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Published July 27, 2015

zzWeek of July 20-26, 2015  

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NÜRNBERGER GASTEIN LADIES 2015
BAD GASTEIN, AUSTRIA
JUL 20 - JUL 26
Defending Isingles Ichampion:
Andrea Petkovic
(GER)
Tier:
International
IPrize Money: v$226,750

ISurface:
Clay

SINGLES

(3) Karin Knapp (ITA) d (1) S.Errani (ITA) 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-5

(2) Sam Stosur (AUS) d (7) A.Schmiedlova (SVK) 6-1, 7-5

(2) Sam Stosur (AUS) d
(3) Karin Knapp (ITA)
3-6, 7-6(3), 6-2

 
ITourn. Director vSandra Reichel  Draw:
S-32, D-16

DOUBLES

(1) L.Arruabarrena (ESP) / L.Hradecka (CZE) d X.Knoll (SUI) / A.Matteucci (ITA)
6-4, 6-2

D.Kovinic (MNE) / S.Vogt (LIE) d K.Piter (POL) / M.Zanevska (UKR) 6-3, 6-4

D.Kovinic (MNE) / S.Vogt (LIE) d (1) L.Arruabarrena
(ESP) / L.Hradecka (CZE)
4-6, 6-4, 10-3

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TEB BNP PARIBAS ISTANBUL CUP
ISTANBUL, TURKEY
JUL 20 - JUL 26
Defending Isingles Ichampion:
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
Tier:
International
IPrize Money: v$226,750

ISurface:
Hard

SINGLES

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) d Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 6-4, 6-2

Urszula Radwanska (POL) d Magdalena Ryabarikova (SVK) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) d
Urszula Radwanska (POL)
7-5, 6-1

 
ITourn. Director vStefan Tzvetkov  Draw:
S-32, D-16

DOUBLES

D.Gavrilova (RUS) / E.Svitolina (UKR) d (4) V.Diatchenko (RUS) / O.Savchuck (UKR) 6-1, 7-5

C.Buyukakcay (TUR) / J.Jankovic (SRB) d A.Kontaveit (EST) / E.Kulichkova (RUS)
6-3, 2-6, 10-6

D.Gavrilova (RUS) / E.Svitolina (UKR) d C.Buyukakcay (TUR) / J.Jankovic (SRB) 5-7, 6-1, 10-4

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KONZUM CROATIA
OPEN UMAG
UMAG, CROATIA
JULY 20 - 26 2015
Defending Isingles Ichampion:
Pablo Cuevas (URU)
Tier: 250
IPrize Money: I€439,405

ISurface:
Clay

SINGLES

(4) Dominic Thiem (AUT) d (1) Gael Monfils (FRA) 1-6, 6-3, 6-1

Joao Sousa (POR) d (2) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

(4) Dominic Thiem (AUT)
d Joao Sousa (POR)
6-4, 6-1

ITourn. Director vLawrence
Frankopan
 Draw:
S-28 D-16

DOUBLES

Maximo Gonzalez (ARG) / Andre Sa (BRA) d R.Junaid ((FRA) / Gael Monfils (FRA) 6-4, 3-6, 11-9

(3) M.Fyrstenberg (POL) / S.Gonzalez (MEX) d (1) M.Draganja (CRO) / H.Kontinen (FIN) 6-4, 6-2

Maximo Gonzalez (ARG) / Andre Sa (BRA) d (3) M.Fyrstenberg (POL) / S.Gonzalez (MEX) 4-6, 6-3, 10-5

ATP Tour
   

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CLARO OPEN COLOMBIA
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
JULY 20 - 26 2015
Defending Isingles Ichampion:
Bernard Tomic
(AUS)
Tier: 250
IPrize Money: I$683, 515

ISurface:
Hard

SINGLES

(3) Adrian Mannarino (FRA) d (1) Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 7-6(5), 7-6(5)

(2) Bernard Tomic (AUS) d Michael Berrer (GER) 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-6(3)

(2) Bernard Tomic
(AUS)
d (3) Adrian Mannarino v(FRA) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

ITourn. Director vManuel Mate  Draw:
S-28 D-16

DOUBLES

(3) M.Pavid (CRO) / M.Venus (AUS) d F.Martin (FRA) / P.Raja (IND) 4-6, 6-3, 11-9

E.Roger-Vasselin (FRA) / R.Stepanek (CZE) d W.Koolhof (NED) / M.Middelkoop (NED) 6-1, 7-6(4)

E.Roger-Vasselin (FRA) / R.Stepanek (CZE) d (3) M.Pavid (CRO) / M.Venus (AUS) 7-5, 6-3

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SKISTAR SWEDISH
OPEN
BASTAD, SWEDEN
JULY 20 - 26 2015
Defending Isingles Ichampion:
Pablo Cuevas (URU)
Tier: 250
IPrize Money: I€439,405

ISurface:
Clay

SINGLES

Benoit Paire (FRA) d (3) Pablo Cuevas (URU) 6-4, 6-3

(2) Tommy Robredo (ESP) d Alexander Zverev (GER) 6-3, 6-4

Benoit Paire (FRA) d (2) Tommy Robredo (ESP) 7-6(7), 6-3

ITourn. Director vChrister Hult  Draw:
S-32 D-16

DOUBLES

(1) J.S.Cabal (COL) / R.Farah (COL) d (3) N.Monroe (USA) / A.Sitak (AUS) 6-4, 6-3

