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Published July 6, 2015


2014 Wimbledon Champions Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova

zzWeek of June 29 - July 5, 2015  

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Semifinals

Final

Champion

Wimbledon Championships
June 29-July 12, 2015
London, Great Britain
Defending Isingles Ichampion:
Petra Kvitova (CZE)
Tier: Grand Slam
IPrize Money: I$12,568,000

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ITourn. Director vRichard Lewis  Draw:
S-128 D-64
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WTA Tour
   

Tournament

Info

Classification

Semifinals

Final

Champion

Wimbledon Championships
June 29-July 12, 2015
London, Great Britain
Defending Isingles Ichampion:
Novak Djokovic
(SRB)
Tier: Grand Slam
IPrize Money: I$12,568,000

ISurface:
Grass
SINGLES

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ITourn. Director vRichard Lewis  Draw:
S-128 D-64
DOUBLES

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ATP Tour
   


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Women's Tour

Wimbledon Championships
June 29 - July 12, 2015
London, Great Britain

SINGLES DRAW - all 3rd round matches completed


Serena Williams Photo: Getty Images


Sharapova Photo: Ticketbis.net

The Wimbledon 2015 women's draw was dominated by early struggles of world no. 1 Serena Williams with a young British player by the name of Heather Watson, unseeded and ranked no. 59, and by first round losses of the no.2 and 3 seeds Kvitova and Halep. In the top half of the draw Williams pulled out the victory in a thrilling 3-setter and is looking at possible quarters against the young Swiss teenager Bencic and semis against Sharapova. In the bottom half of the draw we saw a suprising resurgence of Jelena Jankovic who took out Kvitova. Other possible contenders for the final could be Radwanska and Wozniacki.

