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Published July 13, 2015


2015 Wimbledon Champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic (with wife Jelena)
Photos: The Telegraph

zzWeek of July 6 - 12, 2015  

Tournament

Info

Classification

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

ISurface:
Grass

SINGLES

(1) S.Williams (USA) d (4)
M.Sharapova (RUS) 6-2, 6-4

(20) G.Muguruza (ESP) d (13) vA.Radwanska (POL) 6-2, 3-6, v6-3

(1) S.Williams (USA)
d (20) G.Muguruza (ESP)
6-4, 6-4

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

DOUBLES

(1) M.Hingis (SUI) / S.Mirza
(IND) d (5) R.Kops-Jones
(USA) / A.Spears (USA) 6-1,
6-2

(2) E.Makarova (RUS) /
E.Vesnina (RUS) d (4)
T.Balbos (HUN) K.Mladenovic
v(FRA) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

(1) M.Hingis (SUI) /
S.Mirza (IND)
d (2)
E.Makarova (RUS) /
E.Vesnina (RUS) 5-7,
7-6(4), 7-5

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

(1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) d
(21) Richard Gasquet (FRA)
7-6(2), 6-4, 6-4.

(2) Roger Federer (SUI) d (3)
Andy Murray (GBR) 7-5, 7-5,
6-4.

(1) Novak Djokovic
(SRB)
d (2) Roger
Federer (SUI)
7-6(1), 6-7(10), 6-4, 6-3

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

DOUBLES

(4) J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau
(ROU) d (9) R. Bopanna (IND)
v/ F. Mergea (ROU) 4-6, 6-2,
6-3, 4-6, 13-11

(13) J.Murray (GBR) / J.Peers v(AUS) d J.Erlich (ISR) /
P.Petzschner (GER) 4-6, 6-3,
v6-4, 6-2

(4) J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau v(ROU) d (13)
J.Murray (GBR) / J.Peers
v(AUS) 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4

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Women's Tour

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

SINGLES DRAW - Serena Williams on her way to making even bigger history in women's tennis


Williams Photo: Getty Images


Muguruza Photo: Lester - AELTC

The women's side of Wimbledon 2015 was dominated by Serena Williams, her power, her serve, and her force on the court. Serena's opponent in the final was an up and coming tennis star from Spain, 21 year old Garbine Muguruza. The no. 20 seeded Spaniard had the best Grand Slam time of her career with wins over Kerber, Wozniacki, Bacsinszky, and Radwanska. In the final against Williams it all came down to just one break per set and she ended up second, losing 6-4, 6-4. Serena Williams completed her "Serena Slam" and is well on her way to complete a Calendar Slam in 2015.


Photo: Reuters

  • CHAMPION 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. R4: (16) Venus Williams (USA) 6-4, 6-3. Q: (23) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. S: (4) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 6-2, 6-4. F: (20) Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 6-4, 6-4. CHAMPION.
  • 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. R4: Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 6-4, 6-4. Q: Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-2. S: (!) Serena Williams (USA) 2-6, 4-6. Sharapova out in the Semis.
  • 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. R4: (20) Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 4-6, 4-6. Wozniacki out in R4.
  • 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. R4: Coco Vendeweghe (USA) 6-7(1), 6-7(4). Safarova out in R4.
  • 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. R4: (28) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 7-5, 6-4. Q: (21) Madison Keys (USA) 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-3. S: (20) Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 2-6, 6-3, 3-6. Radwanska out in the Semis.
  • 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. R4: Monica Niculescu, (ROU) 1-6, 7-5, 6-2. Q: (20) Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 5-7, 3-6. Bacsinszky out in the Quarters.
  • 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. R4: (1) Serena Williams (USA) 4-6, 3-6. V. Williams out in R4.
  • 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.
  • FINALIST 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. R4: (5) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 6-4, 6-4. Q: (15) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 7-5, 6-3. Semis: Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. F: (1) Serena Williams (USA) 4-6, 4-6.
  • 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. R4: Olga Govortsova (BLR) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Q: (13) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 6-7(3), 6-3, 3-6. Keys out in the Quarters.
  • 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. R3: (30) Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-2, 6-3. Q: (1) Serena Williams (USA) 6-3, 2-6, 3-6. Azarenka out in the Quarters.
  • 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. R4: (13) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 5-7, 4-6. Jankovic out in R4.
  • 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. R4: (23) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 2-6, 3-6. Bencic out in R4.
  • 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 , Quarters