(2) J.Chardy (FRA) / L.Kubot (POL) d T.Bellucci (BRA) / Joao Siuza (BRA) 6-3, 7-6(5)

(2) J.Chardy (FRA) / L.Kubot (POL) d (1) J.S.Cabal (COL) / R.Farah (COL) 6-7(6), 6-3, 10-8

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Women's Tour

NÜRNBERGER GASTEINLADIES 2015
Jul 20 - Jul 26, 2015
Bad Gastein, Austria

SINGLES DRAW - Stosur wins dramatic Istanbul final against Knapp


Stosur Photo: Gareth Fuller / PA


Knapp Photo: Snipview

No. 2 seed Sam Stosur battled back from the brink of defeat to beat marathon woman Karin Knapp and win her second WTA title of the year at the NÜRNBERGER Gastein Ladies. The day began in winning fashion for the No.3-seeded Knapp, who battled for more than two and a half hours to make it past No.1 seed Sara Errani a rain-postponed semifinal match, 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-5. And it looked like her momentum from that victory was carrying over into the final - Knapp jumped out to a 6-3, 4-2 lead with three points for 6-3, 5-2, and she even served for the match at 6-4, 5-4. But the No.2-seeded Stosur wouldn't go down without a fight, rallying to win the second set in a tie-break and then cruising through the third set to win in two hours and 28 minutes, 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-2.

En route to the Championship Stosur had to beat the no. 7 seed Schmiedlova in 2 sets while Knapp needed 3 sets to beat the no. 1 seed Errani in the Semis.


Photo: WTA - GEPA Pictures

  • 1 Sara Errani (ITA). R1: (Q) Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 6-4, 6-4. R2: (Q) Maryna Zanevska (UKR) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. Q: (Q) Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. S: (3) Karin Knapp (ITA) 6-7(4), 6-3, 2-6. Errani out in the Semis.
  • CHAMPION 2 Sam Stosur (AUS). R1: (Q) Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. R2: Klara Koukalova (CZE) 6-1, 6-0. Q: Danka Kovinic (MNE) 6-3, 6-2. S: (7) Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) 6-1, 7-5. F: (3) Karin Knapp (ITA) 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-2 CHAMPION
  • FINALIST 3 Karin Knapp (ITA). R1: (WC) Tanira Paszek (AUT) 6-0, 6-7(5), 7-6(6). R2: Johanna Larsson (SWE) 6-3, 6-3. Q: Polona Hercog (SLO) 7-6(5), 7-5. S: (1) Sara Errani (ITA) 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-5
  • 4 Carina Witthoeft (GER). R1: Denisa Allertova (CZE) 6-3, 6-7(5), 4-6. Witthoeft out in R1.
  • 5 Lucie Hradecka (CZE). R1: Lara Arruabarrena (ESP). R2: Polona Hercog (SLO) 3-6, 2-6. Hradecka out in R2.
  • 6 Julia Goerges (GER). R1: (LL) Risa Ozaki (JPN) 6-3, 6-4. R2: (Q) Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 6-3, 4-6, 3-6. Goerges out in R2.
  • 7 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK). R1: (WC) Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0. R2: Andreea Mitu (ROU) 6-1, 0-0(ret) Q: Annika Beck (GER) 6-2, 6-3. S:(2) Sam Stosur (AUS) 1-6, 5-7. Schmiedlova out in the Semis.
  • 8 Katerina Siniakova (CZE). R1: Danka Kovinic (MNE) 4-6, 4-6. Siniakova out in R1.
  • Best Qualifier: Daria Kasatkina (RUS) - Quarters
  • Best WC: All out in R1
  • Best Unseeded: Polona Hercog (SLO), Annika Beck (GER). Danka Kovinic (MNE) - Quarters

DOUBLES DRAW - Unseeded Kovinic / Vogt claim title in Bad Gastein, Austria

Danka Kovinic (MNE) / Stephanie Vogt (LIE) d (1) Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) / Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 4-6, 6-4, 10-3


Photo: Nürnberger

The Bad Gastein doubles title went to Danka Kovinic and Stephanie Vogt, who upset No.1 seeds Lara Arruabarrena and Lucie Hradecka in the final, 4-6, 6-4, 10-3. Vogt now has two WTA doubles titles, having won Luxembourg with Yanina Wickmayer in 2013, and Kovinic took home her first WTA title of any kind.

 


TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup
Jul 20 - Jul 26, 2015
Istanbul, Turkey

SINGLES DRAW - Unseeded Tsurenko outdoes unseeded Radwanska in Istanbul


Tsurenko Photo: Naparazzi


Radwanska Photo: The Guardian

Playing in the first WTA final of her career, Lesia Tsurenko survived some tense moments late in the first set then completely pulled away to beat Urszula Radwanska in straight sets and win the first WTA title of her career at the International-level TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup. Tsurenko beat Urszula Radwanska (POL) 7-5, 6-1. En route to the Championship Tsurenko had a remarkable 6-1, 6-1 victory over Hantuchova in R2. Radwanska took out no.3 seed Jankovic and no. 8 seed Pironkova.