  • 1 WILLIAMS, Serena (USA) R1: (Q) Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) 6-4, 6-1. R2: Timea Babos (HUN) 6-4, 6-1. R3: Heather Watson (GBR) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.
  • 2 KVITOVA, Petra (CZE) R1: Kiki Bertens (NED) 6-1, 6-0. R2: Kurumi Nara (JPN) 6-2, 6-0. R3: (28) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 6-3, 5-7, 4-6. Kvitova out in R3.
  • 3 HALEP, Simona (ROU) R1: Jana Cepelova (SVK) 7-5, 4-6, 3-6. Halep out in R1.
  • 4 SHARAPOVA, Maria (RUS) R1: Johanna Konta (GBR) 6-2, 6-2. R2: (Q) Richel Hogenkamp 6-3, 6-1. R3: Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 6-4, 6-3.
  • 5 WOZNIACKI, Caroline (DEN) R1: Saisai Zheng (CHN) 7-5, 6-0. R2: Denisa Allertova (CZE) 6-1, 7-6(6). R3: (31) Camila Giorgi (ITA) 6-2, 6-2.
  • 6 SAFAROVA, Lucie (CZE) R1: Alison Riske (USA) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. R2: (Q) Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) 6-2, 6-3. R3: Sloane Stephens (USA) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1.
  • 7 IVANOVIC, Ana (SRB) R1: (Q) Yi-Fan Xu (CHN) 6-1, 6-1. R2: (Q) Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 3-6, 4-6. Ivanovic out in R2.
  • 8 MAKAROVA, Ekaterina (RUS) R1: (Q) Sachia Vickery (USA) 6-2, 6-4. R2: Magdalens Rybarikova (SVK) 2-6, 5-7. Makarova out in R2.
  • 9 SUAREZ NAVARRO, Carla (ESP) R1: Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 2-6, 0-6. Suarez Navarro out in R1.
  • 10 KERBER, Angelique (GER) R1: Carina Witthoeft (GER) 6-0, 6-0. R2: Anastasia Pvlyuchenkova (RUS) 7-5, 6-2. R3: Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 6-7(12), 6-1, 2-6. Kerber out in R3.
  • 11 PLISKOVA, Karolina (CZE) R1: Irina Falconi (USA) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. R2: Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 6-7(5), 4-6. Pliskova out in R2.
  • 12 BOUCHARD, Eugenie (CAN) R1: Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) 6-7(3), 4-6. Bouchard out in R1.
  • 13 RADWANSKA, Agnieszka (POL) R1: Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 6-3, 6-2. R2: Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 6-0, 6-2. R3: Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 6-1, 6-4.
  • 14 PETKOVIC, Andrea (GER) R1: Shelby Rogers (USA) 6-0, 6-0. R2: Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) 6-3, 6-1. R3: Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 5-7, 4-6. Petkovic out in R3.
  • 15 BACSINSZKY, Timea (SUI) R1: Julia Goerges (GER) 6-2, 7-5. R2: Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 6-2, 6-1. R3: (18) Sabine Lisicki (GER) 6-3, 6-2.
  • 16 WILLIAMS, Venus (USA) R1: Madison Brengle (USA) 6-0, 6-0. R2: Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 7-6(5), 6-4. R3: Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 6-3, 6-2.
  • 17 SVITOLINA, Elina (UKR) R1: Misaki Doi (JPN) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. R2: Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 6-7(3), 3-6. Svitolona out in R2.
  • 18 LISICKI, Sabine (GER) R1: Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 7-5, 6-4. R2: Christina McHale (USA) 2-6, 7-5, 6-1. R3: (15) Timea Baczinsky (SUI) 3-6, 2-6. Lisicki out in R3.
  • 19 ERRANI, Sara (ITA) R1: Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1. R2: Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 3-6, 7-6(2), 2-6. Errani out in R2.
  • 20 MUGURUZA, Garbine (ESP) R1: Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 6-4, 6-1. R2: Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO). R3: (10) Angelique Kerber (GER) 7-6(12), 1-6, 6-2.
  • 21 KEYS, Madison (USA) R1: Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-4. R2: Elizaveta Kukichkova (RUS) 6-4, 7-6(3). R3: Tatjana Maria (GER) 6-4, 6-4.
  • 22 STOSUR, Samantha (AUS) R1: Danka Kovinic (MNE) 6-4, 6-4. R2: Urszula Radwanska (POL) 6-3, 6-4. R3: Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 2-6, 0-6. Stosur out in R3.
  • 23 AZARENKA, Victoria (BLR) R1: Anett Kontaveit (EST) 6-2, 6-1. R2: Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 6-3, 6-3. R3: Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-4, 6-4.
  • 24 PENNETTA, Flavia (ITA) R1: Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 3-6, 6-2, 4-6. Pennetta out in R1.
  • 25 CORNET, Alize (FRA) R1: Ana Konjuh (CRO) 6-2, 6-4. R2: Olga Govortsova (BLR) 6-7(6), 6-2, 1-6. Cornet out in R2.
  • 26 KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (RUS) R1: (Q) Laura Siegemund (GER) 6-3, 6-4. R2: Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 6-3, 3-6, 4-6. Kuznetsova out in R2.
  • 27 STRYCOVA, Barbora (CZE) R1: Sloane Stephens (USA) 4-6, 2-6. Strycova out in R1.
  • 28 JANKOVIC, Jelena (SRB) R1: Elena Vesnina (RUS) 6-4, 3-6, 10-8. R2: Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-3. R3: (2) Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.
  • 29 BEGU, Irina-Camelia (ROU) R1: Daria Gavrilova (AUS) 7-6(6), 6-1. R2: Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 7-5, 6-7(4), 7-5. R3: (4) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 4-6, 3-6. Begu out in R3.
  • 30 BENCIC, Belinda (SUI) R1: Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3. R2: Ana-Lena Friedsam (GER) 7-5, 4-6, 6-0. R3: Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 7-5, 7-5.
  • 31 GIORGI, Camila (ITA) R1: Teliana Pereira (BRA) 7-6(4), 6-3. R2: Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 6-0, 7-6(5). R3: (5) Camila Giorgi (ITA) 2-6, 2-6. Giorgi out in R3.
  • 32 GARCIA, Caroline (FRA) R1: Heather Watson (GBR) 6-1, 3-6, 6-8. Garcia out in R1.
  • Best Qualifier: Bethanie Mattek-Sands, R3.
  • Best WC: Jelena Ostapenko, R2
  • Best Unseeded: Coco Vandeweghe or Zarina Diyas

DOUBLES DRAW -
The no. 1 seeds Hingis / Mirza had no problems eliminating opponents so far, and so did the no. 2 seeds Makarova / Vesnina. Other strong contenders are Mattek-Sands / Safarova and also Dellacqua / Shvedova.