DOUBLES DRAW - Hingis / Mirza too strong for Makarova / Vesnina

[1] Martina Hingis (SUI) / Sania Mirza (IND) d [2] Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) / Elena Vesnina (RUS) 5-7, 7-6(4), 7-5


Photo: Buckle - AELTC

The Wimbledon web site states, "It began in the early evening sunshine. It finished beneath a closed roof on a floodlit Centre Court. And it will go down as one of the greatest ladies’ doubles finals in Wimbledon history." Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza recovered from 5-2 down in the final set to storm to a 5-7, 7-6(4), 7-5 victory over Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. For Mirza, it was her first Grand Slam women’s doubles crown; for Hingis, it was her third at Wimbledon, but first in an astonishing 17 years. “For a match like this, the No.1 and No.2 seeds playing, it was the best match you could have asked for for the tournament. It was unbelievably exciting. It was exciting to play. I really hope it was exciting to watch, too,” Mirza said. “Even when we were down, we knew we were giving everything we had on the court. These are the moments we worked years and years and all our lives for. This is what we play for. We feel really honored to have won that match really.”


Photo: Garcia - AELTC

Martina Hingis won a second Wimbledon title in as many days as the former world number one partnered India's Leander Paes to mixed doubles success, 17 years after Hingis's last Wimbledon triumph. The Swiss, 34, returned to Centre Court on Sunday and combined with Paes to beat Austrian Alexander Peya and Hungary's Timea Babos 6-1 6-1.


 


Men's Tour

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

SINGLES DRAW - Repeat of the 2014 final - no. 1 seed Dokovic beats no. 2 seed Federer for the 2015 title


Djokovic Photo: Reuters

Federer Photo: The Guardian

The Guardian writes, "Novak Djokovic claimed his third Wimbledon title with a clinical 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 win, ensuring that there would be no fairytale triumph for Roger Federer." Djokovic dropped only 3 of the 24 sets he played at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships. After his 4th round scare against South African Kevin Anderson he had few problems with Cilic in the Quarters and Gasquet in the Semis.
Roger Federer dropped 4 sets in all, but unfortunately for him, 3 of them in the final against Djokovic. After straight sets wins against Simon in the Quarters and Murray in the Semis he ran into the best returner on the men's tour right now, the Serb, who is also probably the fittest tennis player in the world.
Player to watch this year: Vasek Pospisil (CAN), who will probably improve his ranking into the top 20 soon.


Photo: Eisele - AELTC

  • CHAMPION 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. R4: (14) Kevin Anderson (RSA) 6-7(6), 6-7(6), 6-1, 6-4, 7-5. Q: (9) Marin Cilic (CRO) 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. S: (21) Richard Gasquet (FRA) 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-4. F: (2) Roger Federer (SUI) 7-6(1), 6-7(10), 6-4, 6-3. CHAMPION.
  • FINALIST 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. R4: (20) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 6-2, 6-2, 6-3. Q: (12) Gilles Simon (FRA) 6-3, 7-5, 6-2. S: (3) Andy Murray (GBR) 7-5, 7-5, 6-4. F: (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6-7(1), 7-6(10), 4-6, 3-6.
  • 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 Seppi (ITA) 6-2, 6-2, 1-6, 6-1. R4: (23) Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 7-6(7), 6-4, 5-7, 4-6. Q: Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. S: (2) Roger Federer (SUI) 5-7, 5-7, 4-6. Murray out in the Semis.
  • 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. R4: (16) David Goffin (BEL) 7-6(3), 7-6(7) 6-4. Q: (21) Richard Gasquet (FRA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 9-11. Wawrinka out in the Quarters.
  • 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). R4: (12) Gilles Simon (FRA) 3-6, 3-6, 2-6. Berdych out in R4.
  • 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. R4: Denis Kudla (USA) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. Q: (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 4-6, 4-6, 4-6. Cilic out in the Quarters.
  • 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. @: (2) Roger Federer, SUI) 3-6, 5-7, 2-6. Simon out in the Quarters.
  • 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. R4: (10 Novak Djokovic (SRB) 7-6(6), 7-6(6), 1-6, 4-6, 5-7. Anderson out in R4.
  • 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. R4: (2) Roger Federer (SUI) 2-6, 2-6, 3-6. Bautista Agut out in R4.
  • 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. R4: (26) Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 7-5, 6-1, 6-7(7), 7-6(8). Q: (4) Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 11-9. S: (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6-7(2), 4-6, 4-6. Gasquet out in the Semis.
  • 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. R4: Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 6-4, 7-6(4), 4-6, 3-6, 3-6. Troicki out in R4.
  • 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). R4: (3) Andy Murray (GBR) 6-7(7), 4-6, 7-5, 4-6. Karlovic out in R4.
  • 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. R4: (21) Richard Gasquet (FRA) 5-7, 1-6, 7-6(7), 6-7(6). Kyrgios out in R4.
  • 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, Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Kenny De Schepper, Dustin Brown, R2
  • Best WC: No one beyond R1.
  • Best Unseeded: Vasek Pospisil