Photo: TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul

  • 1 Venus Williams (USA). R1: (Q) Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 4-6, 6-7(4). Williams out in R1.
  • 2 Elina Svitolina (UKR). R1: Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 1-6, 3-6. Svitolina out in R1.
  • 3 Jelena Jankovic (SRB). R1: Urszula Radwanska (POL) 4-6, 6-3, 2-6. Jankovic out in R1.
  • 4 (WC) Alize Cornet (FRA). R1: Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 6-3, 7-5. R2: Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 6-2, 1-6, 2-6. Cornet out in R2.
  • 5 Camila Giorgi (ITA). R1: Diminika Cibulkova (SVK) 7-5, 5-7, 7-6(4). R2: Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 4-6, 6-7(6). Giorgi out in R2.
  • 6 Daria Gavrilova (RUS). R1: Lesia Tsurenko UKR) 6-7(2), 6-3, 3-6. Gavrilova out in R1.
  • 7 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS). R1: Roberta Vinci (ITA) 2-6, 1-6. Pavlyuchenkova out in R1.
  • 8 Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL). R1: (Q) Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) 0-6, 7-6(4), 7-6(3). R2: Kurumi Nara (JPN) 6-3, 1-6, 6-1. Q: Urszula Radwanska (POL) 2-6, 6-3, 6-7(5). Pironkova out in the Quarters.
  • CHAMPION Lesia Tsurenko (UKR). R1: (6) Daria Gavrilova (RUS) 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-3. R2: Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 6-1, 6-1. Q: (Q) Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 7-6(13), 7-5. S: Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 6-4, 6-2. F: Urszula Radwanska (POL) 7-5, 6-1 CHAMPION
  • FINALIST L. R1: (3) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. R2: Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 6-3, 6-2. Q: (8) Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(5) S: Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. F: Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 5-7, 1-6.
  • Best Qualifier: Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) - Quarters
  • Best WC: Alize Cornet (FRA) - R2
  • Best Unseeded: Yulia

DOUBLES DRAW - Battle of the unseeded - Gavrilova / Svitolina prevail

Daria Gavrilova (RUS) / Elina Svitolina (UKR) d Jelena Jankovic (SRB) / Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) 5-7, 6-1, 10-4


Photo: WTA

The TEB BNP Paribas Open Istanbul Cup doubles title went to the all-WTA Rising Star pair of Daria Gavrilova and Elina Svitolina, who rallied to beat Jankovic and Turkish No.1 Cagla Buyukakcay in a match tie-break, 5-7, 6-1, 10-4.


 


Men's Tour

KONZUM CROATIA OPEN UMAG
July 20 - 26, 2015
Umag, Croatia

SINGLES DRAW - Austrian Dominic Thiem wins title in Umag


Thiem Photo: Neven Gerencir

Sousa Photo: Neven Gerencir

Dominic Thiem beat Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-1 to win the Konzum Croatia Open Umag on Sunday. The 21-year-old prevailed in 62 minutes under the eye of World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who was watching the action from the stands. With the win, Thiem increased his lead over Sousa in the pair’s FedEx ATP Head2Head series to 3-0. It was his second win over Sousa in 2015, the first one coming in the opening round of Marseille. He also becomes the first Austrian to win in Umag since Thomas Muster in 1995.

En route to the Championship Thiem had some remarkable victories over no. 6 seeds Kohlschreiber and no. 1 seed Monfils while Sousa took out no. 3 seed Seppi, no. 5 seed Fognini, and no. 2 seed Bautista Agut.


Thiem Photo: Neven Gerencir

  • 1 Gael Monfils (FRA). R1: Bye. R2:(Q) Bastian Trinker (AUT) 6-3, 6-0. Q: (6) Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4. S: (4) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 6-1, 3-6, 1-6. Monfils out in the Semis.
  • 2 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP). R1: Bye. R2: Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 6-1, 6-2. Q: (7) Borna Coric (CRO) 6-3, 6-3. S: Joao Sousa (POR) 6-4, 2-6, 3-6. Bautista Agut out in the Semis.
  • 3 Andreas Seppi (ITA). R1: Bye. R2: Joao Sousa (POR) 2-6, 2-6. Seppi out in R2.
  • CHAMPION 4 Dominic Thiem (AUT). R1: Bye. R2:Dusan Lajovic (SRB). Q: Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) 6-7(5), 6-1, 3-0(ret). S: (1) Gael Monfils (FRA) 1-6, 6-3, 6-1. F: Joao Sousa (POR) 6-4, 6-1. CHAMPION
  • 5 Fabio Fognini (ITA). R1: Jiry Vesely (CZE) 6-4, 6-4. R2: Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 6-3, 7-5. Q: Joao Sousa (POR) 2-6, 6-3, 6-7(6). Fognini out in the Quarters.
  • 6 Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER). R1: Santiago Giraldo (COL) 6-3, 6-2. R2: Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 6-2, 7-5. Q: (1) Gael Monfils (FRA) 6-4, 6-7(5) 4-6. Kohlschreiber out in the Quarters.
  • 7 Borna Coric (CRO). R1: Marcel Granollers (ESP) 6-3, 6-3. R2: Aljaz Bedene (GBR) 6-4, 6-4. Q: (2) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 3-6, 3-6. Coric out in the Quarters.
  • 8 Martin Klizan (SVK). R1: Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 7-6(3), 6-7(8), 6-1. R2: Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) 4-6, 4-6. Klizan out in R2.
  • FINALIST Joao Sousa (POR). R1: (WC) Toni Androic (CRO) 6-2, 6-1. R2: (3) Andreas Seppi (ITA) 6-2, 6-2. Q: (5) Fabio Fognini (ITA) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(6). S: (2) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. F: (4) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4-6, 1-6.
  • Best Qualifier: Bastian Trinker (AUT) - R2
  • Best WC: All out in R1.
  • Best Unseeded: Joao Sousa (POR) - Final