 


Men's Tour

Wimbledon Championships
June 29 - July 12, 2015
London, Great Britain

SINGLES DRAW - all 3rd round matches completed


Dustin Brown Photo: Rex Features

Dustin Brown Photo: The Guardian

German player Dustin Brown was the talk of Wimbledon in the first week, mainly because of the style he played in taking out the no. 10 seed Rafa Nadal. Very refreshing serve and volley style combined with a healthy dose of daring acrobatics.The top 6 advanced as expected, except for Nishikori who had to withdraw because of injury. Best outside chances: Simon and Kyrgios.

  • 1 DJOKOVIC, Novak (SRB) R1: Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. R2: Jarkko Niemienen (FIN) 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. R3: (27) Bernard Tomic (AUS) 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.
  • 2 FEDERER, Roger (SUI) R1: Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 6-1, 6-3, 6-3. R2: Sam Querrey (USA) 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.. R3: Sam Groth (AUS) 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-2.
  • 3 MURRAY, Andy (GBR) R1: Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 6-4, 7-6(3), 6-4. R2: Robin Haase (NED) 6-1, 6-1, 6-4. R3: (25) Andreas Seppy (ITA) 6-2, 6-2, 1-6, 6-1.
  • 4 WAWRINKA, Stan (SUI) R1: Joao Sousa (POR) 6-2, 7-5, 7-6(3). R2: Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) 6-3, 6-4, 7-5. R3: Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.
  • 5 NISHIKORI, Kei (JPN) R1: Simone Bolelli (ITA) 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. R2: Santiago Giraldo (COL) wo. Nishikori out in R2 (injury).
  • 6 BERDYCH, Tomas (CZE) R1: Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-2, 6-7(8), 7-6(3), 7-6(5). R2: Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. R3: Pablo Andujar (ESP) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-6 (3).
  • 7 RAONIC, Milos (CAN) R1: Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(4). R2: Tommy Haas (GER) 6-0, 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-6(4). R3: (26) Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 7-5, 5-7, 6-7(3), 3-6. Raonic out in R3.
  • 8 FERRER, David (ESP): Withdrawn (elbow injury)
  • 9 CILIC, Marin (CRO) R1: (Q) Hiroki Moriya (JPN) 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(4). R2: Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(6), 4-6, 7-5. R3: (17) John Isner (USA) 7-6(4), 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-7(4), 12-10.
  • 10 NADAL, Rafael (ESP) R1: Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. R2: (Q) Dustin Brown (GER) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Nadal out in R2.
  • 11 DIMITROV, Grigor (BUL) R1: Federico Delbonis (ARG) 6-3, 6-0, 6-4. R2: Steve Johnson (USA) 7-6(8), 6-2, 7-6(2). R3: (21) Richard Gasquet (FRA) 3-6, 4-6, 4-6. Dimitrov out in R3.
  • 12 SIMON, Gilles (FRA) R1: Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 6-4, 6-4, 7-5. R2: Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 6-1, 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-1. R3: (18) Gael Monfils (FRA) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(6), 2-6, 6-2.
  • 13 TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried (FRA) R1: Gilles Muller (LUX) 7-6(8), 6-7(3), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. R2: Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. R3: (23) Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-7(9). Tsonga out in R3.
  • 14 ANDERSON, Kevin (RSA) R1: Lucas Pouille (FRA) 6-2, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3. R2: Marsel Ilhan (TUR) 6-7(5), 7-6(6), 6-4, 6-4. R3: (24) Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-4, 7-6(6), 6-3.
  • 15 LOPEZ, Feliciano (ESP) R1: Steve Darcis (BEL) 6-2, 7-6(4), 6-4. R2: Nikolaz Basilashvili (GEO) 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6. Lopez out in R2.