DOUBLES DRAW - Horia Tecau and Jean-Julien Rojer take the title

[4] Horia Tecau (ROU)/Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) d [13] Jamie Murray (GRB)/John Peers (AUS) 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4


Photo: AELTC

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 contenders were also: Pospisil / Stock and Kubot / Mirnyi. But it didn't go as planned because the no. 4 seeds Tecau/Rojer had a dream Wimbledon this year. Round 1 was easy when their opponents Klizan/Rosol retired early. Round 2 was tough and they escaped with a win by the skin of their teeth in 5 sets over Begemann/Knowle. Round 3 was easier against Hewitt/Kokkinakis in 3. Met the first seeded team Matkowski/Zimonjik (7) in the Quarters, beat them in 3. The semis was scary against the no. 9 seeded Bopanna/Mergea, who had taken out the Bryan Bros in 4. Tecaus/Rojer prevailed and pulled out a win in 5.

The no. 13 seeded finalists J.Murray/Peers had their toughest match in Round 3 against Pospisil/Sock. They needed 5 sets to prevail and had an easier straight set win in the Quarters over Peya/Soares.The Semis saw them defeat Ehrlich/Petzschner 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.



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WTA Women's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES: Maria Sharapova moved up to 2 from 4 while Petra Kvitova moved down from 2 to 5. Caroline Wozniacki improved
1 spot and so did Ana Ivanovic. Lucie Safarova moved down 2 spots. Agnieszka Radwanska returned to the Top 10 and Garbine
Muguruza entered the Top 10 for the first time with the biggest jump from 20 to 9.
DOUBLES: No movement in the Top 4. Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Cara Black improved slightly while Lucie Safarova and
Kristine Mladenovic moved down slightly. Biggest jumps: Flavia Pennetta from 13 to 9, Kops-Jones/Spears from 14 to 10.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Williams, Serena

13161
 

1
Mirza, Sania

9510

2
Sharapova, Maria

6490
 

2
Hingis, Martina

8865

3
Halep, Simona

5151
 

3
Makarova, Ekaterina

7050

4
Wozniacki, Caroline

5000
 

3
Vesnina, Elena

7050

5
Kvitova, Petra

5000
 

5
Mattek-Sands, Beth.

6175

6
Ivanovic, Ana

3835
 

6
Šafárová, Lucie

5916

7
Radwanska, Agnieszka

3560
 

7
Black, Cara

5289

8
Šafárová, Lucie

3515
 

8
Mladenovic, Kristina

5060

9
Muguruza, Garbine

3365
 

9
Pennetta, Flavia

4605

10
Suárez-Navarro,Carla

3285
 

10
10
Kops-Jones, Raquel
Spears, Abigail

4565
4565

ATP Men's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES: No change in the Top 10. We can see the biggest moves outside of the Top 10, like Richard Gasquet went up 7,
Vasek Pospisil up 27, Jack Sock down 8, Nick Kyrgios down 12, Dustin Brown up 22. Filip Krajinovic up 35.
DOUBLES: Florin Mergea came up 9 into the Top 10 and so did Rohan Bopanna. Vasek Pospisil went down 6 while his partner
Jack Sock went down 12. John Peers and Jamie Murray went up 8.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Djokovic, Novak