DOUBLES DRAW - Gonzalez / Sa prevail in Umag

Maximo Gonzalez (ARG) / Andre Sa (BRA) d (3) Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL) / Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) 4-6, 6-3, 10-5


Photo: Neven Gerencir

Unseeded Maximo Gonzalez of Argentina and Andre Sa of Brazil upended third seeds Mariusz Fyrstenberg of Poland and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico in the Konzum Croatia Open Umag final 4-6, 6-3, 10-5.



CLARO OPEN COLOMBIA
July 20 - 26 2015
Bogota, Colombia

SINGLES DRAW - Tomic retains Bogota crown


Bernard Photo: Claro Open Colombia

Mannarino Photo: Claro Open Colombia

Bernard Tomic retained his Claro Open Colombia title, battling past Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 in Sunday's final. The Aussie young gun extended his record in Bogota to 9-0 and earned the 10th successful title defence on the ATP World Tour this year, having defeated Ivo Karlovic in a deciding tie-break in last year's final.

En route to the Championship Thiem met the only seeded player in the final: Mannarino. The French player took out Rajeev Ram, fresh from winning Newport, and no. 1 seed Karlovic.

  • 1 Ivo Karlovic (CRO). R1: Bye. R2: (WC) Daniel Elahi Galan (COL) 6-7(12), 6-1, 6-3. Q: (WC) Radek Stepanek (CZE). S: (3) Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-7(5), 6-7(5). Karlovic out in the Semis.
  • CHAMPION 2 Bernard Tomic (AUS). R1: Bye. R2: Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-4. Q: Tatsuma Ito (JPN). S: Michael Berrer (GER) 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-6(3). F: (3) Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 CHAMPION
  • FINALIST 3 Adrian Mannarino (FRA). R1: Bye. R2: Rajeev Ram (USA) 7-5, 6-3. Q: (7) Malek Jaziri (TUN) 1-6, 6-1, 6-3. S: (1) Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 7-6(5), 7-6(5). F: (2) Bernard Tomic (AUS) 1-6, 6-3, 2-6
  • 4 Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM). R1: Bye. R2: Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-2. Q: Michael Berrer (GER) 3-6, 6-3, 3-6. Estrella Burgos out in the Quarters.
  • 5 Marcos Baghdatis (CYP). R1: (Q) Alejandro Gomez (COL) 3-6, 6-0, 6-7(3) Baghdatis out in R1.
  • 6 Sam Groth (AUS). R1: Guido Pella (ARG) 7-5, 4-6, 7-5. R2: (WC) Radek Stepanek (CZE) 4-6, 0-6. Groth out in R2.
  • 7 Malek Jaziri (TUN). R1: Austin Krajicek (AUS) 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-4. R2: (Q) Alexander Sarkissian (USA) 6-7(1), 6-3, 6-2. Q: (3) 3 Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-1, 1-6, 3-6. Jaziri out in the Quarters
  • 8 James Ward (GBR). R1: Michael Berrer (GER) 4-6, 7-6(7), 5-7. Ward out in R1.
  • Best Qualifier: Alexander Sarkissian (USA), Marcelo Demoliner (BRA), Alejandro Gomez (COL) - R2
  • Best WC: Daniel Elahi Galan (COL) - R2
  • Best Unseeded: Rajeev

DOUBLES DRAW - The French/Czech connection of Roger-Vasselin/Stepanek takes the title

Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) / Radek Stepanek (CZE) d Mate Pavic (CRO) / Michael Venus (AUS) 7-5, 6-3


Photo:
Claro Open Colombia

The French / Czech team of Roger-Vasselin and Stepanek proved to be too strong for Pavic / Venus after few real challenges in a relatively easy side of the draw.


SKISTAR SWEDISH OPEN
JULY 20 - 26 2015
Bastad, Sweden

SINGLES DRAW - Benoit Paire first time winner in Bastad


Paire Photo: Skistar Swedish Open

Robredo Photo: TommyRobredo.com

Frenchman Benoit Paire beat Spain’s Tommy Robredo 7-6(7), 6-3 in Bastad to claim his first ATP World Tour title at the SkiStar Swedish Open. Paire, No. 24 on the Emirates ATP Rankings in 2013, was sidelined for eight months due to injury and saw his ranking dip outside the Top 100. With the win on Sunday, he is set to return to the Top 50 and becomes the sixth first-time champion on the ATP World Tour in 2015.