  • 16 GOFFIN, David (BEL) R1: (Q) Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 7-6(4), 6-1, 6-1. R2: Liam Broady (GBR) 7-6(3), 6-1, 6-1. R3: Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.
  • 17 ISNER, John (USA) R1: Go Soeda (JPN) 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4. R2: Matthew Ebden (AUS) 6-2, 7-6(8), 6-4. R3: (9) Marin Cilic (CRO) 6-7(4), 7-6(6), 4-6, 7-6(4), 10-12. Isner out in R3.
  • 18 MONFILS, Gael (FRA) R1: Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 6-4, 6-4, 7-5. R2: Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 7-6(5), 6-3, 7-5. R3: (12) Gilles Simon (FRA) 6-3, 3-6, 6-7(6), 6-2, 2-6. Monfils out in R3.
  • 19 ROBREDO, Tommy (ESP) R1: (Q) John Millman (AUS) 2-6, 3-6, 4-6. Robredo out in R1.
  • 20 BAUTISTA AGUT, Roberto (ESP) R1: Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) 6-1, 6-3, 7-6(6). R2: Benout Paire (FRA) 2-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. R3: Nikolaz Basilashvili (GEO)7-6(4), 0-6, 6-1.
  • 21 GASQUET, Richard (FRA) R1: (Q) Luke Saville (AUS) 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. R2: (Q) Kenny De Schepper (FRA) 6-0, 6-3, 6-3. R3: (11) Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
  • 22 TROICKI, Viktor (SRB) R1: (Q) Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 6-1, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. R2: Aljaz Bedene (GBR) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. R3: Dustin Brown (GER) 6-4, 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-3.
  • 23 KARLOVIC, Ivo (CRO) R1: (Q) Elias Ymer (SWE) 6-7(2), 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(2). R2: Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7(4), 13-11. R3: (13) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 7-6(3), 4-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(9).
  • 24 MAYER, Leonardo (ARG) R1: Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 7-6(7), 7-6(3), 6-4. R2: Marcel Granollers (ESP) 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-3. R3: (14) Kevin Anderson (RSA) 4-6, 6-7(6), 3-6. Mayer out in R3.
  • 25 SEPPI, Andreas (ITA) R1: Brydan Klein (GBR) 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. R2: Boma Coric (CRO) 4-6, 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-1. R3 (3) Andy Murray (GBR) 2-6, 2-6, 6-1, 1-6. Seppi out in R3.
  • 26 KYRGIOS, Nick (AUS) R1: Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 6-0, 6-2, 7-6(6). R2: Juan Monaco (ARG) 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-4. R3: (7) Milos Raonic (CAN) 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(3), 6-3.
  • 27 TOMIC, Bernard (AUS) R1: Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3. R2: (Q) Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 7-6(3), 6-4, 7-6(5). R3: (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 3-6, 3-6, 3-6. Tomic out in R3.
  • 28 CUEVAS, Pablo (URU) R1: Denis Kudla (USA) 7-6(4), 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 2-6. Cuevas our in R1.
  • 29 GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo (ESP) R1: Pablo Andujar (ESP) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6. Garcia-Lopez out in R1.
  • 30 FOGNINI, Fabio (ITA) R1: Tim Smyczek (USA) 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. R2: Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 3-6, 4-6, 6-1, 3-6. Fognini out in R2.
  • 31 SOCK, Jack (USA) R1: Sam Groth (AUS) 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 3-6. Sock out in R1.
  • 32 THIEM, Dominic (AUT) R1: Dudi Sela (ISR) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. R2: Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 3-6, 4-6. Thiem out in R2.
  • Best Qualifier: John Millman + Dustin Brown, R2
  • Best WC: No one beyond R1.
  • Best Unseeded: Groth, Basilashvili, Andujar, Brown, Ward, Baghdatis, Verdasco, Giraldo - all out in R3.

