] M. Minella (LUX) 46 62 63

Women’s Doubles – First Round
[1] M. Niculescu (ROU) / A. Spears (USA) d N. Hibino (JPN) / A. Rosolska (POL) 63 64
N. Melichar (USA) / M. Ninomiya (JPN) d [Alt] J. Moore (AUS) / V. Wongteanchai (THA) 62 61
L. Kichenok (UKR) / N. Kichenok (UKR) d [WC] A. Bai (AUS) / L. Cabrera (AUS) 64 63

ORDER OF PLAY – TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
[LL] V. Cepede Royg (PAR) vs A. Petkovic (GER)
[LL] S. Vickery (USA) vs [Q] E. Mertens (BEL)
K. Flipkens (BEL) vs [3] M. Niculescu (ROU)
Possible court change – R. Olaru (ROU) / O. Savchuk (UKR) vs [2] K. Bertens (NED) / J. Larsson (SWE)

Not Before 7:00 pm
[WC] L. Cabrera (AUS) vs [Q] J. Fett (CRO)
D. Schuurs (NED) / R. Voracova (CZE) vs [WC] P. Parmentier (FRA) / F. Schiavone (ITA)

COURT EVENTS TASMANIA start 12:00 noon
M. Minella (LUX) / A. Sevastova (LAT) vs [4] M. Irigoyen (ARG) / C. Liang (CHN)
[3] G. Dabrowski (CAN) / Z. Yang (CHN) vs C. Chuang (TPE) / N. Gibbs (USA)

 

APIA INTERNATIONAL SYDNEY – SYDNEY, AUS
$776,000
8 – 14 JANUARY 2017

RESULTS – JANUARY 09, 2017
Women’s Singles – First Round
[3] D. Cibulkova (SVK) d L. Siegemund (GER) 62 60
[6] J. Konta (GBR) d [LL] Ar. Rodionova (AUS) 63 64
C. Vandeweghe (USA) d [8] E. Vesnina (RUS) 62 40 Retired
[9] R. Vinci (ITA) d [Q] M. Sakkari (GRE) 64 60
[10] C. Wozniacki (DEN) d M. Puig (PUR) 63 26 64
D. Gavrilova (AUS) d [LL] D. Vekic (CRO) 63 76(1)
A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d S. Stosur (AUS) 63 61
B. Strycova (CZE) d E. Makarova (RUS) 63 75
[Q] Y. Duan (CHN) d [LL] I. Falconi (USA) 75 36 60
[Q] C. Mchale (USA) d [Q] K. Bondarenko (UKR) 46 75 62

Women’s Doubles – First Round
[2] M. Hingis (SUI) / C. Vandeweghe (USA) d K. Bondarenko (UKR) / Y. Putintseva (KAZ) 62 63
[WC] M. Brengle (USA) / Ar. Rodionova (AUS) d O. Kalashnikova (GEO) / B. Krejcikova (CZE) 61 67(5) 10-8
[PR] A. Groenefeld (GER) / K. Peschke (CZE) d K. Srebotnik (SLO) / S. Zheng (CHN) 63 67(3) 10-7

Men’s singles
{5] P. Kohlschreiber (GER) d F. Fognini (ITA) 64 64
[Q] G. Elias (POR) d [Q] C. O’Connell (AUS) 67(3) 64 61
D. Evans (GBR) d [Q] T. Monteiro (BRA) 63 46 63
P. Lorenzi (ITA) d F. Mayer (GER) 76(4) 46 76(5)
[Q] M. Barton (AUS) d K. Edmund (GBR) 76(3) 76(5)

Men’s Doubles – First Round
V. Troicki (SRB) / N. Zimonjic (SRB) d M. Fyrstenberg (POL) / M. Klizan (SVK) 63 64

ORDER OF PLAY – TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
KEN ROSEWALL ARENA start 12:00 pm
ATP – [WC] A. De Minaur (AUS) vs B. Paire (FRA)

Not Before 1:30 pm
WTA – [1] A. Kerber (GER) vs D. Kasatkina (RUS)
WTA – D. Gavrilova (AUS) vs [6] J. Konta (GBR)
ATP – [WC] T. Kokkinakis (AUS) vs [WC] J. Thompson (AUS)