Paire Photo: Skistar Swedish Open

  • 1 David Goffin (BEL). R1: Bye. R2: Benoit Paire (FRA) 2-6, 3-6. Goffin out in R2.
  • FINALIST 2 Tommy Robredo (ESP). R1: Bye. R2: Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 6-4, 6-4. Q: Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 6-3, 6-3. S: Alexander Zverev (GER) 6-3, 6-4. F: Benoit Paire (FRA) 6-7(7), 3-6
  • 3 Pablo Cuevas (URU). R1: Bye. R2: Federico Delbonis (ARG) 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-0. Q: Steve Darcis (BEL) 6-3, 6-4. S: Benoit Paire (FRA) 4-6, 3-6. Cuevas out in the Semis.
  • 4 Juan Monaco (ARG). R1: Bye. R2: Alexander Zverev (GER) 4-6, 2-6. Monaco out in R2.
  • 5 Fernando Verdasco (ESP). R1: (PR) Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 4-6, 6-1, 5-7. Verdasco out in R1.
  • 6 Thomaz Bellucci (BRA). R1: (WC) Elias Yner (SWE) 6-4, 6-2. R2: Christian Lindell (SWE) 6-3, 6-4. Q: Alexander Zverev (GER) 7-5, 4-6, 2-6. Bellucci out in the Quarters.
  • 7 Jeremy Chardy (FRA). R1: (Q) Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 5-7, 3-6. Chardy out in R1.
  • 8 Jerzy Janowicz (POL). R1: (Q) Andrea Arnaboldi (ITA) 6-4, 7-5. R2: Steve Darcis (BEL) 1-6, 4-6. Janowicz out in R2.
  • CHAMPION Benoit Paire (FRA). R1: (WC) Markus Eriksson (SWE) 7-6(4), 6-3. R2: (1) David Goffin (BEL) 6-2, 6-3. Q: Denis Istomin (UZB) 6-4, 6-2. S: (3) Pablo Cuevas (URU) 6-4, 6-3. F: (2) Tommy Robredo (ESP) 7-6(7), 6-3 CHAMPION
  • Best Qualifier: Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) - Quarters
  • Best WC: Christian Lindell (SWE) - R2
  • Best Unseeded: Benoit Paire (FRA) - Champion

DOUBLES DRAW - Chardy / Kubot claim Bastad crown

(2) Jeremy Chardy (FRA) / Lukasz Kubot (POL) d (1) Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) / Robert Farah (COL) 7-6(6), 3-6, 10-8


Photo: Skistar Swedish Open

Second seeds Jeremy Chardy and Lukasz Kubot prevailed over top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 7-6(6), 3-6, 10-8 to win the SkiStar Swedish Open title. The French/Polish pair saved two of the four break points they faced in the one-hour, 40-minute battle to capture their second ATP World Tour team title.

 


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WTA Women's Tennis Rankings

SINGLES: None of the Top 10 players played last week. The biggest movement in the Top 50
was Lesia Tsurenko who went from 71 to 47 after winning Istanbul.
DOUBLES: None of the Top 10 players played last week. Danka Kovinic moved from 152 to 100
after winning Bad Gastein with Stephanie Vogt who went from 144 to 105.

 

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Williams, Serena

13191
 

1
Mirza, Sania

9510

2
Sharapova, Maria

6490
 

2
Hingis, Martina

8865

3
Halep, Simona

5151
 

3
Makarova, Ekaterina

7050

4
Kvitova, Petra

5000
 

3
Vesnina, Elena

7050

5
Wozniacki, Caroline

4910
 

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: None of the Top 10 players played last week. Benoit Paire improved 20 to 42
after winning Bastad. Tristan Lamasine improved 88 to 182.
DOUBLES: No movement in the Top 10. Andre Sa moved up 11 to 42 after winning UMAG.
His partner Maximo Gonzalez improved 17 to 67.

 

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

7840
 

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

7130

7
Ferrer, David

4325
 

7
Fognini, Fabio

4600

8
Raonic, Milos

3810
 

8
Mergea, Florin

4520

9
Cilic, Marin

3495
 

9
Zimonjic, Nenad

4420

10
Nadal, Rafael

3000
 

10
Bopanna, Rohan

4340

 

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2015 JIANGXI WOMEN'S TENNIS OPEN
JUL 27 - AUG 02
NANCHANG, CHINA

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 125K
Prize Money: $115,000
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Adam Yun
Draw: S-28 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
  • 2 Saisai Zheng (CHN)
  • 3 Qiang Wang (CHN)
  • 4 Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)
  • 5 Ying-Ying Duan (CHN)
  • 6 Lusika Kumkhum (THA)
  • 7 Yafan Wang (CHN)
  • 8 Fangzhou Liu (CHN)

Plus: Bychkova, Kato, Raina, Jang

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Chin-Wei Chan (TPE) / Yafan Wang (CHN)
  • 2 Xinyun Han (CHN) / Kai-Lin Zhang (CHN)
  • 3 Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) / Saisai Zheng (CHN)
  • 4 Chen Liang (CHN) / Ling Zhang (HKG)

Plus: Bai / Lee, Bychkova / Raina, Rodionova / Sharipova

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Shuai Peng (CHN)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Junri Namigata (JPN) / Chia-Jung Chuang (TPE)