DOUBLES DRAW -
The no. 1 seeded Bryan Bros want to add another title to their list and had no real problems so far in the draw. Very strong cintenders also: Pospisil / Stock and Kubot / Mirnyi.



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WTA Women's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES: No change
DOUBLES: No change

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Williams, Serena

11291
 

1
Mirza, Sania

7940

2
Kvitova, Petra

6870
 

2
Hingis, Martina

7030

3
Halep, Simona

6200
 

3
Makarova, Ekaterina

5990

4
Sharapova, Maria

5950
 

3
Vesnina, Elena

5990

5
Wozniacki, Caroline

5000
 

5
Šafárová, Lucie

5916

6
Šafárová, Lucie

4055
 

6
Mattek-Sands, Beth.

5746

7
Ivanovic, Ana

3895
 

7
Mladenovic, Kristina

5580

8
Makarova, Ekaterina

3575
 

7
Babos, Timea

5010

9
Suárez-Navarro,Carla

3345
 

9
Black, Cara

4989

10
Kerber, Angelique

3285
 

10
Hlavackova, Andrea

4985

ATP Men's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES: No change
DOUBLES: No change

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Djokovic, Novak

13845
 

1
Bryan, Bob

11150

2
Federer, Roger

9665
 

1
Bryan, Mike

11150

3
Murray, Andy

7450
 

3
Melo, Marcelo

7710

4
Wawrinka, Stan

5790
 

4
Dodig, Ivan

7125

5
Nishikori, Kei

5660
 

5
Popisil, Vasek

6155

6
Berdych, Tomas

5050
 

6
Sock, Jack

5680

7
Ferrer, David

4490
 

7
Tecau, Horia

5310

8
Raonic, Milos

4440
 

8
Rojer, Jean-Julien

5310

9
Cilic, Marin

3540
 

9
Fognini, Fabio

4735

10
Nadal, Rafael

3135
 

10
Bolelli, Simone

4420

 

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Wimbledon
June 29 - July 12, 2015
London, Great Britain

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - Grand Slam (2,000 points)
Prize Money WTA: £12,568,000
Surface: Grass
Tournament Director: Richard Lewis
Draw: S-128 D-64

SINGLES SEEDS Red = out of the draw
1 DJOKOVIC, Novak (SRB)
2 FEDERER, Roger (SUI)
3 MURRAY, Andy (GBR)
4 WAWRINKA, Stan (SUI)
5 NISHIKORI, Kei (JPN)
6 BERDYCH, Tomas (CZE)
7 RAONIC, Milos (CAN)
8 FERRER, David (ESP)

9 CILIC, Marin (CRO)
10 NADAL, Rafael (ESP)
11 DIMITROV, Grigor (BUL)

12 SIMON, Gilles (FRA)
13 TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried (FRA)
14 ANDERSON, Kevin (RSA)
15 LOPEZ, Feliciano (ESP)
16 GOFFIN, David (BEL)
17 ISNER, John (USA)
18 MONFILS, Gael (FRA)
19 ROBREDO, Tommy (ESP)

20 BAUTISTA AGUT, Roberto (ESP)
21 GASQUET, Richard (FRA)
22 TROICKI, Viktor (SRB)
23 KARLOVIC, Ivo (CRO)
24 MAYER, Leonardo (ARG)
25 SEPPI, Andreas (ITA)

26 KYRGIOS, Nick (AUS)
27 TOMIC, Bernard (AUS)
28 CUEVAS, Pablo (URU)
29 GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo (ESP)
30 FOGNINI, Fabio (ITA)
31 SOCK, Jack (USA)
32 THIEM, Dominic (AUT)

DOUBLES SEEDS Red = out of the draw
1 BRYAN, Bob (USA) / BRYAN, Mike (USA)
2 DODIG, Ivan (CRO) / MELO, Marcelo (BRA)
3 POSPISIL, Vasek (CAN) / SOCK, Jack (USA)
4 ROJER, Jean-Julien (NED) / TECAU, Horia (ROU)
5 BOLELLI, Simone (ITA) / FOGNINI, Fabio (ITA)
6 GRANOLLERS, Marcel (ESP) / LOPEZ, Marc (ESP)

7 MATKOWSKI, Marcin (POL) / ZIMONJIC, Nenad (SRB)
8 PEYA, Alexander (AUT) / SOARES, Bruno (BRA)
9 BOPANNA, Rohan (IND) / MERGEA, Florin (ROU)
10 HERBERT, Pierre-Hugues (FRA) / MAHUT, Nicolas (FRA)
11 NESTOR, Daniel (CAN) / PAES, Leander (IND)
12 CUEVAS, Pablo (URU) / MARRERO, David (ESP)
13 MURRAY, Jamie (GBR) / PEERS, John (AUS)
14 KLAASEN, Raven (RSA) / RAM, Rajeev (USA)
15 DRAGANJA, Marin (CRO) / KONTINEN, Henri (FIN)

16 CABAL, Juan Sebastian (COL) / FARAH, Robert (COL)

DEFENDING SINGLES CHAMPIONS
Novak Djokovic (SRB)