SHOW COURT 1 start 12:00 pm
WTA – [3] D. Cibulkova (SVK) vs [WC] E. Bouchard (CAN)
ATP – [6] G. Muller (LUX) vs A. Dolgopolov (UKR)
ATP – [LL] S. Giraldo (COL) vs [8] M. Granollers (ESP)

Not Before 5:00 pm
WTA – [Q] C. Mchale (USA) vs [2] A. Radwanska (POL)

COURT 3 start 11:00 am
WTA – A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs [5] S. Kuznetsova (RUS)
ATP – M. Zverev (GER) vs N. Almagro (ESP)
WTA – [10] C. Wozniacki (DEN) vs Y. Putintseva (KAZ)
WTA – C. Vandeweghe (USA) vs [Q] Y. Duan (CHN)

COURT 4 start 11:00 am
WTA – B. Strycova (CZE) vs [9] R. Vinci (ITA)
ATP – A. Kuznetsov (RUS) vs [7] M. Klizan (SVK)
WTA – after suitable rest – [1] S. Mirza (IND) / B. Strycova (CZE) vs A. Hlavackova (CZE) / S. Peng (CHN)
WTA – after suitable rest – L. Huber (USA) / M. Sanchez (USA) vs D. Gavrilova (AUS) / D. Kasatkina (RUS)

COURT 5 start 11:00 am
ATP – [3] L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) vs J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL)
WTA – [4] V. King (USA) / Y. Shvedova (KAZ) vs [PR] A. Groenefeld (GER) / K. Peschke (CZE)
WTA – after suitable rest – R. Atawo (USA) / Y. Xu (CHN) vs T. Babos (HUN) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
ATP – after suitable rest – [WC] A. De Minaur (AUS) / C. O’Connell (AUS) vs M. Pavic (CRO) / A. Peya (AUT)

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ASB CLASSIC – AUCKLAND, NZ
$250,000
JANUARY 2 – 7, 2017

RESULTS – JANUARY 06, 2017
Women’s Singles – Semifinals
L. Davis (USA) d [7] J. Ostapenko (LAT) 46 64 41 Retired
[8] A. Konjuh (CRO) d J. Goerges (GER) 63 46 63

Women’s Doubles – Semifinals
[3] K. Bertens (NED) / J. Larsson (SWE) d K. Flipkens (BEL) / J. Ostapenko (LAT) walkover
D. Schuurs (NED) / R. Voracova (CZE) d [4] G. Dabrowski (CAN) / Z. Yang (CHN) 75 62

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, JANUARY 07, 2017
CENTRE COURT start 12:30 pm
Doubles Final – D. Schuurs (NED) / R. Voracova (CZE) vs [3] K. Bertens (NED) / J. Larsson (SWE)

Not Before 3:00 pm
Singles Final – L. Davis (USA) vs [8] A. Konjuh (CRO)

 

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL – BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
$1,000,000
1 – 8 JANUARY, 2017

RESULTS – JANUARY 06, 2017
Women’s Singles – Semifinals
[3] K. Pliskova (CZE) d [6] E. Svitolina (UKR) 62 64
A. Cornet (FRA) d [4] G. Muguruza (ESP) 41 Retired

Women’s Doubles – Semifinals
[1] B. Mattek-Sands (USA) / S. Mirza (IND) d S. Hsieh (TPE) / L. Siegemund (GER) 64 63
[2] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS) d [3] A. Spears (USA) / K. Srebotnik (SLO) 61 63

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, JANUARY 07, 2017
PAT RAFTER ARENA start 11:30 am
ATP – [WC] T. Kokkinakis (AUS) / J. Thompson (AUS) vs [4] D. Nestor (CAN) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

Not Before 12:30 pm
ATP – [3] K. Nishikori (JPN) vs [2] S. Wawrinka (SUI)

Not Before 2:30 pm
ATP – [1] M. Raonic (CAN) vs [7] G. Dimitrov (BUL)
Dylan ALCOTT / Ben WEEKES Andy LAPTHORNE / Gordon REID