 

BAKU CUP
JUL 27 - AUG 02
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - International
Prize Money: $226,750
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Leila Meshki
Draw: S-28 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
  • 2 Karin Knapp (ITA)
  • 3 Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
  • 4 Kurumi Nara (JPN)
  • 5 Bojana Jovanovski (SRB)
  • 6 Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)
  • 7 Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS)
  • 8 Francesca Schiavone (ITA)

Plus: Voegele, Rodina, Pliskova, Kovinic, Flipkens, Bondarenko

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) / Alexandra Panova (RUS)
  • 2 Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS) / Olga Savchuk (UKR)
  • 3 Hiroko Kuwata (JPN) / Demi Schuurs (NED)
  • 4 Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) / Danka Kovinic (MNE)

Plus: Eguchi / Tig, Dik / Safarova

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Elina Svitolina (UKR)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Alexandra Panove (RUS) / Tatiana Poutchek (RUS)


 

BRASIL TENNIS CUP
JUL 27 - AUG 01
FLORIANOPOLIS, BRAZIL

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 125K
Prize Money: $226,750
Surface: Clay
Tournament Director: Rafael Westrupp
Draw: S-28 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Tatjana Maria (GER)
  • 2 Ajila Tomljanovic (CRO)
  • 3 Annika Beck (GER)
  • 4 Teliana Pereira (BRA)
  • 5 Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)
  • 6 Louisa Chirico (USA)
  • 7 Laura Siegemund (GER)
  • 8 Paula Kania (POL)

Plus: Lim, Peterson

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Mandy Minella (LUX) / Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP)
  • 2 Maria Irigoyen (ARG) / Paula Kania (POL)
  • 3 Elena Bogdan (ROU) / Nicole Melichar (USA)
  • 4 Annika Beck (GER) / Laura Siegemund (GER)

Plus: A.Bogdan / Martincova

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Klara Koukalova (CZE)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Yaroslave Shvedova (KAZ)

 

BB & T ATLANTA OPEN
JULY 27 - AUGUST 02 2015
ATLANTA, GA, U.S.A.

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 250
Prize Money: $659,070
Surface: Hard
Tournament Director: Peter Lebedevs
Draw: S-28 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 John Isner (USA)
  • 2 Vasek Pospisil (CAN)
  • 3 Jack Sock (USA)
  • 4 Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
  • 5 Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
  • 6 Steve Johnson (USA)
  • 7 Gilles Muller (LUX)
  • 8 Benjamin Becker (GER)

Plus: Harrison, Fish, Young, Tiafoe, Groth

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA)
  • 2 Vasek Pospisil (CAN) / Jack Sock (USA)
  • 3 Eric Butorac (USA) / Artem Sitak (AUS)
  • 4 Mate Pavik (CRO) / Benjamin Becker (GER)

Plus: Huey / Johnson, Fish / Roddick

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
John Isner (USA)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) / Jack Sock (USA)


 

SWISS OPEN GSTAAD
JULY 27 - AUGUST 02 2015
GSTAAD, SWITZERLAND

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 250
Prize Money: €494,310
Surface: Clay
Tournament Director: Jeff Collet
Draw: S-28 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 David Goffin (BEL)
  • 2 Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
  • 3 Dominic Thiem (AUT)
  • 4 Pablo Andujar (ESP)
  • 5 Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
  • 6 Joao Sousa (POR)
  • 7 Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)
  • 8 Santiago Giraldo (COL)

Plus: Istomin, Haase,

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Marcel Granollers (ESP) / Marx Lopez (ESP)
  • 2 Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL) / Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)
  • 3 Oliver Marach (AUT) / Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK)
  • 4 Julian Knowle (AUT) / Philipp Oswald (AUT)

Plus: Haase / Youzhny

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Pablo Andujar (ESP)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Andre Begemann (GER) / Robin Haase (NED)

 

BET-AT-HOME OPEN - GERMAN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
JULY 27 - AUGUST 02 2015
HAMBURG, GERMANY

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - 500
Prize Money €1,407,960
Surface: Clay
Tournament Director: Michael Stich
Draw: S-32 D-16

SINGLES SEEDS

  • 1 Rafa Nadal (ESP)
  • 2 Tommy Robredo (ESP)
  • 3 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
  • 4 Andreas Seppi (ITA)
  • 5 Pablo Cuevas (URU)
  • 6 Juan Monaco (ARG)
  • 7 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
  • 8 Fabio Fognini (ITA)

Plus: Verdasco, Mayer, Chardy, Almagro, Gulbis, Paire, Kohlschreiber

DOUBLES SEEDS

  • 1 Simone Bolelli (ITA) / Fabio Fognini (ITA)
  • 2 Alexander Peya (AUT) / Bruno Soares (BRA)
  • 3 James Murray (GBR) / John Peers (AUS)
  • 4 Pablo Cuevas (URU) / David Marrero (ESP)

Plus: Munar / Nadal, Garcia-Lopez / Verdasco, Kohlschreiber / Petzschner, Chardy / Kubot

LAST YEAR SINGLES CHAMPION
Leonardo Mayer (ARG)

LAST YEAR DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Marin Draganja (CRO) / Florin Mergea (ROU)



Pam Shriver?