DEFENDING DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) / Jack Sock (USA)

 

Wimbledon
June 29 - July 12, 2015
London, Great Britain

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - Grand Slam (2,000 points)
Prize Money ATP: £12,568,000
Surface: Grass
Tournament Director: Richard Lewis
Draw: S-128 D-64

SINGLES SEEDS Red = out of the draw
1 WILLIAMS, Serena (USA)
2 KVITOVA, Petra (CZE)
3 HALEP, Simona (ROU)

4 SHARAPOVA, Maria (RUS)
5 WOZNIACKI, Caroline (DEN)
6 SAFAROVA, Lucie (CZE)
7 IVANOVIC, Ana (SRB)
8 MAKAROVA, Ekaterina (RUS)
9 SUAREZ NAVARRO, Carla (ESP)
10 KERBER, Angelique (GER)
11 PLISKOVA, Karolina (CZE)
12 BOUCHARD, Eugenie (CAN)

13 RADWANSKA, Agnieszka (POL)
14 PETKOVIC, Andrea (GER)
15 BACSINSZKY, Timea (SUI)
16 WILLIAMS, Venus (USA)
17 SVITOLINA, Elina (UKR)
18 LISICKI, Sabine (GER)
19 ERRANI, Sara (ITA)

20 MUGURUZA, Garbine (ESP)
21 KEYS, Madison (USA)
22 STOSUR, Samantha (AUS)
23 AZARENKA, Victoria (BLR)
24 PENNETTA, Flavia (ITA)
25 CORNET, Alize (FRA)
26 KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (RUS)
27 STRYCOVA, Barbora (CZE)

28 JANKOVIC, Jelena (SRB)
29 BEGU, Irina-Camelia (ROU)
30 BENCIC, Belinda (SUI)
31 GIORGI, Camila (ITA)
32 GARCIA, Caroline (FRA)

DOUBLES SEEDS Red = out of the draw
1 HINGIS, Martina (SUI) / MIRZA, Sania (IND)
2 MAKAROVA, Ekaterina (RUS) / VESNINA, Elena (RUS)
3 MATTEK-SANDS, Bethanie (USA) / SAFAROVA, Lucie (CZE)
4 BABOS, Timea (HUN) / MLADENOVIC, Kristina (FRA)
5 KOPS-JONES, Raquel (USA) / SPEARS, Abigail (USA)
6 MUGURUZA, Garbine (ESP) / SUÁREZ NAVARRO, Carla (ESP)
7 HSIEH, Su-Wei (TPE) / PENNETTA, Flavia (ITA)
8 HLAVACKOVA, Andrea (CZE) / HRADECKA, Lucie (CZE)
9 DELLACQUA, Casey (AUS) / SHVEDOVA, Yaroslava (KAZ)
10 GARCIA, Caroline (FRA) / SREBOTNIK, Katarina (SLO)
11 KUDRYAVTSEVA, Alla (RUS) / PAVLYUCHENKOVA, Anastasia (RUS)
12 WILLIAMS, Serena (USA) / WILLIAMS, Venus (USA) withdrawn
13 CHAN, Yung-Jan (TPE) / ZHENG, Jie (CHN)

14 KRAJICEK, Michaella (NED) / STRYCOVA, Barbora (CZE)
15 RODIONOVA, Anastasia (AUS) / RODIONOVA, Arina (AUS)
16 MEDINA GARRIGUES, Anabel (ESP) / PARRA SANTONJA, Arantxa (ESP)

DEFENDING SINGLES CHAMPIONS
Petra Kvitova (CZE)

DEFENDING DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Roberta Vinci (ITA) / Sara Errani (ITA)


 

Ivan Lendl?

   

Photo: Sports Illustrated

HISTORY (from the International Tennis Hall of Fame)

CITIZENSHIP: USA
BORN: March 7, 1960 (55)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
PLAYED: Right-handed

No matter what side of the net you took when it came to Ivan Lendl – half of tennis fans saw him as a steely, unemotional and mechanical player, the other half saw him as a dedicated, focused and supremely talented athlete – there’s no disputing that the eight-time major singles champion was a major presence on worldwide tennis courts in the 1980s.