13845
 

1
Bryan, Bob

10710

2
Federer, Roger

9665
 

1
Bryan, Mike

10710

3
Murray, Andy

7810
 

3
Melo, Marcelo

7710

4
Wawrinka, Stan

5790
 

4
Dodig, Ivan

7440

5
Nishikori, Kei

5525
 

5
Tecau, Horia

7130

6
Berdych, Tomas

5140
 

6
Rojer, Jean-Julien

5680

7
Ferrer, David

4445
 

7
Mergea, Florin

4870

8
Raonic, Milos

3810
 

8
Fognini, Fabio

4645

9
Cilic, Marin

3540
 

9
Zimonjic, Nenad

4420

10
Nadal, Rafael

3000
 

10
Bopanna, Rohan

4340

 

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Bucharest Open
July 13-19, 2015
Bucharest, Romania

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - International
Prize Money: $226,750
Surface: Clay
Tournament Director: Jeno Marky
Draw: S-32 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Sara Errani (ITA)
  • 2 Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • 3 Monica Niculescu (ROU)
  • 4 Julia Goerges (GER)
  • 5 Alexandra Dulgheri (ROU)
  • 6 Tereza Smitkova (CZE)
  • 7 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK)
  • 8 Annika Beck (GER)

Plus: Peer, Zhang, Babos

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Andreja Klepac (SLO) / Aleksandra Krunic (SRB)
  • 2 Julia Goerges (GER) / Petra Martic (CRO)
  • 3 Raluca Olaru (ROU) / Anna Tatishvili (USA)
  • 4 Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) / Demi Schuurs (NED)

Plus: Defending Champions Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) / Elena Bogdan (ROU)

DEFENDING SINGLES CHAMPIONS
Simona Halep (ROU)

DEFENDING DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) / Elena Bogdan (ROU)

 

Collector Swedish Open
July 13-19, 2015
Bastad, Sweden

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - International
Prize Money: $226,750
Surface: Clay
Tournament Director: Nina Wennerstrom
Draw: S-32 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Serena Williams (USA)
  • 2 Samantha Stosur (AUS)
  • 3 Barbora Strycova (CZE)
  • 4 Mona Barthel (GER)
  • 5 Carina Witthoeft (GER)
  • 6 Katerina Siniakova (CZE)
  • 7 Johanna Larsson (SWE)
  • 8 Tatjana Maria (GER)

Plus: Friedsam, Hogenkamp, Siegemund

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) / Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)
  • 2 Barbora Strycova (CZE) / Renata Voracova (CZE)
  • 3 Mandy Minella (LUX) / Katerina Siniakova (CZE)
  • 4 Kiki Bertens (NED) / Johanna Larsson (SWE)

Plus: Rodina / Vogt, Barthel / Siegemund

DEFENDING SINGLES CHAMPIONS
Mona Barthel (GER)

DEFENDING DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Andreja Klepac (SLO) / María-Teresa Torró-Flor (ESP)

 

Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
July 13-19, 2015
Newport, Rhode Island

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 250
Prize Money ATP / WTA: $549,230
Surface: Grass
Tournament Director: Todd Martin
Draw: S-32 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 John Isner (USA)
  • 2 Ivo Karlovic (CRO)
  • 3 (WC) Bernard Tomic (AUS)
  • 4 Jack Sock (USA)
  • 5 Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
  • 6 Sam Querrey (USA)
  • 7 Steve Johnson (USA)
  • 8 Tim Smyczek (USA)

Plus: (WC) Haas, Berrer, Falla, (PR) Stepanek, Brown

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Robert Farah (COL) / Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)
  • 2 Austin Kraiicek (USA) / Rajeev Ram (USA)
  • 3 Jonathan Marray (GBR) / Aisam -Ul-Haq Quershi (PAK)
  • 4 Eric Butorac (USA) / Colin Fleming (GBR)

Plus: (WC) Harrison / Philippoussis, Brown / Smith, Ebden / Guccione

DEFENDING SINGLES CHAMPIONS
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)

DEFENDING DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Chris Guccione (AUS) / Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)

 


John Isner Photo: Rich Neher

Sam Stosur Photo: Rich Neher

 

Hana Mandlikova?