Not Before 7:00 pm
WTA – SINGLES FINAL – [3] K. Pliskova (CZE) vs A. Cornet (FRA)
WTA – DOUBLES FINAL – [1] B. Mattek-Sands (USA) / S. Mirza (IND) vs [2] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS)

SHOW COURT 1 start 11:00 am
Heath DAVIDSON (AUS) Henry de CURE (AUS)
Dylan ALCOTT (AUS) Andy LAPTHORNE (GBR)
Ben WEEKES (AUS) Maikel SCHEFFERS (NED)
Gustavo FERNANDEZ (ARG) Gordon REID (GBR)

ATP World Tour 250 $447,480 ($505,730 Total Financial Commitment)
Chennai, India (+5.5 hours GMT)
2-8 January 2017 Surface: Hard

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 6 JANUARY 2017

Singles – Quarter-finals
[2] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) d [7] M. Youzhny (RUS) 26 64 64
D. Sela (ISR) d [3] A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 75 64
[5] B. Paire (FRA) d A. Bedene (GBR) 63 60
D. Medvedev (RUS) d [Q] J. Kovalik (SVK) 61 64

Doubles – Semi-finals
P. Raja (IND) / D. Sharan (IND) d [2] G. Duran (ARG) / A. Molteni (ARG) 64 62

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 7 JANUARY 2017

STADIUM COURT start 5:05 pm
D. Medvedev (RUS) vs D. Sela (ISR)
[5] B. Paire (FRA) vs [2] R. Bautista Agut (ESP)
R. Bopanna (IND) / J. Nedunchezhiyan (IND) vs [4] N. Monroe (USA) / A. Sitak (NZL)

ATP World Tour 250 $1,237,190 ($1,334,270 Total Financial Commitment)
Doha, Qatar (+3 hours GMT)
2-7 January 2017 Surface: Hard
Qatar ExxonMobil Open

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 6 JANUARY 2017

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] A. Murray (GBR) d [3] T. Berdych (CZE) 63 64
[2] N. Djokovic (SRB) d F. Verdasco (ESP) 46 76(7) 63, saved 5 M.P.

Doubles – Final
J. Chardy (FRA) / F. Martin (FRA) d [3] V. Pospisil (CAN) / R. Stepanek (CZE) 64 76(3)

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 7 JANUARY 2017

CENTRE COURT start 6:00 pm
[1] A. Murray (GBR) vs [2] N. Djokovic (SRB)

SHENZHEN OPEN – SHENZHEN, CHINA
$750,000
DECEMBER 31,2016- JANUARY 1,2017

RESULTS – JANUARY 06, 2017
Women’s Singles – Semifinals
K. Siniakova (CZE) d [3] J. Konta (GBR) 16 64 64
[8] A. Riske (USA) d C. Giorgi (ITA) 63 63

Women’s Doubles – Semifinals
[2] A. Hlavackova (CZE) / S. Peng (CHN) d N. Dzalamidze (RUS) / V. Kudermetova (RUS) 64 62

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, JANUARY 07, 2017
CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
[8] A. Riske (USA) vs K. Siniakova (CZE)
[3] R. Olaru (ROU) / O. Savchuk (UKR) vs [2] A. Hlavackova (CZE) / S. Peng (CHN)

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Brisbane International presented by Suncorp
Brisbane, Australia
ATP World Tour 250 $ 437,380 ($ 495,630 Total Financial Commitment)
Brisbane, Australia (+10 hours GMT)
1-8 January 2017 Surface: Hard

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 3 JANUARY 2017

Singles – First Round
[5] R. Nadal (ESP) d A. Dolgopolov (UKR) 63 63
[6] L. Pouille (FRA) d G. Simon (FRA) 76(6) 76(4)
D. Schwartzman (ARG) d S. Querrey (USA) 62 64
M. Zverev (GER) d [Q] A. De Minaur (AUS) 63 63
[WC] S. Groth (AUS) d P. Herbert (FRA) 63 57 75
[Q] J. Donaldson (USA) d G. Muller (LUX) 64 64
V. Troicki (SRB) d [Q] Y. Nishioka (JPN) 64 75