Lendl wasn’t a warm and cozy competitor, but in fact 180 degrees from that description. He told Frank Deford of Sports Illustrated that, “my mission is not for personal satisfaction, it’s not to try to make anyone happy. My mission is to win.”

And win he did.

From 1985, when he swept John McEnroe, 7–6, 6–3, 6–4, to win the U.S. Open to the 1988 US Open, which he lost to Mats Wilander, 6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4, Lendl was the No. 1 world ranked player for 156 straight weeks, four weeks shy of Jimmy Connors’ record. Cumulatively, Lendl spent 270 weeks atop the mountain as the best player in the world during a championship-laden 13-year span (1980-92). For eight straight years (1982-89), tennis fans couldn’t tune into a US Open men’s singles championship match without seeding the Adidas-clad Lendl as one of the two finalists. He reached 19 major singles finals (third best all-time) , won eight of them, captured 94 ATP singles titles in 144 opportunities and tacked on another 49 victories in non-ATP events for 144 career singles titles. He compiled a phenomenal 1,279-274 (.805) record, second best all-time to Connors.

In its September 15, 1986 edition, shortly after Lendl defeated Czech Miloslav Mecir, 6–4, 6–2, 6–0, to win his second straight U.S. Open, Sports Illustrated ran the headline on its cover, “The Champ That Nobody Cares About.” Lendl was the player that brought tennis fans into the “like” or “dislike” category, and those who said that were ambivalent about him wouldn’t be telling the truth. Fact is, if you were starting a tennis team, Lendl might be your top choice. In the majors he was a finalist and semifinalist 47 times and had an 82 percent winning mark in final matches. The numbers are eyebrow raising when you could all ATP tournaments he entered, where Lendl was a finalist or semifinalist 334 times in his career.

When asked who his next challenger might be, the equally stoic and unattached Bjorn Borg offered Lendl’s name. Lendl was going to be an extreme challenger, but in the 1981 French Open final, Borg defeated the Czech for his fourth straight title in five highly entertaining sets, 6–1, 4–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1.

The 6-foot-2, 175 pound Lendl had a strong tennis heritage, his father Jiri a top-ranked player in his native Czechoslovakia. Lendl was a terrific junior player, winning the boys' singles titles at both the French Open and Wimbledon in 1978, a feat that earned him the world No. 1 junior ranking. As a professional Lendl’s strength and power was the difference maker. It was earned by a fanatical work ethic, countless hours bashing balls on the tennis court and even more hours pumping iron in the weight room. Despite his size, Lendl never fancied the serve-and-volley game, though he used it effectively when necessary. He was a punishing baseliner, hitting a heavy topspin forehand – though tight and flat compared to high and looping – and he had one of the most aggressive, relentless backcourt games that tennis has ever seen. His fitness was beyond reproach. Lendl needed 4 hours and 47 minutes to defeat Mats Wilander, 6–7, 6–0, 7–6, 6–4, in the 1987 U.S. Open final – and when the match was completed Lendl looked like he could have played another four hours. His running one-handed forehand, his bread and butter shot, was particularly potent against Wilander that afternoon. He used it frequently, and under pressure situations, to win the championship. Many of those running drives blazed down the line or at acute crosscourt angles for winners. New York fans recognize good tennis and Lendl’s athletic shot making drew raucous applause from the capacity crowd inside Arthur Ashe Stadium.


Photo: NY Times

“Nobody likes to see the ball coming back at you faster than you deliver it,” quipped Jimmy Connors after defeating Lendl in the 1982 US Open final for the second consecutive year. At that year’s US Open, Lendl displayed a personality and sense of humor he did not normally share with the public. After a female reporter asked Lendl a question in English, a language he speaks perfectly fluently, he responded coyly, saying, “Could you please translate that?”

After being a major singles finalist four straight times, Lendl won the first of his eight major singles titles in 1984 when he defeated John McEnroe at tightly contested French Open, 3–6, 2–6, 6–4, 7–5, 7–5. Lendl not only rallied from 2-0 sets down, but he trailed 4-2 in the third set before roaring back. He’d win at Roland Garros twice more, in 1986 over Mikael Pernfors, 6–3, 6–2, 6–4, and in 1987 over Wilander, 7–5, 6–2, 3–6, 7–6. He compiled a 53-12 record in Paris.