Photo: (from left) International Tennis Hall of Fame, Pressreader.com, Dom Najolia

HISTORY (from the International Tennis Hall of Fame)

CITIZENSHIP: Australian
BORN: February 19, 1962 (53)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Prague, Czech Republic
PLAYED: Right-handed

When you capture your first major title at age 17, win four major singles titles in a career that didn’t last past a 28th birthday, snap the winning streaks of three of the greatest players to carry a racquet and rise to No. 3 in the world, choosing one-defining moment that capsulized Hana Mandlíková’s legacy is a daunting endeavor.

In the 1980s, Tracy Austin, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Gabriella Sabatini, Pam Shriver and Martina Navratilova were the most recognizable names on the women’s tour, and although eminently successful with four major singles championships, Mandlíková wasn’t a household name. But the compilation of her achievements would make the vast majority of female players envious. Mandlíková is one of just 13 players in the Open Era to reach the finals of all the majors, and since 1968 is one of a mere six women to have won a major singles title on hard courts, clay and grass. Those who join the stoic, yet exceedingly graceful Czech are Evert, Graf, Navratilova, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams. Statistics don’t lie, all Mandlíková belongs in conversation with all the recognizable names and obviously those who didn’t achieve a tenth of what the stoic, yet graceful, Czech star did.

Mandlíková was often stoic on court, but she’d display a fist pump and a scream if she’d won an especially big point, which she did an awful lot in her career. She was labeled by the tennis media, in particular the esteemed Bud Collins, as a “streak breaker.” Collins, who did television commentary on many Mandlíková matches, often referred to her ending Evert’s 72 match streak on clay at the 1981 French Open; Navratilova twice (a 54 match streak in an Oakland, California tournament and a 56 match streak at the 1987 Australian Open ) and Steffi Graf’s more modest 23 match streak at the 1986 French.


Photo: Wikipedia

Mandlíková ranked in the World Top 10 seven times between 1980 and 1987, reaching No. 3 in 1984 and 1985 behind only Navratilova and Evert, players she defeated to win three of her four Grand Slam singles titles. She was a finalist in four additional majors. The 5-foot-8 Mandlíková moved around the court with grace and speed and tremendous anticipation. Her vertical and horizontal movements on court were effortless; she didn’t waste a lot energy in a match. She constantly counter attacked, defensive tennis wasn’t in her repertoire and her mobility made her serve and volley game particularly hard to handle. Mandlíková could hit an approach shot from anywhere on the court and was efficiently at the net before her opponent could form a proper strategic return. Her groundstrokes were smooth, polished and purposeful. She could unleash a forehand winner either crosscourt or down the line with equal aptitude. Her one-handed backhand produced stinging results. She’d whip through it for power or had the wherewithal to hit slices or topspin lobs for winners.

Mandlíková’s arsenal of weapons was considerable, as Evert quickly learned at the 1980 US Open singles final, needing three sets and her collective experience to win 5-7, 6-1, 6-1. At the 1980 Australian Open, American Wendy Turnbull experienced what her tennis colleague would soon encounter: The 17-year-old Mandlíková was a tenacious competitor and thumped her in the final, 6-0, 7-5. At the 1981 French Open, the No. 4 seed Mandlíková sailed through the first four rounds and quarterfinals losing just one set. She knocked off No. 1 seed Evert, 7-5, 6-4 (breaking Evert’s 72 match streak), in the semifinals and found German Sylvia Hanika an easy foe in the finals, 6-2, 6-4. Throughout the next six years, Mandlíková, Evert and Navratilova took turns defeating one another in major finals. Evert’s patience and unyielding groundstrokes were responsible for defeating Mandlíková at the 1981 and 1982 US Open final, both in straight sets in matches that weren’t close. Mandlíková and Navratilova squared off in her next three major finals, and her performance at the 1985 US Open went a long way toward sealing her entrance in Newport. She became the first player to defeat both Evert and Navratilova in the same tournament since Tracy Austin pulled off that rare feat at the Toyota Championships in 1981. Mandlíková knocked off the No. 1 seed Evert in the semifinals (4-6, 6-2, 6-3) and battled No. 2 seed Navratilova in three fierce sets, using a pair of gut-wrenching tiebreakers to claim the championship, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6. The Czech ratcheted up her game in the tiebreakers, going for broke on her shots and hitting clutch winners.