Doubles – First Round
[1] P. Herbert (FRA) / N. Mahut (FRA) d G. Dimitrov (BUL) / A. Qureshi (PAK) 64 63
K. Nishikori (JPN) / D. Thiem (AUT) d [2] H. Kontinen (FIN) / J. Peers (AUS) 16 63 12-10
[4] D. Nestor (CAN) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) 64 64
[WC] T. Kokkinakis (AUS) / J. Thompson (AUS) d L. Pouille (FRA) / S. Wawrinka (SUI) 62 26 11-9

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 4 JANUARY 2017

PAT RAFTER ARENA start 11:00 am
WTA – S. Zhang (CHN) vs [2] D. Cibulkova (SVK)
ATP – [Q] J. Donaldson (USA) vs [3] K. Nishikori (JPN)

Not Before 2:00 pm
ATP – [8] D. Ferrer (ESP) vs [WC] J. Thompson (AUS)

Not Before 7:00 pm
ATP – V. Troicki (SRB) vs [2] S. Wawrinka (SUI)

Not Before 8:30 pm
WTA – [1] A. Kerber (GER) vs [WC] A. Barty (AUS)

SHOW COURT 1 start 11:00 am
ATP – [WC] S. Groth (AUS) / C. Guccione (AUS) vs [3] R. Klaasen (RSA) / R. Ram (USA)
WTA – [5] S. Kuznetsova (RUS) vs [Q] D. Aiava (AUS)
WTA – M. Doi (JPN) vs [8] R. Vinci (ITA)
WTA – S. Stosur (AUS) / S. Zhang (CHN) vs [2] E. Makarova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS)
ATP – [6] L. Pouille (FRA) vs K. Edmund (GBR)

SHOW COURT 2 start 1:00 pm
ATP – [4] D. Nestor (CAN) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs S. Johnson (USA) / D. Schwartzman (ARG)
WTA – [1] B. Mattek-Sands (USA) / S. Mirza (IND) vs I. Begu (ROU) / D. Kasatkina (RUS)

Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP-After Suitable Rest – G. Muller (LUX) / S. Querrey (USA) vs K. Nishikori (JPN) / D. Thiem (AUT)

Aircel Chennai Open
Chennai, India
ATP World Tour 250 $447,480 ($505,730 Total Financial Commitment)
Chennai, India (+5.5 hours GMT)

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 3 JANUARY 2017

Singles – First Round
[5] B. Paire (FRA) d K. Kravchuk (RUS) 63 64
[7] M. Youzhny (RUS) d [WC] S. Myneni (IND) 64 63
[8] Y. Lu (TPE) d R. Albot (MDA) 62 61
[Q] Y. Bhambri (IND) d [WC] R. Ramanathan (IND) 61 61
A. Bedene (GBR) d G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 63 63
R. Olivo (ARG) d [WC] C. Ruud (NOR) 76(3) 62
R. Dutra Silva (BRA) d D. Lajovic (SRB) 76(2) 46 76(3)

Doubles – First Round
J. Cerretani (USA) / P. Oswald (AUT) d [1] J. Erlich (ISR) / S. Lipsky (USA) 64 16 10-8

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 4 JANUARY 2017

STADIUM COURT start 5:05 pm
[1] M. Cilic (CRO) vs [Q] J. Kovalik (SVK)
D. Sela (ISR) vs [Q] H. Chung (KOR)
P. Raja (IND) / D. Sharan (IND) vs [3] L. Paes (IND) / A. Sa (BRA)

COURT 1 start 5:00 pm
[3] A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) vs S. Darcis (BEL)
M. Demoliner (BRA) / N. Mektic (CRO) vs R. Bopanna (IND) / J. Nedunchezhiyan (IND)
[WC] S. Myneni (IND) / R. Ramanathan (IND) vs S. Darcis (BEL) / B. Paire (FRA)

COURT 2 start 5:00 pm
D. Medvedev (RUS) vs [8] Y. Lu (TPE)
[4] N. Monroe (USA) / A. Sitak (NZL) vs K. Kravchuk (RUS) / M. Youzhny (RUS)
J. Brunstrom (SWE) / A. Siljestrom (SWE) vs [2] G. Duran (ARG) / A. Molteni (ARG)