Photo: (from left) International Tennis Hall of Fame, www.pamshriver.com

HISTORY (from the International Tennis Hall of Fame)

CITIZENSHIP: USA
BORN: July 4, 1962 (53)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Baltimore, Maryland
PLAYED: Right-handed


Photo:Vintage Sports Pictures

There was no disguising how Pam Shriver made her indelible mark in tennis: as one of the greatest doubles players in history. In a career that began as a fresh-faced 16-year-old from Baltimore in 1979 to her retirement nearly two decades later in 1997, Shriver won 112 doubles championships. She is one of only six women’s players in the Open Era to surpass 100 career titles and perhaps more importantly won the first women’s Grand Slam in doubles in 1984 with longtime partner Martina Navratilova.

Shriver teamed with Navratilova to form a combination that was virtually unbeatable. Twenty of her 74 championships with Navratilova came in major tournaments (seven Australian, five Wimbledon, five US Open, four French Open), a mark that is tied with Louise Brough Clapp and Margaret Osborne duPont for best in history, but Shriver and Navratilova won more doubles titles in eight years (1981-89) than Brough and duPont did in 15 (1942-57). The duos record-breaking career included a record 109 match winning streak that extended from April 1983 to July 1985. In an 11-year span from 1981 to 1992, the duo won the WTA Tour Championship ten times and were named the WTA Tour Doubles Team of the Year eight straight times (1981-88). Shriver’s 21 doubles titles ranks second all-time in women’s history behind Navratilova’s 31 and in a three-way tie with Americans Brough Clapp and Osborne duPont.

Shriver’s 6-foot frame, long angular arms and legs made her tough opponent who, whether playing singles or doubles, was constantly charging the net. Her length and reach could be demoralizing because it took precise shots to slip a ball past her. Shriver’s sharp, punctuating volleys were difficult to combat – her strength, combined with a larger-sized racquet head, didn’t provide many openings. Her vertical extension ruled out lobbing as tactic. When adding the nimble, agile and powerful Navratilova to the mix, the pair were the most athletic duo in the modern era. Their similar attacking styles left little room for opponents to exploit.

Shriver and Navratilova first teamed at the 1981 Australian, where they suffered the first of only three major final losses in 24 opportunities, falling to the American team of Kathy Jordan and Anne Smith, 6-2, 7-5. From 1982-85, Shriver and Navratilova won 10 straight major titles and were only taken to a third set three times, at the 1983 US Open and the 1984 and 1985 French Open. In a rare occurrence, the duo were defeated in the 1985 Wimbledon and US Open finals, but proceeded to win nine straight majors from the 1985 Australian to the 1989 Australian.

The duo won seven straight Australian titles (1982-89), second all-time to the record 10 won by Aussies Thelma Coyne Long and Nancye Wynne Bolton. They earned five titles at Wimbledon (1981-84, 1986), putting them in a three-way tie for second all-time between the six earned by Suzanne Lenglen and Elizabeth Ryan. Four championships were captured at the French (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988), a spot shared with just three other combinations. The pair won four US Open titles (1983, 1984, 1986, 1987) tied for second best and behind the incomparable 12 titles won by Brough Clapp and Osborne duPont. Shriver and Navratilova played the majors until the 1989 US Open where she teamed with Mary Joe Fernandez to reach the finals. Her only major doubles title without Navratilova came at the 1991 US Open, where she partnered with Natasha Zvereva. In 1987 she earned a mixed doubles major title at the French Open with Spain’s Emilio Sanchez.

Photos by Rich Neher
Left: Pam Shriver, Reanna Sabine, Gordy Sabine, Mary Carillo
Right: Pam Shriver, Rosie Casals, Mary Carillo

Shriver caught the world’s attention at the 1978 US Open where she played as an amateur in singles and earned the No. 16 seed. She was the youngest to reach a US Open final, five months younger than 1979 titlist Tracy Austin. Perhaps more surprising than the high school student advancing to the finals against No. 2 seed Chris Evert was how and who she defeated to reach the crowning moment of her singles career. In the semifinals, Shriver knocked off No. 1 Navratilova, 7-6, 7-6, displaying not the slightest tinge of awe. Shriver had a big, flat serve, a unique underspin forehand and a sliced one-handed backhand. It was a style that was in stark contrast to the largely topspin games favored on the women’s tour. This distinctive style was in full splendor when she met Evert in the final.

Shriver constantly sliced her forehand deeply and moved like a gazelle to net. Her volleys were crisp, may spectacularly returned off precise Evert groundstrokes, which helped her take a 5-4 first set lead. Shriver battled to a 6-5 deficit, but Evert’s backcourt game was too polished and exact, and Shriver couldn’t match stroke-for-stroke with the legend. But Shriver forced Evert to mix up her game with her own approaches to net and gave the ultimate champion a strong showing, losing 7-5, 6-4, the second set seeing Shriver lead 4-3 before the grooved Evert game took over. Evert praised Shriver’s game afterwards, saying “she stayed cool.”