“Beating two champions in one tournament is a treat,” Mandlíková said. “I won the Australian (1980) and the French (1981), but beating Chris and Martina at the US Open makes this more exciting.” Said Navratilova: “Give Hana credit. She has matured as a person and that was how she was able to put together back-to-back matches like this.”

In the next two major finals between the two, Navratilova claimed the Wimbledon Ladies Singles Championship in 1986(7-6, 6-3), but Mandlíková claimed her second Australian Open in 1987, ousting Navratilova in another tight-rope match, 7-5, 7-6. The pair played four tiebreakers in major finals, and in Mandlíková’s victories, she played superbly, winning 7-3, 7-2 at the US Open and 7-1 at the Australian. She played in three women’s doubles major finals (1984 French Open, 1986 Wimbledon and US Open) and finally earned her first title, appropriately with fellow Czech Navratilova, at the 1989 US Open, defeating Mary Joe Fernandez and Pam Shriver, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.

In Federation Cup competition she represented Czechoslovakia (1978-1987), winning three consecutive championships in 1983-85, and compiling an impressive 34-6 singles record and a 15-6 doubles mark. From 1984 to 1988, Mandlíková was snake-bitten with injuries that she constantly had to overcome. They ranged from a cracked pinky on her racquet hand playing Graf in Paris to severely spraining her ankle during an exhibition match prior to the 1986 US Open to pulling a hamstring during the 1987 European clay court season. She left the tour after the 1988 Wimbledon Championships at age 28, citing hamstring and back injuries, but also burnout, from her strenuous years playing professional tennis.

In retirement, she coached Jana Novotna for nine years, helping Novotna win the 1998 Wimbledon Ladies Singles Championship and earn a No. 2 world ranking.

Her enshrinement into the International Tennis Hall of Fame meant something to her. “When I grew up, I wanted to know about all the great players of the past – Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall, Billie Jean King.” Mandlíková said.


Photo: Andrew Ong, USopen.org


STATS

Top Ranking
World No. 3 (1984)

Grand Slam Results
5-time major champion, 6-time finalist

Career Titles
46

Career Record
Overall Record: 895-347
Singles Record: 565-194
Doubles Record: 330-153

Fed Cup
Member of the Czechoslovakian Fed Cup Team from 1978-1987
Member of the Czechoslovakian Championship Fed Cup Team 1981, 1983-1985
Overall Record:49-12
Singles Record:24-6
Doubles Record:15-6

GRAND SLAM BEST RESULTS

TITLES
4 Singles | 1 Doubles

Singles
Australian Open: W (1980), W (1987)
French Open: W (1981)
Wimbledon: F (1981), F (1986)
US Open: W (1985)

Doubles
Australian Open: QF (1987), QF (1988)
French Open: F (1984)
Wimbledon: F (1986)
US Open: W (1989)

 

 

 

TODAY

Mandlikova attained Australian citizenship in 1988, and her last consistent performance in a Grand Slam event was at the 1988 Australian Open, where, as the defending champion, she reached the quarterfinals before losing to the eventual champion, Steffi Graf. 1988 also saw her divorced from Sedlak. Her injury problems saw her year-end ranking for 1988 drop to 29, her lowest since 1978. She ended the 1989 season ranked 14 in the world. Mandlíková and Navratilova teamed in 1989, to win the US Open women's doubles title, defeating Shriver and Mary Joe Fernández in the final.

She retired from the professional tennis tour in 1990, at the relatively early age of 28, having won 27 singles titles and 19 doubles titles. Her career-high singles ranking was World No. 3. Since retiring from the tour, she has become a successful tennis coach. She coached Jana Novotná for 9 years (1990–99), during which time Novotná won Wimbledon and reached the World No. 2 ranking. Mandlíková has also captained the Czech Republic's Fed Cup team.

Mandlíková is one of 13 women during the open era to have reached the singles final of all four Grand Slam tournaments. She is one of six women who have won Grand Slam singles titles on clay, grass, and hard courts, with the others being Graf, Navratilova, Evert, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.

Mandlíková was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1994.


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