Qatar ExxonMobil Open
Doha, Qatar
ATP World Tour 250 $1,237,190 ($1,334,270 Total Financial Commitment)
Doha, Qatar (+3 hours GMT)

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 3 JANUARY 2017

Singles – First Round
[1] A. Murray (GBR) d J. Chardy (FRA) 60 76(2)
[3] T. Berdych (CZE) d [Q] A. Giannessi (ITA) 76(1) 62
[5] J. Tsonga (FRA) d A. Kuznetsov (RUS) 61 46 62
[6] I. Karlovic (CRO) d I. Marchenko (UKR) 76(5) 76(0)
[7] P. Kohlschreiber (GER) d M. Jaziri (TUN) 62 76(3)
G. Melzer (AUT) d P. Mathieu (FRA) 67(2) 63 62
K. Khachanov (RUS) d [WC] M. Zayid (QAT) 61 63

Doubles – First Round
[1] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) d M. Baghdatis (CYP) / M. Matkowski (POL) 63 61
N. Almagro (ESP) / F. Verdasco (ESP) d [2] M. Pavic (CRO) / A. Peya (AUT) 76(3) 57 10-7
[3] V. Pospisil (CAN) / R. Stepanek (CZE) d P. Lorenzi (ITA) / F. Mayer (GER) 63 64
[PR] R. Haase (NED) / P. Petzschner (GER) d [WC] J. Ali Mutawa (QAT) / M. Zayed (QAT) 63 61
F. Bagnis (ARG) / J. Vesely (CZE) d P. Kohlschreiber (GER) / J. Struff (GER) 64 76(7)

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 4 JANUARY 2017

CENTRE COURT start 3:30 pm
F. Verdasco (ESP) vs [4] D. Goffin (BEL)
H. Zeballos (ARG) vs [2] N. Djokovic (SRB)
[1] A. Murray (GBR) vs G. Melzer (AUT)
D. Brown (GER) vs [5] J. Tsonga (FRA)

COURT 1 start 3:30 pm
N. Almagro (ESP) vs [7] P. Kohlschreiber (GER)
[3] T. Berdych (CZE) vs J. Vesely (CZE)
[6] I. Karlovic (CRO) vs K. Khachanov (RUS)

COURT 2 start 3:30 pm
[Q] R. Stepanek (CZE) vs [WC] A. De Greef (BEL)
[1] J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) vs D. Marrero (ESP) / N. Zimonjic (SRB)
After Suitable Rest – F. Bagnis (ARG) / J. Vesely (CZE) vs N. Almagro (ESP) / F. Verdasco (ESP)

COURT 3 start 4:00 pm
[4] D. Inglot (GBR) / F. Mergea (ROU) vs J. Chardy (FRA) / F. Martin (FRA)
After Suitable Rest – [PR] R. Haase (NED) / P. Petzschner (GER) vs [3] V. Pospisil (CAN) / R. Stepanek (CZE)

SHENZHEN OPEN – SHENZHEN, CHINA
$750,000
DECEMBER 31,2016- JANUARY 1,2017

RESULTS – JANUARY 03, 2017
Singles – Second Round
[1] A. Radwanska (POL) d S. Cirstea (ROU) 60 63
[3] J. Konta (GBR) d V. King (USA) 16 63 62
Q. Wang (CHN) d [7] M. Niculescu (ROU) 76(1) 64
[8] A. Riske (USA) d T. Pironkova (BUL) 61 61

Doubles – First Round
[2] A. Hlavackova (CZE) / S. Peng (CHN) d N. Stojanovic (SRB) / L. Zhu (CHN) 64 75
[3] R. Olaru (ROU) / O. Savchuk (UKR) d [WC] Y. Duan (CHN) / Q. Wang (CHN) 62 62
N. Dzalamidze (RUS) / V. Kudermetova (RUS) d [4] S. Halep (ROU) / M. Niculescu (ROU) 63 63
V. Golubic (SUI) / K. Pliskova (CZE) d A. Pivovarova (RUS) / A. Sevastova (LAT) 64 46 10-7

ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 04, 2017
CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
K. Pliskova (CZE) vs [Q] K. Chang (TPE)
K. Siniakova (CZE) vs [2] S. Halep (ROU)
C. Giorgi (ITA) vs S. Zheng (CHN)