While doubles was her forte, Shriver advanced to 48 tour singles finals, winning 21 of them. Her first championship was earned on January 23, 1978, defeating American Kate Latham in Columbus, Ohio, 6-1, 6-3. To her credit, Shriver was a major singles semifinalist eight times on the fast courts at Australia (1981, 1982, 1983), Wimbledon (1981, 1987, 1988) and the US Open (1982, 1983). Those losses came against the game’s crème de la crème – four against Navratilova, two versus Steffi Graf and one each against Evert and Czech Hana Mandlikova.

Shriver’s most meaningful non-major championship came in 1988 when she and partner Zina Garrison won the Olympic Gold Medal at the 1988 Games played in Seoul over Helena Sukova and Jana Novotna, 4-6, 6-2, 10-8. Shriver was a Wightman Cup team member for seven years, winning titles in 1979-81, 1983, 1985, 1987. She also was a member of the Fed Cup team for four years, winning titles in 1986 and 1989. Shriver won Gold Medals in singles, doubles and mixed doubles at the 1981 Pan American Games held in Havana. In singles she was a world ranked Top 10 player nine times, reaching a high of No. 3 in 1984 and winning 625 matches. She earned a No. 1 doubles ranking in 1985, and won 622 of 744 doubles matches.

Shriver was the first player to use an oversized racquet, manufactured by Prince


STATS

Top Ranking
Singles World No. 3 (1984)
Doubles World No. 1 (1985)

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

Career Titles
33

Career Record
Overall Record: 1247-149
Singles Record: 625-270
Doubles Record: 622-122

Olympics
Gold Medal in Women’s Doubles at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games (with Zina Garrison)

Wightman Cup
Member of the US Wightman Cup team 1978- 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987

Fed Cup
Member of the US Federation Cup Team 1986-1987, 1989, 1992
Member of the US Championship Federation Cup Team 1986, 1989
Overall Record: 19-1
Singles Record: 5-0
Doubles Record: 14-1

GRAND SLAM BEST RESULTS

TITLES

21 Doubles | 1 Mixed Doubles

Singles
Australian Open: SF (1981), SF (1982), SF (1983)
French Open: 3R (1983)
Wimbledon: SF (1981), SF (1987), SF (1988)
US Open: F (1978)

Doubles
Australian Open: W (1982), W (1983), W (1984), W (1985), W (1987), W (1988), W (1989)
French Open: W (1984), W (1985), W (1987), W (1988)
Wimbledon: W (1981), W (1982), W (1983), W (1984), W (1986)
US Open: W (1983), W (1984), W (1986), W (1987), W (1991)

Mixed
French Open: W (1987)

 

 

 

TODAY

Shriver was born in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland. She is a minority owner of the Baltimore Orioles and is active in various charitable organizations. Her first husband, Joe Shapiro, a former Walt Disney Company lawyer, died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1999.


Photo: Rich Neher

In 2002, Shriver married actor George Lazenby. She gave birth to their first child, George, Jr., on July 12, 2004, and to twins, Kate and Sam, on October 1, 2005. Shriver was also stepmother to Lazenby's daughter, Melanie Lazenby, from his previous marriage. The family lived in Brentwood, California. In August 2008, Shriver filed for divorce from Lazenby, for the end of the couple's six-year marriage.

From Pam Shriver's web site www.pamshriver.com:

Following her playing days, Shriver embarked on a highly successful broadcasting career with several networks, including ABC, CBS and most notably with ESPN. Well known for her interviews with fans and celebrities, Shriver's approach is both straightforward and entertaining. Whether talking strategy with a coach in the player's box - discussing the lure of tennis with the likes of Tony Bennett, Alec Baldwin, Michael Phelps, Henry "Hank" Aaron and Anna Wintour - or mixing it up with the British fans on Wimbledon's Henman Hill (aka Murray Mound), Shriver's charm and professionalism enhance the action on the court for millions of viewers.

The busy mother of three, Shriver is very active in a wide range of charities, including many in her native Baltimore, MD as well as her current hometown of Los Angeles, CA. From 1986 to 2010, Shriver hosted an annual charity tennis event in her hometown raising $4 Million for local causes including Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Baltimore Community Foundation. A past president of the Women's Tennis Association (1991-1994), Shriver currently serves on the boards of USTA Foundation and the Southern California Tennis Association as well as the board of her children's elementary school, Players' Philanthropy Fund and is a Visiting Committee member on the McDonogh School Board of Visitors.


Photo: Rich Neher

Tournament abbreviations

WC
= wildcard (given by the tournament to a player that could not get in on their ranking, or did not enter in time.

PR = protected ranking. This is used when a player has been out for a certain period of time due to injury (I think it's at least 6 months) and their ranking slips down to where they wouldn't get in on their current ranking.

Q = Qualifier.

A = Alternate. Used in qualifying when a player withdraws before their first match. Also used in main draw if there was no qualifying draw and the draw was full before the player withdrew.

LL = Lucky loser. A player that loses in qualifying (usually the final round unless none of the final round losers sign the lucky loser list) and gets into main draw when a main draw player withdraws before their first match.

SE = Special exempt. A player who signed into qualifying of a tournament, but was still playing in the previous week's tournament at the time the qualifying draw was done. This player can get a special exempt into the main draw the following week.

 

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