Lendl’s eight consecutive appearances in the U.S. Open final equaled Bill Tilden’s record (1918-25), but won four fewer. Tilden won seven titles during that stretch, Lendl earned three during his. (The record currently belongs to Roger Federer, who played in his 11th straight in 2006). Lendl overpowered McEnroe in 1985 and pounded Mecir, 6-4, 6-2, 6-0 in 1986. His 1987 victory over Wilander, 4–6, 6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 4–6, showcased his durability and stamina. He played 86 matches at Flushing Meadows, registering a 73-13 record. Lendl won back-to-back Australian Open’s in 1989 and 1990. Mecir was dispatched in straight sets in 1989 (6–2, 6–2, 6–2) and Lendl captured the 1990 title after Edberg retired in the third set. He was 48-10 all-time in Melbourne. Lendl was a Wimbledon finalist twice a straight set loss to Boris Becker in 1986 (the German winning his second consecutive) and returned to the championship match the following year, felled by Pat Cash in three sets. Though he never won a title in 14-attempts in London, the grass courts not suited for his groundstroke game, his overall record was a solid 48-14. His eight major singles titles is tied for eighth best in history. He also won eight of his majors in a seven-year span (1984-90), fifth best in history.

Lendl felt he had an edge in racquet technology, being one of the first tour players to regularly customize his racquet’s string tension, balance, weight and handle working with the innovative racquet doctor, Warren Bosworth.

Lendl was a force in the Tour Finals, the culmination of a long year battling the world’s finest players. He won the season-ending championship in 1981, 1892, 1985, 1986, 1987 and added the World Championship Tennis Finals titles in 1982 and 1985.

In 1980, Lendl was perfect in seven singles and three doubles matches in leading Czechoslovakia to its only Davis Cup Championship, 4-1 over Italy, before a partisan home crowd in Prague.

Chronic back problems persisted Lendl in the latter years of his career. They flared up to such an extent, that following his second round loss at the 1994 US Open, he retired shortly thereafter at age 34.



Photo: Getty Images

In its 40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS era, TENNIS Magazine ranked Lendl in the top ten.

STATS

Top Ranking
World No. 1 (1983)

Grand Slam Results
8-time major champion, 11-time finalist

Career Titles
100

Career Record
Overall Record: 1158-379
Singles Record: 1071-239
Doubles Record: 187-140

Davis Cup
Member of the Czechoslovakian Davis Cup Team 1978-1985
Overall Record: 22/15
Singles Record: 18/11
Doubles Record: 4/4

GRAND SLAM BEST RESULTS

TITLES
8 Singles

Best Results
Singles
Australian Open: W (1989), W (1990)
French Open: W (1984), W (1986), W (1987)
Wimbledon: F (1986), F (1987)
US Open: W (1985), W (1986), W (1987)

 

 

 

 

TODAY

After finishing his tennis career, Lendl took up golf, earning a handicap of 0 and organizing a charity competition in 2004 called the "Ivan Lendl Celebrity Golf Tournament".

Lendl's professional attitude, modern playing style, scientific training methods, and unprecedented long-term success have had a considerable impact on today's tennis world. A typical Lendl quote is: "If I don't practice the way I should, then I won't play the way that I know I can."

On April 10, 2010, Ivan Lendl returned to play his first tournament since his 1994 retirement from tennis. He played in the Caesars Tennis Classic exhibition match in Atlantic City, New Jersey, against his rival from the late 1980s, Mats Wilander. He lost the one-set match 3-6.

On February 28, 2011, Lendl returned to the court again in an exhibition match with John McEnroe at Madison Square Garden. It was planned to be a one-set, first-to-eight event. However, McEnroe, leading 6–3, injured his ankle and had to retire from the match.

On December 31, 2011, Lendl became Andy Murray’s coach, helping the Scot to his first two victories at the US Open in 2012 and Wimbledon Championship in 2013, which ended a 77-year-old drought for a male British tennis player to win a Major. In March 2014, Lendl and Murray ended their two year coach-player relationship.

In May 2012, Lendl played in Prague for the first time since the 1970s, as part of the 2012 Sparta Prague Open tournament. He defeated fellow Czech Jirí Novák in the exhibition match.


Photo:The Guardian

 

 

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