Not Before 4:00 pm
After Suitable Rest – J. Jankovic (SRB) / K. Siniakova (CZE) vs [2] A. Hlavackova (CZE) / S. Peng (CHN)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
[1] R. Atawo (USA) / Y. Xu (CHN) vs [PR] X. Han (CHN) / G. Voskoboeva (KAZ)
[Q] N. Stojanovic (SRB) vs [Q] O. Jabeur (TUN)
[3] R. Olaru (ROU) / O. Savchuk (UKR) vs C. Liang (CHN) / J. Lu (CHN)

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Former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic Retires from Tennis

Ana Ivanovic

Former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic Retires from Tennis

WTA – ST. PETERSBURG, FL, USA – Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic announced on Wednesday that she is ending her 14-year career and retiring from professional tennis. Winner of 15 WTA singles titles, a major champion and the first Serbian to hold the top ranking in the world, Ivanovic concludes a career that saw her become one of the best and most respected players in the history of the WTA.

“I’ve decided to retire from professional tennis,” said Ivanovic. “It has been a difficult decision, but there is so much to celebrate. I began dreaming about tennis when I was five and saw Monica Seles playing on TV. My dear parents backed me all the way and by the time I was ranked No.1 in the world and won Roland Garros in 2008, I’ve seen the heights I’d never dreamt of achieving. I won 15 WTA titles, reached 3 Grand Slam finals, the Fed Cup final and played so many memorable matches. But seeing those heights in any professional sport requires top physical form, and it’s well-known that I’ve been hampered by injuries. So for myself, for my fans, and for all the young girls and boys who might be watching me, I can only play if I can perform up to my own high standards – and I can no longer do that. So, it’s time to move on.”

The 29-year-old exits the game having been one of only 22 players to have ever held the WTA World No.1 ranking, ascending to the top spot on June 9, 2008. Ivanovic held the No.1 ranking for a total of 12 weeks, from June 9 – August 10, 2008 for 9 weeks, losing it for one week to fellow Serbian Jelena Jankovic, before capturing the top spot again for three more weeks until September 7, 2008.

Ivanovic recorded her career best season in 2008 when she claimed the Roland Garros title, with that championship catapulting her to the WTA World No.1 ranking. She also won titles at Indian Wells and Linz and was runner-up at the Australian Open that same season.

Ivanovic turned professional in 2003 and won her first WTA title in 2005 at Canberra. In addition to her 15 career WTA singles titles, she held eight runner-up trophies including 2007 Roland Garros and 2008 Australian Open. In 2014, Ivanovic won a WTA-leading 58 matches highlighted by a single-season best four singles titles, with her 15th and final WTA title coming at Tokyo (Pan Pacific). The Serbian holds 480 career match wins and qualified for the WTA Finals on three occasions – in 2007, 2008 and 2014.

“Tennis has always been my love, but I’m so excited about what comes next,” Ivanovic continued. “I will become an ambassador for sport and healthy life, I will also explore opportunities in business, beauty and fashion, among other endeavors. I will also have more time for my philanthropic activities, including my work with UNICEF.”

Off the court, Ivanovic has served as UNICEF National Ambassador to Serbia since 2007, specializing in child safety in schools. She has been recognized with numerous awards surrounding her accomplished career, including the 2008 Jerry Diamond WTA Aces Award recognizing off court participation, the WTA’s Most Improved Player in 2005 and 2007, nominated for U.S. Secretary of State’s 2007 International Women of Courage Award, and named one of the “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future” by TIME Magazine in June 2011.

Steve Simon, WTA CEO and Chairman remarked, “Ana is a true champion and a great ambassador for the sport of women’s tennis. She has contributed greatly to the entire sport, both in her home country of Serbia and across the globe. She will certainly be missed on our tour as she is not only one of a very select few that achieved the WTA No.1 ranking but is also one of the most respected players on Tour.”

Ivanovic played her last professional match at the 2016 US Open, falling in the first round, and was subsequently hampered with a recurring wrist injury which prevented her from competing the rest of the season.

Click here for a video honoring Ivanovic’s career.


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